Family Services is dedicated to implementing evidence-based programs that produce quality outcomes. What does “evidence-based” mean? Simply put, a program is recognized to be evidence-based if (a) evaluation research shows that the program produces the expected positive results; (b) the results can be attributed to the program itself, rather than to other extraneous factors or events; (c) the evaluation is peer-reviewed by experts in the field; and (d) the program is “endorsed” by a federal agency or respected research organization and included in their list of effective programs.
Family Services operates 6 such programs.
Blueprint : Model Programs
Blueprint : Promising Programs
National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP):
OJJDP Model Programs: Very Effective
For more information about Blueprint programs see Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development at http://www.colorado.edu/cspv/blueprints/. For information on NREPP programs see http://www.nrepp.samhsa.gov/AboutNREPP.aspxa and for information on The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP’s) Model Programs see http://www.ojjdp.gov/mpg/Program