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2014
Document 028317
Community Corrections Collaborative Network: Safe and Smart Ways to Solve America's Correctional Challenges
By Ziedenberg, Jason. National Institute of Corrections (NIC). Community Services Division (Washington, DC); NIC-TA#13C5022. National Institute of Corrections (NIC). Community Corrections Collaborative Network (CCCN) (Washington, DC).
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Community Corrections Collaborative Network (CCCN)—a network representing community corrections professionals—commissioned a position paper to explore the successes and challenges facing the community corrections field. The position paper, "Community Corrections Collaborative Network: Safe and Smart Ways To Solve America’s Correctional Challenges", finds that community corrections is a critical part of the public safety system that supervises individua... Read More
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36 pages
2013
Document 027834
Nothing About Us Without Us! The Failure of the Modern Juvenile Justice System and a Call for Community-Based Justice
By Smith, Charisa.
The need for a renewed effort in bringing the practice of juvenile justice back under the influence of the community is explained. Topics discussed include: history coming full circle—arrest, court, incarceration, the strong rationale for abandoning the status quo juvenile justice system, a systemic lack of cultural competence, and community-based justice that works; and Community-based Alternatives To Detention (ATDs) and Alternatives To Incarceration (ATIs)—restorative justice, and justice re... Read More
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54 pages
2013
Document 026931
Seeking Safety: A Model for Trauma and/or Substance Abuse
Treatment Innovations (Newton Centre, MA).
Seeking Safety is a therapeutic program for women suffering from trauma, substance abuse, and/or posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This website provides abundant information regarding this program and trauma-informed treatment. Points of entry are: the book “Seeking Safety; outcome results from evaluations of Seeking Safety; a wide range of articles regarding the Seeking Safety model (description and implementation) and empirical studies about it, PTSD and addiction, cognitive-behavioral and... Read More
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2013
Document 026926
International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO)
International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO) (Brussels, Belgium); Observatorio Internacional de Justicia Juvenil (Brussels, Belgium).
A wealth of information regarding the field of international juvenile justice can be found here in one place. This website provides access to: information regarding the International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO); IJJO world councils; IJJO school—International School for Juvenile Justice (ISJJ); assorted presentations from previous IJJO International Conferences; Juvenile Justice Without Borders International Award; the Documentation Center featuring pertinent publications, multimedia, sta... Read More
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2013
Document 027087
Intelligent Justice: Balancing the Effects of Community Sentences and Custody
By Hough, Mike; Farrall, Stephen; McNeill, Fergus. Howard League for Penal Reform (London, England).
While this report addresses the problems with the impact of austerity on the prison system in the United Kingdom, it offers a valuable source of information on how to combat budget cuts in correctional spending. “This paper revisits the much argued question about the relative merits of prison and community sentences. We decided to write it out of a sense that debate has become trapped in an unproductive Punch and Judy fight about which of the two sentences ‘works’ better. To anticipate our concl... Read More
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22 pages
2013
Document 027248
Promising Victim Related Practices in Probation and Parole Fact Sheet Series
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office for Victims of Crime (Washington, DC). American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) (Lexington, KY); Council of State Governments (New York, NY).
Access to eight fact sheets “on topics related to crime victims and victims’ needs throughout the community corrections process” is provided. Topics covered are: The Role of Community Corrections in Victim Services; Collaboration and Partnership for Victim Services in Community Corrections; Family Violence; Restitution and Other Legal Financial Obligations; Seeking Victim Input; Victim Information and Notification; Victim/Offender Programs; and Workplace Violence.... Read More
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2013
Document 027251
Criminal Records in the Digital Age: A Review of Current Practices and Recommendations for Reform in Texas
By Gaebler, Helen. University of Texas. School of Law. William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law (Austin, TX).
“It is time to broaden the reentry discussion and take a comprehensive look at how criminal records are accessed, disseminated, and utilized in this digital age and to find ways to make the criminal justice system more effective at providing meaningful opportunities for successful and lasting reintegration into our communities” (p. 2). This report explains how access to criminal records can damage efforts for successful reentry and provides suggestions on how to solve this challenge. Eight secti... Read More
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43 pages
2013
Document 027641
The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003: The Impact of National PREA Standards on Community Corrections
By Yarussi, Jaime M.; Smith, Brenda V.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). American University. Washington College of Law. Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Wondering how the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) impacts the management of offenders in the community? Then this is the resource for you. This handbook aims to educate community corrections staff on: why community correctional staff and administrators need to be concerned about sexual abuse of offenders; identifying inappropriate relationships with and between offenders; the impact of the National PREA Standards on agency policies, practices and special concerns community correctional staff ... Read More
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148 pages
2013
Document 027457
The Potential of Community Corrections to Improve Safety and Reduce Incarceration
By McGarry, Peggy; Shames, Alison; Yaroni, Allon; Tamis, Karen; Subramanian, Ram; Eisen, Lauren-Brooke; Digard, Leon; Delaney, Ruth; Sullivan, Sara. Vera Institute of Justice. Center on Sentencing and Corrections (New York, NY).
“As the size and cost of jails and prisons have grown, so too has the awareness that public investment in incarceration has not yielded the expected return on public safety. Today, in the United States, an opportunity exists to reexamine the wisdom of our reliance on institutional corrections—incarceration in prisons or jails—and to reconsider the role of community-based corrections, which encompasses probation, parole, and pretrial supervision … States and counties are moving to shift the burde... Read More
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36 pages
2013
Document 027616
Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Community Corrections
By Bonta, James; Sperber, Kimberly; Haas, Stephen. Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA) (Washington, DC).
“Community corrections researchers and practitioners face many barriers when trying to implement evidence-based programs and practices in the field. This webinar offers some practical strategies for improving the implementation process and achieving better program results. James Bonta describes the efforts of the research team at Public Safety Canada to develop the Strategic Training Initiative in Community Supervision (STICS) model and the large-scale, systematic steps taken to help ensure succ... Read More
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94 minutes
2013
Document 027651
Intelligent Justice: Balancing the Effects of Community Sentences and Custody
By Hough, Mike; Farrall, Stephen ; McNeill, Fergus. Howard League for Penal Reform (London, England).
“This paper revisits the much argued question about the relative merits of prison and community sentences. We decided to write it out of a sense that debate has become trapped in an unproductive Punch and Judy fight about which of the two sentences ‘works’ better. To anticipate our conclusions, assessed in narrow instrumental terms the arguments are more finely balanced than either side usually recognise. However, pro- and anti-prison camps are really arguing – in an oblique sort of way – about ... Read More
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22 pages
2013
Document 026993
Environmental Scan 2012: 7th Edition
National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
Beginning in the late 1990’s, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Information Center began scanning social, economic and corrections issues to inform the development of programs and services offered by NIC. This report, now in its 7th edition, has continued to evolve into a popular tool that is also used by corrections practitioners to inform their work in jails, prisons and community corrections. Since there are many issues beyond what is addressed in this environmental scan that potent... Read More
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38 pages
2012
Document 026989
Offender Workforce Development Specialists and Their Impact on the Post-Release Outcomes of Ex-Offenders
By Lichtenberger, Eric. Administrative Office of the United States Courts (Washington, DC).
This article “highlights the findings of a program evaluation that used post-release outcome information, among other sources, to determine the impact of the National Institute of Correction’s (NIC) Offender Workforce Development Specialist (OWDS) program as it was implemented by the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) … The purpose of the evaluation was to determine the extent to which the OWD specialists, and in aggregate the program itself, had contributed to the successful re-entry of ex... Read More
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8 pages
2012
Document 026654
Underage Drinking: Practice Guidelines for Community Corrections
By Crowe, Ann H.; Mullins, Tracy G.; Cobb, Kimberly A.; Lowe, Nathan C.. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC). U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
'In this bulletin, the authors describe 10 guidelines for community supervision professionals who regularly work with underage drinkers. These guidelines are derived from evidence-based practices. They help professionals develop a plan for screening underage drinkers, determine appropriate responses, create a case plan, and provide treatment' (p. 1). These guidelines are: conduct screening for alcohol problems at first and subsequent contacts between underage drinkers and the justice system; ass... Read More
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16 pages
2012
Document 026654
Underage Drinking: Practice Guidelines for Community Corrections
By Crowe, Ann H.; Mullins, Tracy G.; Cobb, Kimberly A.; Lowe, Nathan C.. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC). U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
'In this bulletin, the authors describe 10 guidelines for community supervision professionals who regularly work with underage drinkers. These guidelines are derived from evidence-based practices. They help professionals develop a plan for screening underage drinkers, determine appropriate responses, create a case plan, and provide treatment' (p. 1). These guidelines are: conduct screening for alcohol problems at first and subsequent contacts between underage drinkers and the justice system; ass... Read More
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16 pages
2012
Document 026649
What Propels Sexual Homicide Offenders? Testing an Integrated Theory of Social Learning and Routine Activities Theories
By Chan, Heng Choon. University of South Florida. Scholar Commons (Tampa, FL).
