TCG Evidence-Based Policy Work

The Carey Group (TCG) is increasingly getting into the business of writing evidence-based policies. In recent years, TCG has been asked by numerous probation departments to review and provide feedback on documented policies; revise existing policies to include an evidence-based framework, and to develop new policies to fill gaps.

Some of the policies TCG has developed, in collaboration with the departments themselves, include: departmental mission, vision, values; appropriate use of risk/needs assessments; client intake; case planning and management; professional alliance; contact standards; supervision practices, including differential supervision approaches; and continuous quality improvement. In all cases, policies describe their underlying rationale, the research evidence that supports the policy, and clear direction on expectations of supervisors and staff based on the best available science today.