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2014
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On the Chopping Block 2013: State Prison Closures
The Sentencing Project (Washington, DC).
This report describes the continuing trend for states to close or consider closing prisons. Sections discuss: opportunity for closures; reforms in state sentencing practices in 2013; states closing or considering closing correctional facilities in 2013; shifting dynamics on prison closures; repurposing prisons; openings and expansion; and rethinking the use of incarceration.... Read More

6 pages
2013
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The Delivery of Pretrial Justice in Rural Areas: A Guide for Rural County Officials
By Vetter, Stephanie J.; Clark, John. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (Washington, DC). Pretrial Justice Institute (PJI) (Washington, DC); National Association of Counties (NaCo) (Washington, DC).
“This is a guide for elected officials seeking to enhance existing or develop new pretrial justice practices in rural areas. By identifying the characteristics, strengths and challenges in rural jurisdictions and combining these factors with the lessons and experiences of urban, suburban and rural pretrial justice programs, national standards and best practices, this guide offers a set of recommendations to enhance local policies and practices within the context of rural settings” (p. 3). Sectio... Read More

23 pages
2013
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A Structured Evidence Review to Identify Treatment Needs of Justice-Involved Veterans and Associated Psychological Interventions
By Blodgett, Janet C.; Fuh, Ingrid L.; Maisel, Natalya C.; Midboe, Amanda M.. U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs (Washington, DC). VA Palo Alto Health Care System. Center for Health Care Evaluation (Menlo Park, CA).
This “structured evidence review is a comprehensive and critical examination of the needs and treatments – in particular psychological treatments – which either are, or are thought to be, relevant to this population of Veterans. A wealth of careful, thoughtful, and clear assessment of the evidence awaits the reader of the structured evidence review” (p. 1). Sections following an executive summary include: introduction—background and key questions for review; methods; results fof demographic char... Read More

126 pages
2013
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Measuring the Prevalence of Crime with the National Crime Victimization Survey
By Lauritsen, Janet L.; Rezey, Maribeth L.. U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) (Washington, DC).
This report presents “comparisons of victimization rates and prevalence rates of nonfatal violent crime and household property crime from 1993 to 2010. The report uses prevalence rates to describe patterns of repeat victimization for violent and property crime and to identify specific population subgroups at the highest risk for repeat victimization. It compares violent victimization and prevalence rates across victim age and sex and according to victim-offender relationships.” Sections of this ... Read More

27 pages
2011
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Juvenile Diversion Guidebook
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (Chicago, IL). Models for Change Juvenile Diversion Workgroup (Washington, DC).
Anyone wishing to create or improve juvenile diversion operations and programming will find this guidebook an excellent resource. Three parts comprise this publication: introduction; overview of diversion; and steps for developing and improving juvenile diversion programs—purpose, oversight, intake criteria, operation policies, legal protections, and quality.... Read More
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2007
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Legal and Evidence Based Practices: Application of Legal Principles, Laws, and Research to the Field of Pretrial Services
By VanNostrand, Marie. National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). Luminosity, Inc. (St. Petersburg, FL); Crime and Justice Institute (Boston, MA); National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC).
"[C]ritical legal principles applicable to defendants during the pretrial stage" are covered (p.3). Sections of this paper are: introduction and background; pretrial legal foundation -- presumption of innocence, right to counsel, right against self-incrimination, right to due process of law, right to equal protection under the law, right to bail that is not excessive, and summary of legal principles; evidence-based practices in pretrial services and community corrections; and summary and conclu... Read More
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