The National Institute of Corrections is seeking applications for Evidence Based Decision Making (EBDM) in State and Local Criminal Justice Systems Implementation grants. The goal of the EBDM initiative is to establish and test linkages (information tools and protocols) between the decisions of local criminal justice stakeholders and the application of human and organizational change principles (evidence-based practices) in achieving measurable reductions in pretrial misconduct and postconviction risk of reoffending. The initiative aims to improve the quality of information that jurisdictions use to make individual case decisions in local systems and engage these systems as policymaking bodies to collectively improve the effectiveness and capacity of their decision making related to pretrial release/sentencing options.
The solicitation provides further details about the program. Applications are due by September 1.