During the 1990s, studies and systematic reviews defined EBPs and created a list of “what works” in reducing recidivism within corrections (Sherman et al., 1997; Taxman, 2018). Though nearly 30 years old, the approved list of EBPs effective in addressing recidivism has remained generally consistent. These include: 1) cognitive-behavioral interventions/therapy (CBI/CBT) programs that address criminogenic needs; 2) graduated, swift and certain sanctions as a response to offending; and 3) standardized assessment tools that follow the RNR framework, particularly for practitioner case planning and referrals (Taxman, 2018). Several studies find support for the effectiveness of EBPs with robust focus on how implementation works within community corrections (Andrews et al., 1990; Bonta & Andrews, 2017; Sherman et al., 1997; Taxman, 2018).
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