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2015
Document 029735
Fostering Innovation in Community and Institutional Corrections: Identifying High-Priority Technology and Other Needs for the U.S. Corrections Sector
By Jackson, Brian A.; Russo, Joe; Hollywood, John S.; Woods, Dulani; Silberglitt, Richard; Drake, George B.; Shaffer, John S.; Zaydman, Mikhail; Chow, Brian G.. National Institute of Justice (NIJ) (Washington, DC). RAND Corp. Safety and Justice Program (Santa Monica, CA).
"The agencies of the U.S. corrections enterprise manage offenders confined in prisons and jails and those who have been released into the community on probation and parole. The enterprise is one of the three central pillars of the criminal justice system, along with police and the courts. Corrections agencies face major challenges from declining budgets, increasing populations under supervision, problems of equity and fairness in administrating justice, and other concerns. To better achieve its ... Read More
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161 pages
2015
Document 029763
Corrections Technology and Practice Taxonomy
National Institute of Justice (NIJ) (Washington, DC). RAND Corp. Safety and Justice Program (Santa Monica, CA).
"Criminal justice professionals face immense challenges today to make communities safer and to equitably apply the law. Their mission is further complicated by the acceleration of technological change that fuels an urgent demand to improve the safety and effectiveness of and access to new law enforcement technology. Budgets to fund these objectives are typically small in comparison to the resources available, making it necessary to engage in strategic planning that will allow units and departmen... Read More
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2015
Document 029764
Corrections Innovations Needs Tool
National Institute of Justice (NIJ) (Washington, DC). RAND Corp. Safety and Justice Program (Santa Monica, CA).
"Institutional and community corrections agencies face increasingly complex tasks and challenges today. It is important, therefore, to identify opportunities where changes in tools, technology, practices, or approaches can help agencies respond more effectively to solve problems and mitigate risks in their role to protect the public. Given resource constraints, setting priorities among many possible innovations is necessary … This interactive tool allows users to leverage the research in the rep... Read More
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2015
Document 029764
Corrections Innovations Needs Tool
National Institute of Justice (NIJ) (Washington, DC). RAND Corp. Safety and Justice Program (Santa Monica, CA).
"Institutional and community corrections agencies face increasingly complex tasks and challenges today. It is important, therefore, to identify opportunities where changes in tools, technology, practices, or approaches can help agencies respond more effectively to solve problems and mitigate risks in their role to protect the public. Given resource constraints, setting priorities among many possible innovations is necessary … This interactive tool allows users to leverage the research in the rep... Read More
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2014
Document 029625
Corrections and Reentry: Protected Health Information Privacy Framework for Information Sharing
By Abernathy, Christina. U. S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (Washington, DC). American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) (Lexington, VA); Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA) (Hagerstown, MD); Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) (Tallahassee, FL); Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global) (Tallahassee, FL).
"This resource was designed to enable correctional entities to comply with HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2 in the receipt or sharing of PHI [public health information], whether the correctional entity meets HIPAA’s designation of a “covered entity,”17 is determined by 42 CFR Part 2 to be a “federally assisted program,”18 or does not meet either criteria. The tools within the resource may be used by any correctional entity interested in articulating its commitment to protecting PHI and implementing the c... Read More
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137 pages
2014
Document 029598
A Note on HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2: Dispelling the Myths about Justice-Health Information Sharing
By Matz, Adam K.. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (Washington, DC). American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) (Lexington, KY).
"HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) and 42 CFR Part 2 (Title 42: Public Health, Part 2—Confidentiality of Substance Abuse Patient Records) are two of the most commonly cited barriers to cross-domain information sharing" (p. 1). This brief takes the ten most common myths about justice-health information sharing and explains the realities behind them.... Read More
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5 pages
2013
Document 022220
Big Data and Corrections: What's the Big Issue|Big Data--What Is It? Why Should I Care?
By Visgaitis, Jim. Corrections Technology Association (CTA) (Tallahassee, FL); Hewlett-Packard Development Company, LP. (Houston, TX); Sierra Systems (El Segunda, CA).
"Every day your correctional agency collects data from every system you have in place; healthcare records, RFID tracking mechanisms, food service providers, visitation logs, scanned documents, property lists, video and audio files (e.g. discipline hearings), mug shots, tattoos, visitor photos, and photos of evidence; the records go on and on. How do you determine the relevance of the volumes of data you have collected? Utilization of your big data is what is critical. The vision for big data uti... Read More
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39 pages
2012
Document 025783
Corrections Technology Association
Corrections Technology Association (Tallahassee, FL).
