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2013
Document 027236
Measuring Success: A Guide to Becoming an Evidence-Based Practice
By Fratello, Jennifer; Kapur, Tarika Daftary; Chasan, Alice. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (Chicago, IL). Vera Institute of Justice. Center on Youth Justice (New York, NY).
This is a great introduction to the process by which an organization can evaluate whether a program is evidence-based is explained. “Although this guide grows out of and is targeted to juvenile justice practitioners, it is generally applicable to programs in other social service fields as well. It also bears noting that the steps described here are neither simple nor easy. Nevertheless, they are worth undertaking—even if a program does not complete the entire process, any progress along the way ... Read More
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2013
Document 027236
Measuring Success: A Guide to Becoming an Evidence-Based Practice
By Fratello, Jennifer; Kapur, Tarika Daftary; Chasan, Alice. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (Chicago, IL). Vera Institute of Justice. Center on Youth Justice (New York, NY).
This is a great introduction to the process by which an organization can evaluate whether a program is evidence-based is explained. “Although this guide grows out of and is targeted to juvenile justice practitioners, it is generally applicable to programs in other social service fields as well. It also bears noting that the steps described here are neither simple nor easy. Nevertheless, they are worth undertaking—even if a program does not complete the entire process, any progress along the way ... Read More
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12 pages
2012
Document 027069
Why Is the NSW Prison Population Falling?|Crime and Justice Statistics Bureau Brief
By Fitzgerald, Jacqueline; Corben, Simon. NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (Canberra, NSW).
Factors leading to a reduction in the number of prisoners in New South Wales (NSW) following a fifteen year increase of 65% are ascertained. sections of this brief include: introduction; changes in remand and sentenced prisoner populations; changes in the offence profile of sentenced prisoners; changes in the number of offenders convicted; changes in the percentage of offenders sentenced to prison; changes in sentence length; summarizing the changes; and conclusion. “Corrections data showed that... Read More
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6 pages
2012
Document 027069
Why Is the NSW Prison Population Falling?|Crime and Justice Statistics Bureau Brief
By Fitzgerald, Jacqueline; Corben, Simon. NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (Canberra, NSW).
Factors leading to a reduction in the number of prisoners in New South Wales (NSW) following a fifteen year increase of 65% are ascertained. sections of this brief include: introduction; changes in remand and sentenced prisoner populations; changes in the offence profile of sentenced prisoners; changes in the number of offenders convicted; changes in the percentage of offenders sentenced to prison; changes in sentence length; summarizing the changes; and conclusion. “Corrections data showed that... Read More
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6 pages
2012
Document 027320
Further Efforts Are Needed to Ensure the Internal Revenue Service Prisoner File Is Accurate and Complete
U.S. Treasury Dept. Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) (Washington, DC).
“Refund fraud committed by prisoners remains a significant problem for tax administration. The number of fraudulent tax returns filed by prisoners and identified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has increased from more than 18,000 tax returns in Calendar Year 2004 to more than 91,000 tax returns in Calendar Year 2010. The refunds claimed on these tax returns increased from $68 million to $757 million … To combat this growing problem, the IRS compiles a list of prisoners (Prisoner File) from... Read More
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28 pages
2012
Document 027320
Further Efforts Are Needed to Ensure the Internal Revenue Service Prisoner File Is Accurate and Complete
U.S. Treasury Dept. Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) (Washington, DC).
“Refund fraud committed by prisoners remains a significant problem for tax administration. The number of fraudulent tax returns filed by prisoners and identified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has increased from more than 18,000 tax returns in Calendar Year 2004 to more than 91,000 tax returns in Calendar Year 2010. The refunds claimed on these tax returns increased from $68 million to $757 million … To combat this growing problem, the IRS compiles a list of prisoners (Prisoner File) from... Read More
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28 pages
2012
Document 027320
Further Efforts Are Needed to Ensure the Internal Revenue Service Prisoner File Is Accurate and Complete
U.S. Treasury Dept. Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) (Washington, DC).