'Sexual homicide is a rare occurrence. Little is known about the offending perspective of sexual homicide from a criminological standpoint ' According to [an] integrative model, the individual-level view of the sexual murderers is explained by the social learning principles, while the offending process is complemented by the routine activities propositions from a micro-level to provide a better explained sexual homicide offending model. However, this model has yet to be tested empirically. In ad... Read More
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201 pages
2012
Document 026649
What Propels Sexual Homicide Offenders? Testing an Integrated Theory of Social Learning and Routine Activities Theories
By Chan, Heng Choon. University of South Florida. Scholar Commons (Tampa, FL).
'Sexual homicide is a rare occurrence. Little is known about the offending perspective of sexual homicide from a criminological standpoint ' According to [an] integrative model, the individual-level view of the sexual murderers is explained by the social learning principles, while the offending process is complemented by the routine activities propositions from a micro-level to provide a better explained sexual homicide offending model. However, this model has yet to be tested empirically. In ad... Read More
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201 pages
2012
Document 026085
PREA Standards Comparison: Standards for Community Corrections
Washington College of Law. Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC).
Differences in the evolving Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards from 2009 to 2012 are noted. The PREA Standard number and standard content for the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission (NPREC) Standard (June 2009), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Draft Standard (February 2011) and the DOJ Final Standard (May 2012) are shown side by side with additional analysis (if provided).... Read More
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118 pages
2012
Document 026637
The Program For Offenders: Comprehensive Evaluation and Cost/Benefit Analysis of a Community Corrections Facility
By Yamatani, Hide. Excellence Research, Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA).
People looking for strategies to address overcrowding in correctional facilities or ways to improve their recidivism rates should look over this study. Results from an evaluation of The Program For Offenders (TPFO), a nonprofit residential community corrections facility located in Pittsburgh, are presented. The outcome assessment looked at the usefulness of TPFO’s major programs and services, recidivism, employment, successful reentry into the community, and cost savings. The process evaluation ... Read More
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35 pages
2012
Document 026544
Looking Back to See the Future of Prison Downsizing in America
By Petersilia, Joan; Laub, John H.. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
Joan Petersilia presented this keynote speech at the June 2012 Conference of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). Petersilia explains why the current round of prison downsizing, in particular efforts in California, may well echo the previous attempt to downsize prisons during the 1980s and 1990s, when intermediate sanction programs (ISPs) where seen as the means to alleviate prison crowding. She explains not only why the chance for failure exists, but also why downsizing might just work. Fai... Read More
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2012
Document 026815
Community Solutions for Youth in Trouble
Texas Criminal Justice Coalition (Austin , TX).
Innovative programs in the Texas county juvenile probation departments are highlighted. “The successful programs identified in this report are county-developed and county-approved. Each program in the report has been successful even under the considerable real-world constraints that county juvenile departments face … this report can help identify solutions that have worked for other counties like yours.” Programs are presented according to mental health and trauma, pre-adjudication secure detent... Read More
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88 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 025843
Increasing the Voluntary and Community Sector’s Involvement in Integrated Offender Management
By Wong, Kevin; O'Keeffe, Caroline; Meadows, Linda; Davidson, Joanna; Bird, Hayden; Wilkinson, Katherine; Senior, Paul. Great Britain. Home Office (London, England).
“Integrated Offender Management (IOM) aims to reduce re-offending through local agencies taking a partnership approach to the management of repeat offenders. As part of an undertaking to increase voluntary and community sector (VCS) involvement in service delivery, the Home Office set up an initiative to provide small grants to VCS organisations to work with IOM partnerships” (p. i). This report looks at how funding VCSs contributed to the support of the IOM. Six sections follow an executive sum... Read More
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31 pages
2012
Document 026446
Alternative Sentencing Policies for Drug Offenders: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Kansas Senate Bill 123, Executive Summary
By Stemen, Don; Rengifo, Andres F.. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
Kansas Senate Bill 123 (SB 123) “created mandatory community-based supervision and substance abuse treatment for individuals convicted of a first or second offense of simple drug possession … This evaluation documents the first five years of operation of SB 123 (November 1, 2003-October 31, 2008). The study examines the individual-level impact of SB 123 on recidivism rates and the system-level impact of SB 123 on prison populations. The study also assesses the impact of SB 123 on the work routin... Read More
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264 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 026785
Performance Incentive Funding: Aligning Fiscal and Operational Responsibility to Produce More Safety at Less Cost
Vera Institute of Justice. Center on Sentencing and Corrections (New York, NY); Pew Charitable Trusts. Pew Center on the States (Washington, DC); Metropolis Strategies (Chicago, IL).
'With PIF [performance incentive funding], agencies or localities receive a financial reward for delivering fewer prison commitments through reduced recidivism and revocations that, in turn, must be reinvested into evidence-based programs in the community' (p. 2). This report explains how an agency can design and implement a PIF program that reduces costs while ensuring public safety, a viable option for your locality. Sections of this report include: executive summary; introduction; the problem... Read More
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24 pages
2012
Document 026782
Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Manual [and] Participant Workbook [Lesson Plan and Participant's Manual]|Revised [edition]
By Reilly, Patrick M.; Shopshire, Michael S.. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (Rockville, MD).
'Despite the connection of anger and violence to substance abuse, few treatments have been developed to address anger and violence problems among people who abuse substances. Clinicians have found the dearth of treatment approaches for this important issue disheartening. To provide clinicians with tools to help deal with this important issue, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is pleased to present 'Anger Management for Subst... Read More
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2 volumes (volume 1 - 68 pages, volume 2 - 49 pages)
2012
Document 026474
Psychopathy: An Important Forensic Concept for the 21st Century
By Babiak, Paul; Folino, Jorge; Hancock, Jeffrey; Hare, Robert D.; Logan, Matthew; Mayer, Elizabeth Leon; Meloy, J. Reid; Hakkanen-Nyholm, Helina; O'Toole, Mary Ellen; Pinizzotto, Anthony; Porter, Stephen; Smith, Sharon; Woodworth, Michael.
This article provides a great portrait of who a psychopath is. It covers: psychopathy and personality disorder; traits and characteristics; chameleons and predators; myth busting; presence in society; assessment tool; victims; and concluding remarks. 'Psychopathy has been described as the single most important clinical construct in the criminal justice system. More recently, it is considered 'the most important forensic concept of the early 21st century.' Because of its relevance to law enforcem... Read More
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6 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 026569
Realigning Justice Resources: A Review of Population and Spending Shifts in Prison and Community Corrections
By Subramanian, Ram; Tublitz, Rebecca. Vera Institute of Justice. Center on Sentencing and Corrections (New York, NY); Pew Charitable Trusts. Pew Center on the States. Public Safety Performance Project (Washington, DC).
This study 'demonstrated that there is not always a discernible relationship between population and spend'ing shifts from one part of the system to another. Policy changes that aim to cut spending on prisons do not necessarily have the expected impact on community corrections populations or spending. Larger fiscal realities, other legislative changes, and factors outside of policymakers' control can upset predictions of a policy's impact' (p. 2). Sections contained in this report include: introd... Read More
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36 pages
2012
Document 026566
CJ Treatment Forms
Texas Christian University. Institute of Behavioral Research (xxx).
'TCU assessments for treatment in correctional (Criminal Justice) settings are included in this section. They include adaptations of forms originally used in community settings (based on the DATAR project) as well as assessments designed as part of the TCU Criminal Justice projects, beginning in 1994, for assessing needs and progress of offenders. Emphasis has been on offender needs and problem severity at intake to the CJ system, as well as continued psychosocial functioning and therapeutic e... Read More
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2012
Document 026833
From Case Management to Change Agent: The Evolution Of 'What Works' Community Supervision
By Bourgon, Guy; Gutierrez, Leticia; Ashton, Jennifer. Public Safety Canada (Ottawa, Ontario).
