The EBP Quarterly - 2018 - Volume 3, Number 1

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    Second Chance Act in Action: A Case Study of Evidence-Based Approaches and a Researcher-Practitioner Partnership

    David L. Myers, PhD, University of New Haven Daniel R. Lee, Read More
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Introduction

This issue of EBP Quarterly presents a second-year implementation and evaluation report for the Somerset County Day Reporting Center. This report, and the corresponding appendices, present a case study of an SCA funded initiative that is utilizing various evidence-based approaches and evaluating process and behavioral outcomes through a researcher-practitioner partnership. This report illustrates many of the key findings uncovered in larger-scale SCA research, but also provides practical examples of program policies and procedures, strategic and action planning, organizational assessment, use of motivational interviewing, monitoring implementation, and assessing program performance. The importance of prior research findings, collaborative leadership, program fidelity, and data-driven decision-making also is presented in this report.

We hope you find this report and the corresponding documents useful as you consider the use of evidence-based approaches in your own agency.    

The EBP Quarterly is a non-peer-reviewed online publication of EBP Society, the Society for Evidence-Based Professionals. Published online four (4) times a year, it includes the following types of scholarship:

  • Original essays and research notes on evidence-based approaches and organizational development. Scholarship from both researchers and practitioners is encouraged.
  • Reviews of recently published research on any aspect of the evidence-based movement, including (but not limited to): a. risk and needs assessment, b. strategic planning and performance measurement, c. policy analysis and program evaluation, d. organizational leadership, e. organizational culture, f. internal and external collaboration, and g. capacity-building and sustainability.
  • Reviews of recently published books on any aspect of the evidence-based movement.
  • Reviews of recently enacted public policy and/or funding opportunities relevant to the evidence-based movement.

Editor: David L. Myers, PhD, University of New Haven

Publisher: Joyfields Institute

 

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