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Legacy Programs


NREPP originated in 1997 in SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP). Then called the National Registry of Effective Prevention Programs, NREPP was envisioned as a way to identify interventions that had demonstrated effectiveness through rigorous research and offered materials and training to support their use in the field. It was also designed to help individuals and organizations become better, more informed consumers of substance abuse prevention programs. Among a larger number of reviewed programs, 150 were designated as Model, Effective, or Promising programs.

When these designations were discontinued in 2004 and were replaced by the current NREPP rating system, SAMHSA decided to include all 150 Model, Effective, and Promising programs on the NREPP Web site. Programs that were previously designated as Model and have undergone a re-review are included in the current NREPP system. Many of those previously labeled Effective or Promising are included on this page as Legacy Programs.

To find a Legacy Program, use the search criteria below or View All.