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Mental Health: A challenge beyond our reach?

By |October 26th, 2019|Categories: Blog, COMPAS, COMPAS Classification|

Placement in restrictive housing is often an attempt to protect inmates, but it can have the opposite effect, particularly for those who suffer from mental illness. The problem is twofold: not only can solitary and restricted conditions exacerbate mental health conditions, the lack of access to treatment and programming further disrupts existing issues and can even create new ones.

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The Fine Art of Case Planning

By |October 26th, 2019|Categories: Blog, COMPAS, Northpointe Suite|

Case planning: It’s an art. It’s a science. It’s a tough job. Pulling together a plan that sets the right goals on the right timeline supported by the right programming sounds as elusive as painting the perfect crooked smile on the Mona Lisa, and in a way, it is. But with skill, experience, and supportive programming, it can be done.

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Future-Proofing Your CMS? Here’s What to Look For

By |October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Automated Reminders, Blog, Court, JWorks, Products|

In the CCM, a network of components work together to power the business of your court, and each component accomplishes a specific function. This gives courts the flexibility to mix and match components based on their needs and easily swap them out as needs evolve. To future-proof, courts need a strong foundational case management system that will fully meet their needs now and be component-ready for the future.

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Scaling Justice: Lessons in Data Quality

By |October 17th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Court, Podcast, Resources|

Data is central to the criminal justice decisions that affect lives, families, and communities every day. It drives more equitable outcomes, helps objectivity reign, and supports healthy communities. But how do we know the data is right? How do we know we can rely on it? Learn what data quality means for criminal justice practitioners and what each of us can do to make it better.

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Assess Your Assessment: Validation and Outcomes Studies Explained

By |October 7th, 2019|Categories: Blog, COMPAS, Northpointe Suite|

You’ve implemented a risk and needs assessment. Your team is using the data to inform decision-making. Now what? To maintain the health of your agency’s evidence-based practice and find out how effective your efforts are at reducing recidivism, your assessments require assessments of their own. As soon as you have enough data, your agency needs to launch a Validation Study, and then a few years after that, an Outcomes Study.

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Suicide Prevention Starts at Intake

By |October 7th, 2019|Categories: Blog, COMPAS, COMPAS Classification|

Some suicides can’t be prevented, but it’s our responsibility to try. Jails today are facing lack of funding, lack of resources for treating substance abuse issues and mental illness, and myriad other challenges that make it difficult to meet every inmate’s needs, but when it comes to suicide prevention, we have to stay vigilant.

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