The Model Programs Guide (MPG) provides policymakers and practitioners with valuable information about evidence-based juvenile justice and youth prevention, intervention, and reentry programs and practices. The new iGuides (short for Implementation Guides) expand on this by providing MPG users with information on 10 steps that should be taken in the pre-implementation stage (that is, before identifying or implementing an evidence-based program or practice).
The 10 steps are based on the research literature about successful implementation efforts and applied to common problems in juvenile justice and related fields. The iGuides offer communities tips and action-oriented recommendations to better understand the problems they are facing, identify the best solutions, and lay the groundwork to help promote successful implementation of those solutions. One of the many benefits of the iGuides is the variety of information that can be used by anyone at any point in this process.