Classification

Suicide Prevention Starts at Intake

By |2020-06-17T13:23:12+00:00October 7th, 2019|All, Behavioral Health, Blog, Classification, Custody, Custody Management|

While there is no validated intake screener available today, experts agree that there are eight key factors that should be included in an effective suicide screening at intake.

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Are you protecting your most vulnerable inmates?

By |2020-06-17T13:25:11+00:00September 13th, 2019|All, Behavioral Health, Blog, Classification, Custody, Custody Management, Risk & Needs Assessments|

We can use assessment tools not only to appropriately place inmates with mental illnesses, but also those around them.

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Jails: Epicenter of the U.S. Fight Against Addictions

By |2020-06-17T13:29:46+00:00August 22nd, 2019|All, Blog, Classification, Custody, Custody Management|

We’ve been working with jails across the country for over three decades, and we’ve seen the shifts and changes over time. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution for jails, but a few things are clear.

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Will Jails be the Turning Point in the Opioid Crisis?

By |2020-06-17T13:33:40+00:00August 5th, 2019|All, Blog, Classification, Custody, Custody Management|

What is the jail’s role in treatment and intervention? What’s best for individuals, communities, and public safety?

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It’s Time to Review Your Restrictive Housing Procedures

By |2020-06-17T13:36:54+00:00July 15th, 2019|All, Behavioral Health, Blog, Classification, Custody, Custody Management|

Constant vigilance of restrictive housing procedures and practices is necessary. Building an ongoing review process to look at risk conditions and determine what’s changed is needed.

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The First 72 Hours & the Dangers that Loom

By |2020-06-17T14:21:18+00:00June 24th, 2019|All, Blog, Classification, Custody, Custody Management|

One of the primary ways jails can limit their liability, accurately classify inmates, and efficiently handle the influx of inmates is by implementing a good initial classification process.

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On the Rise: The Cost of Mental Health Care

By |2020-06-17T14:23:10+00:00June 12th, 2019|All, Behavioral Health, Blog, Classification, Custody, Custody Management|

Those of us who work in jails or prisons don’t need research studies to tell us what we already know: Mental illness in the justice system is a serious problem. And we’re not equipped to fix it.

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Classification Works in Criminal Justice: Here’s Why

By |2020-06-17T16:03:29+00:00May 7th, 2019|All, Blog, Classification, Custody, Custody Management, Video|

In this episode Dr. Tim Brennan discusses the science behind why inmate classification works, three fundamental parts of the decision-making process in criminal justice and more.

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Shift Your Expectations: Good Behavior IS Possible

By |2020-06-17T16:07:34+00:00April 29th, 2019|All, Blog, Classification, Custody, Custody Management, Officer Safety|

The NIC has been advocating for thoughtful inmate behavior management for over a decade, and their six-step process is foundational in many jails today.

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How Safe is Your Jail Staff? There IS More You Can Do.

By |2020-06-17T20:19:47+00:00April 15th, 2019|All, Blog, Classification, Custody, Custody Management, Officer Safety|

We’ve been working with jails around the country for decades, and we’ve found a few best practices can greatly reduce violent incidents and keep everyone safer.

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