In 2003, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) selected Maine as one of two pilot states1 to demonstrate and test an integrated approach to the implementation of evidence-based principles in community corrections. The project model and conceptual framework developed by NIC emphasized the maintenance of an equal and integrated focus on three domains during implementation:
1. Evidence-based principles (EBP);
2. Organizational development; and
The stated project goal was to build learning organizations that reduce recidivism through the systemic integration of evidence-based principles in collaboration with community and justice partners. NIC provided technical assistance to Maine during the course of the pilot phase (2004-2006). The Crime and Justice Institute (CJI) assisted NIC by coordinating many aspects of the technical assistance award to Maine.
Rubin, Mark; Ethridge, William MPPM; and Rocque, Michael, "Implementing Evidence-Based Principles in Community Corrections (2011)" (2011). Maine Statistical Analysis Center. 10.