Evaluation & Research Literature: The State of Knowledge on BJA-Funded Programs

Evaluation & Research Literature: The State of Knowledge on BJA-Funded Programs

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U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance

The intent of the following report is to assess the state of knowledge as determined by data collection, research, and evaluation of and related to BJA-funded programs. This report is a resource that can be a reference for both evaluation and research literature on many BJA programs. It also identifies programs and practices for which U.S. Department of Justice resources have played a critical role in generating innovative programs and sound practices. This report identifies programs and practices with a solid foundation of evidence, as well as those that may benefit from further research and evaluation. A systemic literature review was conducted on 32 different BJA programs and initiatives. The report includes a summary table highlighting the number of evaluations, crimesolutions.gov ratings of programs and practices, and other related research. The summary table is intended to quantify the number of reports, reviews, or articles in each topic area, and it includes a key defining the terms used in the summary table and program sections. While this report is as comprehensive as possible, it is not intended to be a complete accounting of all research and evaluations completed on a certain program or initiative. BJA will continue to update this report annually (in the fall of each year) as new information is published.

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