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Document 020872
Systemic Criminal Justice Planning: Improving Responses to Women Offenders in Hamilton County, Ohio
By Berman, Judy. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
The use of systemic criminal justice planning by Hamilton County (OH) to improve services and programming for women offenders is reviewed. This bulletin is comprised of the following sections: introduction; the systemic planning process; members of the Intermediate Sanctions for Women Offenders Policy Team; steps in the collaborative systemic planning process (chart); how decision mapping works; sample findings and results; the Alternative Interventions for Women (AIW) Treatment Program; and le... Read More
15 p.
Document 012932
Community Corrections Approaching the 21st Century
By O'Leary, Vincent; Clear, Todd R.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This monograph, an update of a similar 1984 paper, describes the directions needed in corrections as we enter the 21st century. The focus is on community corrections, especially intermediate sanctions, electronic monitoring, and intensive supervision with drug testing. The authors define the principles of limited risk management and demonstrate how they may be arranged in correctional practice.... Read More
60 p.
Document 013227
Community Justice: Striving for Safe, Secure, and Just Communities
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Eight authors discuss changes occurring in criminal justice under the general theme of community justice. Topics discussed include restorative justice, acknowledging probation's multiple clients, the role of risk assessment, thinking differently about justice, community involvement, and neighborhood supervision. ... Read More
45 p.
Document 012219
Intermediate Sanctions for Women Offenders
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Oregon Dept. of Corrections. Intermediate Sanctions for Women Offenders Policy Group (Salem, OR).
The Intermediate Sanctions for Women Offenders Policy Group compiled and analyzed qualitative and quantitative information on women offenders, the criminal justice decision making process, and programming resources available to women offenders in Oregon. This document describes the project process and presents the Policy Group's findings, observations, and recommendations. Topics covered include: supervision, probation, parole, trend data, offender demographics, and staff training.... Read More
100 p.
Document 000213
The Intermediate Sanctions Handbook: Experiences and Tools for Policymakers
By McGarry, Peggy, ed.; Carter, Madeline M., ed.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexandria, VA). Center for Effective Public Policy (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This handbook offers the collective expertise and experience of those who participated in the State Justice Institute and National Institute of Corrections' cosponsored training and technical assistance program, the Intermediate Sanctions Project. The handbook serves as a planning resource for the development of more effective systems of intermediate sanctions. Chapters containing exercises and discussion outlines address key steps in the intermediate sanctions process from getting started to ma... Read More
155 p.
Document 001866
Diversionary Effectiveness of Community Alternative Programs
By Whitehead, John T.; Miller, Larry S.; Myers, Laura B.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Tennessee Dept. of Correction (Nashville, TN); East Tennessee State University. Dept. of Criminal Justice and Criminology (Johnson City, TN).
Two programs (Community Corrections and Intensive Probation Supervision) implemented by the Tennessee Department of Correction to divert some felony offenders from incarceration are evaluated. Findings indicate that about 50 percent of offenders sentenced to these programs were diverted from an incarcerative sentence. A number of legal and social variables, such as custody status, drug problem, prior record variables and offense severity, explain the sentencing decisions of the judges. This stud... Read More
53 p.
Document 010427
Improving the Use of Intermediate Sanctions: Lessons from the Intermediate Sanctions Project
By McGarry, Peggy. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexandria, VA). Center for Effective Public Policy (Washington, DC).
With the goal of providing support and technical assistance to local jurisdictions, a national project on intermediate sanctions focused on key elements of an intergrated system of intermediate sanctions. This report reviews developments that arose during the project and summarizes discussions on the development of both a range of sentencing options and coherent policy guidelines.... Read More
7 p.
Document 010481
Community Sanctions Evaluation Project: Final Report
By Phelan, Lynn; Brown, Lynn; Friel, Charles. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Sam Houston State University. Criminal Justice Center (Huntsville, TX).
Developed to measure the cost/benefit of applying community sanctions to a specific group of parolees in danger of having their parole revoked, this project required the accomplishment of two goals: 1) Design, test, and document the utility of using spreadsheet technology to evaluate the cost/benefit of alternative community sanctions. 2) Evaluate the cost/benefit of enhanced alternatives proposed by the U.S. Parole Commission in supervising parolees with special drug and alcohol restric... Read More
61 p.
Document 010132
Community Corrections Acts for State and Local Partnerships
By Shilton, Mary K.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). American Correctional Association (Laurel, MD).
With interest in intermediate punishments high for both social and economic reasons, states are increasingly adopting community corrections legislation. Intended for citizen advocates and justice decisionmakers, this manual describes the correctional pressures leading towards legislative action, examines the common and divergent characteristics of state laws, discusses considerations in implementing legislation, and reviews accomplishments of such legislation. A "Compendium of Community Correcti... Read More
53 p.
Document 009018
The Practical Planning Guide for Community Corrections Managers
By Mactavish, Marie. National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC).
The different stages of the Planning Model are described. They include: Identifying community interests and offender requirements; Surveying services that are internal and external to the organization; Updating the mission (purpose of the business); Analyzing the gaps: the difference between what is and what ought to be; Creating outcome criteria for evaluation; Planning for and taking action: implementation stage; and Evaluating the action. ... Read More
41 p.
Document 009670
Proceedings of the Third Meeting of the Large Jail Network, July 21-23, 1991, Denver, Colorado
By MacPhail, Carolyn. National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Boulder, CO). LIS, Inc. (Boulder, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Boulder, CO).
Topic sessions discuss managing jail litigation, intermediate sanctions, linking jail and community programs, NIC/NASA program on corrections technology, and human resource issues.... Read More
25 p.
Document 010041
Proceedings of the Second Meeting of the Large Jail Network, January 20-21, 1991, Denver, Colorado
By MacPhail, Carolyn. National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Boulder, CO); LIS, Inc. (Boulder, CO).
The conference opens with a presentation on legal issues, followed by panel and group discussions of internal and external crowding strategies, consent decrees, and new technologies.... Read More
28 p.
Document 007700
The Effectiveness of the New Intensive Supervision Programs
By Byrne, James M.; Lurigio, Arthur J.; Baird, Christopher. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Robert J. Kutak Foundation (Omaha, NE).
"This monograph examines the effectiveness of a variety of intensive supervision programs that function either as front-end intermediate sanctions or back-end early release mechanisms. Although it focuses primarily on intensive supervision, we also briefly highlight research on the effectiveness of house arrest, electronic monitoring, split sentencing, and residential community corrections programs." (p. 1) Observations on the research summary are presented by Greg Markley, Donald Cochran, and G... Read More
75 p.
Document 008745
Designing an Electronic Monitoring Program: A Guide to Program Design, Implementation, and Management: The Experience of Clackamas County, Oregon
By Garcia, Miriam. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Clackamas County Community Corrections (Oregon City, OR).
Designing an electronic monitoring program, gaining support for the program, choosing equipment, selecting offenders, managing offenders, monitoring programs, and controlling costs are topics addressed. The Clackamas County Community Corrections' Electronic Monitoring Program is used as a case study.... Read More
35 p.
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
18 p.
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