The development of community corrections officers from case managers to change agents is explained. This transformation is due to the use of cognitive-behavioral techniques. Sections of this publication following an abstract include: “What Works” and community supervision; the evolving work of community supervision officers; what’s critical for the change agent community supervision officer; cognitive-behavioural interventions; from assessment to change plan; the STICS (Strategic Training Initia... Read More
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19 pages
2012
Document 027652
Child-Victims’ Independent Participation in the Criminal Justice System
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office for Victims and Crime (OVC) (Washington, DC). Lewis & Clark Law School. National Crime Victims Law Institute (NCVLI) (Portland, OR).
“The choice of how, when, and the extent to which one participates in the justice system is important to victims; it is a means by which victims can enhance or regain control over their lives, and it can improve victims’ psychological and emotional well-being. Nearly every state has a statute that establishes who may assert child victims’ rights in criminal proceedings … This Bulletin examines the structure of these statutes and provides tips to assist practitioners representing child-victims wh... Read More
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5 pages
2012
Document 027426
Thinking for a Change Begins in Community Classes
Washington State Dept. of Corrections (Olympia, WA).
“A group of offenders near Chehalis were Washington State's first Thinking for a Change participants in a community setting. The group, which completed classes in November 2012 and two Department of Corrections facilitators talk about the experience. In the course, a group of offenders participate in guided discussions and activities in a classroom setting. The program is based on the principle that that thinking controls how people act, and that to change the way people act, they have to take c... Read More
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3 minutes
2012
Document 027256
Integrating Tribal Cultural Practices into Tribal Juvenile Detention Centers and Reentry Plans
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) (Washington, DC). Tribal Juvenile Detention and Reentry Resource Center (TJDR) (Washington, DC).
“Traditional cultural ceremonies and practices are integral parts of life for youth, families and communities across Indian Country. Cultural practices and ceremonies teach values of respect, responsibility, health and wellness. These teachings can be especially important for youth who are incarcerated, and those who are preparing to reenter their communities after serving time in a juvenile detention center. Cultural ceremonies and practices, including sweat lodges, talking circles, and storyte... Read More
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5 pages
2012
Document 026928
Extension of Current Estimates of Redemption Times: Robustness Testing, Out–of-State Arrests, and Racial Differences
By Blumstein, Alfred; Nakamura, Kiminori. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
“As information technology has increased the accessibility of criminal-history records, and concern for negligent-hiring lawsuits has grown, criminal background checking has become an important part of the hiring process for most employers. As a result, there is a growing concern that a large number of individuals are handicapped in finding employment because of a stale criminal-history record. The current study is an extension of a NIJ-funded project intended to provide the empirical estimates ... Read More
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114 pages
2012
Document 026940
Evaluating a Presumptive Drug Testing Technology in Community Corrections Settings
By Uchida, Craig D.; Aoyagi, Gordon A.; Waugh, W. Riley; Flower, Shawn; Solomon, Shellie E.; Mash, Jonathan. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC). Justice & Security Strategies, Inc. (JSS) (Silver Spring, MD).
The effectiveness of a presumptive drug detection technology (PDDT), developed by Mistral Security Incorporated (MSI), in community correctional settings is evaluated. This PDDT “involved the use of aerosol sprays which were used with specialized paper that react with trace elements of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and marijuana. Basically, the specialized paper is swiped onto a surface (desk, chair, or any item) or a person (hands, arms, etc.) and then the paper is sprayed with the aerosol... Read More
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58 pages
2012
Document 026932
Addressing the Unmet Educational Needs of Children and Youth in the Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems: 2012 Edition
By Leone, Peter; Weinberg, Lois. Georgetown University. Public Policy Institute. Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) (Washington, DC).
The need to deal with the “state of education services for two groups of vulnerable youth, some of whom begin contact in one social service system - child welfare - and come into contact with another youth agency – the juvenile justice system” is explained (p.7). Individuals involved with juveniles and youth need to be aware of this problem because it impacts many areas of programming and services these youth are offered. This report has seven sections: introduction; educational and other outcom... Read More
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78 pages
2012
Document 026934
Providing Individually Tailored Academic and Behavioral Support Services for Youth in the Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems: Practice Guide
By Gonsoulin, S.; Darwin, M.J.; Read, N.W.. American Institutes for Research. National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk (NDTAC) (Washington, DC) .
“This NDTAC practice guide examines the principle that individually tailored academic and behavioral support services should be provided to foster better outcomes for youth involved with the juvenile justice system and child welfare systems. This principle focuses on the fact that, to address the academic hardship faced by youth involved with these systems—changes in placement, family mobility, disabling conditions, economic disadvantage, and involvement in the justice system—education providers... Read More
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27 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
2011
Document 027194
Division of Community Corrections Study of Probation/Parole Officer Workloads|Legislative Report on Study of Probation/Parole Officer Workloads (Section 19.12 Session Law 2009-451)
By Cuddeback, Gary S.; Gayman, Mathew; Bradley-Engen, Mindy.
This study investigates the workload of probation and parole officers from North Dakota’s Division of Community Corrections. Results are reported for “an analysis of the characteristics of offenders supervised, the distribution of the probation/parole officers’ time by activity type, caseload characteristics, and comparisons to practices in other states. The study findings shall also be used to determine whether the caseload goals established by [North Carolina’s] Structured Sentencing Act [of 1... Read More
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101 pages
2011
Document 027080
Citizen Involvement and Volunteers
New Mexico Corrections Dept. (Santa Fe, NM).
The purpose of this policy is to “[o]utline procedures for implementation of a program for citizen involvement and volunteers at all New Mexico correctional facilities and contract facilities; establish guidelines governing the recruitment, selection, orientation, training, and supervision of volunteers and Faith Representatives for faith and citizen programming within the NMCD. Participation shall be limited only by documentation showing a threat to the safety of staff, inmates, or other person... Read More
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41 pages
2011
Document 026228
The Good Lives Model in Practice: Taking Theory to the Coalface of Community Corrections
By Purvis, Mayumi. Good Lives Model.
The use of the Good Lives Model in community corrections is discussed. This presentation takes a look at: the Special Case Management Model (SCMM); the Good Lives Model (GLM) as a framework; case management framework; the Good Lives Model—summary of key principles; the GLM—a twin focus; GLM—primary human goods; operationalizing the GLM; good life; good knowledge; good excellence in play; good excellence in work; good excellence in agency; good inner peace; good relatedness; good community; good ... Read More
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7 pages
2011
Document 025681
Community Supervision Workload Considerations for Public Safety
By DeMichele, Matthew T.; Payne, Brian K.; Matz, Adam K.. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) (Lexington, KY).
Two tools are described that will help the community corrections field become more efficient—a time study template and a workload matrix. “These tools, hopefully, will move the filed past the debate between caseload size and workload” (p. 2). This publication is divided into six parts: the misunderstood community corrections filed—more than evidence-based practices; framing the debate of workload versus caseload issues—the benefits of a time study template and a workload matrix for agencies, the... Read More
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88 pages
2011
Document 025679
“What Works” in Community Supervision: Interim Report
By Drake, Elizabeth K.. Washington State Institute for Public Policy (Olympia, WA).
The supervision of offenders in Washington State communities and supervision contact standards are examined. Sections of this report include: summary; Department of Corrections’ outcome evaluation; evidence-based supervision; and what “evidence-based” means.“Our findings indicate that intensive supervision focused on surveillance achieves no reduction in recidivism; intensive supervision coupled with treatment achieves about a 10 percent reduction in recidivism; and supervision focused on the Ri... Read More
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10 pages
2011
Document 025297
Commonwealth of Virginia: Roadmap for Evidence-Based Practices in Community Corrections
By Pierce-Danford, Kristy; Guevara, Meghan. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Community Resources for Justice. Crime and Justice Institute (Boston, MA).
“The Roadmap is a guide for the sustainable implementation and replication of evidence-based practices in pretrial and local probation agencies across the state ... [it] offers valuable insights into lessons learned during implementation and provides proven strategies for addressing challenges to sustainable change” (p. 1). Chapters following an introduction explaining how to use the Roadmap are: Virginia’s application of the Integrated Model; assessing the organization; strategic planning and w... Read More
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141 pages
2011
Document 025306
Promoting Partnerships between Police and Community Supervision Agencies: How Coordination Can Reduce Crime and Improve Public Safety
By Jannetta, Jesse; Lachman, Pamela. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) (Washington, DC).
The key role a partnership between local law enforcement and community supervision agencies plays in offender reentry is explained. Individuals seeking to reduce recidivism and ensure public safety should read this guide. Sections of this publication include: partnership benefits; partnership contributions; key partnership elements—intelligence and information sharing, case planning and supporting behavior change, problem-solving approaches, emphasis on special populations, and focused deterren... Read More
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64 pages
2011
Document 025400
Effectiveness of Community Corrections in the State of Indiana
Center for Evidence-Based Practice (CEBP) (Bloomington, IN).
