BJA Publication Highlights Evidence-Based Strategies for Working with Offenders

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), in partnership with the Center for Court Innovation, released a publication titled Evidenced-Based Strategies for Working with Offenders. The publication distills a growing body of research about evidence-based strategies in five areas for reducing recidivism among criminal offenders: assessment, treatment, deterrence, procedural justice, and collaboration. Findings from academic and program evaluation literature in the fields of psychology, criminal justice, sociology, and public policy suggest that evidence-based interventions, which effectively combine the core principles of the five areas, can significantly reduce recidivism. To download the publication, click here.