The latest product from our study of failure is a white paper that looks at the controversy over D.A.R.E., one of the most well-known crime prevention programs in the country. To its critics, D.A.R.E. is a cautionary tale of how criminal justice programs can live on despite evidence of failure. To its defenders, D.A.R.E. is a case study of resilience in the face of adversity. This paper seeks to unpack the complicated relationship between research and practice, by examining a case where practitioners and researchers clashed and how it was resolved.