The Fine Art of Case Planning

By |2020-01-21T13:27:45+00:00October 26th, 2019|Blog, Case Management for Supervision, Risk Need Assessments|

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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Scaling Justice: Lessons in Data Quality

By |2020-01-21T13:29:24+00:00October 17th, 2019|Blog, Case Management for Attorneys, Case Management for Courts, Case Management for Supervision, Classification Management, Custody Management, Podcast, Pretrial, Problem-Solving Courts, Resources, Risk Need Assessments|

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 |2020-01-21T13:32:07+00:00October 7th, 2019|Blog, Case Management for Supervision, Research & Validation, Risk Need Assessments|

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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Two Ways Data Can Help (or Harm) Your Evidence-Based Practice

By |2020-01-21T13:37:29+00:00August 22nd, 2019|Blog, Case Management for Supervision, Risk Need Assessments|

When used the right way, data is powerful. The data collected on your web browsing habits (probably) aren’t going to change the world, but the data you collect and use as a supervision professional can mean the difference between helping—or inadvertently harming—your community. THAT’s powerful.

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Where are you in the recidivism reduction cycle?

By |2020-01-21T13:43:01+00:00July 15th, 2019|Blog, Case Management for Supervision, Risk Need Assessments|

Reducing recidivism is one of the most important things we can do as supervision professionals. It’s also one of the hardest. Part of what makes recidivism so difficult to tackle is that successes and failures happen on the individual level, but only systemic change can truly make a difference.

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Zoom Out: Your Caseload Needs a Wider Lens

By |2020-01-21T13:46:49+00:00June 1st, 2019|Blog, Case Management for Supervision, Risk Need Assessments|

Don’t just manage cases; manage your caseload. Taking in the full spectrum of your caseload and monitoring how individual cases fit into it can help you ensure you’re giving your clients the most appropriate level of supervision and resources.

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Spark Real Change: Top Strategies for Case Planning

By |2020-01-21T13:48:57+00:00May 15th, 2019|Blog, Case Management for Supervision, Risk Need Assessments|

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 |2020-01-21T13:50:35+00:00May 13th, 2019|Blog, Case Management for Attorneys, Case Management for Courts, Case Management for Supervision, Classification Management, Custody Management, equivant, Integration & Data Sharing, Judicial Tools, Pretrial, Problem-Solving Courts, Research & Validation, Risk Need Assessments|

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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Demystifying Criminogenic Needs

By |2020-01-21T13:55:36+00:00April 1st, 2019|Blog, Case Management for Supervision, Risk Need Assessments|

Client needs are a key factor in every supervision plan, and their utility doesn’t stop there. For those with a direct role in supervising people, understanding individual needs is often the key to effective intervention and improved outcomes.

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Your Guide to Managing Overrides

By |2020-01-21T13:56:52+00:00March 11th, 2019|Blog, Case Management for Supervision, Risk Need Assessments|

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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