11. Evaluation Resources

New York

Beginning in 2013, the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services developed a cost-benefit analysis, based on an initial technical report, to outline the impact, costs, and benefits of specific criminal justice interventions. As a result of these efforts, New York has continued to operate Alternatives to Incarceration programs, a $17.2 million initiative in 2021-2022, to support evidence-based interventions.

In 2019, the New York Division of Criminal Justice Services partnered with the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy to host a 10-week course called “Evidence-Based Policing: Translating Research into Practice.” The course has continued and will be offered in spring 2022. New York was the first state to offer the course, which was completed by 26 law enforcement professionals, during which students developed and presented ideas for furthering the use of evidence-based policing strategies in their respective agencies.

Issue Areas: Criminal Justice