The following matrix presents lifecourse interventions that have been identified as “proven,” “model,” or “exemplary” by the following organizations and evidence-based registries and resources:

  • Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, Blueprints for Violence Prevention
  • Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy, Social Programs that Work
  • Child Trends, LINKS Effectiveness Charts
  • Penn State Prevention Research Center’s EPIS Center – Evidence-Based Programs
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse, Preventing Drug Abuse among Children and Adolescents
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health, Pregnancy Prevention Research Evidence Review
  • Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice, Model Programs Guide
  • Partnership for Results
  • Promising Practices Network
  • Substance Use and Mental Health Services Administration, National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)
  • Social Development Research Group, The University of Washington, Communities that Care
    Strengthening America’s Families
  • United States Department of Education, Exemplary and Promising Safe, Disciplined and Drug-Free Schools Programs

This resource offers a list of existing evidence-based programs for children, adolescents, and young adults from an array of websites and compendia. It is different from other resources in that it is limited to interventions that have been identified as “proven,” “model,” or “exemplary” by each registry and to those that have been implemented in the real-world with some degree of success from the registries. Promising programs and approaches are not listed. The criteria for each evidence-based rating are noted in the key provided on pages 15 to 17 of the matrix.


Program Matrix: Lifecourse Interventions That Work


[1] This matrix will be updated periodically to include additional programs and registries. If you know of an evidence-based registry that should be included in this document, you may email this information to [email protected].