All justice reforms have to be a collaborative effort. When states approach overcrowding not just from the supervision side, but also from the legislative side, they see very positive results.
If it seems like the COMPAS risk assessment uses a healthy dose of mystery and secret sauce to arrive at risk scores, let’s talk.
It’s time to re-think your assessment strategy. Even the most assessment-savvy agencies are losing precious minutes on non-essential assessment questions, and saving your team that extra five or more minutes is easier than you think.
Risk level and supervision level don’t match up on a clean 1:1 basis, and it’s up to supervision professionals to understand the nuances of each to make appropriate supervision decisions.
Treatment courts are the single most successful intervention in our nation’s history for leading people living with substance use and mental health disorders out of the justice system and into lives of recovery and stability.
There are two critical parts of this process, either of which can make or break the accuracy of your assessment results: the assessment itself, and the way your team uses it.
Over the past three decades, we’ve seen hundreds of different takes on discharge/release/reentry planning, and we’ve learned that success really comes down to a few key factors.
Customers asked questions that shed light on the current state of corrections and the trends that are starting to trickle down to agencies of all sizes. Check out our Top 3.
The Big 4 criminogenic needs are not only the key to reducing recidivism, they’re also among the most difficult factors to change in a person.