The Quality Improvement Initiative (Qii) was developed to
improve the quality of interventions for juvenile offenders in Pennsylvania.
The Qii helps providers assess the quality of their interventions and
make improvements by applying principles of effective programming and adopting
best practices. DARE and the National Center for Juvenile Justice
collaborated from 2008 through 2010 to develop this quality improvement system
with support from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency and the
Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. Although DARE’s involvement in
the project ended in 2010, the National Center for Juvenile Justice continues
the work through Qii to help providers make very basic, concrete improvements
in the interventions they deliver.