Nurse-Family Partnership is an evidence-based model that serves lower-income, first-time mothers starting before the 29th week of pregnancy and ending when the child is 2 years of age. Backed by 40 years of research, Nurse-Family Partnership provides education, assessment, support and resources to help first-time parents and their children succeed. Regular home visits in pregnancy, infancy and toddlerhood help build a foundation for families and children to continue to thrive far beyond the length of the program. Randomized, controlled studies have shown reductions in preterm births, child abuse and neglect, accidental injuries, and intellectual and behavioral problems in children whose mothers participated in the program. Studies have also shown fewer language delays, fewer subsequent unintended pregnancies, and a decrease in involvement with the criminal justice system for both mothers and children at age 15.