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Evidence Based Decision Making from Principle to Practice

"NIC partnered with the Center for Effective Public Policy to build a system-wide framework (arrest through final disposition and discharge) that when implemented will result in more collaborative, evidence-based decision making and practices in local criminal justice systems. The purpose of this initiative is to equip criminal justice policymakers in local communities with the information, processes, and tools that will result in measurable reductions of pretrial misconduct and post-conviction reoffending. The initiative is grounded in two decades of research on the factors that contribute to criminal reoffending and the methods the justice system can employ to interrupt the cycle of re-offense." This presentation covers: the EBDM (Evidence-Based Decision Making in Local Criminal Justice Systems) Framework being grounded in four key principles; the Framework examines key decision points and the evidence to support each decision making at each one; measuring what matters-where to start with a systems map; EBP pyramid; risk-need-responsivity (RNR) model; supervision models and impact on recidivism; the big four criminogenic needs and the lessor four; 8 principles of effective intervention; punishment; increase in sentence lengths; and deterrence.