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National Families in Action (NFIA)
NFIA's mission is to help families and communities prevent drug use among children by promoting policies based on science. The website furthers this mission by providing guides on the drug prevention movement, drug-legalization movement, drug-related state ballot initiatives, drugs and the brain, and NFIA publications. NFIA also has three other websites,,, and

National Head Start Association (NHSA)
This website offers information, news and updates for Head Start agencies. It provides users with information about upcoming trainings and conferences. The website has an Advocacy & Research section that provides "research bites" related to Head Start programs. Information is also provided on legislative issues.

National Immigration Law Center
The National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is a national support center whose mission is to protect and promote the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants and their family members. The website includes sections that have news alerts, publications, articles and resources on community education, employment issues, public benefits, immigration, and trainings. The website also provides links to other organizations including the California Immigrant Welfare Collaborative.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
This website provides users with access to the latest research on substance abuse and alcohol. Users will find publications, conference information, databases, press releases, and general information related to alcohol.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
This website provides users with access to the latest research on substance abuse and drugs. The information and resources on the site are organized under headings that are most interesting to researchers and health professionals, parents and teachers, and students.

National Institute on Early Childhood Development and Education (NIECDE)
This website furthers the mission of the NIECDE to sponsor comprehensive and challenging research to help ensure that America's young children are successful in school and beyond and to enhance the quality of their life and that of their families. The site offers hot research topics, research and development, publications, links, frequently asked questions, and funding opportunities.

National Training and Information Center
There are 5 components to the National Training and Information Center related to community organizing. They include: training and technical assistance; Supporting new and emerging grassroots organizing efforts; publications, conducting research; and coordinating and assisting in the convening of leaders in a national neighborhoods conference. The website has information about the Center's role and activities for immigrant's rights.

Neighborhoods Online
This website is an online resource center for America's neighborhood builders—people who work through grassroots organizations as volunteers, and in government to build strong neighborhoods and communities throughout the country. The aim is to provide fast access to information and ideas covering all aspects of neighborhood revitalization and to create a national network of activists and people in government working on problems that affect people where they live. Some of the aspects of neighborhood revitalization include poverty, health, environment, jobs, and crime, among others.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Program
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Program's website provides information about funding opportunities, publications, programs and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization.

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
This website offers information on prevention and treatment, including statistics, resources, publications, links to other sites, news updates, a conference calendar, ONDCP initiatives.

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