Spark Real Change: Top Strategies for Case Planning

By |2019-05-15T15:35:55+00:00May 15th, 2019|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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Classification Works in Criminal Justice: Here’s Why

By |2019-05-07T14:18:30+00:00May 7th, 2019|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 |2019-04-29T00:22:02+00:00April 29th, 2019|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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How Safe is Your Jail Staff? There IS More You Can Do.

By |2019-04-15T15:54:11+00:00April 15th, 2019|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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Demystifying Criminogenic Needs

By |2019-04-02T15:12:33+00:00April 1st, 2019|Blog, COMPAS, Northpointe Suite|

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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Ensuring Safety Starts at Intake

By |2019-03-25T15:57:57+00:00March 25th, 2019|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 |2019-03-11T22:35:12+00:00March 11th, 2019|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 |2019-03-12T15:19:47+00:00March 11th, 2019|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 |2019-03-11T22:24:18+00:00March 11th, 2019|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 |2019-03-12T17:36:32+00:00February 26th, 2019|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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