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Testing the Effects of New York’s Domestic Violence Courts: A Statewide Impact Evaluation

The study is a quasi-experimental evaluation of 24 domestic violence courts throughout New York State.

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Correctional Education: A Meta-Analysis of Programs That Provide Education to Incarcerated Adults

This report examines the effectiveness of correctional education for incarcerated adults in the United States—ABE, ESL, ASE, GED, CTE, and PSE.

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.

A Summary Checklist of Evidence-Based Drug Court Treatment Practices

This checklist [of 13 elements] is designed to assist in reviewing drug court programs’ treatment services to determine whether they reflect the use of evidence-based treatment practices.

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.

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