Results and Evidence in Criminal Justice Webinar

Results and Evidence in Criminal Justice:  Tools and Resources 



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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Good research and evidence is the foundation for many effective criminal justice policies. Lawmakers are increasingly using data to inform their policy decisions and requiring corrections programs to have evidence that they work to protect public safety and reduce recidivism.

The Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice has developed an online set of tools and resources that provide policymakers with access to information that assists in data-driven policy making. This 60 minute webinar will provide instruction and demonstration for using:

  •, a resource on effective programs in criminal justice, juvenile justice and crime victim services.
  • Preview OJP's Diagnostic Center, launched to provide consultation on results and evidence-based polices.

Please click here to watch the webinar and here to print the power point presentation.

This webinar was produced under NCSL’s partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance in the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

Related Resources:


  • Alison Lawrence, Policy Specialist, Criminal Justice Program, NCSL

  • Phelan Wyrick, Ph.D., Senior Advisor, Office of the Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs (OJP) in the U.S. Department of Justice. 
    Mr. Wyrick joined the Department in 1998, and has held senior positions in the National Institute of Justice and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. In 2007, he was the recipient of the Attorney General’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Community Partnerships. Dr. Wyrick is the Department Co-Chair for the Defending Childhood Initiative and leads OJP’s Evidence Integration Initiative. Prior to joining the Department, Dr. Wyrick served as a Research Associate in the City of Westminster Police Department in Orange County, California. He received his doctorate in social psychology from the Claremont Graduate University. 

  • Amy Staubs, Policy Advisor, Office of the Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice
    Ms. Staubs is a Policy Advisor to the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) in the U.S. Department of Justice. Ms. Staubs joined the Department in 2009.  She is on a temporary detail from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), where she has served as a Program Manager on work related to technology-facilitated crimes against children; missing and exploited children; and related training for attorneys, judges, law enforcement and child protection personnel, as well as an initiative to improve collaboration between the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces and tribal communities.  She currently works on OJP’s Evidence Integration Initiative. Prior to joining the Department, Ms. Staubs worked on a variety of federal, state, local, tribal and national nonprofit initiatives on issues including victim services, crime/substance abuse prevention, youth development, and adolescent health.  She provided direction and guidance related to program development and coordination and delivery of training and technical assistance.  She received a Master of Public Health in maternal and child health from the George Washington University and Bachelor of Arts in human services and psychology from Elon University.



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