Scaling Justice: Lessons in Data Quality

By |2019-10-17T15:46:00+00:00October 17th, 2019|Blog, Court, Podcast, Resources|

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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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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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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Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller: Eliminating backlogs with in-court processing

By |2019-02-28T19:29:54+00:00January 24th, 2019|Blog, Case Studies, Resources, ShowCase|

A typical week for the Palm Beach County Courts (Florida’s 15th Judicial Circuit) includes hearing almost 2,000 traffic and criminal cases at three separate locations. No matter how hard courtroom personnel worked at processing these cases they were often left with a backlog that took several days to complete.

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Rebooting Pretrial Services in San Diego County

By |2019-10-30T15:19:01+00:00September 7th, 2019|COMPAS, Northpointe Suite, Pretrial, Research Papers, 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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Women’s Pathways to Serious and Habitual Crime

By |2019-05-17T16:15:08+00:00May 17th, 2019|COMPAS, Northpointe Suite, Research Papers, Resources|

Qualitative approaches for identifying and characterizing women’s pathways to crime are being augmented by quantitative methods. This study applies quantitative taxonomic methods in disaggregating a large sample of women offenders from a prison population to identify diverse pathway prototypes.

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Practitioner’s Guide to COMPAS Core

By |2019-04-04T19:24:44+00:00April 4th, 2019|COMPAS, Northpointe Suite, Research Papers, Resources|

The Practitioner's Guide provides an overview of the COMPAS Core Module in the Northpointe Suite. The Northpointe Suite is an integrated web-based assessment and case management system for criminal justice practitioners.

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Northpointe Specialty Courts

By |2019-06-10T19:28:16+00:00June 10th, 2019|General, JWorks, Northpointe Suite, Product Sheets, Products, Resources, Specialty Courts|

Northpointe Specialty Courts is an integrated software solution that manages all participant processing and case/court activities. It’s completely scalable, affordable, and applicable for all types of treatment-focused dockets – from small, single-user systems to statewide implementations – and it easily interfaces with other case management systems for a seamless, easy-to-use solution.

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Judicial Tools

By |2019-05-28T18:41:51+00:00May 28th, 2019|CourtView, General, Judicial Tools, JWorks, Product Sheets, Products, Resources, ShowCase|

Judicial Tools is a comprehensive case management tool designed specifically for judges and magistrates. From the moment a new case is received through final post-sentence monitoring, judicial officers can efficiently review, manage, and update case files from anywhere, on any device.

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