“The purpose of this study was to determine who is served by Indiana Community Corrections, and to evaluate the effectiveness of the community corrections program, and its components and services” (p. 37). Results are organized according to who is served in Indiana community corrections, what the effectiveness of community corrections is, what the effectiveness of the required components of community corrections is, what the effectiveness of services is, what combinations of components do offend... Read More
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52 pages
2011
Document 025563
EBP Step-By-Step Planning Guide: Six Phases toward Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices for Risk Reduction
By Carey, Mark. The Carey Group (White Bear Lake, MN).
The implementation of evidence-base practice (EBP) in community corrections is clearly explained. These six phases are: prepare for implementation; build a foundation for risk reduction; begin stakeholder collaboration; master the core correctional competencies; implement continuous quality improvement processes; and develop infrastructural supports for sustainability.... Read More
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14 pages
2011
Document 025565
Offender Exit Survey
By Carey, Mark. The Carey Group (White Bear Lake, MN).
This Offender Exit Survey is given to an offender upon their release from community supervision. It is comprised of 11 questions ranging from “I was treated with respect by my supervising officer” to “Overall, I was pleased with how my supervision went.”... Read More
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1 page
2011
Document 025792
Underage Drinking: Intervention Principles and Practice Guidelines for Community Corrections
By Crowe, Ann H.; Mullins, Tracy G.; Cobb, Kimberly A.; Lowe, Nathan C.. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC). Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) (Calverton, MD); American Probation and Parole Association (Lexington, KY).
This guide provides “a set of guiding principles, developed from evidence-based practices, to assist community corrections in responding more effectively to underage drinking offenders. It is imperative for community corrections workers to remain fully informed of the actions they can take to address this issue” (p. 2). Five sections comprise this document: setting the stage—the problem of underage drinking; legal issues related to underage drinking; assumptions and principles for community supe... Read More
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111 pages
2011
Document 026651
Failure to Register as a Predictor of Sex Offense Recidivism: The Big Bad Wolf or a Red Herring?
By Zgoba, Kristen M.; Levenson, Jill.
The relationship between the failure of sex offenders to register following release from prison and reoffending, whether sexually or non-sexually, is examined. This is achieved through a comparison of FTR (fail to register) offenders and non-FTR offenders over the period of 1980 to 2008. 'Failure to register was not a significant predictor of sexual recidivism, casting doubt on the belief that sex offenders who are noncompliant with registration are especially sexually dangerous. Few differences... Read More
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22 pages
2011
Document 026651
Failure to Register as a Predictor of Sex Offense Recidivism: The Big Bad Wolf or a Red Herring?
By Zgoba, Kristen M.; Levenson, Jill.
The relationship between the failure of sex offenders to register following release from prison and reoffending, whether sexually or non-sexually, is examined. This is achieved through a comparison of FTR (fail to register) offenders and non-FTR offenders over the period of 1980 to 2008. 'Failure to register was not a significant predictor of sexual recidivism, casting doubt on the belief that sex offenders who are noncompliant with registration are especially sexually dangerous. Few differences... Read More
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22 pages
2011
Document 024981
State of Recidivism: The Revolving Door of America’s Prisons
Pew Charitable Trusts. Pew Center on the States. Public Safety Performance Project (Washington, DC).
Anyone concerned with keeping ex-offenders out of prison or jail, be they correctional professionals or concerned community members, should read this publication. “This report seeks to elevate the public discussion about recidivism, prompting policy makers and the public to dig more deeply into the factors that impact rates of return to prison, and into effective strategies for reducing them” (p. 1). Sections following an executive summary are: introduction—recidivism as a performance measure, o... Read More
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42 pages
2011
Document 025242
Implementing Evidence-Based Principles in Community Corrections: A Case Study of Successes and Challenges in Maine
By Rubin, Mark; Ethridge, William; Rocque, Michael. National Insitute of Corrections (Washington, DC). University of Southern Maine. Muskie School of Public Service (Portland, ME).
The integration of evidence-based principles, organizational development, and collaboration is investigated. Sections of this report are: introduction; background; literature review; methodology; document review; key informant interviews; interviews with probation officers (observations of current climate); quantitative analysis of intermediate measures; and findings. “The research on evidence-based principles in Maine … suggests that this concurrent model may not be a realistic strategy given i... Read More
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51 pages
2011
Document 025223
Center for Evidence-Based Practice
Case Western Reserve University. Center for Evidence-Based Practice (CEBP) (Bloomington, IN).
This is one of the few websites providing information regarding the use of evidence-based practice (EBP) in community corrections. Points of entry include: about CEBP; staff; services; practices; events; resources; stories; discussions; and contact information.... Read More
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2010
Document 025266
What Works in Residential Centers Monographs
By Taxman, Faye X.; Rexroat, Jessica; Shilton, Mary; Mericle, Amy; Lerch, Jennifer. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). George Mason University. Criminology, Law & Society. Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence (Fairfax, VA).
This series of monographs “examines the impact of participation in a RRC [Residential Re-entry Center] on federal offender release outcomes” (p. 2). RRCs assist in the transition of offenders from prison to the community. The series contains eight reports: Executive Overview: What Works in Residential Reentry Centers; Report 1: What Is the Impact of “Performance Contracting” on Offender Supervision Services?; Report 2: Measuring Performance- The Capacity of Residential Reentry Centers (RRCs) to ... Read More
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165 pages
2010
Document 024394
Putting the Pieces Together: Practical Strategies for Implementing Evidence-Based Practices
By Clawson, Elyse; Guevara, Meghan. National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). Crime and Justice Institute (CJI) (Boston, MA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Those new to the implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs) will find this publication to be a great guide to the process. This manual is designed to be used “both as a checklist of key management concepts and as a reminder of important organizational issues that need to be addressed to achieve positive public safety outcomes in an evidence-based environment” (p. vii). There are six chapters contained in this publication: creating evidence-based community corrections systems; getting star... Read More
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96 pages
2010
Document 025228
Public Hearing on Victim Issues in Probation and Parole, August 18, 2010: Recommendation Report
By Seymour, Anne. U.S. Dept of Justice. Office for Victims of Crimes (Washington, DC). American Probation and Parole Association (Lexington, KY).
“Based on the testimony provided, this report provides a list of 10 recommendations for improving services to crime victims and survivors throughout the community corrections process” (p. 4). Also presented are excerpts from testimony regarding safety, information and notification, restitution, access to available resources, fairness and justice, respect and recognition, and offender accountability.... Read More
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15 pages
2010
Document 024727
Environmental Scan 2010
National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
"Beginning in the late 1990’s, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Information Center began scanning social, economic and corrections issues to inform the development of programs and services offered by NIC. This report, now in its 5th edition, has continued to evolve into a popular tool that is also used by corrections practitioners to inform their work in jails, prisons and community corrections. Since there are many issues beyond what is addressed in this environmental scan that poten... Read More
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20 pages
2010
Document 025791
Hardcore Drunk Driving Community Supervision Guide: A Resource for Outlining Supervision Challenges, Effective Strategies, and Model Programs
American Probation and Parole Association (Lexington, KY); Century Council (Arlington, VA).
This guide is essential reading for community corrections professionals who have clients with extreme driving while under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI), aka hardcore drunk driving (HCDD), convictions. It "combines the latest in evidenced-based supervision practices with treatment strategies known to work with alcohol involved and DUI/DWI offenders … [it covers] supervision challenges, and where applicable possible solutions to those challenges, promising practices workin... Read More
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52 pages
2010
Document 026088
Best Steps Forward: A Budget Balancing Path to Reset State Government & Overcome a Decade of Deficits
Oregon. Governor’s Reset Cabinet (Portland, OR).
While the entire report is informative, one appendix is particular to the community corrections field—Strategies for Reducing the Cost of Corrections in Oregon. Sections of this report following an executive summary are: a decade of deeper deficits confronts us now; long-term deficits require long-term solutions; step 1—carry forward interim budget reductions; step 2—keep state employees in step with all working Oregonians; step 3—keep school employees in step with state employees; step 4—modify... Read More
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78 pages
2010
Document 026390
Probation and Diversion: Is There a Place at the Table and What Should We Serve?
By Taxman, Faye S..
