Links Recommended by NPC Staff

The following links are external to the NPC Research Web site. NPC Research takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over, the organizations, views, accuracy, copyright or trademark compliance or legality of the material contained in these external Web sites.

Alcohol and Other Drugs
SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment) represents an innovative, evidence-based approach to addressing unhealthy alcohol use with medical patients.
(National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors) This national organization addresses ATOD prevention and treatment issues. Includes information about its annual National Prevention Network conference.
(Office of Mental Health and Addiction Services) OMHAS has compiled information and links to assist consumers in becoming informed about mental health disorders and to assist consumers in becoming healthy, safe and independent individuals.

Children and Families
The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC) Web site serves as an online connection for child welfare professionals, staff of public and private organizations, academic institutions, and others who are committed to serving children and families. It provides information on evidence-based child welfare practices and facilitates the utilization of evidence-based practices as a method of achieving improved outcomes of safety, permanency and well-being for children and families involved in the California public child welfare system.
(State Office for Services to Children and Families, Oregon Department of Human Resources) A resource to share information on the agency and the programs and services it provides.
(Alliance for Children and Families). Provides a resource for anyone interested in initiatives supporting children and families. The alliance is an international membership association made up of private, nonprofit human- and social-service agencies.

Criminal Justice
The Justice Research and Statistics Association is a national nonprofit organization of state Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) directors, and other researchers and practitioners throughout government, academia, and the justice community who are dedicated to the use of research and analysis to make informed policy and program decisions.
(National Criminal Justice Reference Service) A division of the U.S. Department of Justice, includes sections on courts, juvenile justice, statistics, and drug and crime, among others.
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) provides innovative leadership to federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems, by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America, and providing grants for the implementation of these crime fighting strategies.

Drug Courts
The National Drug Court Institute, a professional services branch of the National Association for Drug Court Professionals (NADCP), aims to provide a window to the drug court movement.
The National Drug Court Resource Center is “your virtual source for everything drug court.”
This site offers an Online Learning System including a series of lessons on a wide array of topics relevant to adult drug courts.
American University has been providing technical assistance and training services to adult drug courts under a cooperative agreement with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA).

(American Evaluation Association) Home to numerous links and resources pertaining to evaluation.
A strategic planning site for non-profit organizations that includes research and evaluation resources, and information about workshops and training sessions.

Health Care

The PRIMER project was established in 2008 to create an online library of resources to facilitate multi-site collaborations for health research.
(Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) The largest U.S. foundation devoted to improving the health and health care of all Americans.

Journals and Magazines
Search for articles related to psychology either by topic or journal contents. Maintained by the American Psychological Association.

Juvenile Justice & Delinquency

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization.

The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act is the single most important piece of federal legislation affecting youth in juvenile justice systems across the country. See links to relevant publications.

Oregon Data

See links to Oregon data from the April 2010 U.S. Census.
The Oregon Blue Book is the official state directory about state, county, city, federal and tribal governments … and much more.

The Evaluation Working Group of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) offers numerous links relevant to evaluation or assistance in conducting an evaluation project.

SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention works with States and communities to develop comprehensive prevention systems that create healthy communities in which people enjoy a quality life.

Research Legalities
(Office for Human Research Protections at the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services) Includes policy guidance, compliance oversight, educational materials, and workshop schedule.
(Portland State University Office of Research and Sponsored Projects) Includes Application for Review of the Protection of Human Subjects in Proposed Research.

Youth Issues
CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) is a unique source of support for HIV, STD, and pregnancy prevention efforts in the nation’s schools.
(American Youth Policy Forum) This nonpartisan professional development organization provides learning opportunities for policymakers working on youth issues at the local, state, and national levels.