Crime and Justice Institute (CJI) at Community Resources for Justice. Knowing What Works and Actually Doing It. Presentation to the Indiana Center for Evidence-Based Practices Learning Institute, September 21, 2010 Kristy Pierce – Danford, MPA, Crime and Justice Institute. About Us.
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Presentation to the Indiana Center for Evidence-Based Practices Learning Institute,
September 21, 2010
Kristy Pierce – Danford, MPA, Crime and Justice Institute
Clearly identify the problem and desired outcomes
Search for the research (i.e., evidence) that may help address the problem
Critically evaluate the evidence
Assess the extent to which your current practices are consistent with identified evidence-based practices
Develop an implementation strategy and put it to use
Align business practices to support implementation
Evaluate the impact of new practices on the desired outcomes
Some of the most commonly cited reasons:
We are focusing on the wrong issues
We are giving too much attention to the low risk and too little to the high risk
Programs have not applied research knowledge nor are these practices applied with fidelity
The system is not in alignment
Organizational development (ineffective technology transfer strategies)
System that is unable or unwilling to practice true collaboration
Failure to measure, reinforce, and hold everyone accountable for EBP
Fidelity, fidelity, fidelity
Created by CJI through a cooperative agreement with NIC in 2002
Establishing proficiency in assessment and case planning
Applying motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral skills that target criminogenic needs
Aligning organizational practices and budgets
Getting on the same page
Being patient, having a plan, and possessing the perseverance to carry it out
“I think I went to a training on that once.”
“The assessment is somewhere in the file.”
Doing MI = EBP
“I hate this QA stuff. It’s too much paperwork and way too invasive.”
“All they care about is if I meet standards.”
“My boss says one thing and the judge says another.”
“Just make your numbers look good, no one cares about the story behind the numbers.”
“Why isn’t it happening; it’s in the policy?”
Monitoring & Measurement Feedback
Intervention activities are designed to respond to the needs/issues identified in the assessment
Put together a comprehensive plan that can be put into action and communicated
Revisit Mission, Vision and Values
SMART goals, clear objectives, specific timelines and accountability
Charter committees to avoid scope creep
From Strategy to Tactics
Revisit, update and revise
Whatever you do, do no harm
Risk: Do you match supervision and services with risk level?
Need: Do you focus on criminogenic needs?
Treatment: Do you utilize cognitive behavioral techniques?
Responsivity: Are you responsive to the characteristics of individuals?
Fidelity: Are you doing evidence-based work? Are you doing it well? Is it leading to desired outcomes?
NOTE: If you find there are still too many measures on which to realistically collect data, do another round of prioritization.
6. Communicate the plan.
7. Collect the data.
8. Analyze and report the data.
9. Put the data to use.
10. Continuously improve until you are satisfied with the outcome and then move onto the next desired outcome and repeat.
Tangible Outcomes of Based Policy and PracticeCollaborative Teams
- better decisions
to support a
Full team press
of jail bed
Plan, plan, plan
Value living documents
Ensure reforms fit your agency and its needs
Be clear, focused and flexible
Learn from each other
Expect to make refinements in practice based on evidence
Ensure quick wins
How do you take an EBP and make it work? Based Policy and Practice
How do you make the transformation to an EBO?
For more information:
Elyse Clawson, Executive Director
Kristy Danford, Project Manager
September 21, 2010