“The Corrections Technology Association (CTA) is a public, non-profit network of professionals actively involved in leveraging technology in the field of Corrections … Since 1999 CTA has provided a forum to promote exchange of information, experience and knowledge among correctional agencies.” Points of entry include, about CTA, annual meeting, publications, partners, contact information, and blog. What is of particular interest is copies of slides presented at past annual meetings. Themes of p... Read More
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2012
Document 026817
Family Integrated Transitions: A Promising Program for Juvenile Offenders with Co-Occurring Disorders
By Trupin, Eric J.; Kerns, Suzanne E. U.; Walker, Sarah Cusworth; DeRobertis, Megan T.; Stewart, David G..
The influence of the Family Integrated Transitions (FIT) program on the reduction of juvenile recidivism is investigated. FIT is a family-based intervention reentry program used with youth having co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders. It assists these youth as they transition from incarceration back into their homes. Results are reported for overall recidivism, felony recidivism, and violent felony and misdemeanor recidivism. “Participation in FIT was associated with a 30% red... Read More
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16 pages
2012
Document 026817
Family Integrated Transitions: A Promising Program for Juvenile Offenders with Co-Occurring Disorders
By Trupin, Eric J.; Kerns, Suzanne E. U.; Walker, Sarah Cusworth; DeRobertis, Megan T.; Stewart, David G..
The influence of the Family Integrated Transitions (FIT) program on the reduction of juvenile recidivism is investigated. FIT is a family-based intervention reentry program used with youth having co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders. It assists these youth as they transition from incarceration back into their homes. Results are reported for overall recidivism, felony recidivism, and violent felony and misdemeanor recidivism. “Participation in FIT was associated with a 30% red... Read More
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16 pages
2012
Document 026806
Correctional Populations In The United States, 2011
By Glaze, Lauren E.. U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (Washington, DC).
"Presents summary data on the number of offenders under the supervision of the adult correctional systems in the United States at yearend 2011. Persons supervised by the adult correctional systems include those in the community under the authority of probation or parole agencies that supervise adults and those in the custody of state or federal prisons or local jails. The report provides statistics on the size and change in the total correctional population, by correctional status, during 2011. ... Read More
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10 pages
2012
Document 026733
Veterans Treatment Court Resources
Justice for Vets (Justice4Vets) (Alexandria, VA).
Information regarding Veteran Treatment Courts (VTCs) can be found on this website. 'Veteran Treatment Courts hold veterans accountable to themselves and to the community ' The Veterans Treatment Court model requires regular court appearances (a bi-weekly minimum in the early phases of the program), as well as mandatory attendance at treatment sessions and frequent and random testing for substance use (drug and/or alcohol). Veterans respond favorably to this structured environment given their p... Read More
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2012
Document 026733
Veterans Treatment Court Resources
Justice for Vets (Justice4Vets) (Alexandria, VA).
Information regarding Veteran Treatment Courts (VTCs) can be found on this website. 'Veteran Treatment Courts hold veterans accountable to themselves and to the community ' The Veterans Treatment Court model requires regular court appearances (a bi-weekly minimum in the early phases of the program), as well as mandatory attendance at treatment sessions and frequent and random testing for substance use (drug and/or alcohol). Veterans respond favorably to this structured environment given their p... Read More
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2011
Document 027700
Pepper Spray in Juvenile Facilities
Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) (Braintree, MA).
Anyone working in the juvenile justice field should be aware of this publication. “The Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) conducts an annual survey of all state juvenile correction agencies in the United States. Results from the survey show that only six (12 percent) of the agencies authorize staff to carry chemical sprays [also known as oleoresin capsicum (OC)] in secure facilities, and just 15 agencies (29 percent) indicated that chemical restraints are authorized by their ... Read More
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4 pages
2011
Document 025463
The Three C's (Computers, Crime, and Corrections)
By Bowker, Art. corrections.com (Quincy. MA).
"Topics emphasized are the effects of criminal use of computers, including via the Internet on corrections."... Read More
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2011
Document 025732
SCADA & PLC Vulnerabilities in Correctional Facilities: White Paper
By Newman, Teague; Rad, Tiffany; Strauchs, John.
The uses and vulnerabilities of PLCs (programmable logic controllers) in corrections are often overlooked. A problem with PLCs in one facility led to all of the doors of the death row to open at the same time. “Using original and publically available exploits along with evaluating vulnerabilities in electronic and physical security designs, we will analyze SCADA [Siemens Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition] systems and PLC vulnerabilities in correctional and government secured facilities wh... Read More
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15 pages
1992
Document 010691
Provision of Executive Information System for Indiana Department of Correction Can Improve Agency's Ability to Meet Mission and Objectives
National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC). Justice Information Associates (Boulder, CO).
A consultant's investigation finds that the Indiana Department of Correction would benefit from implementation of an Executive Information System, which would enhance the Commissioner's overall knowledge of his organization's performance, while enabling the Commissioner, Executive Staff, Deputy Directors, and Superintendents to forecast workload, to budget accordingly, and to evaluate the department's attainment of critical goals and objectives.... Read More
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