Applying Evidence Based Practices to Your Organization

Applying Evidence Based Practices to Your Organization
Duration: 60 Minutes
Module 1Module 1
Recorded on: 2024-05-09
Unit 1Presentation Materials: Applying Evidence Based Practices to Your Organization
Unit 2Transcript: Applying Evidence Based Practices to Your Organization
Unit 3Workbook: Applying Evidence Based Practices to Your Organization
Unit 4Recording: Applying Evidence Based Practices to Your Organization


This is the final installment of a three-part webinar series on Evidence Based Policing. The first part looked into flaws and pitfalls of data while the second looked into operationalizing data towards effective interventions. This last section provides guidelines on implementing evidence-based practices in criminal justice organizations.

Continuing the discourse is Renée J. Mitchell, the co-founder and president of the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing (ASEBP). She previously served the Sacramento Police Department and was a Senior Research Scientist with RTI International.

Specifics mentioned in this presentation include:

  • Defining Evidence-Based Policing (EBP) and how it emerged from Evidence-Based Medicine.
  • The fundamental component of comparison groups in EBP to establish causative relationships and validate the effectiveness of strategies.
  • Continuous improvement plans: How it focuses on assessing to address existing problems and meet organizational goals.
  • The steps to accurately assess the organization’s current state by:
    • Assessing programs, costs, goals and metrics to see whether metrics align with goals, is validated through a comparison group, and is an EBP.
    • Breaking down and properly cleaning data to ensure fidelity of analysis.
    • Mapping out the problem as guided by the fact that crime concentrates and the stratified approach.
  • The elements to take into account when working towards a desired outcome.
    • Whether the problem is verified by data and its focus size.
    • The process map that looks into the workflow within the organization.
    • Conducting a root cause analysis to get to what triggers the creation of processes and problems.
    • Evidence-based interventions that must be implemented to address the problem.
    • A feedback loop to determine the next steps to take given the intervention.
    • KPIs that are tied to the desired outcomes.
  • The crime reduction toolkit that can be used to help organizations come up with EBP interventions that can address their respective problems.
  • Ways to test and improve on implemented interventions using the Triple T strategy, the Stratified Approach, Process Control Charts, and other frameworks.
  • The value of taking a systematic approach to review various metrics, goals, programs, and feedback to adjust approaches based on feedback while maintaining the strategic plan.
  • How a project management software can provide transparency with project progress ensuring everything is on track.
  • Moving from the default management model to a Continuous Improvement EBP Management Model that puts data at the forefront to drive decision-making and outcomes.

Points raised during the Q&A are about:

  • The value of planning as well as the lessons learned from misses and mistakes from implemented programs.
  • The benefits of replicating and adapting programs that others have worked on before.
  • Promoting evidence-based interventions and methodologies in reluctant agencies.


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Audience Comments

  • “Great job. Excellent material.”
  • “Great webinar with valuable information.”
  • “Great webinar, needs to be more of these EBP for law enforcement/leadership.”




The American Society of EvidenceBased Policing is a non-profit organization started by working police officers designed to drive the national conversation towards ensuring that the least harmful, most effective, fairest, and safest strategies are employed to prevent crime, reduce harm, and improve community wellness.





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