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2016
Document 032607
Reducing Recidivism in Massachusetts with a Comprehensive Strategy
By Jones, Jonathan; Forman, Benjamin. Hyams Foundation (Boston, MA). Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth (MassINC) (Boston, MA).
"This policy brief offers fodder for the state’s Justice Reinvestment leaders as they contemplate the changes necessary to increase the system’s focus on recidivism reduction and achieve results" (p. 2). ... Read More

20 pages
2014
Document 029923
Access to Transportation and Outcomes for Women on Probation and Parole
By Bohmert, Miriam Northcutt.
Anyone working with female offenders under some form of community corrections, be it probation or parole, should read this report. "The current study focuses attention on a previously understudied topic – transportation deprivation in women offenders. This is a timely and important endeavor given the scale of mass incarceration, number of women on probation and parole, and the numerous barriers women with a criminal record face" (p. ii). Chapters cover: introduction—problem statement and study s... Read More

118 pages
2013
Document 027286
Parolee Success in Iowa: Individual and Treatment Effects on Recidivism
By Peters, David; Hochstetler, Andrew. Iowa State University. Dept. of Sociology (Ames, IA).
This study aims to determine what factors influence the recidivism of parolees in Iowa. This is particularly important in deciding how to allocate state resources; spending limited funds on those individuals that will benefit the most. Topics discussed during this presentation are: project overview; plan of work (methodology); Iowa parolee demographics; risk assessment using the LSI-R (Level of Service Inventory–Revised); treatment completion—what drives it, what drives treatment non-completion,... Read More
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29 pages
2013
Document 027288
Opportunities for Information Sharing to Enhance Health and Public Safety Outcomes: A Report by the Criminal Justice and Health Collaboration Project, Version 1
By Parker, Scott; Mallik-Kane, Kamala; Horvath, Aaron. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Criminal Justice and Health Collaboration Project Working Group; IJIS Institute (Ashburn, VA); Urban Institute (Washington, DC).
“This report was designed as a resource for the justice and health fields to: Identify the full range of beneficial information exchanges between the criminal justice and healthcare systems; Provide detail on specific information exchanges within the context of routine criminal justice and health operations; Serve as a guide to policymakers and practitioners seeking to implement information exchange, by offering detail on workflow and implementation issues; and, Offer a “blueprint” to certain sp... Read More
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148 pages
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 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 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.
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 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 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 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.
2003
Document 020052
Outcome Assessment of Correctional Treatment (OACT)
By Knight, Kevin; Simpson, D. Dwayne; Hiller, Matthew L.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
An "examination of recidivism following treatment in a 6-month modified TC [therapeutic community] serving probationers in a large metropolitan area in Texas" is provided (p. 2). Sections found in this report are: abstract; executive summary; background; method; results according to social functioning, treatment dropout, and recidivism; and discussion. While this community-based residential modified TC had limited impact on participant rearrest during the first year after release, their rearres... Read More
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57 p.
2002
Document 018190
Evaluation of the Efficacy of a Cognitive Behavioral Program for Offenders on Probation: Thinking for a Change
By Golden, Lori.
The effectiveness of "Thinking for a Change" -- a cognitive behavioral program for adult probationers -- is investigated. Following an abstract, this dissertation contains these chapters: introduction; literature review; study purpose and major aims; method; results; and discussion. While "results for changes and improvements in criminal sentiments found in the present study [are] disappointing and counter to expectation," there are significant positive changes in social skills and social probl... Read More
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155 p.
2001
Document 019153
Integrated Services Reduce Recidivism Among Homeless Adults with Serious Mental Illness in California
By Davis, Gray; Johnson, Grantland; Mayberg, Stephen W.. 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 (Rockville, MD); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC). National GAINS Center (Delmar, NY) .
A summary of the report "Effectiveness of Integrated Services for Homeless Adults with Serious Mental Illness" is provided. The report documents the impressive results coming from the Community Mental Health Treatment Program (AB 2034). Programs reduced the number of days homeless, incarcerated, and hospitalized for participants.... Read More
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2 p.
1995
Document 012870
Drug Testing and Recidivism of Houston Felony Probationers
By Wheeler, Gerald R.; Rudolph, Amy S.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Harris County Community Supervision and Corrections Dept. (Houston, TX).
Wheeler and Rudolph report results of a study on the impact of drug testing during pretrial and probation periods on recidivism rates among felony probationers in Houston, finding that successful probationers were tested and seen by officers a significantly greater number of times than unsuccessful probationers. They place their study in the context of previous research.... Read More
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36 p.
1991
Document 013139
Community Corrections in Colorado: Why Do Some Clients Succeed and Others Fail?
By English, Kim; Mande, Mary J.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Colorado Division of Criminal Justice (Denver, CO).
This study provides information about the fifty percent of the clients who enter community corrections in Colorado and are subsequently returned to prison within a few months. Questions such as who fails and why? are examined and the results are supported by tables and charts.... Read More
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97 p.
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