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2016
Document 032716
Analyzing Bond Supervision Survey Data: The Effects of Pretrial Detention on Self-Reported Outcomes
By Holsinger, Alexander M.. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Crime and Justice Institute (CJI) (Boston, MA).
This study's aim is to "shed more light on what the impact of pretrial detention may be on several non-Criminal Justice related outcomes. If we can gain a better understanding of the effects of pretrial detention, even detention for relatively short periods (e.g., less than three days), policy regarding risk-based decisions can be informed. Likewise there is benefit in further examining the “more than” vs. “less than” three days of pretrial incarceration in light of recent research that has alre... Read More

19 pages
2014
Document 027253
PREA Audit Instrument – Prisons and Jails
U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). National PREA Resource Center (Washington, DC).
“These documents comprise the instrument that auditors will use to audit the U.S. Department of Justice's PREA Standards for Prisons and Jails, pending final revisions.” Elements comprising this instrument are: “Process Map” describing the audit process from start to finish; “Checklist of Documentation”; “Pre-Audit Questionnaire”; “Auditor Compliance Tool” used to determine PREA compliance; “Instructions for PREA Audit Tour” of the facility; “Interview Protocols” for Agency Head or Designee, Wa... Read More
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2013
Document 027288
Opportunities for Information Sharing to Enhance Health and Public Safety Outcomes: A Report by the Criminal Justice and Health Collaboration Project, Version 1
By Parker, Scott; Mallik-Kane, Kamala; Horvath, Aaron. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Criminal Justice and Health Collaboration Project Working Group; IJIS Institute (Ashburn, VA); Urban Institute (Washington, DC).
“This report was designed as a resource for the justice and health fields to: Identify the full range of beneficial information exchanges between the criminal justice and healthcare systems; Provide detail on specific information exchanges within the context of routine criminal justice and health operations; Serve as a guide to policymakers and practitioners seeking to implement information exchange, by offering detail on workflow and implementation issues; and, Offer a “blueprint” to certain sp... Read More
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148 pages
2013
Document 027707
Safeguarding Your Sexual Safety: A PREA Orientation Video
By Warren, Chip. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). The Moss Group (Washington, DC).
This is an excellent presentation for youth about the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). It is intended to be used during orientation to the facility. Sections contained in this presentation are: Introductions—what’s it really like; Part 1—understanding your rights versus privileges; Part 2—zero tolerance means zero; Part 3—ensuring safety--i.e. grooming, letting others know of inappropriate touch, sharing of contraband by staff, sharing of personal information by staff, bullying by other youth... Read More
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25 minutes
2013
Document 027088
Recidivism Reduction Checklists
U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). National Reentry Resource Center (New York, NY).
“These checklists can help familiarize state leaders with key issues related to recidivism reduction, and help them honestly evaluate strengths and weaknesses in their reentry efforts through enhanced communication and coordination.” Checklists are targeted for each of the following—executive and legislative policymakers, state corrections administrators, and state reentry coordinators. The checklists can be used to educate policymakers, to assess the comprehensiveness of their recidivism strate... Read More
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2013
Document 027166
Developing a Policy on the Use of Social Media in Intelligence and Investigative Activities: Guidance and Recommendations
U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of the Deputy Attorney General. Global Advisory Committee (GAC) (Washington, DC).
"Social media sites have become useful tools for the public and law enforcement entities, but criminals are also using these sites for wrongful purposes. Social media sites may be used to coordinate a criminal-related flash mob or plan a robbery, or terrorist groups may use social media sites to recruit new members and espouse their criminal intentions. Social media sites are increasingly being used to instigate or conduct criminal activity, and law enforcement personnel should understand the co... Read More
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52 pages
2013
Document 027255
Building Cost-Benefit Analysis Capacity in Criminal Justice: Notes from a Roundtable Discussion
By Chiu, Tina. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Vera Institute of Justice. Cost-Benefit Knowledge Bank for Criminal Justice (CBKB) (New York, NY) .
“Interest in using cost-benefit analysis (CBA) to help in criminal justice policymaking and planning has grown in recent years as state and local budgets have become increasingly strained. Most jurisdictions, however, have not been able to create a sustained capacity to produce and use CBA in decision making and budgeting. The Vera Institute of Justice organized a roundtable discussion to examine what factors might help jurisdictions build lasting capacity to use and perform CBA … The discussion... Read More
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16 pages
2013
Document 027254
A Guide to Calculating Justice-System Marginal Costs
By Henrichson, Christian; Galgano, Sarah. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Vera Institute of Justice. Cost-Benefit Analysis Unit (New York, NY).
