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SNAP® Awards, Designations and Reports

Stop Now and Plan

SNAP® is an internationally-recognized program that has received numerous national and international awards and effectiveness designations.

Awards and Acknowledgements


  • Effective Crime Solution Program by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs’ CrimeSolutions.gov, which “uses rigorous research to inform practitioners and policy makers about what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice and crime victim services.” (2012)
  • Canadian Violence Prevention Best Practice by the Public Health Agency of Canada, which “provides program planners and public health practitioners with easy and immediate access to successful public health programs, interventions and policies that have been evaluated and have the potential to be adapted and used.” The Best Practice designation was awarded to both SNAP Boys and SNAP Girls. (2011)
  • Model Program by Public Safety Canada’s National Crime Prevention Centre, as “a prevention program that meets the highest scientific standard for effectiveness (scientifically proven prevention and intervention programs), as evidenced in published evaluations; has a significant, sustained preventive or deterrent effect or reduction of problem behaviour, the reduction of risk factors related to problem behaviour; or the enhancement of protective factors related to problem behaviour and has been replicated in different communities or settings.” (2008)
  • Exemplary Program by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. (2007)
  • Level 1 – Highest Effectiveness Designation by Youth.gov (2006; originally, U.S. White House’s Helping America’s Youth initiative, then FindYouthInfo.gov)
  • Effective Program by the U.S. National Gang Center (2006)


Public Safety Canada

Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services

For more information about SNAP®, please visit www.stopnowandplan.com.