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Center for Effective Public Policy (CEPP) (Silver Spring, MD)

Evidence-Based Decision Making in Local Criminal Justice Systems

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

Evidence-Based Decision Making: Victim Service Provider User's Guide

The purpose of this Guide is to prepare VSPs [victim service providers) to become part of an EBDM [Evidence-Based Decision Making] policy team.

Behavior Management of Justice-Involved Individuals: Contemporary Research and State-of-the-Art Policy and Practice

This paper presents a framework to support the development of effective behavior management systems.

Best Practices in the Use of Restraints with Pregnant Women Under Correctional Custody

These standards articulate a set of principles to guide agencies and jurisdictions in the development of local policy and practice.

Dosage Probation: Rethinking the Structure of Probation Sentences

This document explains how to link the duration of probation supervision to the optimal amount of intervention to reduce recidivism.

Special Challenges Facing Parole

This guide is designed to “lay out the context, summarize the key issues, highlight the recent research, and provide suggestions about where to find more extensive and detailed resources” about special populations parole boards may have contact with.

Paroling Authorities’ Strategic Planning and Management for Results

It provides guidance for a paroling authority in “defining its vision and mission, assembling information and resources to accomplish its goals, and putting into place appropriate management and performance measurement systems to carry out its objectives and measure its progress."

The Future of Parole as a Key Partner in Assuring Public Safety

This paper provides suggestions and examples about how these key decision-making functions of parole [which offenders participate in which programs, when, and for how long] can be shaped to target resources effectively according to the principles of risk, need, and responsivity.

Evidence-Based Policy, Practice, and Decisionmaking: Implications for Paroling Authorities

New parole board members and parole executives should read this publication. It “examines information emerging from research on evidence-based practice and decisionmaking in parole and the implications of these findings for paroling authorities” (p. viii).

Core Competencies: A Resource for Parole Board Chairs, Members, and Executive Staff

New parole board members and parole executives should read this publication. It will introduce them to the core competencies they need to have to effectively execute their public responsibilities.

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