Other Evidence-Based Practice Registries
The following registries with multiple search options address a range of evidence-based practices in human services, child welfare, and other topics.
Registries rate evidence-based practices according to their own criteria. Child Welfare Information Gateway and the Children's Bureau do not endorse individual registries or the programs they include; the links are provided only as a resource.
Best Practice Briefs
University-Community Partnerships, Office of University Outreach and Engagement, Michigan State University
Provides an archive of 34 Best Practice Briefs, published between 1998-2005, designed to summarize research studies about human service concepts, processes, models, and tools for funders, policymakers, and service organizations.
The Campbell Collaboration
Prepares, maintains and disseminates systematic reviews in education, crime and justice, and social welfare.
Office of Justice Programs
Uses rigorous research to inform practitioners and policymakers about what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services. The database rates programs based on their evidence of effectiveness and presents key program information and research findings.
Effective Practices Collection
Corporation for National & Community Service Resource Center
Provides good ideas, widely replicable practices, and findings from evidence-based studies that can improve programs and lead to successful outcomes in education, environment, public safety, and other areas, along with common program management topics. Practices are categorized based on the level of evaluation that has been performed.
Model County Programs
National Association of Counties
Includes programs from 1990 to 2010 in its database, which may be searched by year, State, and categories such as children and youth, human services, and many others.
National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Supplies a searchable online registry of mental health and substance abuse interventions that have been assessed and rated by independent reviewers. The site offers ways to assist the public in identifying approaches to preventing and treating mental and substance use disorders that have been scientifically tested and that can be readily disseminated to the field.
Social Programs That Work
Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy, Council for Excellence in Government
Summarizes findings from a select group of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating the effectiveness of a variety of social interventions. Among other methods, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget document "What Constitutes Strong Evidence of a Program's Effectiveness" was used as a guide for the selection of RCTs listed on the site.