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2005
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Welcome to the Collaborative Justice Resource Center
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexandria, VA). Center for Effective Public Policy (Silver Springs, MD).
Information about collaborations and partnerships in criminal justice is available at this website. Points of entry include: collaborative justice -- what it is, who collaborates, and reasons for collaborating; assess your team; how to collaborate; tips and ideas; resources -- special topics and general; project products; assistance available; mailing list; links; and contact information.... 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.
2002
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Time to Work: Managing the Employment of Sex Offenders Under Community Supervision
By Seleznow, Eric. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
The management of sex offenders "on the job in a way that adequately restricts offenders, protects the public, and simultaneously promotes successful offender reintegration" is discussed (p. 1). This report provides a look at: the importance of work; key elements in employment supervision; assessing potential job placements; establishing relationships with employers; using confidentiality waivers; making job placement decisions; and monitoring and follow-up contact with employers.... Read More
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12 p.
2002
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Supervision of Sex Offenders in the Community: A Training Curriculum
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
Access to information and materials for three different versions (long, medium, and short) of training sessions about the supervision of sex offenders in the community is provided at this website. The following links are on this site: overview; issues and cautions; User's Guide; recommended readings lists; and curriculum download center.... Read More
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5 p.
2002
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Managing Sex Offenders in the Community: A Handbook to Guide Policymakers and Practitioners Through a Planning and Implementation Process
By Carter, Madeline M.; Morris, Laura. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
A handbook designed to assist policymakers and practitioners in the process of assessing and strengthening sex offender management for adults and juveniles is provided. Four sections comprise this manual: an introduction to this handbook and to sex offender management; the framework of the planning and implementation process; an overview of the steps in the planning and implementation process; and conclusion -- an ongoing process of collecting and analyzing information. Teamwork activities and ... Read More
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96 p.
2002
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Educating the Community about Sexual Assault and the Management of Sex Offenders in the Community: A Training Curriculum
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
Access to a training curriculum that is designed to educate the community about sexual violence and sex offender management programs is provided at this website. The following can be found: curriculum overview; four part curriculum; user's guide; special considerations for community education; a download center with handouts, lecture notes, slides, and learning activities; and an evaluation form.... Read More
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5 p.
2001
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Juvenile Sex Offender Assessment Protocol [J-SOAP]
By Prentky, Robert; Righthand, Sue. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
A checklist "to aid in the systematic review of risk factors" for 12-18 year old boys is presented (p. iv). The manual for this experimental scale contains sections on: the development and validation of J-SOAP; references; frequently asked questions; scoring guidelines; scoring instructions for Scale I (sexual drive/preoccupation), Scale II (impulsive/antisocial behavior), Scale III (intervention), and Scale IV (community stability/adjustment); and J-SOAP scoring and summary forms.... Read More
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44 p.
2001
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Community Notification and Education
By Matson, Scott. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
Differences in state laws regarding sex offender notification are examined, as well as innovative approaches to community notification and education in the U.S. This report contains the following sections: introduction; background; state variations; identifying offenders for notification; methods of notification; legal issues; are notification laws effective?; innovative approaches; unintended consequences; reducing unintended consequences; educating communities; conclusion; and organization co... Read More
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20 p.
2001
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Recidivism of Sex Offenders
By Bynum, Tim. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
The potential for commission of subsequent offenses by sex offenders is examined. This report looks at the following issues: measurement of sex offender recidivism; factors associated with recidivism; review of studies concerning rapists, child molesters, and probationers; synthesis of recidivism studies; impact of interventions on recidivism -- treatment, juvenile treatment research, supervision, and evaluating the effects; implications for sex offender management; and concluding remarks.... Read More
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20 p.
2001
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Case Studies on the Center for Sex Offender Management's National Resource Sites
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
Strategies from "19 jurisdictional, cross-disciplinary teams who have developed innovative sex offender management and supervision techniques" are reported (p. i). The following five sections comprise this document: introduction and background; three state resource sites; 11 local resource sites; three tribal sites; and two additional resource sites.... Read More
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122 p.
2000
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National Resource Group Recommended Readings
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
Designed to be a starting point, this reading list is for those people who are interested in learning about effective management of sex offenders in the community. Documents are organized into the following topic areas: child sexual abuse; community notification, registration, and civil commitment; juvenile sex offenders; probation and parole supervision; research, recidivism, and statistics; risk assessment and prediction; sex offender treatment; treatment guides; and victim issues.... Read More
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8 p.
1999
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Compendium of OJP-Sponsored Projects Relating to Sex Offenders
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
A compendium of Department of Justice-sponsored initiatives relating to sex offender management is presented. Subsections include adult classification research, community notification research, evaluation of supervision and treatment approach research, juvenile sex offender research, national surveys, risk assessment research, community notification and registration, use of the polygraph, supervision and treatment programs for sex offenders, training and technical assistance for policy makers an... Read More
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43 p.
1999
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Case Studies on the Center for Sex Offender Management's National Resource Sites
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexandria, VA). Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
These case studies reflect lessons learned from Center for Sex Offender management (CSOM) Resource Sites. Resource sites are "communities around the country who have demonstrated--through collaboration between criminal justice and health system agencies--that they can manage sex offenders and increase public safety" (p.ix.) Contents of this publication include an introduction and background, and summaries of ten Resource Sites' activities.... Read More
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57 p.
1997
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An Overview of Sex Offender Community Notification Practices: Policy Implications and Promising Approaches
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
Community notification laws are currently in place in 47 states. This brief offers up-to-date information to inform citizens, state and local leaders, and criminal justice professionals about these procedures and what the research suggests about their effectiveness. It addresses the benefits and limitations of these laws and examines their impact on communities, offenders, and victims.... Read More
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8 p.
1993
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The Intermediate Sanctions Handbook: Experiences and Tools for Policymakers
By McGarry, Peggy, ed.; Carter, Madeline M., ed.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexandria, VA). Center for Effective Public Policy (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This handbook offers the collective expertise and experience of those who participated in the State Justice Institute and National Institute of Corrections' cosponsored training and technical assistance program, the Intermediate Sanctions Project. The handbook serves as a planning resource for the development of more effective systems of intermediate sanctions. Chapters containing exercises and discussion outlines address key steps in the intermediate sanctions process from getting started to ma... Read More
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155 p.
1992
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Improving the Use of Intermediate Sanctions: Lessons from the Intermediate Sanctions Project
By McGarry, Peggy. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexandria, VA). Center for Effective Public Policy (Washington, DC).
With the goal of providing support and technical assistance to local jurisdictions, a national project on intermediate sanctions focused on key elements of an intergrated system of intermediate sanctions. This report reviews developments that arose during the project and summarizes discussions on the development of both a range of sentencing options and coherent policy guidelines.... Read More
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7 p.
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