What works – evidence based practice

Therapeutic jurisprudence approaches are interdisciplinary and draw on what we know works from other disciplines such as the social and medical sciences 

This resource page will link to resources about evidence based practice, evaluations and knowledge from fields such as psychology, addiction medicine and the like.

It is important to remember that evidence based practice has limits. Not everything that is worthwhile or just can or should be measured. An interesting article on point here

If you know of a link or resources that is worth sharing please contact us: mainstreamtj@gmail.com

CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM

Getting it right: Collaborative Problem Solving Criminal Justice (2006) this guide spells out a practical, team-based approach to envisioning the kind of criminal justice system a community wants, assessing the current system, and planning and implementing strategies for “getting it right.” The guide was developed primarily for local (city or county) criminal justice policy teams—representing corrections, police, the courts, prosecution, and other agencies—who want to work together toward a system that promotes safety, prevents and solves crime, and holds offenders accountable. Intended as a working tool for these teams, the guide breaks down the planning process into logical steps and presents much of its information in the form of vignettes, examples, and exercises.

Planning for Evaluation – this article from the National Institute of Justice provides some helpful tips

JUSTICE PROGRAMS, PRACTICES

The Office of Justice Programs’ CrimeSolutions.gov uses rigorous research to determine what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services  On CrimeSolutions.gov you will find:   Research on the effectiveness of programs and practices as reviewed and rated by Expert Reviewers;   Easily understandable ratings based on the evidence that indicates whether a program or practice achieves its goals: (Program Review and Rating from Start to Finish and Practice Review and Rating from Start to Finish);  Profiles of programs and practices with research findings

YOUTH/JUVENILE JUSTICE

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP’s) Model Programs Guide (MPG) contains information about evidence-based juvenile justice and youth prevention, intervention, and reentry programs. It is a resource for practitioners and communities about what works, what is promising, and what does not work in juvenile justice, delinquency prevention, and child protection and safety.

Blueprints evidence based practices for healthy child development

COURT SUPPORT PROGRAMS

Evaluation of Victoria (Australia) Court Integrated Support Program (CISP) (Executive Summary)  The program provides accused persons with access to services and support to reduce rates of re-offending and promote safer communities.  (Full evaluation here)

For other positive evaluations of court support programs via CrimeSolutions.gov

SENTENCING

Evidence based practice to reduce recidivism: implications for state judiciaries (USA)

20 principles for evidence-based sentencing to reduce recidivism

Evidenced based practices: reducing recidivism to increase public safety: A cooperative effort of courts and probation (Canada)

Centre for Court Innovation, Evidence based strategies for working with offenders

 CRIME PREVENTION

Preventing crime the smart way (Smart Justice fact sheet).

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