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An Impact Evaluation of Three Strategies Created to Reduce Disproportionate Minority Contact and the Detention Population: Final Report

The goal of this project was to examine the effectiveness of three distinct strategies (revision of a detention index, a procedural change in review of detention decisions, and a monitoring system of detained youth).

The Impact of Family Visitation on Incarcerated Youth’s Behavior and School Performance: Findings from the Families as Partners Project

The positive impact of family visitation on the behavior and school performance of incarcerated youth is examined.

Final Report Outcome and Process Evaluation of Juvenile Drug Courts

This study adds to the existing juvenile drug court literature by providing a national multi-site outcome and process evaluation of nine juvenile drug courts from across the U.S.

Bureau of Prisons: Improvements Needed in Bureau of Prisons' Monitoring and Evaluation of Impact of Segregated Housing

The segregated housing unit practices of the United States Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and compliance with them are reviewed.

Making the Transition: Rethinking Jail Reentry in Los Angeles County

The study examined existing reentry services, analyzed their strengths and weaknesses, and recommended changes that could increase the efficacy of interventions for the 160,000 people who pass through the L.A. County Jail annually.

A Guide to Calculating Justice-System Marginal Costs

This guide helps technical users and general readers understand marginal cost—the amount of change in total cost when a unit of output changes.

Building Cost-Benefit Analysis Capacity in Criminal Justice: Notes from a Roundtable Discussion

This discussion highlighted the need for expertise in conducting CBAs and the need for trusted, credible organizations that can house this expertise.

Workload and Resource Assessment: Resource Guide

This website provides resources that used to evaluate whether existing judges and court support staff are used effectively and allocated equitably.

Adult and Juvenile Correctional Population Projections: Fiscal Years 2013 to 2018

Projections are presented for changes in Texas’ adult and juvenile correctional populations from 2013 to 2018.

Criminal Justice Uniform Cost Report: Fiscal Years 2010 to 2012

This report determines cost per day information for various adult and juvenile correctional populations.


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