“In this review, we will look at the efforts to improve probation and diversion practices and highlight the findings from various studies” (p. 234). Readers will get a better understanding of how these two community correction programs work. This article is divided into the following parts: diversion; special programming for substance abuse disorders; restorative justice—healing the harms; probation; and searching for the “holy grail”.... Read More
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2010
Document 025686
The Role of Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation in Evidence-Based “Real World” Community Supervision
By Bourgon, Guy; Bonta, James; Rugge, Tanya; Scott, Terri-Lynne; Yessine, Annie K..
The use of Strategy in Training Initiative in Community Supervision (STICS), a comprehensive model for community supervision, is discussed. Those individuals involved with community corrections and its increased effectiveness should read this article. It will explain how to transfer evidence-based practice into “real world” community supervision. Topics covered include: the emergence of the Risk-Need-Responsivity (RNR) model; the Strategic Training Initiative in Community Supervision—program des... Read More
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16 pages
2010
Document 025704
An Elected Official's Guide to Community Correctional Options; Second Edition
By Layton, Linda; McFarland, Dennis; Kincaid, Diane. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assitance (Washington, DC). American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) (Lexington, KY).
Effective ways for using community corrections to reduce crime are examined. “Based on the latest research available, the practices and strategies identified in this guide are viable, evidence-based options for reducing recidivism and preventing crime while managing costs” (p. 3). Sections following an executive summary include: introduction; defining community corrections; dollars and sense—balancing public safety with prudent public spending; core components for effective community correctiona... Read More
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61 pages
2009
Document 026015
State Criminal Laws Prohibiting Sexual Abuse of Individuals Under Community Corrections Supervision
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washigton, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This map shows those states that do or do not have laws prohibiting the sexual abuse of individuals under community corrections supervision.... Read More
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1 page
2009
Document 024107
Implementing Evidence-Based Policy and Practice in Community Corrections: Second Edition
By Guevara, Meghan; Solomon, Enver. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Crime Justice Institute (Boston, MA).
A “guide for [community corrections] agencies to transform themselves into evidence-based organizations” is provided (p.xv). Six chapters follow an executive summary: what evidence-based practice is; the integrated model; the principles of effective intervention; implementing evidence-based principles; leading organizational change and development; and collaboration for systemic change. The appendixes include: research support gradient; the search conference; and key concepts in organizational d... Read More
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71 p.
2009
Document 023634
Improving Outcomes for People with Mental Illnesses Under Community Corrections Supervision: A Guide to Research-Informed Policy and Practice
By Prins, Seth Jacob; Draper, Laura. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (Chicago, IL); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Council of State Governments. Justice Center (New York, NY).
“This guide is organized around policymakers’ common questions about people with mental illnesses under community corrections supervision and the type and effectiveness of strategies designed to respond to this population” (p.3). Sections include: executive summary; introduction; the extent and nature of the problem; strategies to improve outcomes for people with mental illnesses under community corrections supervision; future research questions and implications for policy and practice; and conc... Read More
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44 p.
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 023635
PREA Statewide Probation and Parole Direction
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC).
"This paper is the initial product of the work group [of six state directors of probation and parole] and summarizes its deliberations and findings" (p. 3). Sections of this document include: background; preamble; what PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) is and what it requires; what PREA requires of community corrections agencies and when; suggested practices in community corrections -- key points of discussion (i.e., systemic approach, law, policy, training, operational considerations, investi... Read More
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27 p.
2007
Document 022777
Topics in Community Corrections, Annual Issue 2007: Promising Strategies in Transition from Prison
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
Issue contents are: “Foreword” by Kermit Humphries; “An Overview of NIC’s Transition from Prison to the Community Initiative” by Peggy B. Burke; “Rising to the Challenge of Applying Evidence-Based Practices Across the Spectrum of a State Parole Board” by Sherry Tate and Catherine C. McVey; “Collaboration and Partnership in the Community: Advancing the Michigan Prisoner ReEntry Initiative” by Le’Ann Duran; “Providing Tools for Risk Reduction Case Management in Parole and Community Corrections” by... Read More
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74 p.
2006
Document 021140
Environmental Scan Update - 2005
National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO).
Changes and forces that may affect the programming of the National Institute of Corrections are analyzed and commented on. This update contains the following sections: international developments; social and demographic trends; public opinion and public policy; the economy and government spending; the workforce; technology; crime and justice trends; and corrections populations and trends.... Read More
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25 p.
2006
Document 021799
FutureForce: A Guide to Building the 21st Century Community Corrections Workforce
By Stinchcomb, Jeanne B.; McCampbell, Susan W.; Layman, Elizabeth P.. Center for Innovative Public Policies, Inc. (Naples, FL); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This guide "explores current and future workforce challenges facing community corrections" (p. xiii). Chapters contained in this guide are: rationale -- why now?; organizational culture -- moving from a "workplace" to a place where people want to work; recruitment -- looking in the right places for the right people; retention -- keeping the right people in the right places; and strategies for success -- getting started.... Read More
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176 p.
2005
Document 021258
Implementing Evidence-Based Practice in Community Corrections: Quality Assurance Manual
By Howe, Meghan; Joplin, lore. National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). National Institute of Correction. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC); Crime and Justice Institute (Boston, MA).
"This manual provides a simple and straightforward approach to implementing evidence-based practice" (p. 3). This manual explains: quality assurance plan development; peer review; quality assurance indicators; customer satisfaction; program evaluation; and individual performance measurement. Samples of pertinent forms are also included.... Read More
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95 p.
2005
Document 020618
Community Corrections Workforce Project Annotated Bibliography
By Stinchcomb, Jeanne B.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This bibliography describes 71 items that address workforce development problems faced by community corrections, probation, and parole agencies. Some of the topics discussed are: the changing workforce; the changing roles of staff; caseload management demands; and recruiting, hiring, training, developing, and retaining staff.... Read More
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20 p.
2005
Document 021041
Implementing Effective Correctional Management of Offenders in the Community: Outcome and Process Measures
By Bogue, Brad; Woodward, Bill; Campbell, Nancy; Carey, Mark; Clawson, Elyse; Faust, Dorothy; Florio, Kate; Goldberg, Andrew Joplin, Lore Wasson, Billy. National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC).
Outcome and process measures used to gage the effectiveness of the Integrated Model in reducing offender recidivism are presented. Each component found within a measure has information regarding its definition, tool/data source, description, frequency, and individual who collects the data. Components are organized into the following measures: recidivism; risk; proxy risk; supervision length; dosage; revocation and violation; program effectiveness; assessment; case plan; workload; violations; org... Read More
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15 p.
2005
Document 020209
Community Supervision: Using a Strength-Based, Family-Focused Approach
  • [Satellite/Internet Broadcast held March 16, 2005]
  • National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    This program will help professionals identify the strengths and resources inherent in the family as a fundamental support system for individuals upon their release from prison or jail. It is designed to stimulate new ways of thinking about the family as a resource to enhance offender reentry and supervision and to increase public safety. Family, broadly defined, includes individuals' blood relatives and friends who play a significant role in a person's life. Family members are essential resou... Read More
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    1 DVD (180 min.)
    2005
    Document 020174
    Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Corrections; Using an Integrated Model to Implement Evidence-Based Practices in Corrections
    By Clawson, Elyse; Bogue, Brad; Joplin, Lore. National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). Crime and Justice Institute (Boston, MA).
    The implementation of evidence-based practices that can significantly reduce the recidivism of offenders is explained. This paper covers: an integrated model of implementation; evidence-based practice; eight evidence-based principles for effective interventions; and implementing these principles.... Read More
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    17 p.
    2005
    Document 020508
    Summary Report: Regional Workshops
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC).
    Feedback from four executive level regional workshops regarding the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) is reported. Extended responses from groups of executive-level administrators and policy makers representing community corrections, prisons, jails, and juvenile justice follow an executive summary. Comments are organized according to the four roundtable groups mentioned above on following themes: critical issues currently faced in the successful implementation of PREA; barriers and obstacles w... Read More
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    27 p.
    2005
    Document 020171
    Implementing Effective Correctional Management of Offenders in the Community: Implementation Checklist
    National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). Crime and Justice Institute (Boston, MA).
    A tool for "guid[ing] organizations in their self-assessment and planning for implementation of evidence-based practices for community corrections" is provided (p. 1). Eighteen components are organized into four areas: administration and planning; human resources and training; information systems, measurement, and evaluation; and assessment, case planning, interventions, and supervision.... Read More
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    15 p.
    2005
    Document 023360
    Evidence-Based Practice: Principles for Enhancing Correctional Results in Prisons
    By Serin, Ralph C.. National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). Crime and Justice Institute (Boston, MA); National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC).
