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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You know our products. You know our people and who to call when you need help. And you may even know the companies that came together to form the equivant family: CourtView Justice Solutions, Constellation Software, and Northpointe.
In this episode, Dr. Tim Brennan, leading criminologist and classification/assessment expert, takes decades of research and simplifies it into practical, actionable information that justice professionals can start using on-the-job immediately.
Let’s jump right to the bottom line: The key to effectively managing inmate behavior is classification. Past generations of jails relied on physical barriers to maintain safety. Inmates were expected to behave badly, and they did. The focus was on containment, not management.
As much as we’d love it if rest and relaxation was the key to lowering recidivism rates, there’s another RNR at work here: the risk-needs-responsivity principle. Knowing more about that kind of RNR can help us all be more effective at our jobs and promote better outcomes for our clients and communities. So let’s dig in.