"Any economic study of a justice-related investment needs to use the right cost information in its calculations. The type of cost used makes a difference in the accuracy of a study’s findings, as well as its relevance for policymaking, budgeting, and practice. Vera’s Cost-Benefit Analysis Unit has published this guide to help technical users and general readers understand marginal cost—the amount of change in total cost when a unit of output changes." “This guide [in particular] instructs policy... Read More
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28 pages
2013
Document 027416
Justice and Health Connect
U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Vera Institute of Justice (New York, NY); U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC).
“Justice and Health Connect aims to increase the ability of government agencies and community organizations to share information across health and justice systems.” Points of access include: background—what information sharing is, the reason for sharing information, how it will benefit your agency, and information sharing myths; a toolkit explaining how to create and implement an efficient and successful interagency collaboration that shares information—four modules covering defining your object... Read More
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2013
Document 027175
An Inventory and Examination of Restorative Justice Practices for Youth in Illinois
By Burke, Kimberly S.; Bostwick, Lindsay; Sylwestzak, Amy. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) (Chicago, IL).
“The goal of this study was to learn the extent to which programs incorporate the components of restorative justice and provide an inventory of organizations implementing programs using restorative justice practices in Illinois” (p. 4). Sections of this report include: key findings; introduction; literature review; methodology; findings regarding organizations using restorative justice, restorative justice in action at Ogle County Probation, restorative justice in action at Champaign County Regi... Read More
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85 pages
2013
Document 027453
PREA Essentials
U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). National PREA Resource Center (Washington, DC).
“The PREA Resource Center (PRC) designed this PREA [Prison Rape Elimination Act] Essentials Page to guide professionals in their implementation of specific standards; therefore, this page is organized by standards categories … Each category contains: (1) a brief synopsis summarizing the standards in that category, (2) links to an online version of those standards, (3) links to helpful resources related to those standards sorted by correctional facility type, and (4) where relevant, a discussion ... Read More
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26 pages
2012
Document 027142
A Summary Checklist of Evidence-Based Drug Court Treatment Practices
By Peters, Roger H.. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC); National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC). American University. School of Public Affairs. Center for State Courts (Washington, DC).
“This checklist [of 13 elements] is designed to assist in reviewing drug court programs’ treatment services to determine whether they reflect the use of evidence-based treatment practices. The checklist should be used in conjunction with a companion document entitled “Drug Court Treatment Services: Applying Research Findings to Practice - Issues Commentary and Resource Brief” [NIC accession number 027141” (p. 1).... Read More
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2 pages
2012
Document 027141
“Drug Court Treatment Services: Applying Research Findings to Practice” Issues Commentary and Resource Brief
By Peters, Roger H.. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC); National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC). American University. School of Public Affairs. Center for State Courts (Washington, DC).
This is a great introduction to drug courts and their effectiveness. Any one working with drug courts should read this brief. Sections cover: effectiveness of drug courts; immediate placement in treatment; screening and assessment; coerced treatment is as effective as voluntary treatment; sanctions should be coupled with incentives and involvement in treatment; optimal treatment duration is at least six months and no more than 18 months; outpatient treatment is the most efficient program modalit... Read More
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6 pages
2012
Document 027171
Widening the Circle: Can Peacemaking Work Outside of Tribal Communities? A Guide for Planning
By Wolf, Robert V.. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Center for Court Innovation (New York, NY).
“The innovative power of tribal jurisprudence, which long ago discovered alternative dispute resolution methods, can continue to provide direct benefit to non-Indian sovereigns and their citizens. Enriching and reciprocal potential exists; it is only a matter of whether the non-Indian world is ready to learn and appreciate the customary wisdom in tribal common law—Gloria Valencia-Weber” (p. 1). This guide provides an excellent introduction to this effective conflict resolution process. Sections ... Read More
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17 pages
2012
Document 027178
'The Public Wants to Be Involved': A Roundtable Conversation about Community and Restorative Justice
By Wolf, Robert V.. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Center for Court Innovation (New York, NY).
