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Applying EBP In The Field. Midge Christianson, Director 6W Community Corrections Montevideo, Minnesota 320-269-6513, extension 212 6W Community Corrections. 4 counties 3,000 square miles Community Corrections Act Agency. Incorporating EBP in the trenches:.

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applying ebp in the field

Applying EBP In The Field

Midge Christianson, Director

6W Community Corrections

Montevideo, Minnesota

320-269-6513, extension 212

6w community corrections
6W Community Corrections
  • 4 counties
  • 3,000 square miles
  • Community Corrections Act Agency
incorporating ebp in the trenches
Incorporating EBP in the trenches:
  • What has changed?
  • How did we change?
1970 2000

1970 - 2000


1974 robert martinson study

1974 Robert Martinson Study


study drove practices through the 1980 s and 1990 s
Study drove practices through the 1980’s and 1990’s
  • Focused on deterrence through incarceration or “offender management techniques”
  • “Just desserts” and “crime control”
  • What that looked like in 6WCC…..
  • Many states developed determinate sentencing guidelines during this time
group of criminologists researchers continued to study offender change
Group of criminologists/researchers continued to study offender change
  • Discovered we can predict risk of future criminal behavior based on factors
  • Discovered “what works” in changing offender behavior
  • Discovered what doesn’t work (stop it!)
  • Discovered some practices INCREASE the risk of criminal behavior – (stop that too!)
ebp principles
  • Assess risk and criminogenic needs
  • Enhance intrinsic motivation
  • Target interventions
  • Skill train with behavioral directed practice
  • Increase positive reinforcement
  • Engage ongoing support in natural communities
  • Measure relevant practices
  • Provide measurement feedback
  • Changed WHO we supervise
  • Changed HOW we supervise
  • Change WHAT we supervise
  • Changed HOW LONG we supervise
  • Target interventions on medium and high risk offenders
  • Assess risk AND criminogenic needs

Worked with Judiciary

  • Eliminated supervision of low level offenses – traffic, shoplifting, bad checks, juvenile curfew and smoking
  • Resource focused – who do you want us to spend our time on?
  • Judge Paul Nelson: “We’ve gotten rid of a lot of supervised matters and the world hasn’t come to and end”.
  • Target interventions on medium and high risk offenders (supervision continuum)
  • Enhance intrinsic motivation (motivational interviewing, effective alliance)
supervision continuum
Supervision Continuum
  • Target supervision resources on medium and high risk offenders
  • Risk assessment tools – Level of Service Inventory Revised (Level of Service/Case Management Inventory), Spousal Assault Risk Assessment, Sex Offender Specific tools
  • Administrative, group supervision, traditional supervision, general enhanced supervision, sex offender enhanced supervision
low medium low risk
Low/Medium Low Risk
  • Very limited exposure to system
  • Developed IN CONSULTATION with Judiciary, Prosecution, Executive Board – expectations agreed upon by all
  • Misdemeanor DWI, misdemeanor property
  • No general probation conditions, monitor special conditions only, then discharge
  • Group supervision
medium high high risk
Medium High/High Risk
  • Specialized caseload for sex offenders and general enhanced
  • Lower caseload size to allow more face-to-face contact
  • Progressive phases and a focus on criminogenic needs/case planning (versus surveillance)
motivational interviewing effective alliance
  • MI: “A collaborative, person-centered form of guiding to elicit and strengthen motivation to change.”
  • Effective Alliance – the quality of the agent/offender relationship can positively impact the outcome of probation and recidivism. Crucial for agents to be able to cultivate relationships with offenders that maximize the likelihood of success.
  • Target interventions on identified criminogenic needs specific to each offender that can be changed
  • Skill train with directed practice – cognitive skills group
  • What has been proven to work rather than what sounds, looks or feels good
  • Focus the purpose of offender contact more on criminogenic needs than reviewing conditions of probation
  • Information regarding risk assessment score by domain/criminogenic needs in PSI’s and violation reports, recommendations tied to needs
  • Removed “obey all laws” from general conditions of probation. Judges specify IF and WHAT TYPE of OBAL condition.
  • No standard abstain/random testing condition – based on identified risk per assessment(s)
examples continued
  • Financial matters/monitoring moved to Court Administration
  • 22 week Cognitive Skills Course
  • Agents trained in Cognitive Skills principles
  • Content/quality of contacts is stressed, not just quantity (weekly plans structure 40%-70% of time, agenda setting)
how long
  • Increase positive reinforcement (carrot works better than the stick)

Worked with Judiciary and Prosecution to develop standards and common expectations

  • Incentive of early discharge for all offense types except sex offenses
  • Reward offenders for compliance by decreasing supervision level (phases on enhanced caseloads; group supervision)
  • Restructure Process – work with offender to address issue rather than violate
  • Last two EBP principles: Measurement and Feedback/Modification
  • Quality Assurance and Fidelity
  • Keeping current on new research and EBP
  • Resources