National Evidence-Based Practices and Evaluation Resources

Federal Agencies

National Criminal Justice Reference Service
Justice and substance abuse information and resources intended to support research, policy, and program development. Department of Justice effort.

OJJDP's Performance Measures webpage
Performance measurement resources, including instructions on the use of Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's Performance Data Reporting Tool (DCTAT) and Grant Management System (GMS)


National Organizations

Advancing Evidence Based Practice
Website for a coalition of service providers, researchers, policy makers, and program developers that promotes the development, adoption, and effective implementation of evidence-based programs for at-risk youth and families.

American Evaluation Association (AEA)
Resources and information from AEA, a professional organization of evaluators.

The Campbell Collaboration, Crime & Justice
Systematic reviews of evaluation research in education, crime and justice, and social welfare.

Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) Performance Based-Standards (PbS)
An initiative of the CJCA that provides juvenile correctional and detention facilities with performance standards and evaluation resources to facilitate improvement. The project also promotes sharing of knowledge about effective practices in juvenile corrections.

Models For Change
National initiative working to advance replicable models of effective, fair, and developmentally sound juvenile justice policies and practices in the states.


Tribal Programs

Tribal Youth Program
Research and information on culturally appropriate prevention and intervention strategies for tribal youth. Funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.