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August 2007Vol. 8, No. 7OJJDP Model Program Guide

The Model Programs Guide (MPG) provides a searchable database of evidence-based programs across the spectrum of youth services, including family therapy, leadership and youth development, mentoring, parent training, residential treatment centers, and wraparound services. Developed by the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), the MPG was designed to assist practitioners and communities in implementing evidence-based prevention and intervention programs that can make a difference in the lives of children and communities.

Each program description includes the risk and protective factors addressed by the program, as well as the populations served. Each program is rated as exemplary, effective, or promising based on a review of empirical evidence demonstrating the prevention or reduction of problem behaviors; the reduction of risk factors related to problem behaviors; or the enhancement of protective factors related to problem behaviors.