    "The purpose of this paper is to introduce prison administrators and staff to an accumulated body of knowledge regarding correctional practice to enhance their management of their prisons" (p.1). Sections comprising this discussion paper are: introduction -- transition from prison to the community, effective correctional practice, overview of prison research findings for prison classification, and summary; an overview of prison classification and risk assessment – correctional programming, guid... Read More
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    39 p.
    2005
    Document 020263
    Correctional Statistics...In Your State
    LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO) National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO).
    (Updated in 2008) Access to statistics about corrections in the U.S., according to each state, can be found at this website. Statistics (per 100,000) for each state include: crime rates; corrections population; incarceration rate; community corrections--probationers and parolees; cost per inmate; and general information about the state's jails, prisons, and community corrections. Also provided are at-a-glance graphs that compare the state's ranking against other states and the U.S. total.... Read More
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    2004
    Document 019343
    Implementing Evidence-Based Principles in Community Corrections: Collaboration for Systemic Change in the Criminal Justice System
    National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC); Crime and Justice Institute (Boston, MA).
    The use of collaboration to implement an integrated system reform model is explained. This publication has sections regarding: the need to collaborate; who should be included; the need for structure; sustaining collaboration; a collaborative model for implementing change; essential elements of collaboration; chartering; and consensus decision-making. ... Read More
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    9 p.
    2004
    Document 019344
    Implementing Evidence-Based Principles in Community Corrections: Leading Organizational Change and Development
    National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC); Crime and Justice Institute (Boston, MA).
    Organizational development (OD) concepts and strategies that foster organizational change and reform are described. Sections of this publication include: changing the way business is done -- the integrated model; organizational case management; the leadership challenge; the influence of infrastructure; step by step; the literature; the integrated organizational change process model; the importance of a healthy organization; leadership styles and leading change; managing transitions; and structu... Read More
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    18 p.
    2004
    Document 019342
    Implementing Evidence-Based Practice in Community Corrections: The Principles of Effective Intervention
    National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC); Crime and Justice Institute (Boston, MA).
    Principles of effective evidence-based intervention are presented. Topics discussed include: evidence-based practice (EBP); term clarification; eight principles for effective interventions -- assess actuarial risk/needs, enhance intrinsic motivation, target interventions, skill train with directed practice, increase positive reinforcement, engage ongoing support in natural communities, measure relevant processes/practices, and provide measurement feedback; components of correctional interventio... Read More
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    19 p.
    2004
    Document 019341
    Implementing Effective Correctional Management of Offenders in the Community: An Integrated Model
    National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC); Crime and Justice Institute (Boston, MA).
    An introduction to an integrated model for the implementation of evidence-based principles in community corrections is provided. This document contains the following sections: overview; the project; the challenge of implementation; the Integrated Model; and conclusion. ... Read More
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    3 p.
    2004
    Document 019469
    Implementing Effective Correctional Management of Offenders in the Community
  • [Videoconference Held February 25, 2004]
  • National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO) National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC).
    This satellite/Internet broadcast provides information about NIC's initiative on statewide implementation of effective correctional management of offenders in the community. Panelists from the Crime and Justice Institute, Inc., and NIC described the model constructs and processes used to facilitate practical application of the effective intervention principles in the two states serving as project sites. This presentation helps correctional administrators develop plans and processes for organ... Read More
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    1 DVD (180 min.)
    2004
    Document 022005
    Two Probation Officer/Offender Contact Sessions (PO 1 & 2) [Motivational Interviewing]
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO) National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC).
    These two role-played scenarios can be used in training or skill coding sessions as examples of:
    • 1) A traditional probation supervision session
    • 2) A supervision session during which the probation officer uses motivational interviewing skills.
    Coded and uncoded transcripts are available upon request. ... Read More
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    Video (10 min.)
    2004
    Document 020172
    Implementing Effective Correctional Management of Offenders in the Community: The Likert Study
    National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). Crime and Justice Institute (Boston, MA).
    The use of Rensis Likert's Organizational Climate Survey by the National Institute of Corrections and the Crime and Justice Institute's Implementing Effective Correctional Management of Offenders in the Community Inititative's National Project Team "with participating organizations as a means to measure organizational productivity and change over time" is explained (p. 1).... Read More
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    3 p.
    2004
    Document 020173
    NIC/CJI Implementing Effective Correctional Management of Offenders in the Community: Outcome and Process Measure Development
    National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). Crime and Justice Institute (Boston, MA).
    Informational elements needed for outcome measures, system process measures, program measures, and individual performance measures for evidence based practices, system process measures for organizational development, and system process measures for collaboration are clarified. Each element is delineated by its required or recommended use, components, definition, tool/data source, description, frequency, and who collects the data.... Read More
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    11 p.
    2004
    Document 020858
    2003 Environmental Scan Update
    National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO).
    Changes and forces that may affect the programming of the National Institute of Corrections are analyzed and commented on. This environmental scan is comprised of the following sections: international developments; social and demographic trends; the economy; governmental spending; public attitudes and public policy; the workforce; technology; crime and justice tends; and corrections population and trends.... Read More
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    15 p.
    2002
    Document 018531
    Environmental Scan: Reviewing Issues and Forces That Will Influence Strategic Planning of the National Institute of Corrections
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO).
    An analysis of changes and forces that may affect NIC programming in the near future is presented. Seven sections comprise this scan: societal and demographic trends; economic and business developments; workforce issues; public opinion; crime and justice trends; technological developments; and health and mental health.... Read More
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    35 p.
    2001
    Document 017025
    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
    Document 016075
    Community Supervision of the Sex Offender: An Overview of Current and Promising Practices
    By Gilligan, Leilah; Talbot, Tom; Carter, Madeline M., ed.. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Violence Against Women Grants Office (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (SJI) (Alexandria, VA). Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
    Almost 60% of all adult sex offenders are under some form of community supervision. An exploration of emerging practices and lessons learned in the management of sex offenders at the community level is presented. Contents include:
    • Overview;
    • Sex offenders -- who is being supervised;
    • A shift in perspective -- the victim-centered approach to sex offender management;
    • The central role of collaboration in managing sex offenders in the community;
    • Establishing a framewor... Read More
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    16 pages
    1999
    Document 015090
    The Courage to Change: A Guide for Communities to Create Integrated Services for People with Co-Occurring Disorders in the Justice System
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (Rockville, MD); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Mental Health Services (Washington, DC). National GAINS Center (Delmar, NY); Open Society Institute-New York. Center on Crime, Communities, and Culture (New York, NY).
    Written to provide a view of successful principles, this guide offers information on how to develop, implement, finance and sustain programs that integrate the mental health, substance abuse treatment and justice systems for adult and young offenders with co-occurring disorders. The document provides an overview of the emerging landscape and covers start-up and implementation of successful integrated collaborations, financing programs, and sustaining successful programs. Included are appendices ... Read More
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    50 p.
    1999
    Document 015069
    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.
    1999
    Document 015017
    Assessment of Sex Offenders for Sentencing, Supervision and Treatment [Videoconference held February 10, 1999]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
    Objectives of this three-hour videoconference include:
    • Articulating the purposes for assessment and evaluation of sex offenders and the issues and challenges inherent in each;
    • Understanding the limitations of traditional risk and needs assessment tools for sex offenders;
    • Identifying and defining the available approaches and instruments used to effectively assess and evaluate sex offenders;
    • Distinguishing between effective and ineffective risk assessment tools;
    • And identifying ... Read More

    1 DVD (165 min.)
    1998
    Document 013120
    Interstate Compact for the Supervision of Parolees and Probationers: Advisory Group Report and Recommendations, Phase I
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The Advisory Group, meeting in June 1998,, agreed unanimously that the Interstate Compact for the Supervision of Parolees and Probationers should be amended in the interest of public protection. Key provisions would include the establishment of a nationwide governing commission charged with establishing the policy and practice of the ICS, as well as a mandatory funding mechanism to provide staffing and operation of centralized functions. Authority for rule making, rule enforcement, conflict reso... Read More
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    236 p.
    1998
    Document serial644
    Chicago's Safer Foundation: A Road Back for Ex-Offenders
    By Finn, Peter. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Education. Office of Correctional Ed. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
    The Safer Foundation helps ex-offenders find and hold jobs, and has expanded its focus to provide basic education, life skills training, support for solving social problems, and followup services after placement. Its Programmed Activities for Correctional Education (PACE) Institute provides detainees and inmates in Chicago's Cook County Jail with basic education and life skills courses and some one-on-one tutoring. Its Crossroads Community Correctional Center, Illinois' largest work rele... Read More
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    19 p.
