Creating Safe and Drug-Free Schools: An Action Guide - September 1996

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Federal Clearinghouses

The Federal Government funds a variety of clearinghouses. Each clearinghouse usually deals with a specific topic (e.g., drug abuse, delinquency) or Federal agency. These clearinghouses distribute a variety of materials: program models, grant information, research and evaluation findings, newsletters, and funding announcements. Clearinghouses can usually refer callers to other Federal clearinghouses and to non-Federal foundations and associations dealing with the same subject matter.

Housing and Urban Development Drug Information and Strategy Clearinghouse

P.O. Box 6424
Rockville, MD 20849
Telephone: 800-578-3472 or 301-251-5222
Fax: 301-251-5767

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI)

P.O. Box 2345
Rockville, MD 20847
Telephone: 800-729-6686 or 301-468-2600
Fax: 301-468-6433

Child Abuse and Neglect Clearinghouse

3998 Fair Ridge Dr., Suite 350
Fairfax, VA 22033
Telephone: 800-394-3366 or 703-385-7565
Fax: 703-385-3206

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)

P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20850
Telephone: 800-851-3420
Fax: 301-251-5212

NCJRS serves as a single point of contact for the following offices:

[NCJRS also has electronic resources, which can be found in the section on Federal Online Services.]

Federally Funded Resource Centers

Selected listing of centers dealing with youth and crime/violence prevention:

Regional Educational Laboratories

Northeast and Islands Laboratory at Brown University
222 Richmond Street, Suite 300
Providence, RI 02903-4226
401-274-9548, 401-421-7650 or 800-521-9550
States Served:
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands
Mid-Atlantic Laboratory for Student Success
Temple University/Center for Research in Human Development and Education
933 Ritter Annex, 13th St. and Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122
215-204-3030 or 800-892-5550
States Served:
Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C.
Appalachia Educational Laboratory
P.O. Box 1348
Charleston, WV 25325-1348
304-347-0400 or 800-624-9120
States Served:
Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia
Southeastern Regional Vision for Education (SERVE)
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
201 Ferguson Building
Greensboro, NC 27403
910-334-3211 or 800-755-3277
States Served:
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina
North Central Regional Educational Laboratory
1900 Spring Road, Suite 300
Oak Brook, IL 60521-1480
630-571-4700 or 800-356-2735
States Served:
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin
Southwest Educational Development Laboratory
211 East Seventh Street
Austin, TX 78701-3281
512-476-6861 or 800-476-6861
States Served:
Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas
Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning
2550 S. Parker Road, Suite 500
Aurora, CO 80014
States Served:
Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming

Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development and the Southwest Regional Laboratory
730 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
States Served:
Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
101 SW Main Street, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204
503-275-9500 or 800-547-6339
States Served:
Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington
Pacific Region Educational Laboratory
828 Fort Street Mall, Suite 500
Honolulu, HI 96813-4321
States Served:
American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia (Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap), Guam, Hawaii, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau

Comprehensive Regional Assistance Centers

These centers, funded by the Department of Education, offer technical assistance across a broad range of educational topics, including safe and drug-free schools.

Region I: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

Education Development Center, Inc.
55 Chapel Street
Newton, MA 02158-1060
Telephone: 617-969-7100, ext.2310
Fax: 617-332-4318

Region II: New York State

New York University
New York Technical Assistance Center
82 Washington Square East, Suite 72
New York, NY 10003-6644
Telephone: 212-998-5110
Fax: 212-995-4199/4041

Region III: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC

George Washington University
1730 North Lynn Street, Suite 401
Arlington, VA 22209
Telephone: 703-528-3588
Fax: 703-528-5973

Region IV: Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina , Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

Appalachia Educational Laboratory, Inc.
P.O. Box 1348
Charleston, WV 25325-1348
Telephone: 304-347-0441
Fax: 304-347-0489

Region V: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi

Southeast Comprehensive Assistance Center
3330 Causeway Boulevard, Suite 430
Metairie, LA 70002-3573
Telephone: 504-838-6861
Fax: 504-831-5242

Region VI: Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin

1025 West Johnson Street
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI 53706
Telephone: 608-263-4326
Fax: 608-263-3733

