About the Author: David L. Myers, PhD
David L. Myers is a Professor in the Department of Criminology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), where he first joined the faculty in 1998. He earned his PhD in 1999 from the University of Maryland, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and previously received a Master of Science in Administration of Justice and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Shippensburg University.
Dr. Myers has taught more than 20 different university courses at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels, specializing in classes on research methods and quantitative analysis, juvenile justice and delinquency, and criminal justice policy, planning, and evaluation. He has published 2 books and over 30 journal articles, book chapters, or other scholarly works. He also has presented more than 40 papers at national and regional conferences; currently is the Editor of Criminal Justice Policy Review (a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal published by Sage Publications); and provides training workshops and evaluation services through Joyfields Institute for Professional Development.
Dr. Myers has served as Interim Director of the IUP Murtha Institute for Homeland Security; Interim Vice Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies at IUP; and Interim Executive Director of the IUP Research Institute. He also has completed terms as the Dean’s Associate in the IUP School of Graduate Studies and Research; IUP Graduate Director in Criminology; and Director of the IUP Center for Research in Criminology. In the community, he has served as Chairperson of Indiana Area Communities That Care; President of the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Indiana County; and Advisor to Kids on Campus of Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Becoming An Evidence Based Organization: Demonstrating Leadership And Organizational Growthby David Myers
In addition, evidence-based policies, programs, and practices have emerged as expected (and sometimes required) approaches to processing and treating juvenile and adult offenders. The use of evidence-based interventions, however, must be incorporated effectively into justice system operations and services for successful outcomes to occur. This monograph and subsequent… See more details below
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In addition, evidence-based policies, programs, and practices have emerged as expected (and sometimes required) approaches to processing and treating juvenile and adult offenders. The use of evidence-based interventions, however, must be incorporated effectively into justice system operations and services for successful outcomes to occur. This monograph and subsequent expected publications are meant to aid those persons who work in and around the criminal and juvenile justice systems and are interested in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of their individual agencies or court system.
This initial offering focuses on demonstrating leadership and understanding organizational culture and growth as key initial aspects of becoming an evidence-based organization. Future publications will examine the topics of strategic planning and action planning; preparing for successful implementation and monitoring; and evaluating and sustaining organizational services and innovations over time. Essentially, this comprehensive strategy is based on the premise that current justice system operations are flawed, but they are redeemable through enhanced leadership, planning, and evaluation approaches that can be integrated effectively with evidence-based policies, programs, and practices.
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