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Spark Real Change: Top Strategies for Case Planning

By |May 15th, 2019|Categories: 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 |May 13th, 2019|Categories: 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 |May 7th, 2019|Categories: 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 |April 29th, 2019|Categories: 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 |April 23rd, 2019|Categories: 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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How Safe is Your Jail Staff? There IS More You Can Do.

By |April 15th, 2019|Categories: Blog, COMPAS, COMPAS Classification|

How often is your team injured on the job? How often do illnesses and injuries require absences from work? How stressed is your team? For most jail supervisors, the answer to all three questions is VERY. The National Institute of Justice (2017) reports that correctional officers experience higher rates of nonfatal workplace injuries and absences due to work-related illnesses and injuries than most other professions, topped only by police officers and security guards. Correctional officers also experience high levels of stress and negative mental health outcomes.

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