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A Leading Voice in Pretrial Reform? Yours.

By |February 17th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Classification Management, Custody Management|

Chances are, 60% of the people in your jail haven't been convicted of a crime and are still awaiting trial. Around 30% are in your custody because they are unable to pay a cash bond. The courts may be at the center of the pretrial reform debate, but jails are at the center of the ongoing repercussions of those decisions.

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Judge Anthony Capizzi’s View from the Bench: What’s Up with Kids Today?

By |February 14th, 2020|Categories: Attorney Case Management, Blog, Case Management for Courts, Podcast, Resources|

Youth crime is down, but the severity of offenses is up. Abuse and neglect are on the rise. Kids today are dealing with a lot, and sometimes, courts have the opportunity to intervene at just the right moment to make a difference. Host Sue Humphreys welcomes the Honorable Judge Anthony Capizzi to talk about juvenile justice, the role of the court, and how alternative interventions are sparking positive change.

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The No. 1 Time-Saver Most Agencies Miss

By |February 6th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Risk Need Assessments|

What if you could save 5 minutes per individual that your agency serves? 10 minutes? 15? Even a few minutes per person could make a substantial impact on your team’s ability to manage their time and their caseload. It’s time to re-think your assessment strategy. Even the most assessment-savvy agencies are losing precious minutes on non-essential assessment questions, and saving your team that extra five or more minutes is easier than you think.

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Five Simple Ways Technology Helps Justice-Involved Youth

By |January 30th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Case Management for Courts, Judicial Tools|

At equivant, we unabashedly believe in alternative interventions for youth that are rehabilitative, not punitive. We’ve worked with policymakers across the country to help funnel more dollars into diversion and community support programs for juvenile offenders, but systemic change is slow. At the community and justice agency level, we work with clients to use technology to make a real impact on local justice-involved youth. Here are five of the top ways to start using technology to affect change.

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You’re Watching Out for the Inmates … Who’s Watching Out for You?

By |January 25th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Classification Management, Custody Management|

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.

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Check Your Team’s Assessment Accuracy with Ongoing QA

By |January 21st, 2020|Categories: Blog, Risk Need Assessments|

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.

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