    1998
    Document serial643
    Texas' Project RIO (Re-Integration of Offenders)
    By Finn, Peter. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Education. Office of Correctional Ed. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
    Providing job preparation services to inmates while they are still incarcerated in state prisons, Project RIO also provides job placement services to parolees in every county in Texas. According to a 1992 independent evaluation, a large percentage of RIO participants found employment, and only 23 percent of high-risk participants returned to prison compared with 38 percent of non-RIO parolees. ... Read More
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    19 p.
    1998
    Document 014412
    Perspectives on the Community Justice Process in Deschutes County, Oregon: Summary of Community Interviews Conducted October-November 1997
    National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). Community and Justice Solutions (Aloha, OR).
    Interviews with 85 community members and policy makers indicate that most interviewees are enthusiastic about the community justice process and look forward to the full implementation of the system. This summary presents a statistical and descriptive report of the interviews, the interview format, responses to selected questions, and a list of the interviewees, and interviewers.... Read More
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    46 p.
    1998
    Document serial636
    Successful Job Placement for Ex-Offenders: The Center for Employment Opportunities
    By Finn, Peter. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Education. Office of Correctional Ed. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
    The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) in New York City provides newly released offenders, primarily boot camp releasees, with a program designed to ease their reintegration into society. This "Program Focus" describes the transition from work crew participation to job placement interview, to permanent employment, to follow-up services. Responsibilities of the CEO staff, its relationship with the community, its success rate, and testimonials from CEO participants are included. ... Read More
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    19 p.
    1998
    Document 014596
    Staff Victimization
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office for Victims of Crime (Washington, DC).
    Objectives of this 2-hour broadcast held on March 25, 1998 are to create and improve staff victimization policies, procedures, and programs and to identify resources for developing staff victimization programs and prevention strategies. The panel discusses the following topics:
    • Recognizing and understanding staff victimization,
    • Core components of staff victimization,
    • Levels of victimization,
    • Creating and improving victimization programs, practices and strategies for victim servic... Read More

    1 DVD (120 min.)
    1998
    Document 014786
    Environmental Scan: Factors Potentially Affecting the Management and Operation of Corrections Agencies
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO).
    Findings from this scan are grouped into three main sections and range from case processing statistics to discussions of legislative activity to snapshots of correctional issues as they affect state and local agencies. Section 1. Corrections in society, includes such topics as crime rates and victims, media coverage, legislation, and criminal filings. Section 2. Corrections Agency Management and Operations, and Section 3. Special Issues in Corrections, cover topics as follows: legal issues, heal... Read More
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    38 p.
    1998
    Document 014260
    The Interstate Compact for Parole and Probation: Ad Hoc Committee Report and Recommendations to the NIC Advisory Board
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The Ad Hoc Committee determined that one primary issue must be addressed - a review of the governance of the Compact - before other issues can be resolved. It recommends a review of the structure of the Parole and Probation Compact Administrators Association (PPCAA), and suggests that it is too remote from sources of authority, influence, and financial resource investment. Other concerns are to improve communications between local agencies, standardize data collection and reporting, and expand i... Read More
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    7 p.
    1998
    Document 014613
    Gangs, Community and Corrections [Videoconference held June 10, 1998]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This is a 2-hour forum on gang-related criminal activity in the community and within the correctional environment. Program objectives are to help viewers: identify gangs and deviant groups; create strategies for interagency collaboration; implement strategies for identification and management of gangs; and understand the impact of gangs on the community. The first half of the program focuses on problems related to gangs in the community. Points addressed include identifying gangs and deviant... Read More

    1 DVD (125 min)
    1997
    Document 013760
    Competency Profile of Community Corrections Professional III
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    This profile was developed during the "DACUM Facilitator Training" seminar, April 15-16, 1997, in Longmont, CO., for the Community Corrections Professional III.... Read More
    PDF
    5 p.
    1997
    Document 013793
    Policy-Driven Responses to Probation and Parole Violations
    By Burke, Peggy B.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Center for Effective Public Policy (Silver Spring, MD); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The author describes the experiences of probation and parole agencies from across the country that worked with NIC on developing innovative approaches to probation and parole violations and revocations. The document identifies critical issues emerging from these experiences, and discusses the impact that some of these approaches had on the jurisdiction or agency involved. ... Read More
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    48 p.
    1997
    Document 012932
    Community Corrections Approaching the 21st Century
    By O'Leary, Vincent; Clear, Todd R.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This monograph, an update of a similar 1984 paper, describes the directions needed in corrections as we enter the 21st century. The focus is on community corrections, especially intermediate sanctions, electronic monitoring, and intensive supervision with drug testing. The authors define the principles of limited risk management and demonstrate how they may be arranged in correctional practice.... Read More
    PDF
    60 p.
    1997
    Document 014754
    Intervention Strategies for Offenders with Co-Occurring Disorders: What Works?
    By Peters, Roger H.; Hills, Holly A.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (Washington, DC); U.. University of Florida. Louis de la Porte Florida Mental Health Institute. Dept. of Mental Health Law and Policy (Tampa, FL).
    Various models of intervention have been developed to address the needs of persons with co-occurring disorders. Therapeutic communities, 12-step programs, and cognitive-behavioral interventions that were designed initially to treat mental illness have been modified to address co-occurring substance abuse. This report highlights the need for additional monitoring of persons with co-occurring disorders who are under community supervision, and the importance of cross-training for supervision office... Read More
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    56 p.
    1997
    Document 014209
    Cognitive-Behavioral Programs: A Resource Guide to Existing Services
    By Van Dieten, Marilyn. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Designed to give correctional practitioners an overview of services available for use with their clients, this resources guide lists cognitive-behavioral programs for males, females, youth, adults, and couples. It covers primary need areas as follows: substance abuse, sex offenses, anger, cognitive skills, employment, relapse prevention, domestic abuse, and criminal attitudes.... Read More
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    25 p.
    1997
    Document 014131
    NIC Training Needs Assessment on Community Restorative Justice: Summary of Findings
    LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO).
    A variety of executive, judicial, and victims' services agencies were surveyed regarding their involvement in, and training needs for, community restorative justice. Survey results from 158 responses are summarized in the following categories: 1. Profiles of the response sample; 2. Current levels of agency involvement; 3. Priority of survey-identified training needs; 4. Respondent-identified training topics; 5. Critical needs; and 6. General comments.... Read More
    PDF
    10 p.
    1997
    Document 014171
    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.
    1997
    Document 014263
    Involving Families in Systems Change: Improving Services for People with Co-Occurring Disorders in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems: Strategies for Families [and Strategies for Service Providers] Brochures]
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (Washington, DC); U.. National GAINS Center (Delmar, NY); Policy Research, Inc. (Delmar, NY).
    These brief brochures describe the strategies for families and for service providers that are available through the GAINS Center. Included are examples of success, challenges to involving families, and resources for further information.... Read More
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    4 p.
    1997
    Document 013916
    Screening and Assessment of Co-Occurring Disorders in the Justice System
    By Peters, Roger H.; Bartoi, Marla Green. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Mental Health Services (Washington, DC). National GAINS Center (Delmar, NY); University of South Florida. Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute. Dept. of Mental Health Law and Policy (Tampa, FL).
    The rates of both mental health disorders and substance abuse disorders are significantly higher among criminal justice populations than those in the general population. Screening and assessing inmates for these disorders is addressed in this document, with the focus on the instruments available for this work, and how to combine them to screen and assess co-occurring disorders.... Read More
    PDF
    133 p.
    1997
    Document 013467
    The Connecticut Office of Adult Probation Vision
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Connecticut Judicial Branch. Office of Adult Probation (Rocky Hill, CT).
    This statement of the Connecticut Office of Adult Probation's vision contains brief outlines of its mission and outcome goals for clients, criminal justice agencies, staff, victims, and the community. Also included from this results driven agency are the "1996 Annual Statistical Report Statewide" and an edition of the Strategic Planning News entitled, "Strategic Planning Outcome Measures and Data Elements Updated for the Office of Adult Probation."... Read More
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    40 p.
    1997
    Document 013914
    The Prevalence of Co-Occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders in the Criminal Justice System
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (Washington, DC); U.. National GAINS Center (Delmar, NY).
    Having a substance abuse disorder is related to a higher likelihood of having a co-occurring mental illness. Similarly, having a mental illness increases the probability of having a co-occurring substance abuse disorder. This paper details the occurrences of both disorders in the nation's jails, prisons, and community corrections agencies.... Read More
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    2 p.
