The EPIC Resource Center is Permanently Closed.
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. As of July 1, 2021, EPIC closed operations. [Please direct any correspondence and questions to Jill Trowbridge.]
EPIC followed the principles of Implementation Science. This approach provided guidance to implement evidence-based innovations in a way that built skills in an effective, sustainable way to facilitate system change in the criminal justice system in Colorado. EPIC's implementation processes utilized training, coaching, and feedback from taped and live interviews as well as regular ongoing practice sessions to help clients build skills that encouraged 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 provided 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 were relevant to each work environment.