Criminal Justice: Evidence-based Practice

This course focused on the importance of evidence-based practices in the addressing current issues in contemporary issues in community corrections. Reflect on questions about programs that work and how correctional officials should evaluate programs as you respond to the questions below.

1. How should a correctional leader evaluate programs to determine if they are evidence-based?

2. What programs should be eliminated or expanded? • 3. What is the role of the community correctional official in the use of evidence-based practices or programs? 4.Explain the factors to consider when evaluating a practice or program. 5. Justify the rational that a correctional official should use to determine the best program for his/her organization