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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:

Mr. George Keiser, National Institute of Corrections

Panelists:

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





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.

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