The following evidence-based practice registries list evaluated programs and practices to prevent child abuse and neglect, violence, juvenile delinquency, substance abuse, and other community concerns.
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.
Blueprints for Violence Prevention
Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, University of Colorado at Boulder
Identifies effective violence prevention programs and provides training and technical assistance to replication sites. The 11 model programs identified have been effective in reducing adolescent violent crime, aggression, delinquency, and substance abuse. Another 18 programs have been identified as promising. The guide includes details about the program review process and selection criteria.
California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare
Identifies and disseminates information on evidence-based child welfare practices. Provides guidance to statewide agencies, counties, public and private organizations, and individuals on evidence-based practice as a method of achieving improved outcomes of safety, permanency, and well-being for children and families.
Evidence-Based Practice Registries (PDF - 702 KB)
The Larry King Center for Building Children's Futures (2011)
Includes a chart that provides information on the 12 evidence-based practice registries: Strengthening America's Families, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Model Programs Guide, the Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy, the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices, the Surgeon General's Report, Blueprints for Violence Prevention, the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse, the Promising Practices Network, the Find Youth Info registry, Child Trends, HomVee, and the Washington Institute for Public Policy.
Guide to Community Preventive Services
Task Force on Community Preventive Services
Summarizes what is known about the effectiveness, economic efficiency, and feasibility of interventions to promote community health and prevent disease. Two topics, social environment and violence, specifically address issues related to child welfare. A methods section summarizes how the task force evaluated the effectiveness of recommended programs.
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. Aims 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.
OJJDP Model Programs Guide and Database
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Covers the entire continuum of youth services from prevention through sanctions to reentry. Evidence ratings are based on evaluation literature and are used to classify programs into three categories: exemplary, effective, or promising.
Promising Practices Network
Features summaries of programs and practices that are proven to improve outcomes for children, youth, and families. All of the information on the site has been screened for scientific rigor, relevance, and clarity.
Strengthening America's Families: Effective Family Programs for Prevention of Delinquency
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention & Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service's Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
Provides results of the 1999 search for best practice family strengthening programs, which are in two-page summaries, as well as a program matrix. Programs are divided into categories based on the degree, quality, and outcomes of research.