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2015
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

2015
Document 029936
Prisoners, Parolees, Sex Offenders, Computers, and the Internet
Americans for Effective Law Enforcement (AELE) Law Enforcement Legal Center (Chicago, IL).
This two-part series discussing issues and developments in the use of information technologies by inmates and offenders in the community. Part 1 looks at: the problems in general; access to computers; information from the internet; and the Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System (TRULINCS) used by federal prisons. Part 2 looks at supervised Internet access; cell phones and the Internet; parolees and the Internet; sex offenders and the Internet; and some suggestions for allowing limited electro... Read More

19 pages
2013
Document 027055
Registered Sex Offenders: Sharing More Information Will Enable Federal Agencies to Improve Notifications of Sex Offenders’ International Travel
U.S. Government Accountability Office (Washington, DC).
Information “from August 1 to September 30, 2012, showed that the two agencies [ICE and USNCB] had significant differences in the number of offenders they identified in notifications. USNCB [United States National Central Bureau] sent notifications on 105 traveling sex offenders that ICE [U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement] did not, and, conversely, ICE sent notifications on 100 traveling sex offenders that USNCB did not. In part this is because the two agencies rely on different informati... Read More
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51 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 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 027737
Value of Corrections Information: Benefits to Justice and Public Safety
By Gattin, Kathy; Jarral, Ashwini; Litton, Christopher; May, Robert. IJIS Institute. Corrections Advisory Committee (Ashburn, VA).
“The primary purpose of this white-paper is to provide a better understanding of the corrections domain and the value of the vast amount of information available. This white paper emphasizes the overall value of corrections Information, including: Why you should be interested (Why); The stakeholders and individuals that will benefit from corrections information (Who); The major events that trigger information exchanges (When); The specific information elements that are often requested for inform... Read More
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19 pages
2013
Document 027738
Development Sequences of Girls’ Delinquent Behavior
By Huizinga, David; Miller, Shari; Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group (CPPRG). U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Girls Study Group (Washington, DC).
“[R]esearchers from two long-term longitudinal studies of delinquency— the Denver Youth Survey and the Fast Track Project—collaborated to establish common delinquency measures, conduct analyses, and integrate findings on developmental patterns of girls’ offending from childhood through adolescence ” (p. 1-2). This bulletin presents some of their major results. These are: prevalence and frequency of offending—ever-prevalence, prevalence by age and/or grade, and frequency of offending behavior amo... Read More
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16 pages
2012
Document 026503
Technology Project Cost/Benefit Tool
National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) (Washington, DC).
“As budgets shrink and public safety needs grow, agencies must keep a watchful eye on the bottom line. While officer and community safety is always a priority, efficiency of operations is a key consideration when making purchasing decisions. The Technology Decision Tool helps agencies make safe and sound acquisitions. The new tool was developed by NLECTC with input from technology experts from both large and small agencies, who have first-hand experience in successfully evaluating and implementi... Read More
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12 pages
2011
Document 027057
Contingency Management in Drug Courts: Research and Resources
By Stitzer, Maxine L..
JSTEPS is a “five-site research project [that] aims to guide each participating court through the implementation of an individualized Contingency Management (CM) protocol. CM interventions use systematic reinforcement with rewards (or punishment) to alter problem behaviors, usually substance use, in offenders. Rewards have been used widely in clinical treatment programs. They have been shown to successfully change targeted behaviors of substance abusers, including decreasing the number of positi... Read More
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