In addition to emphasizing evidence-based and evidence-informed approaches, the Federal government is also investing in innovative approaches to develop knowledge about what works to improve outcomes for children and youth. In some areas with little research, and for some populations of vulnerable children and youth, little is known about effective approaches.
Learn more about the Federal policy initiatives that support research and demonstration projects to develop, replicate, refine, and test innovative strategies. Some projects are based on preliminary evidence of effectiveness, some test new and innovative approaches in areas with little research, and others adapt existing evidence-based strategies. These initiatives are expected to generate lessons learned so that others can benefit from these strategies and innovative approaches.