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Offender assessment

Gender Responsive Classification Instruments for Women Offenders: What Do They Look Like and How Will They Improve Practice? [Lesson Plan]

This two-hour training session is for correctional managers wanting to implement risk and needs assessments for adult female offenders.

Pretrial Risk Assessment in the Federal Court for the Purpose of Expanding the Use of Alternatives to Detention

Those federal criminal defendants who are most suited for pretrial release predicated on participation in an alternatives to detention program are examined.

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

Improving Pretrial Assessment and Supervision in Colorado

The Colorado Improving Supervised Pretrial Release (CISPR) Project, an innovative pretrial initiative, is described.

Topics in Community Corrections, Annual Issue 2008: Applying Evidence-Based Practices in Pretrial Services

This annual issue of Topics in Community Corrections covers the use of evidence-based practices in pretrial services.

Achieving Accurate Pictures of Risk and Identifying Gender Responsive Needs: Two New Assessments for Women Offenders

The development of new risk/needs assessments specifically designed for female offenders is discussed.

Classification of High-Risk and Special Management Prisoners: A National Assessment of Current Practices

This document looks at the procedures used to classify high-risk inmates and inmates with mental illness or medical problems.

Classification of Women Offenders: Gender-Responsive Approach to Risk/Needs Assessment

An overview of the work done by collaborative partnerships to design and validate gender-responsive risk and needs assessments for female offenders is provided.

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