Evidenced Based Practices In Probation Challenges and Considerations. Scott MacDonald Chief Probation Officer Santa Cruz County. Why EBP?. Current system is not working Programs and practices are driven by fear and anecdote Lack of effective programs results in unnecessary incarceration
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Chief Probation Officer
Santa Cruz County
Vision / Mission Statement
Policy and Procedures
Policy and Implementation Teams
System Stakeholders / Collaboration
Resources / Budget
Recruitment and Hiring
Research / Evaluation
Assessment and Classification
Treatment / Programs
Intermediate SanctionsImplementing Evidenced-based Practice in Probation
Least Restrictive Setting
Reducing Unnecessary Confinement
Developing Alternatives to detention
Reducing Racial Disparity
Repair not retribution
Matching service to risk
Supports least restrictive interventions
Supports Data Driven processEBP is compatible with Juvenile Justice Initiatives and Reform efforts….
A Closer look at Reform Efforts In Santa Cruz
Reductions at all levels of Institutional care
Santa Cruz County Rates…
Reductions at all levels of Institutional care, while increasing capacity of community based interventions...
*Detention alternatives include home supervision, electronic monitoring and
advocacy and recreation services through a community based agency.