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Evidence-based Practices (EBP) - EBP in a Variety of Criminal Justice Settings

Iowa’s Department of Corrections Takes an Innovative, EvidenceBased Approach: Efforts targeted toward programs that reduce recidivism, improve successful re-entry into community (2018)

When departments of corrections target services to people who are incarcerated, these services can help reduce the likelihood that those individuals will engage in criminal activity when released.

NIC - Evidence-Based Decision Making in Local Criminal Justice Systems

EBDM is a strategic and deliberate method of applying empirical knowledge and research-supported principles to justice system decisions made at the case, agency, and system level.

Program Profile: Reduced Probation Caseload in Evidence-Based Setting (Oklahoma City) (2012)

The program aims to reduce recidivism of high-risk probationers by assigning them to intensive supervision by an officer with a reduced caseload and through the use of evidence-based practices. 

The Use of Evidence-Based Practices in Wisconsin Adult Drug Courts: An Overview (2012)

Three purposes support this paper: (1) present data to adult drug courts that responded to the NCSC survey; (2) provide a literature review of the scientific evidence that provides the basis for the widely accepted eight evidencebased principles (especially for the risk-needs-responsivity princip

Entry Points for Improvement in Case-Based Decisions (2012)

This paper attempts to extend this encouraging work by highlighting several examples of new research that should augment existing EBP by providing refinements in terms of theory, assessment and case supervision that will lead to improved decisions at the individual case level.

How Evidence Helped Improve Criminal Justice Programming in California Counties (2016)

In this video, hear how four counties invested in evidence-based programs to reduce recidivism and increase public safety with the help of the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative.

Jail in New York City: Evidence-Based Opportunities for Reform (2017)

To inform the development of strategies designed to reduce the use of jail in New York City without jeopardizing public safety, the current project documents and assesses decision making at key stages of criminal case processing. 

Evidence-Based Practice: Principles for Enhancing Correctional Results in Prisons

This paper will provide prison staff with information to enhance their mananagement of female prisons.

Evidence-Based Practice to Reduce Recidivism: Implications for State Judiciaries

The reduction of recidivism by state judiciaries utilizing six principles of evidence-based practice (EBP) is explained.

Arming the Courts with Research: 10 Evidence-Based Sentencing Initiatives to Control Crime and Reduce Costs

The use of cost-effective evidence-based practices to reduce offender recidivism, crime rates, and costs is explained.


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