|It is with great honor and excitement that we write our first newsletter as leaders of Blueprints. In doing so, we reflect on our mission — which is to provide a registry of evidence-based interventions that are effective in reducing antisocial behavior and promoting a healthy course of youth development and adult maturity — and how our scope has grown over the history of the program.
• Blueprints began in 1996, through funding from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, with a focus on youth programs designed to prevent violence, delinquency and drug and alcohol use.
• In 2012, with funding from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, we expanded our scope to include positive youth development outcomes such as mental and physical health, self-regulation, and educational achievement.
• In 2016, with funding from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, we further expanded our work to include a focus on interventions designed to prevent crime, with an emphasis on reducing the risk of reoffending or other outcomes associated with recidivism, including employment, mental health and substance use.
This newsletter features interventions we have certified that fall within our focus of crime prevention among adult offenders. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay current on recent interventions we certify – as we are constantly updating our registry.
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