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Where are you in the recidivism reduction cycle?

By |2019-07-15T01:52:15+00:00July 15th, 2019|Blog, COMPAS, Northpointe Suite|

Reducing recidivism is one of the most important things we can do as supervision professionals. It’s also one of the hardest. Part of what makes recidivism so difficult to tackle is that successes and failures happen on the individual level, but only systemic change can truly make a difference.

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It’s Time to Review Your Restrictive Housing Procedures

By |2019-07-18T16:37:41+00:00July 15th, 2019|Blog, COMPAS, COMPAS Classification|

Restrictive housing, when used effectively, can help jail staff maintain safety and protect vulnerable inmates. However, overuse of this tool has led to ongoing problems for jails throughout the country. Constant vigilance of restrictive housing procedures and practices is necessary.

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Build or Buy or … Both?

By |2019-07-15T01:15:58+00:00July 15th, 2019|Automated Reminders, Blog, Court, JWorks, Products|

You shouldn’t have to be a contortionist to align your court business with your court software, and you shouldn’t have to build from scratch either. A component model with a strong, flexible CMS base is the future of court technology, and it’s happening now.

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The Practice of Pretrial: What Successful Counties are Doing

By |2019-07-08T18:35:49+00:00July 8th, 2019|Blog, COMPAS, Northpointe Suite, Pretrial|

Pretrial practices are seeing upheaval across the country, and as many jurisdictions push for reforms, there is an abundance of information and misconception in the public eye. Ground yourself in the basics of pretrial, and learn what successful counties have in common.

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The First 72 Hours & the Dangers that Loom

By |2019-06-24T15:38:38+00:00June 24th, 2019|Blog, COMPAS, COMPAS Classification|

One of the primary ways jails can limit their liability, accurately classify inmates, and efficiently handle an influx of inmates is by using pre-classification, also known as initial classification, housing.

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ICYMI: Your court date is 2mrw!

By |2019-06-17T15:43:28+00:00June 17th, 2019|Automated Reminders, Blog, Court, JWorks, Products|

For the court system, reminders can be even more powerful. The costs of missed appearances, missed payments, and missing documents is substantial, not only for the courts, but also for the citizens involved. When a missed court date can potentially lead to jail time, the stakes for forgetting an appointment are high.

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On the Rise: The Cost of Mental Health Care

By |2019-06-14T17:17:35+00:00June 12th, 2019|Blog, COMPAS, COMPAS Classification|

One third of adults in prison are mentally ill. One quarter have a co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorder. Prison inmates are seven times more likely than others in their community to have a substance abuse disorder.

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Zoom Out: Your Caseload Needs a Wider Lens

By |2019-06-01T12:57:33+00:00June 1st, 2019|Blog, COMPAS, Northpointe Suite|

Don’t just manage cases; manage your caseload. Taking in the full spectrum of your caseload and monitoring how individual cases fit into it can help you ensure you’re giving your clients the most appropriate level of supervision and resources.

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Case Management Built Specifically for Judges

By |2019-05-28T18:39:17+00:00May 28th, 2019|Blog, Judicial Tools, JWorks, Products|

Welcome to a world where judges and magistrates can actively manage cases from any smart device, both in chambers and on the bench. Where you can focus on the data rather than on navigating the system. Where you can personalize each screen to get the decision support you need, at a glance.

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Spark Real Change: Top Strategies for Case Planning

By |2019-05-15T15:35:55+00:00May 15th, 2019|Blog, COMPAS, Northpointe Suite|

Case planning is more than just establishing a check-in schedule and lining up interventions. Read equivant’s top strategies for effective supervision planning that makes a real difference for your clients and your community.

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