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2011
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Evidence-Based Policy, Practice, and Decisionmaking: Implications for Paroling Authorities
By Carter, Madeline. National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). Center for Effective Public Policy (Silver Spring, MD); National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC).
New parole board members and parole executives should read this publication. It “examines information emerging from research on evidence-based practice and decisionmaking in parole and the implications of these findings for paroling authorities” (p. viii). Five chapters comprise this document: evidence-based policy, practice, and decisionmaking—what it is and why paroling authorities should be interested in it; significant research findings regarding risk reduction—implications for paroling auth... Read More
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43 p.
2008
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TPC Reentry Handbook: Implementing the NIC Transition from Prison to the Community Model
By Burke, Peggy B.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Center for Effective Public Policy (Silver Spring, MD); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
“The TPC Reentry Handbook has been developed as a resource for a broad range of stakeholders involved in improving transition and reentry practices” (p.3). Chapters comprising this manual are: transition and reentry—a key public policy issue; the Transition from Prison to the Community (TPC) model; why and how to take on the challenge of transition and reentry—lessons from the eight TPC states (Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, and Rhode Island); implementi... Read More
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266 p.
2007
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Increasing Public Safety Through Successful Offender Reentry: Evidence-Based and Emerging Practices in Corrections
By Carter, Madeline M., ed.; Gibel, Susan, ed.; Giguere, Rachelle, ed.; Stroker, Richard, ed.. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Center for Effective Public Policy (Silver Spring, MD).
The implementation of an effective offender reentry framework is explained. Sections contained in this manual include: introduction; offender reentry from a national perspective; framework for offender reentry; leadership and organizational change; a rational planning process for a learning organization; the essential role of collaboration; key strategies in effective offender management; women offenders; and conclusion. Also provided is a copy of the Offender Reentry Policy and Practice Invent... Read More
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198 p.
2006
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Getting It Right: Collaborative Problem Solving for Criminal Justice
By Ney, Becki McGarry, Peggy. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections. Criminal Justice System Project (Washington, DC) Center for Effective Public Policy (Silver Spring, MD).
This "guide spells out a practical team-based approach to envisioning the kind of criminal justice system a community wants, assessing the current system, and planning and implementing strategies for 'getting it right'" (p.ix). Five sections comprise this manual: an overview of a comprehensive planning process; establishing the policy team and the process; keeping the focus on outcomes; building an understanding of your system; and moving from understanding to change.... Read More
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212 p.
2005
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Women Offender Transition and Reentry: Gender Responsive Approaches to Transitioning Women Offenders from Prison to the Community
By Berman, Judith. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Center for Effective Public Policy (Silver Spring, MD).
"This document summarizes the work on gender responsive approaches to women offenders in the context of the TPC [Transition from Prison to Community] Initiative, a system-wide approach to facilitating more effective transition of offenders from prison to the community" (p. 37). Sections comprising this report are: introduction; the need for gender responsiveness; women and transition -- assessment, behavior and programming, release preparation, release preparation; release, supervision and serv... Read More
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44 p.
2005
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Parole Violations Revisited: A Site to Help Strengthen Parole Practices for Public Safety and Successful Transition to the Community
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Center for Effective Public Policy (Silver Spring, MD); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Guidance for developing policy-driven and effective responses to technical parole violations can be found at this website. Points of entry include: myths and facts about parole; why violations and revocations are important; what we need to know -- lessons learned; targets of change and innovative solutions; innovations in four states; assessing your readiness for change; mobilizing for change; six steps to change; and tools for change. This website is an electronic version of the publication "P... Read More
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2 p.
2005
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The Emergence of Collaboration as the Preferred Approach in Criminal Justice
By Carter, Madeline M., ed.. State Justice Institute (Alexandria, VA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Resource Center on Collaboration in Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems(Silver Spring, MD); Center for Effective Public Policy (Silver Spring, MD).
This report "suggests that justice can be more effectively served when those tasked with carrying it out define their roles, responsibilities, and relationship to one another differently and work together in pursuit of shared visions, missions, and goals" (p.1). Sections comprising this document are: background; the dilemma -- forming collaboratives in an adversarial system; what we know about collaboration; how collaboration is applied in other public policy arenas; the application of the coll... Read More
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10 p.
2005
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The Role of Facilitators and Staff in Supporting Collaborative Teams
By Gilligan, Leilah; Carter, Madeline M.. State Justice Institute (Alexandria, VA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Resource Center on Collaboration in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems (Silver Spring, MD); Center for Effective Public Policy (Silver Spring, MD).