“Refund fraud committed by prisoners remains a significant problem for tax administration. The number of fraudulent tax returns filed by prisoners and identified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has increased from more than 18,000 tax returns in Calendar Year 2004 to more than 91,000 tax returns in Calendar Year 2010. The refunds claimed on these tax returns increased from $68 million to $757 million … To combat this growing problem, the IRS compiles a list of prisoners (Prisoner File) from... Read More
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28 pages
2012
Document 026710
Using Administrative Data to Prioritize Jail Reentry Services: Findings from the Comprehensive Transition Planning Project
By Wei, Qing; Parsons, Jim. Vera Institute of Justice. Substance Use and Mental Health Program (New York, NY).
'This research brief describes part of the Comprehensive Transition Planning Project'a collaborative project between the Substance Use and Mental Health Program at the Vera Institute of Justice and the New York City Department of Correction (DOC) ' [which is] to develop a reliable, low-cost, and easy-to-implement tool jail officials could use to identify people in jail who would benefit most from access to the system's limited discharge planning resources' (p. 1). The tool is called the Service ... Read More
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2012
Document 026511
Correcting Race and Gender: Prison Regulation of Social Hierarchy Through Dress
By Arkles, Gabriel.
'This Article examines the enforcement of racialized gender norms through the regulation of dress in prisons. Dress, including hair and clothing, is central to the ways government and other institutions enforce hierarchical social norms based on the intersection of race and gender, as well as religion, sexuality, class, age, and disability. For many people, dress is a way to express identity, exercise autonomy, practice religion, participate politically, experience pleasure, preserve health, and... Read More
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2012
Document 026786
A Multi-State Recidivism Study Using Static-99R and Static-2002 Risk Scores and Tier Guidelines from the Adam Walsh Act
By Zgoba, Kristen M.; Miner, Michael; Knight, Raymond; Letourneau, Elizabeth; Levenson, Jill; Thornton, David. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
The effectiveness of various sex offender classification instruments is investigated. This research is important in determining the best practices driving the success of sex offender management classification systems allowing you to utilize the best tool in your jurisdiction. Sections of this report include: abstract; executive summary; introduction; research design and methods; results regarding the respective abilities of nationally recommended Adam Walsh Act (AWA) classification tiers and act... Read More
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37 pages
2012
Document 026783
Arrest in the United States, 1990-2010
By Snyder, Howard N.. U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (Washington, DC).
Arrest trends over the twenty year period of 1990 to 2010 are presented. Sections of this report are: highlights; introduction; murder and non-negligent manslaughter; forcible rape and other sex offenses; robbery; aggravated assault; simple assault; burglary; larceny-theft; motor vehicle theft; weapon law violations; and drug abuse violations. 'The number of murder arrests in the U.S. fell by half between 1990 and 2010. The adult and juvenile arrest rates dropped substantially in the 1990s, whil... Read More
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26 pages
2012
Document 026599
Jails in Indian Country, 2011
By Minton, Todd D.. U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (Washington, DC).
Statistics and information regarding Indian country jails as of June 2011 are presented. Tables following the highlights from this report show: inmates, rated capacity, and percent of capacity occupied by facility, offense, conviction status, and sex; jails providing medical services; jails operating above 150% of capacity on their peak day; admissions and expected length of stay; jails with policies for screening inmates for HIV infection, hepatitis B and C, tuberculosis, mental health care, or... Read More
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2012
Document 026818
Pathways Project--Research Factsheet: Mental Health & Trauma among Women in Jails
By Lynch, Shannon; DeHart, D.; Belknap, J.; Green, B.. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Pathways Project. Idaho State University (Pocatello, ID).
