EPIC: EBP Implementation for Capacity Resource Center
The Evidence-Based Practices Implementation for Capacity (EPIC) resource center was created by the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ) in 2009 to implement evidence-based practices in the criminal justice system. The CCJJ generates recommendations aimed at effective and enduring improvements to the criminal justice system, which is especially important in times of limited resources.
EPIC follows the principles of Implementation Science. This approach provides guidance to implement evidence-based innovations in a way that builds skills in an effective, sustainable way to facilitate system change in the criminal justice system in Colorado. EPIC’s implementation processes utilize training, coaching, and feedback from taped and live interviews as well as regular ongoing practice sessions to help clients build skills that encourage their incorporation into one's day-to-day job duties.
Too often, clients attend trainings where skills acquisition is confined to the classroom setting. In the typical training atmosphere, there is little follow up subsequent to the classroom training experience. Without follow up, training clients often leave training and quickly revert to previous practices and habits. The EPIC team provides this essential follow up by conducting in-person skills training in the client’s own work environment, along with practice sessions to build new skills that are relevant to one's specific work environment.
710 Kipling Street, Suite 407
Denver, CO 80215
Phone: (303) 239-4307
Fax: (303) 239-5827