Presented are general resources selected based on their applicability to the mission of the Illinois Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health and Justice. This is not an exhaustive list.

The Illinois Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health and Justice does not necessarily endorse the programs and practices described on the featured websites, or promote the use of related materials. The views, policies, and opinions expressed on the featured websites are those of the organizations maintaining the website and/or the website authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Illinois Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health and Justice.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute Library at the University of Washington

The ADAI Library collection represents the spectrum of research and scientific literature on alcohol and other drug use from all relevant disciplines, including medicine, nursing, social work, criminal justice, sociology and psychology. The library is open to UW faculty, staff and students, as well as to college students and substance abuse professionals.

Annals of Research and Knowledge (ARK)

National Drug Court Institute

The best outcomes for those involved in the criminal justice system occur when court personnel can assess individuals’ risk and need profiles and match them to the most effective and cost-efficient programs given their stage in progressing through the criminal justice system.

To assist in this process, for the very first time, the Annals of Research and Knowledge (ARK) brings together decades of research into justice programs and outcomes in a dynamic online tool. With the ARK, you can indicate an individual’s risk and need profile and his or her stage in the justice system and view detailed information on evidence-based and promising programs matched to that individual.

In other words, you can now find detailed information on the programs best suited for a high-risk and high-need individual on probation, or a low-risk and low-need individual on pretrial supervision.

Campbell Collaborative

This collaborative seeks to improve decision-making through systematic reviews on the effects of interventions within the areas of education, crime and justice, and social welfare. A systematic review uses transparent procedures to find, evaluate and synthesize the results of relevant research. Studies included in a review are screened for quality, so that the findings of a large number of studies can be combined.

Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy

George Mason University

The Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy, housed within the George Mason University Department of Criminology, Law and Society, seeks to make scientific research a key component in decisions about crime and justice policies by advancing rigorous studies in criminal justice and criminology and proactively serving as an informational link to practitioners and the policy community.

Center for Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement, Resources on Evidence-Based Programs and Practices

Bureau of Justice Assistance

This website provides links to outside content, which are categorized by either general resources or specific programs and practices. General resources include other repositories of evidence-based practice information, as well as a brief description of what types of information can be found on those outside sites. The content on this website is not group-specific.

Evidence-Based Practices:  An Implementation Guide for Community-Based Substance Abuse Treatment Agencies

Iowa Consortium for Substance Abuse Research and Evaluation at the University of Iowa

EBP Guide

This handbook provides concrete ways of bridging the gap between research findings and clinical practice by providing guidance on identifying, implementing, and maintaining evidence-based practices within substance abuse treatment.

A Guide to Evidence-Based Practices on the Web

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This site provides assistance in connecting stakeholders and participating jurisdictions with connections to outside websites that contain information on evidence-based interventions to prevent and treat mental health and substance abuse disorders. This site provides information on both specific EBP’s, and comprehensive reviews of research findings.

NIDA:  Principles of Drug Abuse Treatment for Criminal Justice Populations:  A Research-Based Guide

Bennett W. Fletcher, and Redonna K. Chandler

Drug Abuse Treatment for Criminal Justice Populations

This research-based guide for treating drug abusers within the criminal justice setting provides 13 essential treatment principles, and includes answers to frequently asked questions and resource information.

NREPP SAMHSA’S National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
*Please note the NREPP website continues to show Evidence-Based Programs and Practices, but is no longer being updated.

This searchable online registry contains more than 230 interventions that support mental health promotion, substance abuse prevention, and mental health and substance abuse treatment to help the public implement these programs in their communities. The interventions have been assessed by independent reviewers.

Social Programs that Work

Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy

The Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy has compiled a short list of social programs supported by very strong evidence. The criteria used by the review are similar to the criteria for the Effective with Reservation classification of OJP/USDOJ Working Group classification system.