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1 Being a Community Corrections Director: The Director’s Network? George Evans Thomas L. Sexton, Ph. D., ABPP Center for Evidence-Based Practices Learning Institute September 21, 2010 Bloomington, Indiana

2 Being a Community Corrections Director Many Roles Critical to Successful Evidence-based Practice’s Guided Discussion 1.Critical Functions & Activities 2.How to Translate into the EBP agenda 3.Tips & Pointers 4.A Director’s Network?

3 Central Functions & Activities Administrator -Fiscal -Programs -Staff Change Agent -Internally -Locally Community/State Solution -Judicial/Law Enforcement -Politically -Programmatically

4 Translating into EBT Agenda Leadership for innovation & change – Structure – Organized in service delivery, staffing, & data collection to “do” effective community corrections – Culture – How the organization goes about its job of EB CC – Expectations, ideological agreement, “norms” – Shared goals – Climate – What it is like to work in this organization – Excitement/dread, collaboration/competition etc.

5 Tips & Pointers Who/what determines my departments priorities? What does success “look like”? Is there a proven model for doing this effectively? Who do I answer to? Where does my support come from?

6 A Directors Network? Forum for Discussion At the Learning Institutes Through quarterly conference calls Through new media Mentoring Network Bring along new Directors Help cultivate new Directors

7 Contact Information: – George Evans – Thomas L. Sexton, Ph. D, ABPP


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