Nominate a Program
Blueprints uses rigorous criteria to review all articles/reports that contain evaluation information for a given program. Send all evaluation articles/papers to:
University of Colorado Boulder
Center for the Study & Prevention of Violence
Boulder, CO 80309
- Do NOT send implementation manuals.
- Allow 8-10 weeks for the internal review by Blueprints staff.
- You will be notified by mail or email when the internal review is completed and whether or not the
program will be submitted to the advisory board for a final review.
Steps in the Review Process:
Programs enter the review process in two manners: (1) nominations from someone associated with the program, (2) a monthly search of the literature on the Blueprints outcomes of interest.
- Write-ups are completed by Blueprints staff detailing the program methodology and outcomes from studies, as well as numerous other factors.
- Write-ups are reviewed and edited by two senior Blueprints staff.
- A determination is made as to whether a program might qualify as model or promising.
- If a nominated program does not meet Blueprints criteria, the person who submitted the program will be notified in 8-10 weeks as to the reasons for non-acceptance.
- If the program has a potential of meeting the Blueprints criteria, it will be submitted to the Blueprints Advisory Board, who meet twice a year, for a final review and decision.
- A letter notifying the program designer of the final decision and reasons for that decision will be sent immediately after the Board meeting.
- In some cases, the Advisory Board may ask the program designer/evaluator for additional information or analysis that will help make the case for acceptance. Once that information is obtained, the program will be re-reviewed by the Advisory Board. Final notification of the determination will be sent to the program designer/evaluator.