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The Office of Justice Programs’ uses rigorous research to determine what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services. On you will find:

Research on the effectiveness of programs and practices as reviewed and rated by Expert Reviewers

Easily understandable ratings based on the evidence that indicates whether a program or practice achieves its goals

Profiles of programs and practices with research findings

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