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Document 029926
LEAD: Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion
Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) (Seattle, WA).
"Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) is a pre-booking diversion pilot program developed with the community to address low-level drug and prostitution crimes … The program allows law enforcement officers to redirect low-level offenders engaged in drug or prostitution activity to community-based services, instead of jail and prosecution. By diverting eligible individuals to services, LEAD is committed to improving public safety and public order, and reducing the criminal behavior of people w... Read More

Document 029934
Transgender, Transsexual, and Gender Nonconforming Health Care in Correctional Settings
National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) (Chicago, IL).
"Transgender people face an array of risks to their health and well-being during incarceration, and are often targets of physical assault and emotional abuse. They are commonly placed in correctional facilities according to their genitals and/or sex assigned at birth, regardless of their gender presentation. The health risks of overlooking the particular needs of transgender inmates are so severe that acknowledgment of the problem and policies that assure appropriate and responsible provision of... Read More

Document 027583
Jail Population Management Strategies in a Post-Realignment Era
By Goldstein, Brian. Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ) (San Francisco, CA).
“In 2011, California adopted AB 109 Public Safety Realignment requiring counties to assume responsibility for low-level offenders. In a post-Realignment California, counties must implement population management strategies that reserve bed space for high-risk individuals and efficiently allocate resources. This fact sheet lists four available deliberate interventions that counties can employ to alleviate jail bed space and improve public safety outcomes” (p. 1). These recommendations may also be ... Read More
2 pages
Document 027545
Flow Charts of Jail Procedures: Health Intake, Assessment, and Routine Care Procedures in County Jails
By Barton, Keith; Dubose, Michael; Harrison, Edward. Community Oriented Correctional Health Services (COCHS) (Oakland, CA).
Materials on this website address the issue of health care service provision in many county jails. Access is provided to: “ Health Intake, Assessment, and Routine Care Processes in County Jails: A Brief Overview for a NACo Webinar Presented on February 24, 2012”; and a series of flow charts for the Intake Process, Sick Call, and Discharge Planning.... Read More
Document 020743
Project Guide: Alternatives to Incarceration of Offenders
By Martin, Mark. National Institute of Corrections. Native American and Alaskan Technical Assistance Project (NAATAP) (Washington, DC); U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Justice Planners International (JPI) (Demarest, NJ).
The use of Alternative Programs ("a broad and varied array of alternatives to detention and incarceration") in Indian Country is explained (p. 7). Sections of this guide include: introduction; practical issues related to alternatives sanctions; effective justice system planning; key decision-making points in case processing; case management; and descriptions of alternative programs and strategies.... Read More
22 p.
Document 016975
Alleviating Jail Crowding: A Systemic Approach [Videoconference Held April 18, 2001]
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Since jail crowding is often called the most pressing problem facing criminal justice systems in the U.S., this 3-hour videoconference aims to help jurisdictions develop effective strategies and techniques for managing jail population levels. Issues discussed include:
  • The systemic problem of crowding and the need for effective system-wide policy
  • Decision points in the system that help control crowding
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Long and short term strategies to reduce j... Read More
1 DVD (180 min.)
Document 017338
Creating Integrated Service Systems for People with Co-Occurring Disorders Diverted from the Criminal Justice System: The King County (Seattle) Experience
By Wertheimer, David. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (Rockville, MD); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Mental Health Services (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC). National GAINS Center (Delmar, NY).
The development of an integrated system that shares clients, information, planning, and resources is described. Topics addressed include: finding a common ground for promoting systems integration; what an integrated system is; key tactics; finding support for integrated diversion services; and the importance of disclosing "up-front" investments.... Read More
4 p.
Document 015448
Drug Courts as a Partner in Mental Health and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders Diversion Programs
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (Rockville, MD); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Mental Health Services (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC). National GAINS Center (Delmar, NY).
When compared to other community supervision programs, drug courts provide more comprehensive supervision and more frequent drug testing and monitoring. Drug Courts all have higher rates of retention. Lane County's use of a drug court to improve supervision of participants with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders in post-booking jail diversion is highlighted.... Read More
2 p.
Document 004569
Goals of Community Sanctions
By Harris, M. Kay. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Temple University, Dept. of Criminal Justice (Philadelphia, PA).
This monograph discussed two major issues: 1) the four traditional philosophies of sanctioning, and 2) how goals can influence program designs and operations.... Read More
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