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Recommendations for Program Implementation for Agencies/Organizations While information on best practices and effective programs has been developed and disseminated at federal, state, and local levels, information diffusion alone is not enough to create beneficial and enduring prevention programming. Dissemination of best practices is only the first step. The second step is promoting the actual use of research-based information (Backer and David, 1995). Information on the experiences and problems encountered in replicating programs and effective methods for sustaining quality implementation is extremely important. The Blueprints for Violence Prevention initiative, funded by OJJDP, is a major effort to disseminate information on effective programs and provide funding for training and technical assistance to help these programs get established in communities. Blueprints also systematically gathers information on the challenges that arise in adopting new programs, implementing them, and in taking these programs to scale. Below are some of the major lessons learned from implementing Blueprints programs in different settings with widely varying problems and process outcomes

Year: 2011
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