“By enlisting the public as an active ally, community justice builds trust in government, which, in turn, helps police and prosecutors build better cases. Community justice also allows agencies to go beyond merely responding to crime by promoting the development of collaborative preventive strategies. And by engaging volunteers and community-based resources, community justice saves money, lessening pressure on public budgets. Seen this way, community justice is a smart strategy, one that increas... Read More
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23 pages
2012
Document 026818
Pathways Project--Research Factsheet: Mental Health & Trauma among Women in Jails
By Lynch, Shannon; DeHart, D.; Belknap, J.; Green, B.. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Pathways Project. Idaho State University (Pocatello, ID).
Findings are presented from a national study showing the prevalence of serious mental illness (SMI) , substance use disorders (SUD), and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the United States female jail population. Topics discussed include: the majority of females jailed have at least one of the assessed mental health disorders during their lifetime; regional differences exist in the rates of assessed mental health disorders; 25% of these women reported severe functional impairment in the pa... Read More
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2 pages
2012
Document 026924
APPA’s C.A.R.E. Model: A Framework for Collaboration, Analysis, Reentry, and Evaluation: A Response to Street Gang Violence
By DeMichele. Matthew; Matz, Adam K.. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). American Probation and Parole Association (APPA). Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) (Lexington, KY); Council of State Governments (Lexington, KY); U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC).
This publication presents the C.A.R.E. model developed by the American Probation and Parole Associations (APPA) that explains how community corrections can be involved in anti-gang initiatives. It uses evidence-based practices (data-driven strategies) to back up the use of certain policies and procedures. Each chapter provides an “overview of each component, obstacles, and recommendations for implementation … [and] begins with a clear policy-practice statement summarizing the chapter’s purpose. ... Read More
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67 pages
2012
Document 026935
Statewide Law Enforcement/Mental Health Efforts: Strategies to Support and Sustain Local Initiatives
By Reuland, Melissa; Draper, Laura; Norton, Blake. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Council of State Governments (CSG). Justice Center (New York, NY).
“The purpose of this document is to provide readers with a description of how statewide efforts can be organized and play a role in supporting SPRs [specialized policing responses] within their borders” (p. viii). The two prevalent SPRs being Crisis Intervention Teams (CITs) and police-mental health co-responder teams. The information provided is important for anyone dealing with mentally ill offenders in the community. This report is divided into three main sections: the structure of statewide ... Read More
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66 pages
2012
Document 026958
Improving Outcomes for People with Mental Illnesses Involved with New York City’s Criminal court and Correction Systems
U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC); Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation (New York, NY). Council of State Governments. Justice Center (Lexington, KY).
Strategies that “could improve treatment outcomes and expedite case disposition for people with mental illnesses, ensuring the most appropriate use of scarce city resources while maintaining public safety” are presented (p. 3). These strategies are integral parts of a policy framework that addresses the special needs of mentally ill offenders. This policy framework is composed of the following parts: determine levels of risks and needs; provide pretrial, plea, and sentencing options; establish c... Read More
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17 pages
2012
Document 025653
Community Reentry after Prison Drug Treatment: Learning from Sheridan Therapeutic Community Program Participants
By Reichert, Jessica; Ruzich, Dawn; Campbell, Rebecca. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (Chicago, IL).
Results from an evaluation of the Sheridan Correctional Center National Drug Prison and Reentry Program are provided. Agencies would be wise to read this report if they are thinking of creating a similar program or revamping an existing one. Findings are reported for: sample demographics; background prior to Sheridan; experiences at Sheridan; preparation for reentry; experience in the community; relapse; recidivism; and additional comments. Graduates of this program remained (on average) two yea... Read More
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87 pages
2012
Document 025760
Discover Corrections
U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Discover Corrections.com.
This website is a great resource for those individuals looking for a job in the corrections field or just wanting some information about correctional employment. Points of entry are: why corrections; explore the field; career resources; find your job; stories from the field; latest job postings; and corrections in your area. The last access point takes you to quick facts and salary information (if given) about community corrections (parole, probation, and juvenile services), jails and detention ... Read More
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2012
Document 026086
Webinar: PREA Readiness – Arlington County Detention Facility
U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). National PREA Resource Center (Washington, DC); Vera Institute of Justice. Center on Sentencing and Corrections (Washington, DC).
