Below are a variety of repositiories for evidence-based programs that have met specific criteria for effectiveness. Program registries are typically sponsored by federal agencies or other research organizations that endorse programs at different rating levels based on evidence of effectiveness for certain participant outcomes. Generally, registries intended to help users identify EBPs to implement, or to identify EBPs that would serve as models in adapting programs to local circumstances.
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Best Practices Registry for Suicide Prevention The Suicide Prevention Resource Center's BPR is a source of information about evidence-based programs; expert and consensus statements; and programs, practices, and policies whose content has been reviewed according to specific standards. Its purpose is to identify, review, and disseminate information about best practices that address specific objectives of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.
Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development - The Center for the Study of Prevention of Violence's Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development is a research project within the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, at the University of Colorado Boulder. The Blueprints mission is to identify evidence-based prevention and intervention programs that are effective in reducing antisocial behavior and promoting a healthy course of youth development.
California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare - The mission of the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC) is to advance the effective implementation of evidence-based practices for children and families involved with the child welfare system. The primary goal of this website is to provide a searchable database of programs that can be utilized by professionals that serve children and families involved with the child welfare system.
The Campbell Collaboration - The Campbell Collaboration is an international research network that produces systematic reviews of the effects of social interventions in Crime & Justice, Education, International Development, and Social Welfare.
Center for the Application of Prevention Technology Database of Prevention Programs - SAMHSA's Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) is a national substance abuse prevention training and technical assistance system dedicated to strengthening prevention systems and the nation’s behavioral health workforce. This site features a simple or advanced search function to find substance abuse and other types of prevention programs and determine their effectiveness according to a variety of criteria. Also included is information about the sources those agencies used for their evaluations, contact information, websites, domains, relevant references, and a brief description of each program.
CrimeSolutions.gov - Part of the Office of Justice Programs Evidence Integration Initiative, CrimeSolutions.gov is a searchable, online inventory of “what works” in criminal justice, juvenile justice and victim services. It is a central, credible resource to improve the quality and quantity of evidence-based programs available to practitioners and policymakers.
EBP Substance Abuse Database is a small, but growing, database of evidence-based interventions for treating substance use disorders. Each record in the database includes a description of the intervention and its implementation, populations for which it has been shown to be effective, references to supporting literature, the availability of instructional manuals, and author/developer notes and other useful information.
Model Programs Guide - The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's Model Programs Guide (MPG) is designed to assist practitioners and communities in implementing evidence-based prevention and intervention programs that can make a difference in the lives of children and communities. The MPG database of evidence-based programs covers the entire continuum of youth services from prevention through sanctions to reentry.
National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs (NREPP) is a searchable database of interventions for the prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders. SAMHSA developed this resource to help people, agencies, and organizations implement evidence-based programs and practices in their communities.
Results First Clearinghouse To assist policymakers at all levels of government in identifying evidence-based programs and making data-driven budget decisions, the project has created the Results First Clearinghouse Database. This one-stop online resource provides policymakers with an easy way to find information on the effectiveness of various interventions as rated by eight national research clearinghouses.
Social Programs That Work Through its web site, the Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy provides information on social programs in areas such as education, poverty reduction, crime and justice, and substance abuse prevention that have shown evidence of success in well-designed, randomized controlled trials. This site seeks to identify those social interventions shown in rigorous studies to produce sizable, sustained benefits to participants and/or society, and does so by systematically monitoring the literature of all rigorous program evaluations – published and unpublished – across all areas of social policy. The purpose is to enable policy officials to readily distinguish the few interventions that are truly backed by rigorous evidence from the many that claim to be.
Washington State Institute for Public Policy - The Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP) conducts practical, non-partisan research at the direction of the Washington state legislature on issues of importance to the state. WSIPP policy analysts and economists, specialists from universities, and consultants conduct the research. WSIPP staff work closely with legislators, legislative and state agency staff, and experts in the field to ensure that studies answer relevant policy questions. Criminal justice is one of many areas explored by the WSIPP.
What Works Clearinghouse - The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) is a source of scientific evidence for what works in education. WWC is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences. It produces research-based recommendations for schools and classrooms; assesses the rigor of research evidence on the effectiveness of interventions; develops and implements standards for reviewing and synthesizing education research; and provides a public and easily accessible registry of education evaluation researchers.