The Evidence-Based Decision Making Subcommittee serves as the State-Level EBDM Policy Team, under the State CJCC, with additions to the current membership to meet the decision points and stakeholder groups defined by the National Institute of Corrections. In this role, the Evidence-Based Decision Making Subcommittee will work in parallel with the local teams in conducting EBDM Roadmap activities, while providing a constant feedback loop to the State CJCC and its Executive Committee. This structure ensures that our State-Level EBDM Policy Team is well positioned to engage in the activities outlined in the EBDM Roadmap. While not part of our State-Level EBDM Policy Team, the other CJCC subcommittees align with those activities and will provide us with resources, expertise and assistance in making this a successful state-wide initiative.
The charge of the EBDM Subcommittee is to build capacity to make evidence-based decisions at the individual, agency, and system levels, and to develop plans for implementing system-wide change strategies that will align state and local jurisdictions with one another and with the principles of EBDM, with an overall goal of risk and harm reduction.