The U.S. Department of Education's Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program (SDFS), in cooperation with the Institute of Education Sciences, has established the Safe, Disciplined, and Drug-Free Schools (SDDFS) Expert Panel. The 15-member SDDFS Expert Panel is composed of education practitioners; researchers; evaluators; program developers; and representatives from local and state education agencies, businesses, institutions of higher education, and from medical and legal communities.
The purpose of the Panel is to oversee a process for identifying and designating as promising and exemplary school-based programs that promote safe, disciplined, and drug-free schools. Once programs are designated as exemplary or promising, the Department will disseminate information about the programs and will encourage their use in new sites. The Expert Panel initiative is a way of enhancing prevention programming by making schools aware of alternative programs that have proven their effectiveness when judged against rigorous criteria.
Safe, Disciplined, and Drug-Free Expert Panel
Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS)
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-6450