JRI Maximizing State Reforms Technical Assistance (2016-Present)
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance
The Center is working with four states (Nebraska, South Dakota, Ohio, and Oregon) to strengthen states’ JRI reform efforts by bolstering their investment and commitment to data driven and evidence-based decisionmaking. Project staff are working with those states to forge a collaborative approach to resolving critical implementation issues through a four-pronged approach: (1) Delivery of a broad range of targeted substantive expertise/technical assistance/training; (2) Provision of facilitation and site coordination to assure maximal team effectiveness, enhanced collaboration, timeliness of programs and products, and the development of sustainable plans; (3) Guidance in identifying, analyzing, and presenting performance and outcome measures for continued progress toward reinvestment goals; and
(4) Support in building capacity to implement and sustain successful evidence-based approaches and programs over time.