Scaling Justice: Lessons in Data Quality

By |2020-01-21T13:29:24+00:00October 17th, 2019|Blog, Case Management for Attorneys, Case Management for Courts, Case Management for Supervision, Classification Management, Custody Management, Podcast, Pretrial, Problem-Solving Courts, Resources, Risk Need Assessments|

Data is central to the criminal justice decisions that affect lives, families, and communities every day. It drives more equitable outcomes, helps objectivity reign, and supports healthy communities. But how do we know the data is right? How do we know we can rely on it? Learn what data quality means for criminal justice practitioners and what each of us can do to make it better.

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Pretrial Supervision: So Many Choices, So Little Time

By |2020-01-21T13:36:36+00:00September 5th, 2019|Blog, Pretrial|

Much of the pretrial reform debate centers on one key question: Should this individual be released or detained? However, the second-most important question is the most overlooked: How? How do we know our approach is working to deliver fair practices? If the individual is released, what pretrial services should they receive? If they’re detained, how should they be housed?

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Do Risk Assessments Have a Place in Pretrial?

By |2020-01-21T13:39:33+00:00August 12th, 2019|Blog, Pretrial, Risk Need Assessments|

Pretrial decisions can have heavy consequences. Individuals involved in the pretrial phase of the justice process are considered still-innocent of any crime, so the decisions that are made must be weighed carefully. Pretrial reform is a hot topic in our country today, and the use of a risk assessment during the pretrial phase is under great scrutiny.

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The Practice of Pretrial: What Successful Counties are Doing

By |2020-01-21T13:44:22+00:00July 8th, 2019|Blog, Pretrial|

Pretrial practices are seeing upheaval across the country, and as many jurisdictions push for reforms, there is an abundance of information and misconception in the public eye. Ground yourself in the basics of pretrial, and learn what successful counties have in common.

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We’re equivant. Let’s get better acquainted.

By |2020-01-21T13:50:35+00:00May 13th, 2019|Blog, Case Management for Attorneys, Case Management for Courts, Case Management for Supervision, Classification Management, Custody Management, equivant, Integration & Data Sharing, Judicial Tools, Pretrial, Problem-Solving Courts, Research & Validation, Risk Need Assessments|

You know our products. You know our people and who to call when you need help. And you may even know the companies that came together to form the equivant family: CourtView Justice Solutions, Constellation Software, and Northpointe.

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Are Validated Assessments Worth the Hype?

By |2020-01-21T13:59:59+00:00February 13th, 2019|Blog, Case Management for Supervision, Pretrial, Research & Validation, Risk Need Assessments|

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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3 Fears To Overcome on Pretrial Reform

By |2020-01-21T14:06:41+00:00September 13th, 2018|Blog, Pretrial|

In the last few years, pretrial reform has accelerated to an almost breakneck speed. The traditional practice of setting monetary bail based strictly on a person’s current criminal charges and their criminal history is shifting to practices that look for alternative ways to handle pretrial decisions based on a person’s risk level. Those who work in corrections are wondering how to navigate a system that will no longer rely on money bail.

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Follow the bouncing ball: pretrial reform

By |2020-01-21T14:07:50+00:00August 15th, 2018|Blog, Pretrial|

With so much conversation around pretrial practices and so much legislative change happening now and on the horizon, it can be difficult to fully understand their impact on our processes. Staying ahead of the reform conversation is no easy feat – especially when you’re focused on ensuring compliance and keeping your community safe.

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Rebooting Pretrial Services in San Diego County

By |2020-01-21T14:11:10+00:00September 7th, 2019|Pretrial, Research & Validation, Resources|

San Diego County Pretrial Services has seen it all. From its original multi-agency oversight to present-day operation under our County Sheriff, we’ve overcome significant hurdles; including a time in recent years when lack of funding eliminated pretrial services altogether – compromising community safety and individual wellbeing across the county.

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