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Ensuring Safety Starts at Intake

By |March 25th, 2019|Categories: Blog, COMPAS, COMPAS Classification|

When an accused offender arrives in your booking room, unknown factors abound. It’s your job to get a handle on the situation as quickly as possible, to book and house individuals appropriately, and to ensure the safety of everyone in your jail.

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Your Guide to Managing Overrides

By |March 11th, 2019|Categories: Blog, COMPAS, Northpointe Suite|

If you’re using trusted, validated risk/needs assessment tools, then you may ask, why override the recommendations it makes? It’s a good question. Statistically, it’s more effective to trust the tool than to override it.

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equivant Presents: AI and Human Decision Making

By |March 11th, 2019|Categories: Blog, COMPAS, Northpointe Suite, Resources, Videos|

Artificial intelligence is everywhere: our phones, our cars, even our doctor’s offices. But does it belong in criminal justice? Hear from Dr. Tim Brennan, Northpointe co-founder and expert criminologist, with a quick refresher on the decision making process and how AI is already revolutionizing evidence-based practice and improving outcomes.

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The 5 Traits of Effective Restrictive Housing Systems

By |March 11th, 2019|Categories: Blog, COMPAS, COMPAS Classification|

Managing inmates who are disruptive and/or violent. Protecting inmates who are vulnerable. Maintaining order. Respecting rights and dignities. Your job isn’t easy.

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Overwhelmed by Inmates with Special Needs? You’re Not Alone

By |February 26th, 2019|Categories: Blog, COMPAS|

Justice professionals and mental health professionals agree: Jails aren’t equipped to effectively treat mental illness, yet they do it every day. Jail staff and administrators have been asking for help for decades, and you and your peers undoubtedly spend a great deal of time trying to get appropriate resources to those who need the

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How Alternative Screenings Boost Success

By |February 21st, 2019|Categories: Blog, COMPAS|

“But what about … ?” How many times have you looked at a supervision plan and thought something wasn’t quite right? How many people in your population have a special circumstance or need that makes their case just a little different?

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