Results and Evidence in Criminal Justice

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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.

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.

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  • Alison Lawrence, policy specialist, Criminal Justice Program, NCSL
  • Phelan Wyrick, Ph.D., senior adviser, Office of the Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs (OJP) in the U.S. Department of Justice.
  • Amy Staubs, policy adviser, Office of the Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice

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System Requirements

PC-based attendees required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Mac®-based attendees required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
Mobile attendees required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet