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    Female Veterans in the Criminal Justice System

    Female Veterans in the Criminal Justice System is one of many webinar recordings offered by the Battered Women’s Justice Project . If you missed this informative webinar, view the recording here . About the webinar: As criminal diversionary programs for justice-involved veterans continue to be implemented across our country, more attention is being directed towards female veterans in the criminal justice system. Though research is limited in this area, existing studies have female veterans...
    Posted to NIC News & Updates by Susan Powell on Tue, Nov 15 2016
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    NIC’s Evidence-Based Decision Making (EBDM) is in the News

    La Crosse County moves to implementation phase of evidence-based decision making initiative NIC’s initiative EBDM is a strategic method of applying research-supported principles to justice system decisions. EBDM’s goal is to build a framework across criminal justice agencies to protect public safety and to improve outcomes for the justice-involved. The initiative has just completed Phase V. During Phase V, the selected sites--Indiana, Virginia, and Wisconsin—created state-level...
    Posted to NIC News & Updates by Susan Powell on Wed, Nov 2 2016
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    Human Trafficking – Annual Report

    The U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking recently released the first Annual Report on human trafficking written by survivors. Although this report is not specific to justice involved women, it provides “actionable recommendations to the U.S. government for its work both nationally and internationally, as it collaborates with state and local governments.” An article from The Huffington Post summarizes five recommended areas from the report to enable the federal government to better...
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    Available Now: Pretrial Justice Broadcast Recording

    If you missed the live broadcast, view the streamed version of NIC’s Pretrial Justice: How to Maximize Public Safety, Court Appearance and Release online. Pretrial Justice: How to Maximize Public Safety, Court Appearance and Release Live broadcast held: September 8, 2016 "The history of bail and the law intertwined with [this] history tell us that the three goals underlying the bail process are to maximize release while simultaneously maximizing court appearance and public safety."...
    Posted to NIC News & Updates by Susan Powell on Mon, Oct 17 2016
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    Changing the Course: Preventing Gang Membership

    This recent publication from The Office of Justice Programs and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Changing Course: Preventing Gang Membership , provides practitioners and policymakers with knowledge about why kids become involved in gangs and offers effective and promising strategies that prevent them from doing so. Highlights from the publication include: Gangs are a serious, persistent problem in the United States; according to the National Youth Gang Survey, from 2002 to 2010 the estimated...
    Posted to NIC News & Updates by Susan Powell on Tue, Oct 11 2016
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    Gender-Neutral Versus Gender-Informed Approaches

    A meta-analysis published this year in Criminal Justice and Behavior supports recent research that girls and women respond well to gender-informed interventions leading to decreased involvement in the criminal justice system. Renee Gobeil and Kelley Blanchette from Carlton University, and Lynn Stewart, consultant, used meta-analysis to look at whether gender-neutral and gender-informed interventions differ in their effectiveness. “Across all 38 effect sizes, gender-informed and gender-neutral...
    Posted to NIC News & Updates by Elizabeth on Wed, Oct 5 2016
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    In the News: California Agrees There's No Such Thing as a Child Prostitute

    A recent article in Today USA, California Agrees There's No Such Thing as a Child Prostitute , highlights the passage of SB 1322 , otherwise known as the “No Such Thing” bill. This bill will make the crimes of solicitation and loitering with intent to commit prostitution misdemeanors inapplicable to children younger than 18. Also signed into legislation were: AB 1276, which affords minor victim-witnesses the ability to testify through closed circuit television so they do not have...
    Posted to NIC News & Updates by Susan Powell on Tue, Sep 27 2016
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    Communications Toolkit: Resources for Outreach and Educating Others on Justice Involved Women and Gender Responsive Approaches

