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    Indiana Supreme Court Ruling Supports Evidence-Based Practices

    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...
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