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  • 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 Effective Correctional Management of Offenders in the Community: Outcome and Process Measures

    Outcome and process measures used to gage the effectiveness of the Integrated Model in reducing offender recidivism are presented.
  • Comprehensive Framework for Paroling Authorities in an Era of Evidence-Based Practice

    A “framework that identifies the characteristics and competencies that paroling authorities must have to be effective in implementing evidence-base
  • Corrections Budgets in Free Fall: Finding Opportunities in Turbulent Times [Satellite/Internet Broadcast held on April 15, 2009]

    Budget reductions don’t discriminate. Correctional agencies are being hit hard in these tough economic times with no relief from mandates.
  • Arming the Courts with Research: 10 Evidence-Based Sentencing Initiatives to Control Crime and Reduce Costs

    The use of cost-effective evidence-based practices to reduce offender recidivism, crime rates, and costs is explained.
  • Context and Impact of Organizational Changes in State Corrections Agencies: A Study of Local Discourses and Practices in Kansas and Michigan

    The impact of external and internal forces on “corrections policy innovation in which measures to control prison populations and enhance service de
  • Return on Investment: Evidence-Based Options to Improve Statewide Outcomes--July 2011 Update

    An overview is presented of findings (as of July 2011) regarding “a comprehensive list of programs and policies that improve ...
  • Reinventing the Criminal Justice System--Justice Reinvestment

    “The program interviews Dr. Nancy G. La Vigne Director, Justice Policy Center, The Urban Institute regarding Justice Reinvestment.
  • Justice Reinvestment

    "Justice Reinvestment is a process used by a growing number of states to curb corrections costs, reduce offender recidivism and maintain public saf
  • Youth Incarceration in the United States Infographic

    This publication presents graphics regarding: the number of incarcerated youth from 1975-2010; disparities in confinement by race from 1997 to 2010
  • One Book | One NIC - October 26

    The Information Center is hosting our quarterly book club discussion on Thursday October  26 at 1 pm ET / 11 am MT

    Please join us as we discuss the TED Talk - A Prosecutor's Vision for a Better Justice System - and explore Front-end Interventions in the criminal justice system.

  • Implementing Evidence-Based Juvenile Justice Reforms: Demonstration Sites in OJJDP’s Juvenile Justice Reform and Reinvestment Initiative (2017)

    At the end of 2012, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) launched the Juvenile Justice Reform and Reinvestment Initiat

  • Raising the Age: Shifting to a Safer and More Effective Juvenile Justice System

    This report will explore the process states took to raise their age of juvenile jurisdiction, and show how acts of legislation were part of a proce

  • Raising the Bar: State Trends in Keeping Youth Out of Adult Courts (2015-2017)

    This report looks at reforms made by states to keep children out of the adult criminal justice system.

  • Raise the Age: A Curated Collection of Links (2018)

    In these records you will find the most recent and the most authoritative articles on the topics, people and events that are shaping the criminal j

  • Scientific Support for Raising the Age of Criminal Responsibility (2017)

    This report summarizes psychological and neuroscientific evidence from 26 peer-reviewed studies.

  • Implementation of New York’s Close to Home Initiative: A New Model for Youth Justice (2018)

    In five years, the Close to Home Initiative has transformed the experience of youth who come into contact with the justice system in New York City.

  • Decriminalizing Childhood (2017)

    This Article considers legislative decriminalization of juvenile misconduct, an underutilized method for juvenile justice reform (p. 5).

  • Youth Incarceration, Health, and Length of Stay (2017)

    Presently, advocates for length of stay reform rely on two primary arguments: recidivism and costs of confinement.