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What Criteria Does Blueprints Use in Selecting Programs?

Blueprints considers four criteria:

  • Evaluation quality—Can we be confident in a program’s evaluation
  • Intervention impact—How much positive change in key developmental outcomes can be attributed to the intervention
  • Intervention specificity—Is the intervention focused, practical, and logical
  • Dissemination readiness—Does the program have the necessary support and information to be successfully implemented

Blueprints programs must meet all four criteria. See our Program Criteria page for a more detailed description.


Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development
University of Colorado Boulder
Institute of Behavioral Science
UCB 483, Boulder, CO 80309


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Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development is
currently funded by Arnold Ventures (formerly the Laura and John Arnold Foundation) and historically has received funding from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.