Jails are physically, mentally, and emotionally challenging workplaces, and even the most effective correctional officers can use periodic reminders, training, tools, and resources for continued success. In our ongoing conversations with jail staff and leadership across the country, we’ve compiled a list of the top skills COs can build to stay in control and injury-free.
There are two critical parts of this process, either of which can make or break the accuracy of your assessment results: the assessment itself, and the way your team uses it. To ensure the accuracy of the assessment, you need to conduct validation and outcomes studies. To ensure accuracy of the human elements of risk assessment, your agency needs to adopt a continuous cycle of quality assurance, or QA.
A2J has become one of the many buzzwords in the justice sector, but what does true access to justice look like? What can courts do to tip the scales toward accessibility? Join host Sue Humphreys as she digs into court accessibility with special guest Renee Danser, Associate Director of Research and Strategic Partnerships at the Access to Justice Lab at Harvard Law School.
Twice as many correctional officers suffer from PTSD as military veterans. For every correctional officer killed in the line of duty, 10 more take their own lives. Mental health concerns among correctional officers are very real, and they’re not going away. It’s time to start talking about it.
During the discovery process, both sides need to access and share information easily and securely, and digital evidence frequently disrupts this process. Having the right eDiscovery tool makes all the difference. Whether you’re reevaluating your current tool or searching for a new solution, here’s what to look for in your eDiscovery tool.
Courts strive for better community connection, improved access to justice, more efficient resolution … but how? How do we humanize courts and help them become the agents of community prosperity that they were designed to be?Here are six ways we’ve seen courts get results.
At equivant, a big part of our job is listening to our customers and understanding your pain points so we can put our decades of experience to work helping you overcome the challenges that come your way. We hear you.
Forward-thinking jails know that inmates have taken a variety of paths to get to where they are, and they have very different needs while incarcerated to support successful reintegration into society and reduce recidivism. One of the key factors found to influence a person’s path is gender. Decades of research shows that women typically have different motivations for criminal behavior than men, and they respond differently to treatment.
As supervision professionals, we’re focused on the myriad things the individual needs to address to avoid recidivism, and the most immediate priority needs to be the moment of reentry. When their feet hit the pavement, then what? Do they have a place to live? Do they have something to eat? Do they have a valid ID Over the past three decades, we’ve seen hundreds of different takes on discharge/release/reentry planning, and we’ve learned that success really comes down to a few key factors.
Validation is an essential part of using risk assessments. Even if the assessment tool you’re using has been validated on other populations in other jurisdictions, you don’t know if the tool is really working for YOUR population in YOUR jurisdiction unless you validate it using local data.