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Standardized Program Evaluation Protocol (SPEP) (2018)

The Standardized Program Evaluation Protocol (SPEP) is a validated, data driven rating scheme for determining how well an existing program or service matches the research evidence for the effectiveness of that particular type of intervention for reducing the recidivism of juvenile offenders. The SPEP scheme is based on a meta-analysis of over 500 studies conducted by Dr. Mark Lipsey and his colleagues over the last 30 years. These analyses have investigated the general program characteristics that are most strongly associated with reductions in the reoffense rates of the juveniles served.” Points of entry on this website are: SPEP in the News; SPEP Information; Vanderbilt SPEP Work; Publications and Presentations; Resources for Participants in SPEP Projects; Contact Information.

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