    1996
    Document 013913
    The National GAINS Center for People with Co-Occurring Disorders in the Justice System: Brochures
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (Washington, DC); U.. National GAINS Center (Delmar, NY); Policy Research, Inc. (Delmar, NY).
    Five brochures are included in this document, with titles as follows: Jail Diversion/Creating Alternatives for Persons with Mental Illnesses; Addressing the Specific Needs of Women with Co-Occurring Disorders in the Criminal Justice System; Treatment of People with Co-Occurring Disorders in the Criminal Justice System; The National GAINS Center for People with Co-Occurring Disorders in the Justice System; and Screening and Assessment of Co-Occurring Disorders in the Justice System.... Read More
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    10 p.
    1996
    Document 013227
    Community Justice: Striving for Safe, Secure, and Just Communities
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Eight authors discuss changes occurring in criminal justice under the general theme of community justice. Topics discussed include restorative justice, acknowledging probation's multiple clients, the role of risk assessment, thinking differently about justice, community involvement, and neighborhood supervision. ... Read More
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    45 p.
    1996
    Document 014000
    Community Corrections in America: New Directions and Sounder Investments for Persons with Mental Illness and Codisorders
    By Lurigio, Arthur J., ed.. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (Rockville, MD); National Institute of Corrections . National Coalition for Mental and Substance Abuse Health Care in the Justice System (Seattle, WA).
    Fifteen contributors provide ten chapters in this document, titled as follows: 1. The Challenge of Responding to Persons with Mental Illness on Community Corrections Supervision; 2. Persons with Mental Illness on Probation and Parole: The Importance of Information; 3. Offenders with Mental Illness on Probation Supervision; 4. Women in Probation and Parole; 5. Working with Seriously Mentally Ill Substance Abusers; 6. People of Color; 7. Juveniles: The First Frontier; ... Read More
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    184 p.
    1996
    Document 014292
    Evaluability Assessment: A Tool for Program Development in Corrections
    By Van Voorhis, Patricia; Brown, Kelly. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). University of Cincinnati. Division of Criminal Justice (Cincinnati, OH).
    Evaluability assessment helps to determine whether a program has been planned and implemented well enough to be evaluated. This monograph focuses on how to plan and develop the type of program that is likely to produce a successful comprehensive evaluation. It highlights some of the most recent efforts to examine programs in terms of whether or not they are utilizing dimensions known to be effective and avoiding those established as ineffective. ... Read More
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    43 p.
    1994
    Document 013095
    Forging New Working Partnerships: Results of a National Working Meeting of Police, Probation and Parole Executives
    By Drake, William R.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). DRAKE Associates (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); The Police Foundation (Washington, DC).
    This report on the first-ever meeting of fourteen police, probation, and parole executives from throughout the United States, who met in November 1994, focuses on three main themes. They are: cooperation and information sharing, a shared mission of public safety and enforcement, and the recognition that all are searching for ways to prevent and control crime.... Read More
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    31 p.
    1992
    Document 010786
    Female Offenders in the Community: An Analysis of Innovative Strategies and Programs
    By Austin, James; Bloom, Barbara; Donahue, Trish. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Council on Crime and Delinquency (San Francisco, CA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This report describes various strategies and programs that appear to provide effective community supervision and/or treatment of female offenders. It describes the results of a national survey of public and private community programs that supervise female offenders. Additionally, the report discusses the pertinent issues, needs, and problems of this population. Along with describing various programs, the report assesses positive aspects of these programs from their objectives through follow-up a... Read More
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    82 p.
    1991
    Document 009018
    The Practical Planning Guide for Community Corrections Managers
    By Mactavish, Marie. National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC).
    The different stages of the Planning Model are described. They include: Identifying community interests and offender requirements; Surveying services that are internal and external to the organization; Updating the mission (purpose of the business); Analyzing the gaps: the difference between what is and what ought to be; Creating outcome criteria for evaluation; Planning for and taking action: implementation stage; and Evaluating the action. ... Read More
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    41 p.
    1991
    Document 009279
    Oregon Case Management System for Community Services: Time Study and Auditing System Design/Implementation
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Oregon Dept. of Corrections. Classification Unit (Salem, OR).
    Content includes three documents: Oregon Case Management System Manual; Oregon Department of Correction: Analysis of the 1990 Time Study, produced by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD); and the Oregon Case Management System Project Summary: Final Report, also by NCCD. These studies will be used by the Oregon Department of Corrections to determine staff time needed to supervise various offenders and to develop procedures for an information system.... Read More
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    121 p.
    1989
    Document 007801
    Emerging Technologies and Community Corrections
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). American Correctional Association (Laurel, MD); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Technologies currently used in community corrections are identified, examined, and described in terms of their applications, focusing, where possible, on cost/benefits, efficacy in controlling offenders, and impact on staff, offenders, and agency operations. Issues surrounding emerging technologies are also discussed along with their implications for community corrections in policy, program development, and management practices. (p.8).... Read More
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    123 p.
    1989
    Document 014064
    Program Outline and Seminar Materials for: A Tough Approach to Working with Angry and Resistant Offenders
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute for Sentencing Alternatives (Waltham, MA).
    This program is designed to train residential community corrections staff to provide the angry offender with a new set of concepts to correct life-long patterns of criminal thought and behavior. Participants in the seminar learn to identify offender characteristics and apply intervention strategies when angry behavior is manifested. Lecture notes, visual aids, and handouts on anger management are included.... Read More
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    33 p.
    1988
    Document 004468
    Civil Liabilities of Parole Personnel for Release, Non-Release, Supervision, and Revocation
    By del Carmen, Rolando V.; Louis, Paul T.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Sam Houston State University, Criminal Justice Center (Huntsville, TX); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This document provides a practitioner-oriented discussion of legal liability issues surrounding parole decisionmaking.... Read More
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    49 p.
    1988
    Document 009773
    Advisory Boards and Community Corrections: Some Forms, Some Issues and Some Suggestions
    By Lindsay, Margot C.. National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). National Center for Citizen Participation in the Administration of Justice (Boston, MA).
    Written for both administrators and board members, this paper reviews the different forms of advisory boards having private citizen presence to advise public officials on matters concerning adult community corrections. It focuses on the actual and potential impact of the advisory board on the system, and the role it plays in increasing public acceptance of local sanctions as sentencing options.... Read More
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    18 p.
    1988
    Document 007042
    Making It Work: Addressing Victim Concerns Through Community Corrections Programs
    By Shapiro, Carol; Alexander, Diane; Schuman, Alan M.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Rutgers University. School of Criminal Justice. Program Resources Center (Newark, NJ).
    ... Read More
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    52 p.
    1988
    Document 006907
    Economic Sanctions in Community Corrections
    By Mullaney, Fahy G.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Development of policy and practice to guide the use of economic sanctions is the main focus of this paper. Economic sanctions will have a dramatic financial impact on offenders, so the establishment of a fair policy to control the use of fees is important.... Read More
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    30 p.
    1988
    Document 006901
    Marketing Community Corrections
    By Haller, Sherry; Mullaney, F.G.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Issues discussed in this document include defining products and services, customers and markets, and marketing techniques.... Read More
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    19 p.
    1988
    Document 007984
    Competency Profile of Community Corrections Administrator
    National Institute of Corrections National Academy of Corrections (Boulder, CO).
    A DACUM profile is provided of the duties and tasks of the Community Corrections Administrator. Such duties include: manage personnel, administer finances, promote professional competency and awareness, manage information, and manage facilities and equipment.... Read More
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    3 p.
    1987
    Document 002969
    Contracting for Community Corrections Services
    By Jensen, Cristy; Lieber, Harley; Scherman, Richard; Thiel, Karen Smith. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    Topics discussed include: needs assessment, make or buy decision process, request for proposals, contract development, and contract management and evaluation.... Read More
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    47 p.
    1986
    Document 004274
    Fees for Probation Services
    By Baird, S. Christopher; Holien, Douglas A.; Bakke, Audrey J.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Council on Crime and Delinquency (Madison, WI); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    This document discusses issues such as revenue potential, positive and negative impacts of fees, and policy options for fee operations.... Read More
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    37 p.
    1981
    Document 000295
    ABC's of the CABs: A How-To Manual on Creating Citizen Advisory Boards
    By Hutto, Clay; Judge, Tricia. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Missouri Board of Probation and Parole (Jefferson City, MO).
    ... Read More
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    31 p.
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