Implementation Science Basics for Evidence-Based Risk Reduction in Justice Settings

Implementation Science Basics for Evidence-Based Risk Reduction in Justice Settings

Webinar Date: August 11, 2021

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Eastern Time (US)

Eligible for: 1.5 CEUs

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Description: Evidence Based Practices (EBPs) promise great recidivism reduction results; but only to the degree that they are implemented as designed and as intended. Contemporary organizational and implementation research communities have reported high rates of failure when it comes to implementation of new practices, programs, and policies. Effective implementation is a direct result of the people doing the work, the culture within which they are working, the data driving the process and the leadership environment surrounding the EBP itself. These four (4) areas make up the Pillars of Effective Implementation Acumen and come with a variety of strategies and tools to apply to all aspects of the change process. The purpose of this workshop is to demystify implementation science by reviewing the Four Pillars. This workshop will provide participants with a user-friendly framework for learning and applying the best practices from the implementation research community.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the importance and role of implementation science with respect to evidence-based risk reduction.
  2. Describe the 4 Pillars of Implementation Acumen – a basic framework for actualizing the best practices of Implementation Science.
  3. Identify and organize an implementation team – one of the best practices of implementation science.
  4. Identify three levels of fidelity and three key ingredients to fidelity measurement.

Presenter Biography: Glenn Tapia has over 33 years of leadership and criminal justice experience in the public sector in Colorado to include 28 years in community supervision. His career includes 22 consecutive years with the State of Colorado in strategic oversight and advancement of Colorado’s community corrections systems to include his current full-time position as Director of Probation Services for Colorado’s Judicial Department. Glenn has over 10 years of executive leadership and management experience in both the executive and judicial branches of government. Glenn’s tenured experience with the state policy process, strategic implementation of evidence-based practices and programs, and multi-level collaboration is augmented with advanced education and experience with academic instruction. Glenn has an ardent commitment to excellence in criminal justice administration that is centered in the application of science to public safety policy.

Dr. Alexandra Walker has over 20 years of experience and offers a diverse background in re-entry reform, training/education, implementation science, and treatment modalities. With a Master’s degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and a PhD from Colorado State University she has managed several agency specific and statewide implementation projects involving evidence-informed practices and policies. Dr. Walker has developed, implemented, and measured fidelity of evidence-based practices and programming within community based and institutional programs. As co-founder of the Alliance for Community and Justice Innovation, Dr. Walker provides research and evaluation support to implementation efforts, supportive consultation on implementation and behavior change efforts, and develops practices and resources for specialized populations.

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