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Evidence-based practice

Behavior Modification 101 for Drug Courts: Making the Most of Incentives and Sanctions

This report explains how to improve outcomes by combining evidence-based substance abuse treatment with strict behavioral accountability.

Six Steps to Improve Your Drug Court Outcomes for Adults with Co-Occurring Disorders

This publication explains how most persons with co-occurring disorders can successfully participate in drug courts by utilizing six critical steps.

Collection of Evidence-based Practices for Children and Adolescents with Mental Health Treatment Needs: 6th Edition

This publication covers effective mental health treatments which have undergone testing in both controlled research trials and real-world settings.

Get Smart About … Rewards and Sanctions: The Facts about Contingency Management

This primer covers what contingency management is; how it works; why it works; who to use it with; important things to remember; what the research says; the immediate, certain, relevant, and consistent sanctions or rewards; and implementation ideas.

Evidence-Based Practices in the Criminal Justice System: An Annotated Bibliography

This bibliography is not a complete list of “EBP” citations, but a mere selection based on questions we receive at the Information Center.

EBP: The Implications of Supervision: Strategies for Improving Corrections' Capacity for Implementing EBPs: The Colorado EBP Project for Implementation Capacity (EPIC) Staff Development System

This article looks at the Colorado’s EPIC, a pilot demonstration project to test the efficacy of implementation strategies.

Corrections Learning and Performance: A Vision for the 21st Century

This material is from the inaugural Learning and Performance Symposium which focused on learning and performance practices.

Addiction, The Brain, and Evidence Based Treatment

Dr. Chandler will discuss why punishment alone is an ineffective response to the problem of drug abuse in the criminal justice system and will also highlight evidence-based principles of addiction treatment based on an integrated public health/public safety strategy.

The Importance of a Low Span of Control in Effective Implementation of Evidence Based Probation and Parole Practices

This report explains why the current probation officer to supervisor ratio (7:1 span of control) should not be increased to a higher level due to significant impacts on the implementation and sustainability of evidence-based practices (EBPs) in the Community Based Correctional System in Iowa.

WSIPP’s Benefit-Cost Tool for States: Examining Policy Options in Sentencing and Corrections

The development and implementation of an analytical tool that helps states determine which evidence-based practices are most cost effective in preventing crime and lowering correctional costs.


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