    From the National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women (NRCJIW), this toolkit provides practitioners with “information, resources and tools to help them communicate effectively with others regarding how we achieve better outcomes with women at all stages of the criminal justice system.” This toolkit includes: Infographic – a primer on key issues that impact women in the justice system. Slide Presentation – aimed at increased understanding among key audiences. Quick Tips...
    Posted to NIC News & Updates by Susan Powell on Tue, Sep 27 2016
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    Overlooked: Women and Jails in an Era of Reform

    Recently released from the Vera Institute of Justice: The number of women in jail—most of them mothers—is growing faster than any other group behind bars, but has largely been overlooked from reform efforts, a new report released from the Vera Institute of Justice and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge reveals. The number of women in jail in the U.S. has grown 14-fold since 1970 and continues to rise, even as the number of men in jail...
    Posted to NIC News & Updates by Susan Powell on Tue, Aug 23 2016
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    New from NIC: No Place for Youth: Girls in the Adult Justice System

    In collaboration with the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) NIC released a new report on the growing number of girls under 18 in the adult system. From the introduction: The bulletin focuses on the population of girls under the age of 18 who are confined to adult facilities in the United States. It provides a summary of current research, incorporates the voices of practitioners, and offers recommendations for improving conditions and outcomes for girls who are sentenced to adult facilities...
    Posted to NIC News & Updates by Elizabeth on Tue, Aug 16 2016
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    Building a Trauma-Informed Nation: Moving the Conversation into Action

    From the Federal Partners Committee on Women and Trauma: Building a Trauma-Informed Nation: Moving the Conversation into Action On September 29-30, 2015, the Committee held this unique event with more than 2,000 participants each day. They came together from across the country, either in person or virtually, to answer the question, “What would a Trauma-Informed Nation look like?” The event offered four catalyst sessions on Communities, Justice, Health and Education, with each session...
    Posted to NIC News & Updates by Susan Powell on Tue, Aug 9 2016
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    Education: An Important Step for Incarcerated Women

    Last month Monnero Guervil from the Vera Institute of Justice interviewed Vivian Nixon, Executive Director of College and Community Fellowship, on The Importance of Education for Incarcerated Women . The College and Community Fellowship provides formally incarcerated women with support services and programs while they pursue their education. Ms. Nixon was part of a panel of formally incarcerated people who spoke last year at the National Reentry Symposium hosted by the National Institute of Corrections...
    Posted to NIC News & Updates by Elizabeth on Wed, Aug 3 2016
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    Reduce Unnecessary Jail Use and Make Your County Safer EBDM at NACo 2016

    The National Institute of Corrections (NIC), in partnership with the Center for Effective Public Policy, built the Evidence-based Decision Making Initiative (EBDM) to create game-changing criminal justice system reform. EBDM is a strategic and deliberate method of applying empirical knowledge and research-supported principles to justice system decisions made at the case, agency, and system level and seeks to equip criminal justice local and state policymakers with the information, processes, and...
    Posted to NIC News & Updates by Elizabeth on Fri, Jul 29 2016
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    Opinion Survey of the Community Corrections Collaborative Network

    During National Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week July 13-19, 2016, the Community Corrections Collaborative Network (CCCN) wishes to acknowledge the dedication of all professionals in our field. We also want to share a new resource to the community, An Opinion Survey of the Community Corrections Collaborative Network: Where the Community Corrections Field Is Going and What It Needs to Get There . In 2014, a network of membership associations that represent community corrections practitioners—the...
    Posted to NIC News & Updates by Susan Powell on Thu, Jul 21 2016
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    Building Gender Informed Practices at the Pretrial Stage – Lessons Learned

    From the National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women (NRCJIW), Building Gender Informed Practices at the Pretrial Stage: Lessons Learned about Implementing the Inventory of Needs (ION) in Dutchess County, New York , highlights how gender neutral risk factors may miss critical gender specific factors that can achieve more successful outcomes for justice involved women. In 2010, Hamilton County engaged in a project with the University of Cincinnati and supported by the National Institute of...
    Posted to NIC News & Updates by Susan Powell on Tue, Jul 19 2016
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