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December 2010 - NIC News & Updates

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    Indiana Supreme Court Ruling Supports Evidence-Based Practices

    For several years, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) has promoted evidence-based practices (EBP) to reduce offender risks. That project has advocated such practices within corrections, as well as throughout the justice system. In Indiana, the sentencing of an offender that included a judge's consideration of risk assessments and evaluations (EBP components) was challenged as inappropriate. In a 2010 ruling in the case by the Indiana Supreme Court, trial courts were "encouraged...
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    Services Significantly Reduce Recidivism for Women Offenders

    A recent survey showing an 83 percent reduction in recidivism for impoverished female offenders who received supportive services is only one of the valuable findings in “ Employment and Female Offenders: An Update of the Empirical Research ”.  This November 2010 bulletin is the latest National Institute of Corrections issue in the “ Gender-Responsive Strategies for Women Offenders ” series.  Correctional practitioners at the administrative level will find this bulletin useful in defining...
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