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April 19, 2018

CSAC Workshop: Evidence-Based Practices

The California State Association of Counties (CSAC) is pleased to invite you to join us at our Understanding, Accessing, and Applying Evidence in California Counties workshop. It is becoming more common for grants and funding sources to ask government agencies to report on evidence-based practices. How do you ensure that there is evidence behind the practice or program you want to fund? Come and learn how to apply evidence in county decision making.

The workshop will focus on three main components:

  • Defining evidence and evidence-based
  • Sharing tools to access and assess evidence
  • Discussing practical strategies for using evidence in county decision making

If you have any questions, please contact Amalia Mejia, Project Manager, CSAC Results First at amejia@counties.org.


Stepping Up Initiative Partners Announce New Resource Documents

The Stepping Up partners recently announced new resources available on their website under the Stepping Up Resources Toolkit. These newly available resources are:

1. County Elected Officials’ Guide to the Six Questions County Leaders Need to Ask: A quick summary of the Six Questions report with key questions for county elected officials.

2. Stepping Up Six Questions Case Studies: Short summaries of the counties highlighted in the Six Questions webinar series.

3. County Elected Officials’ Guide to Talking to the Media and the Public About People with Mental Illness in their Jail:Key talking points for communicating about your Stepping Up efforts. This resource can help guide county leaders’ thinking about content for their Day of Action.


Apply Now for NNCJCC Membership

The Justice Management Institute (JMI) is accepting applications for membership to the National Network of Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils (NNCJCC). The NNCJCC brings together local criminal justice coordinating councils (CJCC) by connecting CJCC coordinators, directors, chairpersons, and other leaders that demonstrate criminal justice reform efforts. The NNCJCC provides a unique forum for problem-solving and exchanging ideas on criminal justice innovation. In addition, the NNCJCC aspires to share the accomplishments of network members with other jurisdictions to enhance public safety and CJCC efforts nationwide. The application deadline is April 30.

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