Findings are presented from a national study showing the prevalence of serious mental illness (SMI) , substance use disorders (SUD), and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the United States female jail population. Topics discussed include: the majority of females jailed have at least one of the assessed mental health disorders during their lifetime; regional differences exist in the rates of assessed mental health disorders; 25% of these women reported severe functional impairment in the pa... Read More
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2 pages
2012
Document 026818
Pathways Project--Research Factsheet: Mental Health & Trauma among Women in Jails
By Lynch, Shannon; DeHart, D.; Belknap, J.; Green, B.. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Pathways Project. Idaho State University (Pocatello, ID).
Findings are presented from a national study showing the prevalence of serious mental illness (SMI) , substance use disorders (SUD), and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the United States female jail population. Topics discussed include: the majority of females jailed have at least one of the assessed mental health disorders during their lifetime; regional differences exist in the rates of assessed mental health disorders; 25% of these women reported severe functional impairment in the pa... Read More
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2 pages
2012
Document 026819
2012 Pretrial Release Legislation Overview
National Conferences of State Legislatures (NCSL) (Denver, CO).
“This overview identifies and describes significant actions and trends within this collection of [pretrial] legislation” (p. 1). Sections of this report cover: pretrial release eligibility--crime specific restrictions, risk assessments for pretrial release, and offenses committed during release; pretrial release options—non-monetary bail (release on recognizance (ROR), electronic monitoring, and pretrial services programs), and monetary bail; commercial bond regulation—commercial bond business p... Read More
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2012
Document 026819
2012 Pretrial Release Legislation Overview
National Conferences of State Legislatures (NCSL) (Denver, CO).
“This overview identifies and describes significant actions and trends within this collection of [pretrial] legislation” (p. 1). Sections of this report cover: pretrial release eligibility--crime specific restrictions, risk assessments for pretrial release, and offenses committed during release; pretrial release options—non-monetary bail (release on recognizance (ROR), electronic monitoring, and pretrial services programs), and monetary bail; commercial bond regulation—commercial bond business p... Read More
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4 pages
2012
Document 026853
Vigilance Fatigue in Policing: A Critical Threat to Public Safety and Officer Well-Being
By Krause, Meredith.
The impact of vigilance fatigue on the effectiveness of threat analysis and management is explained. Vigilance fatigue is “the failure to accurately perceive, identify, or analyze bona fide threats due to 1) prolonged exposure to ambiguous, unspecified, and ubiquitous threat information; 2) information overload; 3) overwhelming pressure to maintain exceptional, error-free performance; and 4) faulty strategies for structuring informed decision making under conditions of uncertainty and stress” (p... Read More
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2012
Document 026853
Vigilance Fatigue in Policing: A Critical Threat to Public Safety and Officer Well-Being
By Krause, Meredith.
The impact of vigilance fatigue on the effectiveness of threat analysis and management is explained. Vigilance fatigue is “the failure to accurately perceive, identify, or analyze bona fide threats due to 1) prolonged exposure to ambiguous, unspecified, and ubiquitous threat information; 2) information overload; 3) overwhelming pressure to maintain exceptional, error-free performance; and 4) faulty strategies for structuring informed decision making under conditions of uncertainty and stress” (p... Read More
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2011
Document 026512
Surviving Prison in California: Advice By and For Transgender Women|First Edition
TGI (Transgender Gender Variant Intersex) Justice (San Francisco, CA).
'This guide was created because trans women imprisoned in the SF [San Francisco] jails expressed a need for detailed information about going to prison or back to prison after not having been there in a long time' (p. 1). This guide is not only extremely valuable for trans women but for those working with them. Being aware of the issues impacting trans women will make it much easier to understand and effectively manage this population. Information and tips are provided for housing and classificat... Read More
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10 pages
2011
Document 027025
Issues to Consider When Facilitating Groups with Battered Women in Jail or Prison
By Bible, Andrea. National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women (NCDBW) (Philadelphia, PA).
