Indiana Evidence Based Decision Making Initiative Update

on October 23, 2016 by Linda Brady, POPAI President

Dear POPAI Members:

I attended the State Evidence Based Decision Making (EBDM) Policy Team meeting on October 19, 2016.  It was our last official EBDM meeting with National Institute of Corrections (NIC) consultant Mimi Carter for Phase V.

Indiana has been approved for NIC’s Phase VI EBDM project, along with Wisconsin and Virginia, for only the Pretrial Release change target area.

Indiana’s Phase VI plan includes receiving Technical Assistance from NIC for the six EBDM counties (Jefferson, Porter, Hamilton, Hendricks, Bartholomew, Tipton), Grant County (a Phase II EBDM site), and four Indiana counties that are not EBDM counties but are Pretrial Release Pilot Project counties (Allen, Monroe, St. Joseph, Starke).

Congress’ failure to pass a budget and the current Continuing Resolution (CR) which ends in December has caused NIC’s EBDM Phase VI deployment to be in a holding pattern.

Next Steps: Indiana EBDM Policy Team to finalize document “Expectations of Indiana EBDM Pretrial Pilot Sites” and all EBDM Pretrial Pilot Counties to sign off on these expectations.   

Next meeting:  Friday November 18, 2016 (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM). Location TBD.   As always, this meeting is open to the public.   

Linda Brady, POPAI President