Implementation Guide

Data Analysis Interagency Collaboration Jail Populations August 10, 2015

Ten Steps to System Change

Justice System Partners

Change efforts in the criminal justice system often focus on interventions proven to reduce an individual’s likelihood of committing crime. But no intervention program exists in isolation, no agency operates alone, and relevant political, social, and financial forces are constantly shifting. To be truly effective, most intervention programs need to take place within a framework that supports ongoing excellence, even under varying circumstances. This report outlines ten steps that local leaders can take to achieve system improvement, including a breakdown of questions to address at each step.