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Investing in People: Improving Corrections Staff Health

Investing in Our People. As directors of state departments of corrections, we have attended the funerals, watched correctional officers be decertified because of DUIs, and held hands through divorces. I presented the results of our research in Oregon to my peers across the country, and they shared my shock and concern.

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Understanding the Impact of the Forensic Sciences on the

(8 days ago) The nation is investing significant resources in forensic science research and development. In addition to the investments in applied and basic sciences, NIJ is also supporting social science studies that ask important questions about the investment’s impact and how science is being used to strengthen our criminal justice system:

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Notes From the Field National Institute of Justice

(9 days ago) Investing in People: Improving Corrections Staff Health and Wellness: Colette Peters, Director, Oregon Department of Corrections: Prison reform: 2018-8-28: Reducing Restrictive Housing for Improved Prison Outcomes: Rick Raemisch, Director, Colorado Department of Corrections: Prison reform: 2019-2-15

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For Human Trafficking Survivors, Justice Is More About

(2 days ago) Investing resources in prevention and rehabilitation programming for traffickers. Improving monitoring of incarcerated traffickers so they are not still engaged in trafficking. Conclusion. As the Urban Institute’s research report noted, the research underscores a need to consider gaps in the justice system’s capacity to obtain justice for

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Envisioning the Future National Institute of Justice

(7 days ago) The alignment will ensure that we are investing resources wisely. It is our job to produce evidence-based knowledge on issues that are important to the nation. Issues like building trust between police and the communities, addressing the collateral consequences of …

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Understanding Domestic Radicalization and Terrorism

(7 days ago) After investing in numerous projects, NIJ played a shared role in the development and longevity of numerous national and global terrorism databases (such as the American Terrorism Study and the Global Terrorism Database) and institutions (such as START at the University of Maryland, the Terrorism Research Center at the University of Arkansas

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National Institute of Justice: Investment in Career

(7 days ago) The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) - the research, development, and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice - has defined a strong commitment to building the research field of criminal justice and investing in the development of researchers’ careers as a cornerstone of the NIJ agenda under its Director, Dr. Nancy Rodriguez.

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Bridging the research to practice gap: The utility of

(Just Now) On the research side, billions of dollars are spent funding studies that can 1 be used to enhance the effectiveness of programs and policies, and, on the practice side, funding and incentives are tied to the use of research evidence, as funders are increasingly I committed to investing in what works. