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Document 029705
Information Sharing Tool Kit – Second Edition
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (Chicago, IL). Juvenile Law Center (JLC) (Philadelphia, PA); Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice (Boston, MA); Models for Change (Washington, DC).
"[I]t is sometimes difficult for stakeholders, who represent different interests in the system, to come to agreement as to key issues with respect to information sharing for individual case management. These include the purposes and value to youth of information sharing; what are the appropriate limits on sharing; and how to minimize the potential negative collateral consequences of information sharing such as self-incrimination and net widening. In addition, with respect to data collection, agg... Read More

Document 025780
Using Data in Multi-Agency Collaborations: Guiding Performance to Ensure Accountability and Improve Programs
By Walker, Karen E.; Farley, Chelsea; Polin, Meridith. Public/Private Ventures (P/PV) (Philadelphia, PA); Child Trends (Washington, DC).
“This report is designed to help collaborating organizations anticipate and address the most common challenges associated with multi-agency performance management systems” (p. 6). Individuals in agencies that are collaborating to reach the same ends can find great strategies for strengthening their bonds and reaching success. This guide includes these sections: introduction; getting started; making it work; using data to improve the initiative; and sustaining the system.... Read More
29 pages
Document 026710
Using Administrative Data to Prioritize Jail Reentry Services: Findings from the Comprehensive Transition Planning Project
By Wei, Qing; Parsons, Jim. Vera Institute of Justice. Substance Use and Mental Health Program (New York, NY).
'This research brief on jail reentry services describes part of the Comprehensive Transition Planning Project'a collaborative project between the Substance Use and Mental Health Program at the Vera Institute of Justice and the New York City Department of Correction (DOC) ' [which is] to develop a reliable, low-cost, and easy-to-implement tool jail officials could use to identify people in jail who would benefit most from access to the system's limited discharge planning resources' (p. 1). The to... Read More
8 pages
Document 021826
How to Collect and Analyze Data: A Manual for Sheriffs and Jail Administrators
By Elias, Gail. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Voorhis Associates (Lafayette, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
Anyone who needs to gather and analyze data concerning various jail-related issues will find this manual useful. This document provides guidance on how information can fuel policy decision making. Chapters comprising this guide are: introduction; good management requires good information; information that should be collected; preparing for the data collection; how to locate and capture information; how to put it all together; how to analyze information; how to interpret information; sharing info... Read More
220 p.
Document 022782
Improving Parole Outcomes with Performance Leadership and Data: Doing What Works
By Hunter, Danny; Braucht, George; Prevost, John. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
"This article describes the evolution of the Georgia Parole Board's business-oriented data and performance leadership model" (p. 35). Topics covered include: business is data driven, government should be, too; Georgia's data-driven TCPI (Transition From Prison to the Community Initiative) plan; computerized information systems -- essential data to support accountability measures; managing with the right data; effective reports -- easy to access, read, and understand the causal link; performance... Read More
10 p.
Document 020300
Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, Winter 2005
National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
This Large Jail Network meeting took place January 30-February 1, 2005, in Longmont, Colorado. Contents of these proceedings include: NICs Core Competency Model Project: Preparing Leaders in Corrections for the Future by Robert Brown; Training as a Strategic Management Tool by Tom Reid; Legal Issues and Mentally Ill Inmates by Bill Collins; Mental Health Services in Jails: Identifying Problems by Joel A. Dvoskin; Informal Announcements by David Parrish; Mental Health Issues: Open Forum Discussio... Read More
67 p.
Document 021198
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
6 p.
Document 016687
Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, January 2001
National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
The primary focus of this meeting was data collection and the management information system (MIS). Contents include: meeting highlights; the use of data for planning, decision making, and measuring outcomes -- Parts I and II; the role of professional associations and their relationship with large jails in the 21st Century; roundtable discussion; legal issues update; future meeting issues; meeting agenda; participant list; and a copy of the "Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of... Read More
51 p.
Document 016800
Better Corrections Through Information [Videoconference Held March 15, 2000]
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This videoconference discusses issues regarding the collection, analysis, and use of information to assess an agency's programs, services, and operations and to serve as a base for policymaking. Some topics addressed include:
  • Selecting areas on which to collect information;
  • Assessing department and/or agency needs and developing appropriate responses;
  • Managing evaluation resources;
  • And developing and defending result-based budgeting.
... Read More
1 DVD (165 minutes)
Document 002663
Success on Parole: The Influence of Self-Reported Attitudes, Experiences and Background Characteristics on the Parole Behaviors of Youthful Offenders, Final Report
By Wiederanders, Mark R.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). California Dept. of the Youth Authority (Sacramento, CA).
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89 p.
Document 002664
Success on Parole: The Influence of Self-Reported Attitudes, Experiences and Background Characteristics on the Parole Behaviors of Youthful Offenders, Staff Summary
By Wiederanders, Mark R.. National Institute of Corrections NWashington, DC). California Dept. of the Youth Authority (Sacramento, CA).
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23 p.
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