“This resource is for advocates in community-based anti-domestic violence organizations who are thinking of starting a group for battered women incarcerated in jail, state prison, or federal prison, and for advocates currently facilitating groups in these setting. The issues and topics explored have emerged from a review of writings by group facilitators, sample curricula, and academic research; conversations with group facilitators; and work with incarcerated women over the years. While many of... Read More
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59 pages
2010
Document 026738
Take This Job and Shove It: An Exploratory Study of Turnover Intent among Jail Staff
By Lambert, Eric; Paoline, Eugene A..
This article provides valuable information on why jail staff quit their jobs. It looks at the many factors that can influence high employee turnover in jails. Sections following an abstract include: introduction; literature review; methodology; findings; and discussion and conclusion. 'Based on a multivariate analysis, the most powerful predictors of jail staff turnover intent were job attitudes (i.e., job involvement, job satisfaction, and organizational commitment). The findings suggested that... Read More
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10 pages
2010
Document 024370
National Institute of Corrections: Serving Jails for More Than 30 Years
By Hutchinson, Virginia. National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Washington, DC).
Anyone interested in the history of the National Institute of Corrections' Jails Division (since its creation in 1976) will find this article very interesting. Topics covered include: jail administration'training programs and networks, documents and DVDs, and technical assistance; inmate behavior management'training, documents and DVDs, and technical assistance; new jail planning'technical assistance and training and documents and DVDs; and jail standards and inspections.... Read More
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4 p.
2010
Document 024370
National Institute of Corrections: Serving Jails for More Than 30 Years
By Hutchinson, Virginia. National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Washington, DC).
Anyone interested in the history of the National Institute of Corrections' Jails Division (since its creation in 1976) will find this article very interesting. Topics covered include: jail administration'training programs and networks, documents and DVDs, and technical assistance; inmate behavior management'training, documents and DVDs, and technical assistance; new jail planning'technical assistance and training and documents and DVDs; and jail standards and inspections.... Read More
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4 p.
2010
Document 027274
Cost Savings Potential of the Department of Correctional Services Cook-Chill Program
New York. Office of the State Comptroller. Division of Local Government and School Accountability (Albany, NY).
This report explains how the use of cook-chill food services in county correctional facilities is an effective way to provide food services to inmates in the most efficient way possible. “Under the Cook-Chill process, large quantities of food are cooked to a just-done state, then chilled rapidly and stored under tightly controlled temperature conditions. The food is then shipped and requires only reheating in order to be served, with an average ordering-to-consumption window of about three weeks... Read More
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16 pages
2010
Document 027274
Cost Savings Potential of the Department of Correctional Services Cook-Chill Program
New York. Office of the State Comptroller. Division of Local Government and School Accountability (Albany, NY).
This report explains how the use of cook-chill food services in county correctional facilities is an effective way to provide food services to inmates in the most efficient way possible. “Under the Cook-Chill process, large quantities of food are cooked to a just-done state, then chilled rapidly and stored under tightly controlled temperature conditions. The food is then shipped and requires only reheating in order to be served, with an average ordering-to-consumption window of about three weeks... Read More
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16 pages
2009
Document 027026
Working With Battered Women in Jail: A Manual for Community-Based Battered Women’s Advocates
National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women (NCDBW) (Philadelphia, PA).
“Women who are battered by their partners are everywhere – and that includes in your local jail. Unfortunately, in many communities, jailed women are quite invisible, even to battered women’s organizations. If you are not already doing so, we want you (and other community-based advocates) to work with jailed women. Since you are reading this manual, we assume you are interested in doing work with jailed battered women, or are already doing so … Working with jailed women can be complicated and di... Read More
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80 pages
2008
Document 023530
Gendered Violence and Safety: A Contextual Approach to Improving Security in Women's Facilities
By Owen, Barbara; Wells, James; Pollock, Joycelyn; Muscat, Bernadette; Torres, Stephanie. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
"In response to the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA), this project . . . examined the context and correlates of both violence and safety in correctional facilities for women" (p. 1). This report is divided into three parts after an abstract and executive summary: Part I, entitled "Gendered Violence and Safety: Improving Security in Women's Facilities," contains the chapters introduction, literature review, gendered violence in women's prisons and jails, and policy implications and re... Read More
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441 p.
