Evidence-based policies and practices (EBPP) use current research and the best available data to guide decisions and produce the outcomes that our stakeholders—probation clients, victims, and communities—expect.
EBPP involve research-tested principles that guide intervention. They also refer to specific intervention models that are proven to lead to good outcomes.
EBPP embraces the use of all available tools, from internal DOP practices to community-based programs to intensive treatment to incarceration.
EBPP is based on the proven premise that the most effective interventions are those that reduce the chance that a probation client will re-offend, which leads to greater public safety.