Principles of Effectiveness
Programs or activities must:
be based on an assessment of objective data regarding the incidence of violence and illegal drug use in the elementary schools and secondary schools and communities to be served. This assessment must include an objective analysis of the current conditions and consequences regarding violence and illegal drug use that is based on ongoing local assessment or evaluation activities. Analysis of the conditions and consequences must include delinquency and serious discipline problems among students who attend such schools (including private school students who participate in the drug and violence prevention program).
be based on an established set of performance measures aimed at ensuring that the elementary schools and secondary schools communities to be served have a safe, orderly, and drug-free learning environment.
be based on scientifically based research demonstrating that the program to be used will reduce violence and illegal drug use.
be based on an analysis of the data reasonably available at the time, of the prevalence of risk factors, including high or increasing rates of reported cases of child abuse and domestic violence; protective factors, buffers, assets; or other variables identified through scientifically based research that occur in schools and communities.
- include meaningful and ongoing consultation with and input from parents in the development of the application and administration of the program or activity.