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Blueprints Conference

The Blueprints Conference brings together researchers, program designers, community leaders and advocates, policy-makers, practitioners and funders to learn about evidence-based youth development programs. The goal of the conference is to provide information on evidence-based programs and guidance and tools to help consumers implement these programs successfully.

The next conference is planned for 2018. Details will be available on the conference website.


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Announcing Launch of Straight Talk on Evidence Website

Posted Jul. 21, 2017

In an effort to improve access to credible social program evaluation research, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation is launching a new website called "Straight Talk on Evidence." The new website aims to clarify often exaggerated evaluation study results for policy and program officials, researchers, journalists, and philanthropic funders to aid in decision making and improve the quality of distributed information. This important work seeks to instill in the evaluation research community a greater sense of accountability, in addition to providing further support for high quality research with genuinely reported results.

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