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Indiana Supreme Court Ruling Supports Evidence-Based Practices
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For several years, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) has promoted evidence-based practices (EBP) to reduce offender risks.  That project has advocated such practices within corrections, as well as throughout the justice system.  In Indiana, the sentencing of an offender that included a judge's consideration of risk assessments and evaluations (EBP components) was challenged as inappropriate.  In a 2010 ruling in the case by the Indiana Supreme Court, trial courts were "encouraged to employ evidence-based offender assessment instruments ... in crafting a penal program tailored to each individual defendant."  Read the full decision in Malenchik v. State of Indiana

Learn more about NIC's Reducing Offender Risk efforts.

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