EBP for Local Probation

What is Evidence Based Practices

EBP is using treatment and community supervision practices that have been proven through rigorous scientific research to reduce crime and recidivism

EBP reduces recidivism by delivering multifaceted supervision and interventions that responds to each offender’s particular situation based on his or her criminogenic/dynamic risk factors for engaging in criminal activity.

EBP is not a single program but a layered process that includes: Risk assessment, Communication skills that enhance offender motivation to change, Proven recidivism reducing treatment specific to each offender, Comprehensive and ongoing research and evaluation

Evidence based conclusions based on over 500 scientifically validated research studies (meta-analysis). Recidivism can be predicted by using validated risk assessments can identify and assess criminogenic needs.  Recidivism can be reduced by addressing and positively changing these criminogenic needs empirically reduces recidivism. 

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