Search For Strategies
The OJJDP DSO Best Practices Database is designed to assist States and localities in reducing and/or eliminating the detention and incarceration of status offenders. The database is an easy-to-use tool that offers strategies addressing a range of program types, including direct services and system change. Each program profile addresses the following topics: program or practice description, evaluation design, research findings, and references. Each program provides a contact for more information.
Search Tip: For a broader search, select fewer search criteria. Search results are presented in descending order, with those strategies most closely matching the specified criteria listed first.
For an alphabetical listing of all the DSO strategies in the database, click on “Browse all Strategies.”
Click Here for an Alphabetical Listing of All Programs.
African AmericanAmerican Indian or Alaska NativeAsianHispanic or Latino (of any race)Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific IslanderOther EthnicityWhite
Academic FailureIncorrigibilityAcademic ProblemsRunning AwayAggression/ViolenceSexual Activity/ExploitationATOD/Underage DrinkingStatus Offenses (non-specific)Curfew ViolationTrauma ExposureFamily FunctioningTruancyGang Involvement
Academic Skills EnhancementDetention AlternativeProbation ServicesAfterschool/RecreationDiversionResidential Treatment CentersAlcohol and Drug Therapy / EducationDrug CourtRestorative JusticeAlternative SchoolFamily TherapyRunawayClassroom CurriculaGang PreventionSchool/Classroom EnvironmentCognitive Behavioral TreatmentGroup HomeShelter CareCommunity and Problem-Oriented PolicingHoldoverTeen/Youth CourtCommunity Awareness / MobilizationHome Confinement w/wo EMTruancy PreventionConflict Resolution / Interpersonal SkillsLeadership and Youth DevelopmentVocational/Job TrainingCurfew Violation PreventionMentoringWilderness CampsDay/Evening Reporting CenterParent TrainingWraparound / Case Management
OJJDP Deinstitutionalization of Status Offenders
Best Practices Database
The OJJDP Deinstitutionalization of Status Offenders Best Practices Database was created and developed by
Development Services Group
under Cooperative Agreement #2008-JF-FX-0072.