"Sheriff Beth Arthur and Major David Kidwell, Director of Corrections, will discuss their long-standing commitment to preventing sexual assault at the Arlington County Detention Facility, provide guidance to other jails on strategies for preventing and responding to sexual assault, and share their agency's successes and lessons learned."... Read More
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2012
Document 025992
Frequent Users of Jail and Shelter Systems in the District of Columbia: An Overview of the Potential for Supportive Housing
By Gilchrist-Scott, Douglas; Fontaine, Jocelyn. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Urban Institute. Justice Policy Center (Washington, DC).
“The Corporation for Supportive Housing [CSH] has launched a number of frequent user initiatives across the country through a model that combines housing with supportive services. The ultimate goal is to break the costly cycle of high system use through the provision of permanent supportive housing to frequent users, thereby increasing housing stability, public health, and public safety” (p. 1). Frequent users are those individuals who make frequent use of public crisis systems. One such CHS tes... Read More
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4 pages
2012
Document 026027
Ten Truths that Matter When Working with Justice Involved Women
By Ney, Becki, editor; Ramirez, Rachelle, editor; Van Dieten, Marilyn, editor. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women (Washington, DC).
“This document reviews ten truths about justice involved women—gleaned from the research over the last few decades —that must be recognized if we are to successfully manage this population, achieve greater reductions in recidivism, and improve public safety outcomes. It is our hope that by understanding these truths, criminal justice policymakers and practitioners will be more aware of gender differences and take steps to enhance their approaches to managing justice involved women” (p. iii). So... Read More
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22 pages
2012
Document 026118
Data-Driven Decisionmaking for Strategic Justice Reinvestment
By Dwyer, Alison M.; Neusteter, S. Rebecca; Lachman, Pamela. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Urban Institute. Justice Policy Center (Washington, DC).
The importance and role of data in the justice reinvestment process is explained. This brief looks at: locating and accessing data; identifying population drivers; potential data for intervention points, data information intervention points, and associated agency costs; quantifying cost drivers; strategizing with data; directing reinvestment efforts; ensuring sustainability; and performance measures.... Read More
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10 pages
2012
Document 026117
Tracking Costs and Savings through Justice Reinvestment
By Lachman, Pamela; Neusteter, S. Rebecca. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Urban Institute. Justice Policy Center (Washington, DC).
This brief “provides guidance on how stakeholders can conduct a comprehensive assessment of local criminal justice spending, how they should target their reinvestment efforts, and how they can make the most of the savings achieved through the justice reinvestment process.” (p. 2). Sections of this publication include: the local justice reinvestment model; documenting costs and demonstrating savings; tracking populations across systems; measuring savings throughout jurisdictions; determining how ... Read More
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12 pages
2012
Document 026409
Implementing The Prison Rape Elimination Act: A Toolkit for Juvenile Agencies and Facilities
U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC); Center for Innovative Public Policies (CIPP) (Naples, FL).
“The goal of this Toolkit is to provide juvenile agencies and facilities of all sizes, political divisions, and geographic locations with a step-by-step guide for preventing, detecting, and eliminating sexual abuse of residents in their custody – and for responding effectively to abuse when it does occur” (p. 4). This document is divided into three parts; PREA implementation—general information about the PREA law, the PREA Standards, definitions and terms, developing strategies to comply with PR... Read More
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104 pages
2012
Document 026550
Implementing the Prison Rape Elimination Act: A Toolkit for Jails
By Asbridge, Caleb; Bosley, Rachel; Layman, Elizabeth Price; Moss, Andie; SHorba, Jeff; Smith, Brenda V.; Vanek, Shaina; Yarussi, Jaime. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). The Moss Group (Washington, DC); Center for Innovative Public Policies, Inc. (CIPP) (Naples, FL).
“The goal of this Toolkit is to provide jails of all sizes, political divisions, and geographic locations with a step-by-step guide for preventing, detecting, and eliminating sexual abuse of inmates1 in their custody – and for responding effectively to abuse when it does occur … Protecting arrestees, detainees, and inmates from sexual violence is part of a jail’s core mission. This Toolkit will help assess your jail’s operations with an eye to improvements” (p. 4). This publication is divided in... Read More
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102 pages
2012
Document 026605
Adults with Behavioral Health Needs Under Correctional Supervision: A Shared Framework for Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Recovery
By Osher, Fred; D'Amora, David A.; Plotkin, Martha; Jarrett, Nicole; Eggleston, Alexa. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Council of State Governments. Justice Center (New York, NY); Criminal Justice/Mental Health Consensus Project (New York, NY); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
“This white paper presents a shared framework for reducing recidivism and behavioral health problems among individuals under correctional control or supervision—that is, for individuals in correctional facilities or who are on probation or parole. The paper is written for policymakers, administrators, and practitioners committed to making the most effective use of scarce resources to improve outcomes for individuals with behavioral health problems who are involved in the corrections system. It i... Read More
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82 pages
2012
Document 026521
Statewide Coordination of Problem-Solving Courts: A Snapshot of Five States
By Dominique, Elvita. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Center for Court Innovation (New York, NY).
