Using the Sequential Intercept Model to Guide Local Reform is a case study that examines how three communities used the Sequential Intercept Model to advance justice reform efforts, including their planning processes and objectives. The study also explores stakeholder reflections on the process and lessons learned, including the importance of neutral facilitators, a diverse and representative group involved in the mapping process, and preparation and education around the SIM.

The document is organized into the following sections:

  • The Sequential Intercept Model
  • How Sites used the Sequential Intercept Model (highlighting Adams County, Colorado, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, and Yakima County, Washington)
  • Reflections on the Sequential Intercept Model (including site objectives, site processes, site preparation, impacts, and challenges)
  • Conclusion

This case study was written by researchers at The Urban Institute and Travis Parker, program area director at Policy Research, Inc. and director of the Systems Mapping Center.

  • Associated Mappings:
    • Sequential Intercept Model Mapping Workshops

This resource was first shared in 2018.