Organizational Change

Shifting cultural and organizational thinking and viewpoints

Toward a Profession of Police Leadership

Toward a Profession of Police Leadership

Source: National Institute of Justice

Authors: Edward A. Flynn, Victoria Herrington

Becoming a Data-Driven Juvenile Justice Organization: The Calcasieu Parish Experience

Becoming a Data-Driven Juvenile Justice Organization: The Calcasieu Parish Experience

Source: National Center for Juvenile Justice

Author: Gene Siegel

The Justice Reinvestment Initiative: Experiences from the Local Sites

The Justice Reinvestment Initiative: Experiences from the Local Sites

Source: Urban Institute

Authors: Lindsey Cramer, Samantha Harvell, Dave McClure, Ariel Sankar Bergmann, Erika Parks

Innovation in the Criminal Justice System

Innovation in the Criminal Justice System: A National Survey of Criminal Justice Leaders

Source: Center for Court Innovation

Authors: Melissa Labriola, Emily Gold and Julia Kohn

Justice Reinvestment at the Local Level: Planning and Implementation Guide Second Edition

Justice Reinvestment at the Local Level: Planning and Implementation Guide Second Edition

Source: Urban Institute

Authors: Nancy G. La Vigne, Elizabeth Davies, Pamela Lachman, S. Rebecca Neusteter

The Criminal Justice Planner's Toolkit for Justice Reinvestment at the Local Level

Title: The Criminal Justice Planner's Toolkit for Justice Reinvestment at the Local Level

Source: Urban Institute

Authors: Pamela Lachman, S. Rebecca Neusteter, Elizabeth Davies, Nancy G. La Vigne

Justice Reinvestment: A Toolkit for Local Leaders

Justice Reinvestment: A Toolkit for Local Leaders

Source: Urban Institute

Authors: Helen Ho, S. Rebecca Neusteter, Nancy G. La Vigne

Summary: Justice reinvestment is a promising model for reducing corrections costs using a data-driven and collaborative approach. This toolkit presents an overview of the justice reinvestment model for local leaders, including examples from localities that have implemented justice reinvestment.

Measuring Success: A Guide to Becoming an Evidence-Based Practice

Measuring Success: A Guide to Becoming an Evidence-Based Practice

Source: Vera Institute of Justice

Authors: Jennifer Fratello, Tarika Daftary Kapur, and Alice Chasan 

Summary:

Demonstrating that a program accomplishes its stated goals is increasingly important for social service organizations—funders and clients want to see the evidence of successful outcomes. Although a full-scale evaluation can be a costly and overwhelming goal, adopting the information-gathering and self-reflective approaches that lead up to an evaluation can strengthen an agency’s focus and procedural consistency. As part of the MacArthur Foundation Models for Change initiative, the Vera Institute of Justice created this guide, which describes the process that assesses whether a program qualifies as evidence based—which often determines an organization’s funding and the growth of its client pool—and explains how programs can prepare to be evaluated.

Collaborative Bodies in Policing

Improving Strategic Planning through Collaborative Bodies

Source: Urban Institute

Authors: Justin Archer, S. Rebecca Neusteter, and Pamela Lachman

Overview: Justice reinvestment is a systemwide process of data analysis and collaborative decisionmaking used to identify drivers of criminal justice costs and reinvest resources to yield a more cost-beneficial impact on public safety. It is not a single decision, project, or strategy, but rather a multistaged, ongoing process involving the collaboration of local stakeholders across city, county, and state systems. It is therefore critical that, at the onset of engaging in this process, sites establish a strategic  planning entity whose primary mission is to direct efforts and ensure that goals are met. Beyond directing efforts and tracking goals, this type of collaborative body can also ensure that the right decisionmakers are involved in reinvestment efforts and that no critical stakeholders are excluded.

Organizational Model for Crime Reduction

A Police Organizational Model for Crime Reduction: Institutionalizing Problem Solving, Analysis, and Accountability

Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services

Authors: Rachel Boba, Roberto Santos

Abstract: A Police Organizational Model for Crime Reduction: Institutionalizing Problem Solving, Analysis, and Accountability presents a new and comprehensive organizational model for the institutionalization of effective crime reduction strategies into police agencies, called the Stratified Model of Problem Solving, Analysis, and Accountability. It describes all the components of the Stratified Model in a succinct and practical way to provide police managers and commanders with a template for improving the efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of their agency’s crime reduction efforts. Although the objective is to implement all aspects of the Stratified Model, an agency may choose to implement parts of the model as needed or to implement the model in phases.

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