Wednesday Series I: Implementing EBP in Community Corrections
Implementing Evidence-Based Policies and Practices in Community Corrections
Wednesday Series: Using Science in Criminal Justice to Achieve Better Results
Broadcast Date: March 10, 2010
Presenter & Moderator:
Before joining NIC in 1983, Mr. Keiser served as Deputy Director of the Iowa State Department of Corrections, Division of Community Corrections. During that time, he had oversight responsibilities for the division’s community corrections programming. Earlier positions include correctional officer and institutional counselor at the Iowa State Penitentiary, correctional counselor at the Reformatory for Men, case worker at the Iowa Security Medical Facility, Superintendent of the Iowa State Reformatory for Women, Chief of the Bureau of Correctional Institutions. He was the primary architect of the 1976 “Iowa Community Corrections Act.” The law created multi-county public community corrections agencies governed by boards of directors in the State of Iowa. Moreover, on the subject of community corrections, Mr. Keiser served as a technical advisor to the Iowa Crime Commission.
Mr. Keiser has received numerous awards and recognition including: the Dan Beto Award from the National Association of Probation Executives in 2008, Maud Booth Award from the Volunteers of America in 2002, the Vincent O’Leary Award from the Association of Paroling Authorities International in 1999, outstanding recognition from The American Probation and Parole Association in 1998, the Margaret Mead Award from The International Community Corrections Association in 1996 and the University of Cincinnati Award in 1990. He has a BS in Sociology and Psychology from Iowa State University and an MSW from the University of Iowa.
Mr. David Guntharp, Director
Arkansas Department of Community Corrections
Ms. Sally Kreamer, Director
Iowa, Fifth Judicial District Department of Correctional Services
Rep. Jerry Madden
Texas House of Representatives
Representative Madden is in his ninth term representing House District 67 which is located in southwestern Collin County, including parts of Plano, Dallas and Richardson. In 2007, Texas Monthly named him one of its "Ten Best" legislators, primarily for his leadership in overhauling the Texas Youth Commission. Upon graduating from the West Point Military Academy, Representative Madden spent six years in the U.S. Army, and then earned a Masters from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Wednesday Series I audio and video content
- Welcome and Introductions
- Brief Presentation by Featured Moderator: George Keiser, National Institute of Corrections
- Panelist Discussion
- Final Thoughts: George Keiser
- Thank You
- Next Webinar and FAQs
- Read the FAQ Sheet that lists questions asked by participants of this webinar and responses from our expert panel and CJI staff
- Read the Box Set papers
Developed for Policymakers and Criminal Justice Professionals
- The United States imprisons a higher percentage of its citizens than any other country in the world.
- There are now over 7 million adults under some form of correctional supervision, a number exceeding the population of 38 states.
- Between 1985 and 2004, state corrections expenditures increased over 200% while during the same period spending on higher education increased by only 3%.
- Evidence-based practices provide today's leaders with ways to maximize limited public resources and yield better public safety results.
We know how to use the research to create effective systems and interventions.