The International Community Corrections Association (ICCA) will hold its 2nd annual conference, One Criminal Justice System with Many Decision Makers: Working Toward A Shared Vision, in the “What Matters” series on September 9-12, 2013 in Reno, Nevada.
This conference will provide two tracks: Public Policy and Operational Policy. The public policy track will focus on bodies of knowledge that can inform decisions defining what the system intends to produce and why those measurable outcomes are desired. This broader, public policy speaks to the effectiveness of the criminal justice system. The relevant research informs "release decision making" for pretrial and post adjudication populations. It also informs decisions linking risk of new crime and offender management for plea agreements, orders of the court as-well-as responses to violations of conditions.
The operational track will focus on how current bodies of knowledge and evidence informed practices increase the likelihood of increasing public safety. This track speaks to the effectiveness of linking risk, responsivity, dosage of specific intervention, to case management and effective supervision.
In challenging times, the blending of these two tracks will facilitate and support an effective, collaborative criminal justice system with a shared vision. Both tracks will be designed and applicable to all those interested and invested in “What Matters” in Community Corrections.
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