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Crime and Justice Institute (CJI) (Boston MA)

  • Implementing Effective Correctional Management of Offenders in the Community: An Integrated Model

    An introduction to an integrated model for the implementation of evidence-based principles in community corrections is provided.

  • Implementing Evidence-Based Principles in Community Corrections: Collaboration for Systemic Change in the Criminal Justice System

    The use of collaboration to implement an integrated system reform model is explained.

  • Implementing Evidence-Based Principles in Community Corrections: Leading Organizational Change and Development

    Organizational development (OD) concepts and strategies that foster organizational change and reform are described.

  • Evidence-Based Practices and Criminal Defense: Opportunities, Challenges, and Practical Considerations

    Guidance is provided to criminal defense attorneys concerning the use of evidence-based practices (EBP).

  • Our System of Corrections: Do Jails Play a Role in Improving Offender Outcomes?

    "This document will review the role of jails and incarceration within United States' correctional systems and propose opportunities for jail offici

  • Evidence-Based Practice to Reduce Recidivism: Implications for State Judiciaries

    The reduction of recidivism by state judiciaries utilizing six principles of evidence-based practice (EBP) is explained.

  • Legal and Evidence Based Practices: Application of Legal Principles, Laws, and Research to the Field of Pretrial Services

    "[C]ritical legal principles applicable to defendants during the pretrial stage" are covered (p.3).

  • Evidence-Based Practice: Principles for Enhancing Correctional Results in Prisons

    "The purpose of this paper is to introduce prison administrators and staff to an accumulated body of knowledge regarding correctional practice to e

  • Using Research to Promote Public Safety: A Prosecutor's Primer on Evidence-Based Practice

    This paper “focus[es] primarily on those [evidence-based] intervention principles most likely to be encountered by the prosecution” (p.2).

  • Effective Clinical Practices in Treating Clients in the Criminal Justice System

    This monograph is “intended to strengthen and improve the dissemination of evidence-based rehabilitative technologies for offenders, within the mul

  • Implementing Evidence-Based Policy and Practice in Community Corrections

    A “guide for [community corrections] agencies to transform themselves into evidence-based organizations” is provided (p.xv).

  • Women and Reentry: Foundations for Success

    The “most effective ways to meet the needs of returning female offenders” are explained (p.1).

  • Putting the Pieces Together: Practical Strategies for Implementing Evidence-Based Practices

    Those new to the implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs) will find this publication to be a great guide to the process.

  • Evidence-Based Practice Skills Assessment for Criminal Justice Organizations, Version 1.0

    "The Evidence-based Practice Skills Assessment (EBPSA) is a self-report measurement tool designed to gauge the extent to which correctional staff d

  • Health Care Reform and County Criminal Justice Systems: An Introduction to Health Care Reform and the Opportunities and Challenges for County Criminal Justice Systems

    “This course provides an overview of how upcoming changes to California’s health care system will impact local criminal justice systems.

  • The Costs of Pretrial Justice

    This "series of briefs which explore the costs of pretrial justice and how those costs can be effectively mitigated through risk-based decision mak

  • Constitutional Implications of Restrictive Housing

    "The prison setting imposes greater than normal restrictions on liberty, privacy, and communication.

  • Creating an Effective Pretrial Program: A Toolkit for Practitioners

    Pretrial program models "have evolved considerably in recent decades, and there is evidence to show that they can be more successful than the money

  • Restrictive Housing FAQ

    "Restrictive housing, sometimes known as administrative segregation, is the practice of housing some inmates separately from the general population

  • Pretrial Assistance to California Counties: (PACC): Humboldt County Technical Assistance Report

    "This report provides an overview of technical assistance process and results in Humboldt County.

  • Analyzing Bond Supervision Survey Data: The Effects of Pretrial Detention on Self-Reported Outcomes

    This study's aim is to "shed more light on what the impact of pretrial detention may be on several non-Criminal Justice related outcomes.