Although crime control policy and program development processes are increasingly being informed by scientific evidence, identifying and adopting what works is only part of what’s needed to realize positive outcomes. Evidence-based programs and practices (EBPs) still have to be implemented with fidelity and integrity in order to be successful. Unfortunately, implementation is not an easy task. Implementation science, however, can help practitioners tackle implementation challenges so the promise of EBPs can be more fully realized.
Sponsored by the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) and the IJIS Institute (IJIS), the National Forum on Criminal Justice showcases programs, research, and technologies that help justice practitioners and decisionmakers in states, local communities, and tribal nations address pressing public safety issues. It is the only criminal justice conference that brings together leaders from federal, state, local, and tribal government and the public and private sector to share real world strategies and solutions from around the country.
This Justice Clearinghouse webinar will examine evidence-based policy (EBP) development.
EBP is an approach that helps decisionmakers develop well-informed decisions about policies, programs, and projects by putting the best available evidence from research at the heart of policy development and implementation.
Sustaining effective, innovative, and evidence-based strategies is the cornerstone for Smart Prosecution practices. This webinar will highlight key elements for developing sustainment strategies, including: identifying principles for sustainability; creating meaningful partnerships; understanding the importance of engaging state administrative agencies; and identifying common challenges to program sustainment.
Over the last decade, justice and human service agencies have been under growing pressure to demonstrate that interventions and programs are not only effective but provide a solid return on investment. With a mounting body of science that shows which interventions work; decision makers are increasingly focused on how to best integrate this knowledge into program interventions, management strategies and funding decisions.