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Academics Programs at a Glance
Total Number of Programs: 61

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Academics Practice Outcomes at a Glance
Total Number of Practices: 5

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Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) / Randomized Field Experiment

Refers to an experimental research design in which participants are randomly assigned to a treatment or a control group. Most social scientists consider random assignment to lead to the highest level of confidence that observed effects are the result of the program and not other variables.


Academics reviews programs and practices that address a variety of school issues and concerns (e.g., safety, violence, discipline, attachment, truancy and dropout rates). This topic area focuses on academic endeavors and performance that help to “ensur[e] that our educational system is a doorway to opportunity—and not a point of entry to our criminal justice system…,” said Attorney General Holder. Retrieved from: Supportive School Discipline Initiative



OJP Publications

Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Alternative Schools, OJJDP-Sponsored, 2001

National Study of Delinquency Prevention in Schools, Summary, NIJ-Sponsored,OJJDP-Sponsored, 2000

Conflict Resolution Education: A Guide to Implementing Programs in Schools, Youth-Serving Organizations, and Community and Juvenile Justice Settings, OJJDP, October 1996
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Decision Making in Sexual Assault Cases: Replication Research on Sexual Violence Case Attrition in the U.S., NIJ-Sponsored, 2019

Managing the Seriously Mentally Ill in Corrections, NIJ-Sponsored, 2019

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