Evidence-Based Decision Making (EBDM) Primer


This primer was developed to introduce criminal justice and allied professionals to evidence-based decision making.

Stakeholder Briefs


The EBDM Stakeholder Briefs are brief documents designed to pique the interest of key stakeholder groups in the EBDM process. They also provide an overview of how each stakeholder group can contribute to and influence the implementation of an evidence-based decision making effort in their community.

1. The Evidence-Based Decision Making Initiative: An Overview for Judges
2. The Evidence-Based Decision Making Initiative: An Overview for Prosecutors
3. The Evidence-Based Decision Making Initiative: An Overview for Defense Attorneys
4. The Evidence-Based Decision Making Initiative: An Overview for Probation
5. The Evidence-Based Decision Making Initiative: An Overview for Pretrial Executives
6. The Evidence-Based Decision Making Initiative: An Overview for Law Enforcement
7. The Evidence-Based Decision Making Initiative: An Overview for Victim Service Providers
8. The Evidence-Based Decision Making Initiative: An Overview for State and County Legislators and Administrators 

User’s Guides

The User’s Guides provide a “deeper dive” into EBDM for selected stakeholder groups and prepare them to become part of an Evidence-Based Decision Making (EBDM) policy team.

1. Evidence-Based Decision Making: A Guide for Judges
2. Evidence-Based Decision Making: A Guide for Prosecutors
3. Evidence-Based Decision Making: A Guide for Defense Attorneys
4. Evidence-Based Decision Making: A Guide for Pretrial Executives
5. Evidence-Based Decision Making: Victim Service Provider User’s Guide