Moving Toward Implementing Practice Improvements and Performance Measurement
If a Board determines they want to undertake an effort to improve condition setting practices, the below seven step process is recommended as a way of moving forward. Undertaking this process, as a team, will encourage the development of a shared understanding of the current approach to condition setting, provide an opportunity to revisit shared goals and values, and build a commitment to implement agreed-upon changes.
The remainder of this section moves through these steps to assist parole Boards in exploring current understanding of the research, to explore existing policy/practice, assess whether opportunities for change exist, and plan for desired change. Regardless of whether Boards are engaging this process as a full body, sub-committee, or working group, it will be important to move through this process as a team. A team-based approach provides a strong basis for developing a clear, shared understanding of the current situation in which to examine what changes will strengthen their practice.
A "roadmap" that illustrates the steps recommended and provides a way to navigate to a description of each step: