Category: evidence-based

Register for Webinar: Evidence-Based Policymaking Part 1—Identifying Effective Programs

The National Association of Counties and The Pew Charitable Trusts will present a three-part webinar series, Evidence-Based Policymaking, that will focus on strategies county leaders can use to create evidence-based practices and programs in their jurisdictions to better serve residents. The first webinar in the series will highlight strategies for program assessment, inventorying programs, and …

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Register for Webinar: Evidence-Based Policymaking Part 2—Using Evidence in Budgeting and Contracting

The National Association of Counties and The Pew Charitable Trusts will present a three-part webinar series, Evidence-Based Policymaking, that will focus on strategies county leaders can use to create evidence-based practices and programs in their jurisdiction to better serve residents. The second webinar in the series will highlight strategies for how county officials can include evidence …

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Apply Now: Clinical Support System for Serious Mental Illness

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Mental Health Services is seeking applications for FY 2018 Clinical Support System for Serious Mental Illness grants. The purpose of this program is to provide technical assistance (TA) for the implementation and provision of evidence-based treatment and recovery support programs for individuals living with serious mental …

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National Prison Rate Continues to Decline Amid Sentencing, Re-Entry Reforms

The Pew Charitable Trusts By Adam Gelb and Jacob Denney After peaking in 2008, the nation’s imprisonment rate fell 11 percent over eight years, reaching its lowest level since 1997, according to an analysis of new federal statistics by The Pew Charitable Trusts. The decline from 2015-16 was 2 percent, much of which was due to a drop in …

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End “Stovepipe Approach” to Public Safety, State Officials Told

The Crime Report By Ted Guest To many Americans, “criminal justice reform” means addressing two prominent challenges: reining in abusive police officers or cutting prison populations. This week, the Council of State Governments Justice Center and the Association of State Correctional Administrators brought teams from all 50 states to Washington, D.C., to underline the fact that reform means much …

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