|Blueprints’ standards for program certification are recognized as the most rigorous in the field. Many registries solicit nominations and review only those studies submitted by the program developers, potentially omitting studies with null results.
Blueprints not only reviews nominated programs, but also performs an exhaustive search of the literature each month to identify programs addressing outcomes of interest (delinquency, substance use, emotional and physical well-being, academic success, and positive relationships). In other words, a great deal of time and work goes into our selection process. Get the full breakdown of how it all comes together.
Last month, the Blueprints Advisory Board met for its bi-annual meeting, where we conducted a final review for potential Blueprints programs. Stay tuned to find out what programs, if any, made the cut!
Director, Blueprints Initiative
Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence
Institute of Behavioral Science
University of Colorado Boulder