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2016
Document 032671
HOPE II: A Followup Evaluation of Hawai'i’s HOPE Probation
By Hawken, Angela; Kulick, Jonathan; Smith, Kelly; Mei, Jie; Zhang, Yiwen; Jarman, Sara; Yu, Travis; Carson, Chris; Vial, Tifanie. Pepperdine University. School of Public Policy (Malibu, CA); National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC)..
"Hawai'i’s Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE) Hawai'i’s Opportunity Probation with Enforcement probation relies on a regimen of regular, random drug testing tied to swift and certain, but modest, sanctions to motivate probationer compliance. In two 2007 studies in Hawai'i, a comparison-group quasi-experiment and a randomized controlled trial, HOPE was demonstrated to improve compliance with terms of probation at 12-month followup, with large reductions in drug use, recidivism, and ove... Read More

86 pages
2013
Document 027184
Multimedia From NIJ
National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
Links to past webcasts and their transcripts about various topics are available at this website. Some of the issues discussed include: “Changing the Behavior of Drug-Involved Offenders: Supervision That Works”; “Using Random Forest Risk Prediction in the Philadelphia Probation Department”; “The Neurobiology of Sexual Assault: Implications for First Responders in Law Enforcement, Prosecution, and Victim Advocacy”; “Health Officers Are Safer Officers: The Nexus Between Performance & Health”; “The... Read More
WEB
2013
Document 027548
Predicting Recidivism Risk: New Tool in Philadelphia Shows Great Promise
By Ritter, Nancy. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
“As ever-increasing numbers of offenders are supervised in the community — witness the massive “realignment” of prisoners in California — parole and probation departments must find the balance between dwindling dollars and the lowest possible risk to public safety. The good news is that researchers and officials in Philadelphia, Pa., believe they have developed a tool that helps find that balance” (p. 4). This article explains how your jurisdiction can use a random forest risk-forecasting tool. ... Read More
WEB
10 pages
2009
Document 023802
Practical Implications of Current Domestic Violence Research: For Law Enforcement, Prosecutors and Judges
By Klein, Andrew R.. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
This report covers research related to domestic violence. Eight sections make up this document: overview; reporting and arrests; perpetrator characteristics; victim characteristics; law enforcement responses; prosecution responses; judicial responses; and intervention programs.... Read More
PDF
96 p.
2003
Document 019140
Do Batterer Intervention Programs Work? Two Studies
By Jackson, Shelly. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC). National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
Results from two studies regarding the effectiveness of batterer intervention programs are relayed. Sections of this report include: Broward County -- does stake-in-conformity matter most?; types of batterer interventions; Brooklyn -- is longer treatment more effective?; program and research issues; and new directions for protecting victims (e.g., rethinking intervention, linking batterer programs to other programs and responses, and improving evaluations). "Neither program changed subjects' [ma... Read More
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10 p.
1999
Document serial698
Washington State's Corrections Clearinghouse: A Comprehensive Approach to Offender Employment
By Finn, Peter. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Education. Office of Correctional Ed. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
The Corrections Clearinghouse (CCH) provides a wide range of services to prison inmates. Direct services include vocational assessments, job preparation training, and employment assistance. CCH also provides brokering and coordination services. While CCH's mission includes the provision of services to prisons, it also works with juvenile facilities and promotes jail employment skills training. Eighty percent of CCH enrollees completed programs. Of Ex-Offender Work Orientation (Ex-O) Program pa... Read More
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20 p.
1998
Document serial636
Successful Job Placement for Ex-Offenders: The Center for Employment Opportunities
By Finn, Peter. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Education. Office of Correctional Ed. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) in New York City provides newly released offenders, primarily boot camp releasees, with a program designed to ease their reintegration into society. This "Program Focus" describes the transition from work crew participation to job placement interview, to permanent employment, to follow-up services. Responsibilities of the CEO staff, its relationship with the community, its success rate, and testimonials from CEO participants are included. ... Read More
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19 p.
1998
Document serial643
Texas' Project RIO (Re-Integration of Offenders)
By Finn, Peter. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Education. Office of Correctional Ed. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
Providing job preparation services to inmates while they are still incarcerated in state prisons, Project RIO also provides job placement services to parolees in every county in Texas. According to a 1992 independent evaluation, a large percentage of RIO participants found employment, and only 23 percent of high-risk participants returned to prison compared with 38 percent of non-RIO parolees. ... Read More
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19 p.
1998
Document serial644
Chicago's Safer Foundation: A Road Back for Ex-Offenders
By Finn, Peter. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Education. Office of Correctional Ed. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
The Safer Foundation helps ex-offenders find and hold jobs, and has expanded its focus to provide basic education, life skills training, support for solving social problems, and followup services after placement. Its Programmed Activities for Correctional Education (PACE) Institute provides detainees and inmates in Chicago's Cook County Jail with basic education and life skills courses and some one-on-one tutoring. Its Crossroads Community Correctional Center, Illinois' largest work rele... Read More
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19 p.
1998
Document serial660
The Delaware Department of Correction Life Skills Program
By Finn, Peter. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Education. Office of Correctional Ed. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
This Program Focus profiles a 4-month state program for incarcerated men and women which includes academics, violence reduction, and applied life skills and incorporates a Moral Reconation Therapy approach. It addresses issues in staffing and program development, describes program costs, and provides vignettes of participants' experiences during and after the program. ... Read More
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19 p.
1996
Document serial553
Project Re-Enterprise: A Texas Program
By Moses, Marilyn C.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
Project Re-Enterprise (PRE), administered by the Crime Prevention Institute, enlists the participation of local business leaders in an educational initiative to hone the job-seeking skills of inmates, who interview at mock job fairs. In addition to providing interviewing practice for the inmates, the program has caused some employers to voluntarily alter their policies regarding hiring ex-offenders. This Program Focus describes PRE's process, funding, and measures of success, and also outlines t... Read More
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16 p.
1987
Document 005015
Building on Experience: A Case Study of Advanced Construction and Financing Methods for Corrections
By Dewitt, Charles B.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC). National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC ).
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70 p.
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