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From Policy to Practice: EBP Resources

The video series, From Policy to Practice, explores how states provide guidance in the implementation and sustainability of evidence-based programs at the local level. NCJA Executive Director, Chris Asplen, sits down with the SAAs from Colorado, Ohio, Arizona and Oregon to learn more about these resources.

Evidence-Based Implementation for Capacity (EPIC)

In this video, Jeanne Smith, Director of the Colorado Department of Public Safety, Division of Criminal Justice, discusses the Evidence-Based Implementation for Capacity (EPIC) resource center, which was was created by the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ) in 2009 to implement EBPs in the criminal justice system. The CCJJ generates recommendations aimed at effective and enduring improvements to the criminal justice system, which is especially important in times of limited resources. [Download video transcript]

Video date: February, 2017

Ohio Consortium of Crime Science

In this video, Karhlton Moore, Executive Director of the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services, discusses the Ohio Consortium of Crime Science, an association of researchers from colleges, universities, and state agencies working together to provide evidence-based solutions to the real-world problems faced by local criminal justice agencies. [Download video transcript]


Video date: February, 2017

Oregon Knowledge Bank



In this video, Mike Schmidt, Director of the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission, discusses the Oregon Knowledge Bank (OKB), a resource for and created by the public safety community in Oregon. The OKB focuses on Oregon: its innovative policing, corrections, and community supervision programs; research conducted on criminal justice initiatives here; and public safety agency profiles. [Download video transcript]

Video date: May, 2017

Arizona Rx Initiative




In this video, we interview Andy LeFevre, Executive Director of the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission, discusses the Arizona Rx Initiative. This model is an established method for state agencies, community coalitions, and stakeholders across Arizona to effectively collaborate towards our common goal of reducing prescription drug misuse and abuse in Arizona by 18% in 2018, and in doing so, improve the health outcomes for all people living in Arizona. [Download video transcript]

Video date: May, 2017

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