Safe and Successful Youth Initiative (Massachusetts) has been identified for inclusion in the National Institute of Justice’s CrimeSolutions. CrimeSolutions is an effort undertaken by the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) to identify effective, quality programs and practices in the fields of criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victimization to serve as evidence-based models for the field. Via a contract with Development Services Group, Inc., NIJ has recruited expert reviewers to assess the evaluation literature on Safe and Successful Youth Initiative (Massachusetts), and we are pleased to inform you it has been accepted into CrimeSolutions (accessed at This evidence-based repository serves as a valuable clearinghouse of information about what works and what is promising in justice programs and practices.  The review process is complete, and the Safe and Successful Youth Initiative (Massachusetts) was rated as Promising.   In addition to your program being listed in Crime Solutions, it is also included in the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP’s) Model Programs Guide (accessed at