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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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We’re equivant. Let’s get better acquainted.

By |2019-05-13T14:53:16+00:00May 13th, 2019|Blog, General, Products|

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.

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Classification Works in Criminal Justice: Here’s Why

By |2019-05-07T14:18:30+00:00May 7th, 2019|Blog, COMPAS, COMPAS Classification, Northpointe Suite, Resources, Videos|

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.

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Shift Your Expectations: Good Behavior IS Possible

By |2019-04-29T00:22:02+00:00April 29th, 2019|Blog, COMPAS, COMPAS Classification|

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.

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Boost Your Evidence-Based Practice with RNR

By |2019-04-23T14:53:04+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Blog, Northpointe Suite|

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.

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