Objectives involved in the centralizing of the administration of problem-solving courts are discussed. The strategies described may help your state to decide if or how to coordinate your own group of problem-solving courts. Goals of statewide coordination entail quality assurance, training, funding, research and evaluation, technology, and advocacy. The manner in which the states of California, Idaho, Indiana, Maryland, and New York address these goals are explained.... Read More
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10 pages
2012
Document 026554
Community Corrections Automated Case Management Procurement Guide with Bid Specifications, Version 1.0
By Matz, Adam K.. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) (Lexington, KY); Council of State Government (Lexington, KY).
'The following [publication] offers guidance to those tasked with the procurement of an automated information solution (e.g., case management system) for a community corrections agency. Currently there is a lack of concise literature to assist probation or parole agencies looking to procure or build systems that will support both their internal needs and their external information sharing needs ' Herein the process of planning and procuring a system is streamlined for the probation and/or parole... Read More
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145 pages
2012
Document 026843
Examining Growth in the Federal Prison Population, 1998 to 2010
By Mallik-Kane, Kamala; Parthasaranthy, Barbara; Adams, William. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Urban Institute. Justice Policy Center (Washington, DC).
This “analysis describes how the size and composition of the federal prison population have changed over time and apportions this population growth into shares associated with the different stages of the criminal justice process that determine who is sent to prison and the duration of their incarceration … The increase in expected time served by drug offenders was the single greatest contributor to growth in the federal prison population between 1998 and 2010” (p. 3). Sections of this report inc... Read More
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34 pages
2012
Document 027070
Women’s Pathways to Jail: The Roles & Intersections of Serious Mental Illness & Trauma
By Lynch, Shannon M; DeHart, Dana D.; Belknap, Joanne; Green, Bonnie L.. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC).
“This multi-site study addressed critical gaps in the literature by assessing the prevalence of serious mental illness (SMI), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and substance use disorders (SUD) in women in jail and pathways to offending for women with and without SMI … Understanding female offenders’ pathways to offending, including both risk for onset and risk for continued offending, helps elucidate the complexity of their experiences and identify key factors and intervening variables that... Read More
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91 pages
2010
Document 024913
Guidelines to Gang Reentry
U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). American Parole and Probation Association (Lexington, KY); Association of State Correctional Administrators (Hagerstown, MD); Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) (Tallahassee, FL).
This guide provides suggestions “to assist gang-involved individuals returning to the community from confinement … [and] for planning interventions for gang-involved defendants/offenders, along with helpful hints for facilitating effective and efficient reentry.” Sections following the “Literature Review: Reentry and Gang-Affiliated Offenders” by James Howell are: institutional phase of reentry from intake to release; structured reentry phase—transitional work done by both the institution and co... Read More
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1 CD
2009
Document 026098
Promising Practices in Pretrial Diversion
By Kennedy, Spurgeon; Brown, James; Darbey, Barbara; Gatti, Anne; Klute, Tara; Maher, Mary Pat; Peterca, Daniel. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). National Association of Pretrial Service Agencies (NAPSA) (Washington, DC).
'The goal of this monograph is to inform criminal justice practitioners and state and local policy makers of: Promising and emerging practices in the pretrial diversion field; The state of pretrial diversion and major issues and findings within the field; and The challenges and opportunities facing diversion practitioners' (p. 4). Sections of this publication include: introduction; pretrial diversion'an overview; promising and emerging practices in pretrial diversion; and conclusion. An appendix... Read More

43 pages
2008
Document 023511
Implementing the Family Support Approach for Community Supervision
By Mullins, Tracy G.; Toner, Christine. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). American Probation and Parole Association (Lexington, KY); Family Justice (New York, NY).
