Risk & Needs Assessments

The Most Under-Utilized Tool in Pretrial

By |2020-12-10T16:58:24+00:00December 10th, 2020|All, Blog, Pretrial Reform, Risk & Needs Assessments, Supervision, Supervision Case Management|

Issuing citations instead of arrests is one of the most under-utilized tools in achieving better pretrial outcomes. So why aren’t more supervision agencies talking to their law enforcement partners about their citation usage?

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Our Top 4 Go-To Resources for Pretrial

By |2020-12-02T20:28:04+00:00December 2nd, 2020|All, Blog, Pretrial Reform, Risk & Needs Assessments, Supervision, Supervision Case Management|

We’ve compiled a list of our favorite go-to resources for pretrial, no matter where you’re located or how far along you are in your pretrial reboot.

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Top 3 Case Planning Mistakes Your Team Could Be Making

By |2020-11-08T17:20:51+00:00November 8th, 2020|All, Blog, Risk & Needs Assessments, Supervision, Supervision Case Management|

As the complexity of your job grows, so does the potential for your team to make some common case planning mistakes. Here are the Top 3 challenges we see among supervision professionals today.

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Needs vs. Risks: It’s a Balancing Act

By |2020-10-16T19:32:23+00:00October 16th, 2020|All, Blog, Risk & Needs Assessments, Supervision, Supervision Case Management|

Rather than thinking about risk management and corrective intervention as competing ideologies, it’s time to start thinking about them as different approaches that work together to enhance success.

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Overcrowding: Are we talking about the right things?

By |2020-10-16T19:23:46+00:00September 25th, 2020|All, Blog, Risk & Needs Assessments, Supervision, Supervision Case Management|

All justice reforms have to be a collaborative effort. When states approach overcrowding not just from the supervision side, but also from the legislative side, they see very positive results.

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Risk Scores: The Not-So-Secret Recipe

By |2020-08-14T18:13:27+00:00August 14th, 2020|All, Blog, Risk & Needs Assessments, Supervision, Supervision Case Management|

If it seems like the COMPAS risk assessment uses a healthy dose of mystery and secret sauce to arrive at risk scores, let’s talk.

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The No. 1 Time-Saver Most Agencies Miss

By |2020-07-25T20:15:47+00:00July 20th, 2020|All, Blog, Risk & Needs Assessments, Supervision, Supervision Case Management|

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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Risk Level vs. Supervision Level: Common Misconceptions

By |2020-07-04T21:15:33+00:00July 3rd, 2020|All, Blog, Risk & Needs Assessments, Supervision, Supervision Case Management|

Risk level and supervision level don’t match up on a clean 1:1 basis, and it’s up to supervision professionals to understand the nuances of each to make appropriate supervision decisions.

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Problem-Solving Courts: Show Us the Money

By |2020-06-22T21:55:58+00:00June 22nd, 2020|All, Blog, Court, Court Case Management, Problem-Solving Courts, Risk & Needs Assessments, Supervision, Supervision Case Management|

Treatment courts are the single most successful intervention in our nation’s history for leading people living with substance use and mental health disorders out of the justice system and into lives of recovery and stability.

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