The Model Policies and Training Subcommittee was created as part of Phase VI of the Evidence-Based Decision Making Initiative. Phase VI will work towards the implementation of goals and initiatives identified during the Phase V planning process.
That Model Policies and Training Subcommittee was tasked with implementing the following goals as part of Phase VI:
Model Policies Resource Guide
- Develop an EBDM Model Policies Guidance Resource for use by law enforcement, prosecutors, defense counsel, and judges. This web-based, interactive resource will be developed based on the EBDM Framework and Principles. The resource will also be developed in collaboration with the work of the other change target workgroups.
- The development of this interactive EBDM Guidance Resource will serve to articulate these ‘golden rules’ at each interaction and decision point for each discipline group throughout Wisconsin on an individual level, as well as serve as a resource guide for agencies or local CJCCs seeking to improve the functioning of their local criminal justice system through the implementation of evidence based practices.
Professional Development: CIT
- Make CIT training available to all law enforcement first-level responders (officers and dispatchers/9-1-1) statewide; improve interactions with the community, reduction in use of force; connections to services; reducing collateral harm such as losing housing; enhancing public trust.
Professional Development: Dispatch
- Statewide training for dispatchers and 9-1-1 operators that includes a focus on: professional communication, trauma and bias informed approach, harm reduction, effectively dealing with the community and officers, decision making skills, collecting and relaying information objectively under stress, and engaging in active and reflective listening.
Professional Development: Pleas and Sentencing
- Providing consistent training to judges, defense attorneys, and prosecutors on evidence-based plea negotiations and sentencing that support the use of objective and consistent factors and criteria in the negotiation and sentencing processes, which can reduce workloads, stress on resources, and promote consistency in outcomes across counties and individuals.