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NCJ Number: 250419 Find in a Library
Title: Use of Evidence-Based Decisionmaking Tools, Policies and Guidelines
Corporate Author: National Parole Resource Center (NPRC)
United States of America
Date Published: 2014
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
National Parole Resource Center (NPRC)
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Grant Number: 2010-DJ-BX-K140
Sale Source: National Parole Resource Center (NPRC)
Center for Effective Public Policy
8605 Cameron Street
Suite 514
Silver Spring, MD 20910
United States of America
Document: HTML
Type: Instructional Material; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This National Parole Resource Center (NPRC) Action Guide provides information and strategies intended to assist parole boards in improving and strengthening their policymaking and decisionmaking.
Abstract: This is one of a set of action guides that the NPRC plans to use in concert with the Self-Assessment Toolkit for Paroling Authorities, which is an online guide that assists parole boards in considering the full range of their practices. This Action Guide builds on the content of the Self-Assessment Toolkit by examining the parole board’s overall vision/mission and the role that evidence-based tools and effective policies should have in achieving the vision/mission. It emphasizes a collaborative understanding of current parole board policies and decisionmaking tools, as well as where there may be a lack of such decisionmaking tools, guidelines, or policies that should be addressed by the parole board. In addition, the Action Guide reviews and analyzes the research evidence and “best practices” that should be considered in determining changes the parole board could make. The Action Guide is presented in six sections that address 1) Guide goals and how to use it; 2) the background and context for decisionmaking tools and policy frameworks in the parole field; 3) dimensions that shape parole guidelines; 4) steps in implementing policy and practice improvements; 5) a plan to measure performance; and 6) references that document the literature and research underlying the Action Guide.
Main Term(s): Corrections policies
Index Term(s): BJA Grant-related Documents; BJA Resources; Change management; Decisionmaking; Evidence-Based; Evidence-Based Practices; Evidence-Based Programs; Parole board; Parole casework; Probation or parole agencies; Research uses in policymaking
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