The Evidence-Based Practices Committee promotes the planning, implementation, and maintenance of evidence-based practices in Austin/Travis County through research, awareness, and training/education.
Through a partnership with a class at the University of Texas School of Social Work, the A/TCRRT commissioned studies into best practices related to reentry.
- Best Practices for Reentry Information and Referral Clearinghouses
- Best Practices for Housing Ex-Offenders to Promote Family Reunification
- FAQ: Evidence-Based Practices in Criminal Justice Settings
- A Review of Social Impact Bonds: Financing Social Service Programs Through Public-Private Partnerships
In 2006, the Evidence-Based Practices Committee undertook a survey of service providers working with the reentry population in Travis County to gather information on available programs and services.
The Evidence-Based Practice Committee produced a document to answer frequently asked questions (FAQ) on the use of evidence-based practices in the field of criminal justice.
- Evidence-Based Practices in Criminal Justice
- What are Evidence-Based Policies and Practices? (from the NYC Department of Probation)
Community Action Network has a document that answers frequently asked questions about evidence-based practice.
The Evidence Based Practices Committee sponsors trainings for reentry professionals.
- Implementation of Evidence Based Practice: Brief Motivational Interviewing
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
- Ethics in Helping Relationships
- Best Practices Review: Transition Planning for Persons Leaving Local Jails Initiative
- Ethics for Human Service Staff