Office of Justice Programs. (Business News).Trying to prevent crime through the use of strategies that have not been proven to be effective can be counterproductive. In an initiative to improve the way crime prevention policy is made, the U.S. Justice Department's Office of Justice Programs (OJP OJP Office of Justice Programs
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OJP Organization de la Jeunesse Progressive (French) ) is planning to work with the Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy Evidence-based policy is public policy informed by rigorously established objective evidence. It is an extension of the idea of evidence-based medicine to all areas of public policy. to explore how OJP and other federal agencies and programs can use evidence-based approaches to crime and substance-abuse prevention.
The Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy is a nonprofit organization Nonprofit Organization
An association that is given tax-free status. Donations to a non-profit organization are often tax deductible as well.
Examples of non-profit organizations are charities, hospitals and schools. sponsored by the Council for Excellence in Government The Council for Excellence in Government is a public/private partnership organization initiated in the 1980s designed to improve the effectiveness of federal, state, and local government in the United States. . Its bipartisan board includes former senior government officials, scholars, researchers, and others who represent a range of policy areas.
The new initiative will include the development of a "What Works Clearinghouse" to help policymakers obtain information on effective crime and substance-abuse interventions. It will explore ways for communities to use existing resources to replicate research-proven strategies, and it will strive to increase collaboration within federal agencies to build a knowledge base and increase the use of evidence-based policy.
The initiative is independently funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, charitable organization devoted exclusively to health care issues. It was established in 1936 by Robert Wood Johnson (1893–1968), board chairman of the Johnson & Johnson medical products company. and the Jerry Lee Foundation.