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Following are some materials that highlight the use of evidence-based programs and practices:
OJP Reports and Articles
2011 OJP Annual Report
This report highlights the activities and efforts of OJP during FY 2011
Following are examples of National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Journal articles related to evidence-based efforts:
- Being Smart on Crime with Evidence-based Policing (March 2012)
- Solving Crime Problems with Research (March 2012)
OJP Justice Resource Update articles related to the integration of evidence into practice include the following:
- Evidence Integration Initiative: Research at Work (November 2010)
- Understanding and Using Evidence-Based Practices (June 2010)
- Evidence Integration Initiative (April 2010)
Speeches and Presentations
Research for the Real World
Hosted by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), this seminar series features research that is changing our thinking about policies and practices.
Following are examples of OJP speeches and presentations that address the importance of evidence-based programs:
- Remarks of Mary Lou Leary at the 8th Annual Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America (February 5, 2013)
- Remarks of Mary Lou Leary at the Institute of Medicine, Evidence for Violence Prevention Across the Lifespan and Around the World (January 23, 2013)
- Remarks of Mary Lou Leary at the Science Advisory Board Meeting (January 11, 2013)
- Remarks of Mary Lou Leary at the Executive Session on Evidence-Based Practice and Policy (January 9, 2013)
See the Speeches section of the OJP Newsroom for additional and historical speeches by OJP leadership.
Following are examples of interviews and sessions from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Conference that address evidence integration and evidence-based programs:
- Protecting our Protectors: Using Science to Improve Officer Safety and Wellness (2012)
- CrimeSolutions.gov: “What Works” in Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice and Crime Victim Services (2011)
- Finding Confidence in Evidence-Based Policies (2010)
- What is Research and Evaluation Evidence and How Can We Use it? (2010)
See the NIJ Conference page for information about this event and access to additional presentations.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
Funded through OJP, the NCJRS Library/Abstracts Database contains summaries of the more than 220,000 criminal justice, juvenile justice, and substance abuse resources that are housed in the NCJRS Library collection. See a sampling of materials related to evidence-based activities and results or conduct your own search of the collection.
Additional Resources Highlighting OJP’s Work
Results and Evidence in Criminal Justice: Tools and Resources
This May 2012 webinar demonstrates how to use OJP’s CrimeSolutions.gov site and OJP's Diagnostic Center.
Reviewing the Evidence: A Review of Evidence-Based Programs in CrimeSolutions.gov
Presented by Edward Latessa, Ph.D., at the 2011 American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, this paper discusses the findings of the CrimeSolutions.gov researchers regarding the status of evidence in justice topic areas, implications on policy and practice, and programs best suited for more rigorous evaluation.
What’s New at the Department of Justice?
This August 23, 2011 Federal News Radio article presents an overview of OJP’s CrimeSolutions.gov site and links to an interview with OJP’s Dr. Phelan Wyrick who was heavily involved in the development and launch of the site.
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