Implementation of the Family Support Approach for Community Supervision is explained. This publication includes the following sections: introduction and overview; guiding principles for putting this system into practice; tools and techniques for putting this approach into practice; practical application of guiding principles; administrative support; and "The Oklahoma Family Justice Project: Improving Community Supervision Outcomes One Family at a Time" by Justin Jones and Carol Shapiro.... Read More
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71 p.
2007
Document 023247
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.
2005
Document 020745
Project Guide: Best Practices -- In-Custody Programs for Juveniles and Adults
By Trotti, Trudie. National Institute of Corrections. Native American and Alaskan Technical Assistance Project (NAATAP) (Washington, DC); U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Justice Planners International (JPI) (Demarest, NJ).
Seventeen best practice in-custody programs (the "placement in residential program that restrict offender access to the community") are described (p. 7). Programs highlighted are: Aggression Replacement Training; B-Cultural Substance Abuse Curriculum; Cognitive Skills Training; Correctional Services of Canada's Aboriginal Sex Offender Program; Family Connections Project; Literacy Programs in Canadian prisons; Mettanokit Prison Program; Native Clan Organizational Correctional Programs; Okimaw Oh... Read More
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46 p.
2005
Document 020746
Project Guide: Design Review
National Institute of Corrections. Native American and Alaskan Technical Assistance Project (NAATAP) (Washington, DC); U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Justice Planners International (JPI) (Demarest, NJ).
"[E]specially useful during schematic design, "this pamphlet offers assistance through the often challenging design review process (p. 7). Sections of this booklet are: how to use this project guide; Tribal involvement from project initiation through occupancy; who is involved in design review?; reading architect's drawings; saving time and money; Jail Design Review Checklist; and getting it right.... Read More
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18 p.
2005
Document 020747
Project Guide: Existing Facility Evaluations
By Fuller, Cheryl. National Institute of Corrections. Native American and Alaskan Technical Assistance Project (NAATAP) (Washington, DC); U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Justice Planners International (JPI) (Demarest, NJ).
The process of evaluating an existing facility is explained. This guide is comprised of the following sections: overview; when to evaluate an existing facility; who should participate in the evaluation; how to conduct a facility evaluation; Evaluation Checklist; and decisions that follow the evaluation.... Read More
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26 p.
2005
Document 020750
Project Guide: Objective Classification Analysis
By Rubin, Ira. National Institute of Corrections. Native American and Alaskan Technical Assistance Project (NAATAP) (Washington, DC); U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Justice Planners International (JPI) (Demarest, NJ).
The use of an objective classification system (OCS) is described. This guide explains: classification analysis in general; designing a classification system; benefits of implementing a classification system; potential drawbacks of objective classification; some additional considerations; identifying individuals with substance abuse/dependence issues; and balancing objectivity and practicality.... Read More
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17 p.
2005
Document 020751
Project Guide: Population Profiles, Population Projections and Bed Needs Projections
National Institute of Corrections. Native American and Alaskan Technical Assistance Project (NAATAP) (Washington, DC); U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Justice Planners International (JPI) (Demarest, NJ).
Three parts of a Needs Assessment, which "is conducted to determine, verify, and/or quantify the need for greater capacity, a different type of facility, a new facility or expansion and renovation of an existing facility," are explained (p. 2). Sections contained in this guide are: overview; population profiles; population projections; and bed needs projections.... Read More
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14 p.
2005
Document 020752
Project Guide: Selecting an Architect -- Developing RFQs and RFPs
National Institute of Corrections. Native American and Alaskan Technical Assistance Project (NAATAP) (Washington, DC); U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Justice Planners International (JPI) (Demarest, NJ); Crabtree-Rohrbaugh and Associates (Mechanicsburg, PA).
The process involved in developing and announcing a Request for Proposals (RFP) or Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is summarized. Sections comprising this guide include: overview; RFQ versus RFP; architect selection committee; determination of Tribe's needs and goals; development of project scope of work or RFP's; compiling a listing of architects; writing the RFP; a typical RFQ/RFP; customizing an RFP/RFQ; development of a rating system; finalizing the RFQ/RFP; publishing the RFP/RFQ; receivi... Read More
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22 p.
2005
Document 020753
Project Guide: Site Selection
By DeFrancis, Paul. National Institute of Corrections. Native American and Alaskan Technical Assistance Project (NAATAP) (Washington, DC); U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Justice Planners International (JPI) (Demarest, NJ).
