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What Works: Effective Recidivism Reduction and Risk-Focused Prevention Programs: A Compendium of Evidence-Based Options for Preventing New and Persistent Criminal Behavior

This report identifies and describes interventions that are effective in reducing recidivism and preventing crime.

Evidence-Based Practices Implementation for Capacity (EPIC)

This is a great article regarding the statewide implementation of evidence-based correctional practice. 

Pulse Check: Restorative Justice

This webinar provides a brief overview of Restorative Justice principles and practices and a summary of findings from relevant research.                           

Colorado Department of Human Services Youth Services Forms

Access is provided to an alphabetized collection of sample forms related to juvenile corrections.

Best Practices in Bond Setting: Colorado’s New Pretrial Bail Law: Revised Edition

This article summarizes the new law, factors and events leading to its creation, and the research underlying the statutory changes.

Pretrial Justice: The Colorado Story

This video chronicles their journey so far in working to establish safe, fair, and effective pretrial justice in Colorado.

Entombed: Isolation in the US Federal Prison System

This report describes Amnesty International’s concerns about conditions of severe isolation at the United States Penitentiary, Administrative Maximum facility in Colorado. It also examines conditions in Special Management Units and Security Housing Units operated at other federal prison facilities.

Unsecured Bonds: The Most Effective and Efficient Pretrial Release Option

This report provides empirical evidence about the effectiveness of unsecure bonds compared to secure bonds in safeguarding public safety.

Evidence-Based Pretrial Release: Final Paper

This report explains why evidence-based assessment of offenders can help reduce the need for pretrial detention capacity.

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