2007
Document 022247
Facility Planning to Meet the Needs of Female Inmates
By Elias, Gail. National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Washington, DC).
This bulletin "discusses how jurisdictions of all sizes can consider and address the gender-specific needs of female inmates during the facility planning process." Sections contained in this bulletin are: introduction; the female inmate population; the impact of jail size; target population; predesign issues; master planning; prearchitectural programming; consider a regional approach; design issues; and a last word -- this publication focuses on facility planning not program and service develop... Read More
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20 p.
2007
Document 022599
Large Jail Network Meeting, September 24-26, 2007, Aurora, Colorado
National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Aurora, CO).
Contents of these proceedings are: introduction; key themes; session highlights; opening remarks; open forum; reentry partnerships; reentry programs in jails; excited delirium/acute behavioral disturbance (ED/ABD); women offender issues; the continuing evolution of the Large Jail Network (LJN); final meeting agenda; participant list; and index of past LJN meeting topics.... Read More
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74 p.
2007
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No Vacancies? Osceola County Finds Keys to Attract and Retain Officer Staff
By Dowd, Denis. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
Methods for recruiting and retaining qualified staff that have resulted in a turnover rate of 7% in the Osceola County Corrections Department are described. Strategies are organized according to the following areas: keys to recruitment; hiring success; retention; additional issues/questions; and final thoughts.... Read More
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6 p.
2007
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Evidence-Based Practice in Los Angeles County Corrections: A Top-5 List of Real-World Foes
By Center, Brian. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
The utilization of evidence-based practice in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Community Transition Unit (CTU) is explained. Sections comprising this article are: what evidence-based practice is; ranking the obstacles; obstacle #5 -- hierarchy of needs; obstacle #4 -- funding; obstacle #3 -- logistical and systemic hurdles; obstacle #2 -- bureaucracy; obstacle #1 -- capability; and where to start.... Read More
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6 p.
2007
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Evidence-Based Practice in Los Angeles County Corrections: A Top-5 List of Real-World Foes
By Center, Brian. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
The utilization of evidence-based practice in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Community Transition Unit (CTU) is explained. Sections comprising this article are: what evidence-based practice is; ranking the obstacles; obstacle #5 -- hierarchy of needs; obstacle #4 -- funding; obstacle #3 -- logistical and systemic hurdles; obstacle #2 -- bureaucracy; obstacle #1 -- capability; and where to start.... Read More
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6 p.
2006
Document 020873
Responding to Women Offenders: The Department of Women's Justice Services in Cook County, Illinois
By Berman, Judy. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
The development and implementation of the Cook County Sheriff's Department of Women's Justice Services (DWJS) is discussed. This bulletin is comprised of these sections: introduction; background; the decisionmaking process; decision point mapping example -- custody/release; creating the DWJS; gender-responsive innovations; meeting the healthcare needs of women offenders in Cook County; and challenges and accomplishments.... Read More
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8 p.
2005
Document 020853
Using Jail Exit Surveys to Improve Community Responses to Women Offenders
By Ney, Becki; Martin, Teri K.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
The "use of jail exit surveys as an effective data collection tool for creating [a] picture of the characteristics of women in contact with the local jail" is described (p. 1). Sections of this bulletin are: introduction; how one jurisdiction used data to inform responses to women offenders; reasons for conducting a jail exit survey; what a jail exit survey entails; tips for getting started; designing a jail exit survey; understanding jail exit survey information; comprehensive listing of major... Read More
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19 p.
2005
Document 020417
The Gender-Responsive Strategies Project: Jail Applications
By McCampbell, Susan W.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Current research about women offenders and strategies for evaluating current operating procedures related to women offenders are covered. Sections of this bulletin include: introduction; women in jail -- their numbers and characteristics; the Gender-Responsive Strategies project -- approach and findings; six gender-responsive guiding principles -- implications for jail administrators; jail classification and gender-responsive strategies for implementation in a jail setting; challenges and how t... Read More
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27 p.
