Beth Stinnett, Statewide Program Manager, and a team of program specialists work together to implement a statewide system of quality assurance, practice improvement and reform activities. The unit works with Court Service Units to improve practice with emphasis on implementing evidence-based principles and practices and adhering to the Principles of Effective Intervention (Risk-Need-Responsivity). Areas of fidelity coaching include but are not limited to: risk assessment interviewing and scoring, case planning, and interventions. Core correctional practices and interventions are taught through an intensive training and coaching program called Effective Practices in Community Supervision (EPICS). In addition to quality assurance and practice improvement, the unit is also coordinates and implements a number of reform activities including the agency’s participation in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI).