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July 2016 - NIC News & Updates

NIC News & Updates


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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...
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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...
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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...
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    Outagamie County Wisconsin Judge John Des Jardins’ Philosophical Change

    Judge Des Jardin started his career as a district attorney. He had a reputation as tough prosecutor. He had similar reputation as a judge. He was skeptical of treatment courts. He thought of them as touchy-feely. Then he took the time to sit in on Outagamie County’s drug treatment court, and his opinion began to change. Today he runs the county’s veterans court and is chair of Outagamie County’s EBDM team. Outagamie County is one of eight counties in Wisconsin participating in the...
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