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2011
Document 024198
Evidence-Based Policy, Practice, and Decisionmaking: Implications for Paroling Authorities
By Carter, Madeline. National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). Center for Effective Public Policy (Silver Spring, MD); National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC).
New parole board members and parole executives should read this publication. It “examines information emerging from research on evidence-based practice and decisionmaking in parole and the implications of these findings for paroling authorities” (p. viii). Five chapters comprise this document: evidence-based policy, practice, and decisionmaking—what it is and why paroling authorities should be interested in it; significant research findings regarding risk reduction—implications for paroling auth... Read More
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43 p.
2010
Document 024197
Core Competencies: A Resource for Parole Board Chairs, Members, and Executive Staff
By Stroker, Richard; Burke, Peggy, ed.; Gilligan, Leilah, ed.. National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). Center for Effective Public Policy (Philadelphia, PA); National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC).
New parole board members and parole executives should read this publication. It will introduce them to the core competencies they need to have to effectively execute their public responsibilities. Chapters cover: the broad context of parole work—parole’s function, purpose, and role in the criminal justice system, parole and other state or local entities, and legal and ethical issues; discharging duties effectively—leadership, strategic planning, emerging best practices and evidence-based practi... Read More
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49 p.
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
2008
Document 023361
Using Research to Promote Public Safety: A Prosecutor's Primer on Evidence-Based Practice
By Fahey, Jennifer A.. National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). Crime and Justice Institute (Boston, MA); National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC).
This paper “focus[es] primarily on those [evidence-based] intervention principles most likely to be encountered by the prosecution” (p.2). Sections following an executive summary are: introduction; prosecutorial duty; innovative research; evidence-based principles in prosecutorial practice and leadership; the need for systemic change; and conclusion.... Read More
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27 p.
2008
Document 023362
Effective Clinical Practices in Treating Clients in the Criminal Justice System
By Scott, Wayne. National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). Crime and Justice Institute (Boston, MA); National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC).
This monograph is “intended to strengthen and improve the dissemination of evidence-based rehabilitative technologies for offenders, within the multidisciplinary context of correctional treatment” (p.x). Sections of this document include: executive summary; introduction — effective clinical practices and the critical need for collaboration; what evidence-based practice (EBP) is; overarching principles of effective correctional treatment; common therapeutic factors — what works in treatment gener... Read More
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89 p.
2008
Document 023356
Evidence-Based Practices and Criminal Defense: Opportunities, Challenges, and Practical Considerations
By Weibrecht, Kimberly A.. National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC); Crime and Justice Institute (Boston, MA).
Guidance is provided to criminal defense attorneys concerning the use of evidence-based practices (EBP). Sections of this report include: executive summary; introduction; principles of EBP; the role of defense counsel as advocate in an EBP criminal justice system; the role of defense counsel as policy-maker; and conclusion.... Read More
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35 p.
2008
Document 023357
Our System of Corrections: Do Jails Play a Role in Improving Offender Outcomes?
By Christensen, Gary E.. National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC); Crime and Justice Institute (Boston, MA).
"This document will review the role of jails and incarceration within United States' correctional systems and propose opportunities for jail officials to interact and collaborate with local criminal justice entities with the shared purpose of enhancing long-term public safety" (p. ix). Sections following an abstract include: practice within corrections -- does it work as a system; corrections within the U.S. -- the current context; evidence-based practice -- the effectiveness of criminal sancti... Read More
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43 p.
2007
Document 023358
Evidence-Based Practice to Reduce Recidivism: Implications for State Judiciaries
By Warren, Roger K.. 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 reduction of recidivism by state judiciaries utilizing six principles of evidence-based practice (EBP) is explained. Seven sections follow an executive summary: introduction; current state sentencing policies and their consequences; drug courts -- the state judiciary's successful experiment with EBP; the principles of EBP; local sentencing and corrections policy reforms; state sentencing and corrections policy reforms; and conclusion. "[C]arefully targeted rehabilitation and treatment progr... Read More
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77 p.
2007
Document 023359
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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33 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 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 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 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.
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 020265
Standards on Pretrial Release
National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies (Wauwatosa, WI).
Effective procedures governing the release or detention of arrested individuals are presented. Thirty-four standards and related commentary are organized into the following four parts: general principles governing the pretrial process; nature of first appearance and release/decision; purposes, roles, and functions of pretrial services agencies; and management and oversight of pretrial processes following initial decision concerning release or detention.... Read More
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88 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 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.
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.
1989
Document 008753
An Assessment of the Maricopa County Probation Department's Warrant/Absconders Unit
By del Carmen, Rolando V.; Byrne, James M.. National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). Maricopa County Adult Probation Dept. (Phoenix, AZ).
Current policies, procedures and practices of the Maricopa County Adult Probation Department's Warrant/Absconder Unit are examined. Recommendations are offered in four areas: (1) Structure and Purpose of the Warrants Unit; (2) Gun Use by Warrants Unit Personnel; (3) Critical Training and Policy Needs; and (4) The Warrant Unit's Operational Procedures.... Read More
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30 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 007064
Program Guidelines
By Van Keulen, Crestienne. National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC); U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance. Adjudication Technical Assistan. Colorado Alternative Sentencing Programs (Colorado).
Guidelines for program administration are presented in seven different areas: program goals and objectives, sentencing guidelines, risk management and insurance, statistics, case management, worksite management, and interprogram transfers.... Read More
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43 p.
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