Assess Your Assessment: Validation and Outcomes Studies Explained

By |2020-01-21T13:32:07+00:00October 7th, 2019|Blog, Case Management for Supervision, Research & Validation, Risk Need Assessments|

You’ve implemented a risk and needs assessment. Your team is using the data to inform decision-making. Now what? To maintain the health of your agency’s evidence-based practice and find out how effective your efforts are at reducing recidivism, your assessments require assessments of their own. As soon as you have enough data, your agency needs to launch a Validation Study, and then a few years after that, an Outcomes Study.

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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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equivant Presents: AI and Human Decision Making

By |2020-01-21T13:57:48+00:00March 11th, 2019|Blog, Case Management for Supervision, Research & Validation, Resources, Risk Need Assessments, 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 |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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Why Measure Risk?

By |2020-01-21T14:01:39+00:00January 31st, 2019|Blog, Case Management for Supervision, Research & Validation, Risk Need Assessments|

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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Response to ProPublica: Demonstrating accuracy equity and predictive parity

By |2020-01-21T14:03:08+00:00December 1st, 2018|Blog, Research & Validation, Risk Need Assessments|

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 |2020-01-21T14:03:43+00:00November 27th, 2018|Blog, Case Management for Supervision, Research & Validation, Risk Need Assessments|

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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Continuing the Conversation On Bias

By |2020-01-21T14:06:24+00:00October 25th, 2018|Blog, Case Management for Supervision, Research & Validation, Risk Need Assessments|

As the creators of the COMPAS, a widely used and trusted Risk and Needs Assessment, it’s important to us to be part of the conversation. There are some common myths in play, and we want to address those - but more importantly, we want to share more about who Northpointe is and speak plainly on the issue of bias in our criminal justice system.

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Risk/Needs Assessments: Separating Fact from Fiction

By |2020-01-21T14:07:32+00:00August 17th, 2018|Blog, Research & Validation, Risk Need Assessments|

You’ve heard that risk/needs assessments can provide plenty of benefits: these tools support criminal justice professionals as they make decisions related to pretrial release, inmate classification and programming, supervision case management, and treatment needs.

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3 Things We Should Be Talking About When It Comes to Validated Assessments

By |2020-01-21T14:09:21+00:00July 15th, 2018|Blog, Research & Validation, Risk Need Assessments|

Every day, we make life-altering recommendations and decisions, from pretrial release to probation conditions to reentry and parole. There’s no lack of available information about tools and evidence-based principles, all intended to help supervision professionals align our practices with the EBP body of research.

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