The Practice of Pretrial: What Successful Counties are Doing

By |2020-06-17T14:20:30+00:00July 8th, 2019|All, Blog, Pretrial Reform, Supervision, Supervision Case Management|

For those of us who work in the justice system every day, it’s a good idea to step back and ground ourselves in the basics of pretrial so we can help our stakeholders navigate these changing times.

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Zoom Out: Your Caseload Needs a Wider Lens

By |2020-06-17T14:23:46+00:00June 1st, 2019|All, Blog, Risk & Needs Assessments, Supervision, Supervision Case Management|

The Risk-Needs-Responsivity model can help you ensure you’re using a variety of strategies to safely and cost-effectively manage offenders.

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Spark Real Change: Top Strategies for Case Planning

By |2020-06-17T14:25:40+00:00May 15th, 2019|All, Blog, Risk & Needs Assessments, Supervision, Supervision Case Management|

Taking a responsive and evidence-based approach to case planning can help lay the groundwork for positive incremental successes on an individual level, and eventually, lower recidivism rates on a community level.

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Boost Your Evidence-Based Practice with RNR

By |2020-06-17T17:00:37+00:00April 23rd, 2019|All, Blog, Risk & Needs Assessments, Risk-Needs-Responsivity, Supervision, Supervision Case Management|

Knowing more about RNR can help us all be more effective at our jobs and promote better outcomes for our clients and communities. So let’s dig in.

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Demystifying Criminogenic Needs

By |2020-06-17T20:20:47+00:00April 1st, 2019|All, Blog, Risk & Needs Assessments, Supervision, Supervision Case Management|

Client needs are a key factor in every supervision plan, and their utility doesn’t stop there. Understanding individual needs is often the key to effective intervention and improved outcomes.

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Your Guide to Managing Overrides

By |2020-05-15T16:48:20+00:00March 11th, 2019|All, Blog, Risk & Needs Assessments, Supervision, Supervision Case Management|

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 |2020-05-15T16:48:20+00:00March 11th, 2019|All, Blog, Risk & Needs Assessments, Supervision, Supervision Case Management, Video|

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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How Alternative Screenings Boost Success

By |2020-05-15T16:48:21+00:00February 21st, 2019|All, Blog, Risk & Needs Assessments, Supervision, Supervision Case Management|

“But what about … ?” How many times have you looked at a supervision plan and thought something wasn’t quite right? How many people in your population have a special circumstance or need that makes their case just a little different?

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Are Validated Assessments Worth the Hype?

By |2020-05-15T16:48:21+00:00February 13th, 2019|All, Blog, Risk & Needs Assessments, Supervision, Supervision Case Management, Validation|

Justice professionals make life-altering decisions every day, and the consequences of these decisions ripple throughout our communities. Sound decision making is critical to ensuring public safety and a just system, and it begins with having accurate information.

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Why Measure Risk?

By |2020-05-15T16:48:21+00:00January 31st, 2019|All, Blog, Risk & Needs Assessments, Supervision, Supervision Case Management, Validation|

With limited time and resources, effective supervision becomes a balancing act. Who needs what resources? Who is most likely to reoffend? Which groups should be separated?

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