Evidenced-Based Practices in Juvenile Corrections. Clarifying Terms. Best Practices are often based on collective experience and wisdom of the field rather than scientifically tested knowledge What Works implies linkage to general outcomes but does not specify the kind of outcomes desired
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EBP focuses on two main questions:
In corrections: Practices in which an agency
systematically finds, appraises, and applies the
most current and valid research findings as the
basis for developing and implementing targeted
interventions and programming proven to
How do we identity Risk predictors?
How do we identify these Need predictors?
“The only people who truly welcome change are wet babies”
- Harvey Skinner
Protect the public by:
Evaluation of alternatives according to a comparison of both their costs and benefits when each is measured in monetary terms.
Outside In Approach
Inside Out Approach
Deputy Commissioner Chris Bray, Ph.D., LP
Community Services Division