The process of site selection is explained. Topics discussed in this guide are: identifying potential sites in general; selecting the team to find the site; developing site evaluation criteria; developing the site checklist; evaluating sites; and selecting the site. Also included is a sample site criteria and evaluation checklist.... Read More
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13 p.
2005
Document 020754
Project Guide: Tribal Justice System Assessment
By Martin, Mark. National Institute of Corrections. Native American and Alaskan Technical Assistance Project (NAATAP) (Washington, DC); U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Justice Planners International (JPI) Demarest, NJ).
"[D]irection to tribal jurisdictions interested in conducting a justice system assessment for the purposes of addressing systemic issues raised in the development of detention and correctional facilities" is provided (p. 7). This guide is comprised of the following sections: introduction; what a justice assessment is; impact of the justice system assessment on detention and corrections bed space needs; approach to conducting a system assessment; steps in the assessment process; unique character... Read More
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24 p.
2005
Document 020742
Project Guide: Adult Correctional Facility Design Resources
National Institute of Corrections. Native American and Alaskan Technical Assistance Project (NAATAP) (Washington, DC); U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Justice Planners International (JPI) (Demarest, NJ).
This document contains brief descriptions of 21 references pertaining to the planning and designing of adult correctional and detention facilities.... Read More
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13 p.
2005
Document 020743
Project Guide: Alternatives to Incarceration of Offenders
By Martin, Mark. National Institute of Corrections. Native American and Alaskan Technical Assistance Project (NAATAP) (Washington, DC); U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Justice Planners International (JPI) (Demarest, NJ).
The use of Alternative Programs ("a broad and varied array of alternatives to detention and incarceration") in Indian Country is explained (p. 7). Sections of this guide include: introduction; practical issues related to alternatives sanctions; effective justice system planning; key decision-making points in case processing; case management; and descriptions of alternative programs and strategies.... Read More
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22 p.
2005
Document 020744
Project Guide: Assessment of Project Status & Technical Assistance Needs
By DeFrancis, Paul. National Institute of Corrections. Native American and Alaskan Technical Assistance Project (NAATAP) (Washington, DC); U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Justice Planners International (JPI) (Demarest, NJ).
A checklist for assessing the Tribe's progress through the facility development process is provided. Activities tracked include team development, planning, programming, site selection, environmental review; consultant selection, design, construction, transition planning and facility activation, and project contact persons.... Read More
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18 p.
2005
Document 020748
Project Guide: Juvenile Facility Design
By McMillen, Michael. National Institute of Corrections. Native American and Alaskan Technical Assistance Project (NAATAP) (Washington, DC); U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Justice Planners International (JPI) (Demarest, NJ).
"[I]nformation on operational and design issues that significantly influence the quality of residential services to youthful populations" is provided. Topics discussed include: analysis of need; safety, security, and management priorities; environmental character; daily programming activities and opportunities; planning and design process; and helpful hints.... Read More
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24 p.
2005
Document 020749
Project Guide: The NEPA Land Use Process for Proposed Development of Correctional Facilities in Indian Country
National Institute of Corrections. Native American and Alaskan Technical Assistance Project (NAATAP) (Washington, DC); U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Justice Planners International (JPI) (Demarest, NJ); Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc. (Elmwood Park, NY).
Compliance issues proposed correctional facilities in Indian Country face with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 are explained. The NEPA Environmental Assessment (EA) process requires: initiation of the NEPA analysis; development of an EA; the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI); Environmental Impact Statement (EIS); Record of Decision (ROD); and implementing the decision.... Read More
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17 p.
1991
Document 009274
Intervening with Substance-Abusing Offenders: A Framework for Action: Executive Summary
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). National Task Force on Correctional Substance Abuse Strategies (N.P.); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
A brief discussion is provided of the six major goals suggested by the National Task Force on Correctional Substance Abuse Strategies for substance abuse programming.... Read More
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30 p.
1991
Document 009275
Intervening with Substance-Abusing Offenders: A Framework for Action
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). National Task Force on Correctional Substance Abuse Strategies (N.P.); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Effective, documented strategies for controlling contraband in institutions, monitoring substance abuse behavior, and therapeutic or educational intervention do exist. This document discusses six major goals for substance abuse programming. They include: assessment, programming, linkages, human resources, environment, and accountability. Strategy briefs are provided for various programs that have been implemented to deal with substance abuse among criminal offenders. These programs include: Co... Read More
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159 p.
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