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Strategic Planning Toolkit: Step 2.1

Review Research & Evidence

The data gathering and analysis process includes ensuring that steering committee members are up to date on research findings and evidence-based practices. Note especially:

  • Committee members currently responsible for strategies in one concept area (prevention, intervention, enforcement, reentry) may need to become more familiar with research results in another area.
  • Members will need to be prepared to share recent, relevant research and evaluation findings with one another, and to identify areas that may merit further study.
  • A research partner or advisor should be able to assist with synthesizing research results that have a bearing on selecting strategies for the comprehensive plan.
  • Sources of information on evidence-based programs and practices are also included in this Toolkit.