Region VII: Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma

University of Oklahoma
100 ASP, Room 210
Norman, OK 73019
Telephone: 405-325-1711
Fax: 405-325-1824

Region VIII: Texas

Intercultural Development Research Association
5835 Callaghan Road, Suite 350
San Antonio, TX 78228-1190
Telephone: 210-684-8180
Fax: 210-684-5389

Region IX: Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah

New Mexico Highlands University
121 Tijeras, NE, Suite 2100
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Telephone: 505-242-7447
Fax: 505-242-7558

Region X: Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming

Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
101 Southwest Main Street, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204
Telephone: 503-275-9479
Fax: 503-275-9625

Region XI: Northern California

Far West Laboratory for Educational Research
730 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
Telephone: 415-565-3009
Fax: 415-565-3012/2024

Region XII: Southern California

Los Angeles County Office of Education
9300 Imperial Highway
Downey, CA 90242-2890
Telephone: 310-922-6319
Fax: 310-922-6699

Region XIII: Alaska

South East Regional Resource Center
210 Ferry Way, Suite 200
Juneau, AK 99801
Telephone: 907-586-6806
Fax: 907-463-3811

Region XIV: Florida, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Educational Testing Service
1979 Lake Side Parkway, Suite 400
Tucker, GA 30084
Telephone: 770-723-7443
Fax: 770-723-7436

Region XV: American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Hawaii, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau

Pacific Region Educational Laboratory
828 Fort Street Mall, Suite 500
Honolulu, HI 96813
Telephone: 808-533-6000
Fax: 808-533-7599

Other Resource Centers

Families, Communities, and Schools

Center on Families, Communities, Schools, and Children's Learning
Boston University
605 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Telephone: 617-353-3309
Fax: 617-353-8444

National School Safety Center
4165 Thousand Oaks Boulevard
Suite 290
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Telephone: 805-373-9977
Fax. 805-373-9277

National Resource Center for Family Support Programs
Family Resource Coalition
200 South Michigan Avenue, 16th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
Telephone: 312-341-0900
Fax: 312-341-9361


National Resource Center on Child Abuse and Neglect
American Humane Association
Children's Division
63 Inverness Drive East
Englewood, CO 80112-5117
Telephone: 800-227-5242 or 303-792-9900
Fax: 303-792-5333

Crime Prevention

National Crime Prevention Council
1700 K Street, NW
Second Floor
Washington, DC 20006
Telephone: 202-466-6272
Fax: 202-296-1356

For a complete listing of federally funded Resource Centers contact:
National Center for Service Integration Clearinghouse
c/o Child and Family Policy Center
128 6th Avenue
Fleming Building, Suite 1021
Des Moines, IA 50309
Telephone: 515-280-9027
Fax: 515-244-8997

Federal Online Services

The Federal Government funds several online services that include information on youth crime prevention and youth development. These services are available through the Internet.
A cooperative online effort of several departments, PAVNET lists over 550 specific Federal, local, and private programs and initiatives that deal with violence prevention.

via internet:
PAVNET can also be accessed through the NCJRS electronic services.
PAVNET User's Guide is available through NCJRS at 800 851 3420.
Access is free of charge.

Managed by NCADI and funded by HHS, PREVLINE has information and materials on alcohol and drug abuse, conferences, grant announcements, keynote speeches, and press releases; provides forums and electronic mail for exchange of ideas and topics by prevention professionals.

via modem: 301-770-0850
via telnet:
Access is free of charge.

The Child Abuse and Neglect Network allows professionals working in the fields of child maltreatment and child welfare easy access to information from the Child Abuse and Neglect Clearinghouse and the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN).
Contact CANnet for a UserID:
via phone: 800-394-3366
via e-mail:

National Criminal Justice Reference Services (NCJRS) Online Services

NCJRS Bulletin Board Services:

via modem:

301-738-8895 or via telnet to or via web to

JUST INFO Electronic Newsletter subscription: and in the body of your message type subscribe justinfo your name.

Information/assistance via e-mail:

NCJRS general information --

Answers to questions --

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