2003
Document 018812
Effective Management of Female Inmates: Applying the Research on Gender Responsive Correctional Strategies to Local Jails
By Bloom, Barbara; Owen, Barbara; Covington, Stephanie. American Jail Association (Hagerstown, MD); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Research, practice, and guiding principles related to gender-responsive strategies and utilized in jail settings are exchanged. The six guiding principles are: acknowledge that gender makes a difference; create an environment based on safety, respect, and dignity; develop policies, practices, and programs that are relational and promote healthy connections to children, family, significant others, and the community; address the issues of substance abuse, trauma, and mental health through compreh... Read More
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19 p.
2003
Document 018017
Gender-Responsive Strategies: Research, Practice, and Guiding Principles for Women Offenders
By Bloom, Barbara; Owen, Barbara; Covington, Stephanie. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Guidance for those individuals "seeking to more effectively respond to the behavior and circumstances of the female offender" is offered (p. iv). An executive summary and the following four chapters comprise this manual: characteristics of women in the criminal justice system -- a descriptive summary; women offenders and criminal justice practice; the context of women's lives -- a multidisciplinary review of research and theory; and a new vision -- guiding principles for a gender-responsive cri... Read More
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133 p.
2002
Document 017673
Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, January 2002
National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
Contents of these proceedings include: meeting highlights; issues important to meeting participants; "Diversity Recruitment: Techniques and Community Networking" by Arthur Wallenstein; "Preventing Staff Sexual Misconduct" by Susan McCampbell; "Consular Notification and Access" by Clyde Howard; "Why Corrections Professionals Should Be Concerned With In-Custody ADA Issues" by Timothy Ryan; "Special Needs of Female Inmates" by Richard Rouse, William Montague, Dennis Scheuller, Joe Schmitz, and Brid... Read More
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64 p.
2002
Document 017232
Guidelines for Developing a Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee
By Cushman, Robert C.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
The development, implementation, and operation of a local criminal justice coordinating committee (CJCC) are described. In particular, this guide provides a look at how a CJCC can alleviate jail crowding and accomplish other system improvements. The following sections comprise this guide: executive summary; introduction; a framework for justice planning and coordination; coordinating mechanisms -- a developmental view; and guiding principles for CJCCs. Appendixes provide: a checklist for formi... Read More
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50 pages
1997
Document 013768
Women in Jail: Classification Issues
By Brennan, Tim; Austin, James. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
The authors examine issues related to classification of female jail inmates by profiling the female inmate population and discussing problems associated with using a single classification system for both male and female inmates or a gender-neutral system. This document also provides guidelines for designing a classification system specifically for women. ... Read More
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23 p.
1993
Document 003372
Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, July 11-13, 1993, Denver, Colorado
National Institute of Corrections Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
Two main topics were the focus of this meeting: the privatization of corrections and the special needs of women offenders in jails. Presentations on privatization addressed contracting out specific services as well as the issue of full-scale management of correctional facilities. The health care needs of women in jail were addressed by two physicians who direct jail health services. Another major session was devoted to the need for special programming for women in jail.... Read More
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63 p.
1993
Document 008747
Women's Jails: An Investigation of Offenders, Staff, Administration and Programming
By Stohr, Mary K.; Mays, G. Larry. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). New Mexico State University. Dept. of Criminal Justice (Las Cruces, NM).
Five moderate-sized, exclusively women's jails were examined in terms of facility profiles, programming efforts, staffing patterns and characteristics, and inmate characteristics. Data were gathered through jail administrator Profile Forms, site visit interviews with the administrators, site observation of the jails, and staff and inmate questionnaires. The authors recommend that further research on women's jails, especially comparing the exclusively women's and mixed population models, is neede... Read More
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