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Feedback on adoption of MEC2IR Standards

The provisionally approved MEC2IR reporting standards are now available online. Interested parties are invited to submit comments and feedback before 31 July.

Click here to access the draft version of the adapted MEC2IR reporting standards, and here to access the draft version of the adapted MEC2IR conduct standards.

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CCTV has modest impact on crime

A Campbell review examines the effects of closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance on crime rates. The review finds that CCTV has been most effective in reducing vehicle crimes in parking lots.

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Employment opportunities for youth with ASD: An important topic that necessitates better research

The number of individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is rising. As a result, much attention is directed on potential employment outcomes for youth and young adults with ASD. A recent Campbell review, led by John D. Westbrook, has examined the effectiveness of pre-graduation interventions that seek to improve mainstream employment opportunities for people with ASD.

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Random Notes: The impact of land reform on welfare

Our first review of 2014 addresses the impact of changes in land property rights on agricultural productivity in developing countries. Here are ten reasons to read it...

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Interventions to help young victims of sexual abuse

There are a number of interventions that aim to help children and adolescents who have been sexually abused. A recent review co-registered with both Campbell and Cochrane, sought to examine the effectiveness of treatments with a long established history, psychoanalytic/ psychodynamic psychotherapy, as it relates to young victims of sexual assault.

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Restorative justice practices can be effective

A recent Campbell review, led by Heather Strang, has examined the effectiveness of a subset of restorative justice procedures: face-to-face restorative justice conferencing (RJC). Their findings suggest that RJCs appear both to reduce future crimes and improve victims’ satisfaction with the handling of their cases.

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Conditional cash transfers are more effective

A recent C2 systematic review, led by Sarah Baird, has examined the effectiveness of both conditional and unconditional cash transfers in improving educational outcomes in developing countries.

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Mentoring interventions work, but how?

Mentoring is one of the most commonly used interventions to prevent, divert, and remediate youth engaged in, or thought to be at risk for delinquent behaviour, school failure, aggression, or other antisocial behaviour. A C2 Review team, led by Patrick Tolan, examines the evidence to date on the effects of mentoring interventions.

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Current TVET interventions require rigorous evaluations

A renewed focus has been placed on technical and vocational education and training (TVET) as a means to expand opportunities for marginalized youth in developing countries. A Campbell systematic review team, led by Janice Tripney, has examined the effects of TVET interventions for young people in low and middle income countries.

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Assessing the Effectiveness of Workplace Disability Management Programs

A recent Campbell Systematic Review has examined the effectiveness of workplace disability management (WPDM) programs in promoting a return to work. The review team, led by Ulrik Gensby, examined thirteen studies that included data from eleven different WPDM programs.

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