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Implementing EBP in Community Corrections, 2nd Ed.

Implementing EBP in Community Corrections, 2nd Ed.

Implementing Evidence-Based Policy and Practice in Community Corrections, 2nd Edition
Meghan Guevara & Enver Solomon
October 2009

Building an evidence-based community corrections system requires more than just the research on "what works." It requires a commitment to fundamentally changing the way organizations do business, and the way they work together. In 2002, the Crime and Justice Institute at CRJ partnered with the National Institute of Corrections to develop the Integrated Model, which approached implementation with an equal focus on Evidence-Based Policies and Practices (EBP), Organizational Development, and Collaboration. The Model provides guidance not just on what practices to implement, but also on how to create long-term commitment to measurable reductions in recidivism. Original publications on the Integrated Model were disseminated widely, and the Model was put into practice throughout the country.

This updated version of the publication, Implementing Effective Correctional Management of Offenders in the Community: An Integrated Model, incorporates the foundational information on EBP, Organizational Development, and Collaboration that was presented in the original 2004 publications, along with the latest research. It is essential reading for community corrections leaders and managers looking to implement EBP.

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For more information on practical strategies for implementation, also see Putting the Pieces Together: Practical Strategies for Implementing Evidence-Based Practices