National Institute of Corrections

American Probation and Parole Association

Evidence-based Decision Making (EBDM)

National Reentry Resource Center

A resource of the National Institute of Justice that provides uses research to rate the effectiveness of programs and practices in achieving criminal justice related outcomes in order to inform practitioners and policy makers about what works, what doesn't, and what's promising in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services. 
Suggested Assignment for Students:  Give students a topic (e.g., cognitive behavioral interventions) and ask them to locate 2-3 examples each of programs that are shown on to be effective, promising and have no effects on that topic area.  Also, have students include a summary of how the site defines effective, promising and no effects.  This will give them an opportunity to use a resource used in the corrections field to begin determining what some of the evidence-based practices in community corrections are.  The students also could be asked to review the original research studies cited for the programs to get more details and present their findings.  

Justice Reinvestment, Council of State Governments 
Justice reinvestment is a data-driven approach to improve public safety, reduce corrections and related criminal justice spending, and reinvest savings in strategies that can decrease crime and reduce recidivism. 

GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation 
The GAINS Center focuses on expanding access to services for people with mental and/or substance use disorders who come into contact with the justice system.

Washington State Institute of Public Policy 
WSIPP’s mission is to carry out practical, non-partisan research—at legislative direction—on issues of importance to Washington State

What Works in Reentry Clearinghouse 
The What Works in Reentry Clearinghouse is a “one-stop shop” for research on the effectiveness of a wide variety of reentry programs and practices.

Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development 
Blueprints reviews and rates programs that promote positive youth. development.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Model Programs
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP’s) Model Programs Guide (MPG) contains information about evidence-based juvenile justice and youth prevention, intervention, and reentry programs. It is a resource for practitioners and communities about what works, what is promising, and what does not work in juvenile justice, delinquency prevention, and child protection and safety.