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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Boost Your Evidence-Based Practice with RNR

By |2019-04-23T14:53:04+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Blog, Northpointe Suite|

As much as we’d love it if rest and relaxation was the key to lowering recidivism rates, there’s another RNR at work here: the risk-needs-responsivity principle. Knowing more about that kind of 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 |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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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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Are Validated Assessments Worth the Hype?

By |2019-03-02T03:25:59+00:00February 13th, 2019|Blog, COMPAS, Northpointe Suite|

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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Response to ProPublica: Demonstrating accuracy equity and predictive parity

By |2019-03-20T18:13:02+00:00December 1st, 2018|Blog, COMPAS, General, Northpointe Suite|

The website ProPublica recently published a story that focused on the scientific validity of COMPAS, raising questions about racial bias. As a result of the article and the subsequent national attention that it garnered, Northpointe launched an in-depth analysis of the data samples used by ProPublica.

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Let Evidence-based Practice Be Your Guide

By |2019-03-02T03:40:34+00:00November 27th, 2018|Blog, COMPAS, Northpointe Suite|

State by state, and even on a more micro municipal level, we are seeing the conversation around justice and corrections evolve and transform daily. As philosophical, political, policy, and practical debates take shape, what can you look to as your "north star" when setting the course for success within your agency?

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