Justice practitioners and policymakers recognize the limited information available from official recidivism measures when agencies need to develop strong evidence of their own effectiveness. The wide array of alternative measures, however, can be overwhelming and many are either impossible or impractical from a data collection and data integration perspective. This training provides participants with added knowledge and skills with which to formulate a set of outcome measures that provide a fuller picture of the effectiveness of offender supervision and other justice interventions.
Discussion at a community roundtable organized by the National Academies of Sciences. Also watch the session following the presentations in which Jeffrey Butts and Daniel Webster respond to audience questions. https://youtu.be/IkCFHIlhkiA&rel=0 Read more about the products of the evaluation.
Presentation to the October 2015 meeting of the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Washington, D.C.
From a panel discussion on April 21, 2015, sponsored by the Center for New York City Affairs, The New School. http://youtu.be/lbo_Yg7m8s4&rel=0
http://youtu.be/S_K0KeOm1a8&rel=0 From a Google+ Hangout hosted by the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange involving Jeffrey Butts and Cynthia Lum from George Mason University.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqp7vRvk9Sc&rel=0 From a Google+ Hangout hosted by the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange involving Jeffrey Butts and Cynthia Lum from George Mason University.
http://youtu.be/Hsdgq6PIyoM&rel=0 From a Google+ Hangout hosted by the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange involving Jeffrey Butts and Cynthia Lum from George Mason University.
The Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE.org) hosted a Google Hangout (online live chat) between the director of the R&E Center, Jeffrey Butts, and Cynthia Lum from the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy at George Mason University. The conversation covered a number of topics, including the nature of evidence-based practices, how programs or practices become evidence-based, and the forces that can make the connections between evidence and practice problematic.
Butts, Jeffrey A. (2012). Introduction to Evidence-Based Practices. Presented to the Children's Aid Society Evidence Based Practices Forum. New York, NY. PowerPoint 1: Evidence-Based Models for Court-Involved Youth PowerPoint 2: How Researchers Generate and Interpret Evidence
What does the future hold for juvenile justice reform? Were the changes that occurred over the past ten years a permanent shift in policy and practice, or were they merely a temporary reaction to tight budgets and low rates of violent crime? Will policymakers maintain reforms if and when crime rises or budgets rebound?
Butts, Jeffrey A. (2012). Mental Health, Substance Abuse & Brain Development in Juvenile Offenders. Introductory remarks for a panel discussion at the Tow Foundation symposium: “Kids Behind Bars.” John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Center on Media, Crime and Justice. New York, NY. April 23, 2012. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VJFlislqww