Welcome to your evidence based professionals monthly featuring your collection of relevant articles, webcasts, grant resources, and our upcoming events. This month we begin our shift toward focusing each issue of the newsletter on specific topic areas. For this issue we feature articles on;
1) data, its use for responding to pressing issues
2) outside the box think
Evidence-based practice in policing: In God We Trust, All Others bring Data
My daily newsfeed is filled with reminders that the challenges of 21st century policing are multifaceted and complex. Perhaps the only thing that outnumbers the issues facing our field are the various actors in the external environment who wish to influence the direction that policing will take...
Tracking progress through implementation data: Case Study & Guide from William & Flora Hewlett Foundation
Tracking progress is an important component in the practice of outcome-focused philanthropy (OFP), which emphasizes being rigorous, flexible, and adaptive while staying focused on results and actively learning throughout the strategy lifecycle...
Using data and case studies to enhance public safety:
The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center today released a first-of-its-kind, web-based resource that combines extensive data analyses, case studies and recommended strategies from all 50 states to help policymakers address their state’s specific public safety challenges.
Building effective partnerships between reentry programs and evaluation researchers:
Increasingly, reentry programs and initiatives across the country are partnering with evaluators to better understand the effectiveness of their recidivism reduction strategies and identify ways to use data to further refine their practices.
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Grants & Funding:
Current funding opportunities from U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs:
Bureau of Justice Assistance, Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Institute of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, etc.:
Outside The Box Think:
Robotics, AI Will Kill Millions of Jobs But They’ll Create Even More:
Some statistics, when taken at face value, are enough to scare the bejeezus out of you. And none more so than a new World Economic Forum report that says that advancements in robotics and AI will make 75 million jobs obsolete by the year 2022.
Manufacturer Sees Shipping Containers as the Future of Affordable Housing:
An Idaho manufacturer that began converting decommissioned shipping containers into sustainable homes just a year ago plans to double its size and quadruple its output in coming years. Scott Flynn, who founded IndieDwell with Pete Gombert, told The Idaho Press that as he looked for a way to produce sustainable, durable, and affordable housing options.
Getting A Grip On The Nation's Phones:
Back in 2010, David Barnett, founder of PopSockets LLC, was just trying to figure out a way to stop his earbud cord from getting tangled when he laid the foundations of PopSockets. He glued two buttons onto the back of his phone and then wrapped the earbud cord around the buttons.
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