A2J: Tipping the Scale Toward Accessibility

By |2020-01-21T13:18:56+00:00January 16th, 2020|Blog, Case Management for Courts, Podcast, Resources|

A2J has become one of the many buzzwords in the justice sector, but what does true access to justice look like? What can courts do to tip the scales toward accessibility? Join host Sue Humphreys as she digs into court accessibility with special guest Renee Danser, Associate Director of Research and Strategic Partnerships at the Access to Justice Lab at Harvard Law School.

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Redefining Your “Day in Court”: Citizen-Centered Court Technology

By |2020-01-21T18:45:55+00:00December 16th, 2019|Blog, Case Management for Courts, Podcast, Resources|

What does the shift toward citizen-centered technology mean for courts? MJ Cartwright, Court Innovations CEO, and Dunrie Greiling, Matterhorn product/market strategy, join host Sue Humphreys to discuss the evolution of online dispute resolution.

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Scaling Up for the Need: A Drug Court Judge’s Story

By |2020-01-21T13:24:36+00:00November 16th, 2019|Blog, Case Management for Courts, Podcast, Problem-Solving Courts, Resources|

During her first 20 years in criminal justice, working as a prosecutor and then a defense attorney, Judge Christine Carpenter saw how closely drugs and alcohol connect to crime and justice outcomes. She knew it was time to start treating substance use and abuse differently, and she became a pioneer in what we know today as Drug Courts. In the latest episode of Scaling Justice, host Sue Humphreys sits down with Judge Carpenter to hear her story.

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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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Classification Works in Criminal Justice: Here’s Why

By |2020-01-21T13:53:00+00:00May 7th, 2019|Blog, Classification Management, Custody Management, Resources|

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

By |2020-01-21T14:02:14+00:00January 24th, 2019|Blog, Case Management for Courts, Case Studies, Resources|

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 |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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Women’s Pathways to Serious and Habitual Crime

By |2020-01-21T14:11:36+00:00May 17th, 2019|Research & Validation, Resources, Risk Need Assessments|

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 |2020-01-21T14:12:04+00:00April 4th, 2019|Research & Validation, Resources, Risk Need Assessments|

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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