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New in the Library: Case Study of NYC Probation’s Successful Technical Assistance Collaboration with BJA and NIC
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From the New York City Dept. of Probation (DOP) and Fox Valley Technical College, Case Study: New York City Department of Probation’s Federal Partnership Efforts: Profile of a Successful Technical Assistance Collaboration With the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the National Institute of Corrections, explains how the NYS DOP Adult Operations Division partnered with the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) to create an organizational culture within the division that was committed to using evidence-based practices.028355

The brief concludes with how both BJA and NIC helped support the DOP’s initiatives by helping the organization develop:

  • Better tools:  The Crime and Justice Institute’s (CJI) work with DOP helped the organization implement and roll out tools like the LSI-R and the YLS – instruments that helped leadership and staff to refocus their approaches to supervision and community engagement.
  • Better skills: Training in motivational interviewing, restorative justice, and community engagement both enhanced staff skills and honed organizational approaches to working with the community, and have been integrated into DOP’s training and development curriculums.
  • Better tactics: SOARING 2 and CJI’s surveys of the strengths and gaps in the staff’s readiness for new initiatives helped DOP focus on the kinds of professional development and communication activities that would make the climate more hospitable to high-level EBPP work.

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Posted Thu, Aug 28 2014 8:35 AM by Susan Powell

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