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Document 029549
Think Before You Act: A New Approach to Preventing Youth Violence and Dropout
By Ludwig, Jens; Shah, Anuj. Hamilton Project (Washington, DC).
This paper offers an innovative way to reduce the incarceration of juveniles in the United Sates based on randomized controlled trials in Chicago which showed a reduction in arrests for violent crime by an average of 40% with benefits to the community of almost 30 times the program's costs. "Improving the long-term life outcomes of disadvantaged youths remains a top policy priority in the United States. Unfortunately, long-term progress in improving outcomes like high school graduation rates and... Read More
32 pages
Document 022943
What Works: Effective Recidivism Reduction and Risk-Focused Prevention Programs: A Compendium of Evidence-Based Options for Preventing New and Persistent Criminal Behavior
By Przybylski, Roger. Colorado Division of Criminal Justice. Office of Adult and Juvenile Assistance (Denver, CO); U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). RKC Group (Lakewood, CO).
"This report identifies and describes interventions that are effective in reducing recidivism and preventing crime" (p. 1). Sections following an executive summary are: introduction; the evidence-based concept and its application; method; incarceration and its impact on crime; effective recidivism reduction programs -- education and vocational, substance abuse treatment, drug courts, sex offender treatment, mental health, cognitive-behavioral, and juvenile offender; effective early prevention p... Read More
144 p.
Document 016066
Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, January 2000
National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
This meeting focused primarily on topics related to the role of the jail in the local criminal justice system. Contents include: meeting highlights; justice system coordination and cooperation -- how the jail benefits and the system is improved; criminal justice coordination and cooperation; issues in defining and re-defining the jail's mission; role of the jail in contributing to the efficiency of the local criminal justice system; community oriented policing; roundtable discussion of implicati... Read More
88 p.
Document serial553
Project Re-Enterprise: A Texas Program
By Moses, Marilyn C.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
Project Re-Enterprise (PRE), administered by the Crime Prevention Institute, enlists the participation of local business leaders in an educational initiative to hone the job-seeking skills of inmates, who interview at mock job fairs. In addition to providing interviewing practice for the inmates, the program has caused some employers to voluntarily alter their policies regarding hiring ex-offenders. This Program Focus describes PRE's process, funding, and measures of success, and also outlines t... Read More
16 p.
Document 013081
A National Symposium on Violent Offenders: Summary and Resources
By Krauth, Barbara. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This document is a summary of an NIC-sponsored symposium addressing issues related to violent offenders, held in Longmont, Colorado in May 1995. Presentations made at this symposium detailed research on causes of violence and on treatment, described agency and professional association initiatives targeted toward violent offenders, and highlighted the perspective of victims.... Read More
59 p.
Document 012475
Prison Suicide: An Overview and Guide to Prevention
By Hayes, Lindsay M.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Center on Institutions and Alternatives (Mansfield, MA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This monograph presents a review of the literature and of national and state standards for prison suicide prevention, as well as national data on the incidence and rate of prison suicide, effective prevention programs, and discussion of liability issues. Topics also discussed include staff training, intake screening/assessment, housing, levels of supervision, intervention and administrative review. The document also examines the role of the courts in shaping prison suicide policy. ... Read More
108 p.
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