The need for facilitators and staff to support collaborative teams is explained. Topics discussed include: the importance of attending to team process functions; the skills and characteristics of effective facilitators; the role and responsibilities of staff providing support to the team; and identifying facilitation and staff support.... Read More
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6 p.
2005
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The Importance of Collaborative Leadership in Achieving Effective Criminal Justice Outcomes
By Carter, Madeline M.. State Justice Institute (Alexandria, VA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Resource Center on Collaboration in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems (Silver Spring, MD); Center for Effective Public Policy (Silver Spring, MD).
Lessons learned from collaborative leadership are imparted. Eight lessons are organized into the following sections: what is means to be a great leader -- lessons from the orchestra; why leadership is important to the effectiveness of justice-related collaboratives; distinguishing management from leadership; distinguishing leadership roles from leadership skills; defining collaborative leadership; common qualities of effective collaborative leaders; common skills of effective collaborative lead... Read More
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6 p.
2005
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The Importance of Data and Information in Achieving Successful Criminal Justice Outcomes
By Carter, Madeline M.. State Justice Institute (Alexandria, VA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Resource Center on Collaboration in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems (Silver Spring, MD); Center for Effective Public Policy (Silver Spring, MD).
This "monograph will focus on the rationale for using data to inform policy development -- the role of data and information in policy development -- and its sources" (p.1-2). Topics discussed include: the need for data and information to support policy decisions; good intentions, bad results; valuing information to define solutions versus playing the "Whack a Mole" game; using data to inform decision making; identifying the critical data needs of a policy team; and the value of information and ... Read More
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6 p.
2004
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Parole Violations Revisited: A Handbook on Strengthening Parole Practices for Public Safety and Successful Transition to the Community
By Burke, Peggy B.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Center for Effective Public Policy (Silver Spring, MD).
Presents steps that jurisdictions can take to assess their current parole violation and revocation policy and practice, identify targets of change, and mobilize for change. Chapters address myths and facts about parole; NIC's Technical Assistance Project on Parole Violations and Revocations and lessons from NIC's work; targets of change and innovative solutions; how four states refined violation policy and practice to strengthen parole; deciding whether to explore strengthening an agency's paro... Read More
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116 p.
2003
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A Handbook for New Parole Board Members: Part of a Resource Kit for New Parole Board Members
By Burke, Peggy B., ed.. Association of Paroling Authorities International (APAI) (California, MO); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Center for Effective Public Policy (Silver Spring, MD).
Issues related to the profession of parole are discussed. Nine chapters follow an introduction: "Parole in Context"; "An Overview of Corrections and Criminal Justice-Reshaping Parole" by James Austin; "Parole as Part of the Criminal Justice System and the Community"; "Parole Decisionmaking"; "The Parole Interview" by Robert J. McGrath; "Legal and Ethical Issues" by Richard P. Stroker; "Victim Issues" by Anne Seymour; "Transition, Violation, and Revocation"; and "Parole as a Profession." A gloss... Read More
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101 p.
2001
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Responding to Parole and Probation Violations: A Handbook to Guide Local Policy Development
By Carter, Madeline M.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Center for Effective Public Policy (Silver Spring, MD); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This handbook discusses policy responses to probation and parole violations that enhance the effectiveness of supervision while also improving community safety. Chapters include:
  • Critical issues in violations -- an overview;
  • The importance of vision, mission, goals, and core values;
  • Collaboration -- a central ingredient for success;
  • Developing baseline information;
  • Supervision;
  • Developing tools to make the policy work;
  • Increasing available choices to violation response;<... Read More
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101 pages
1997
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Policy-Driven Responses to Probation and Parole Violations
By Burke, Peggy B.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Center for Effective Public Policy (Silver Spring, MD); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
The author describes the experiences of probation and parole agencies from across the country that worked with NIC on developing innovative approaches to probation and parole violations and revocations. The document identifies critical issues emerging from these experiences, and discusses the impact that some of these approaches had on the jurisdiction or agency involved. ... Read More
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48 p.
1996
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Guide to a Criminal Justice System Assessment: A Work in Progress
By Burke, Peggy; Cushman, Robert; Ney, Becki. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Center for Effective Public Policy (Silver Spring, MD); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
A system assessment is a collaborative effort between a jurisdiction, the National Institute of Corrections, and consultants to develop a shared understanding of how an existing sanctioning system works. This guide defines what a system assessment and its multiple dimensions are, discusses the approach to the system assessment, and describes how a system assessment can be conducted. Jurisdictions taking part in an assessment can expect to: 1. have two, three-day site visits by an assessment team... Read More
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134 p.
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