Evidence Based Decision Making (EBDM) Initiative
Outagamie County wants to be smart on crime. In a collaborative effort between our Circuit Court judges, the District Attorney’s Office, local police agencies, the Public Defender’s Office, Health and Human Services, the County Executive’s Office, the County Board of Supervisors, the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and local citizens we have begun to implement research based, cost-effective criminal justice methods with the goal of reducing harm and victimization in our community. Outagamie County is one of 25 counties in the nation to partner with the National Institute of Corrections and the Center for Effective Public Policy to assist us as we adapt our criminal justice system to an evidence based decision making framework. Research shows implementing evidence based decision making can reduce recidivism up to 30% and a cost/benefit of $10,000 per offender can be realized.
Outagamie County Scorecard
EBDM Team Members
EBDM Team Charter