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Center for Effective Public Policy (CEPP) (Silver Spring MD)

  • Policy-Driven Responses to Probation and Parole Violations

    The author describes the experiences of probation and parole agencies from across the country that worked with NIC on developing innovative approac

  • Responding to Parole and Probation Violations: A Handbook to Guide Local Policy Development

    This handbook discusses policy responses to probation and parole violations that enhance the effectiveness of supervision while also improving comm

  • Parole Violations Revisited: A Handbook on Strengthening Parole Practices for Public Safety and Successful Transition to the Community

    Presents steps that jurisdictions can take to assess their current parole violation and revocation policy and practice, identify targets of change,

  • Getting It Right: Collaborative Problem Solving for Criminal Justice

    This "guide spells out a practical team-based approach to envisioning the kind of criminal justice system a community wants, assessing the current

  • Supermax Prisons and the Constitution: Liability Concerns in the Extended Control Unit

    A monograph "intended to help prisons operate ultra-high-security facilities in a way that minimizes liability in litigation" is presented (p. v).

  • The Role of Facilitators and Staff in Supporting Collaborative Teams

    The need for facilitators and staff to support collaborative teams is explained.

  • TPC Reentry Handbook: Implementing the NIC Transition from Prison to the Community Model

    “The TPC Reentry Handbook has been developed as a resource for a broad range of stakeholders involved in improving transition and reentry practices

  • Increasing Public Safety Through Successful Offender Reentry: Evidence-Based and Emerging Practices in Corrections

    The implementation of an effective offender reentry framework is explained.

  • Core Competencies: A Resource for Parole Board Chairs, Members, and Executive Staff

    New parole board members and parole executives should read this publication.

  • Evidence-Based Policy, Practice, and Decision-Making: Implications for Paroling Authorities

    New parole board members and parole executives should read this publication.

  • Paroling Authorities’ Strategic Planning and Management for Results

    Individuals involved in making sure their parole agency’s goals are being met need to read this paper.

  • Special Challenges Facing Parole

    This guide is designed to “lay out the context, summarize the key issues, highlight the recent research, and provide suggestions about where to fin

  • The Future of Parole as a Key Partner in Assuring Public Safety

    “This paper provides suggestions and examples about how these key decisionmaking functions of parole [which offenders participate in which programs

  • A Framework for Evidence-Based Decision Making in Local Criminal Justice Systems

    This report is essential reading for individuals wanting to achieve "measurable reductions of pretrial misconduct and post-conviction reoffending"

  • Dosage Probation: Rethinking the Structure of Probation Sentences

    This is a great introduction to a new probation strategy which links “the duration of probation supervision to the optimal amount of intervention a

  • Best Practices in the Use of Restraints with Pregnant Women Under Correctional Custody

    These standards were developed to "articulate a set of principles to guide agencies and jurisdictions in the development of local policy and practi

  • Behavior Management of Justice-Involved Individuals: Contemporary Research and State-of-the-Art Policy and Practice

    "All justice-involved individuals who are under community supervision are expected to abide by a set of conditions.

  • Evidence-Based Decision Making: Victim Service Provider User's Guide

    "The purpose of this Guide is to prepare and assist VSPs [victim service providers) to become part of an EBDM [Evidence-Based Decision Making] poli

  • Evidence-Based Decision Making in Local Criminal Justice Systems

    "EBDM is a strategic and deliberate method of applying empirical knowledge and research-supported principles to justice system decisions made at th

  • Dosage Probation: A Prescription Based on Two Pilot Sites' Experiences

    The dosage probation model suggests that the length of supervision should be determined by the number of hours of intervention necessary to reduce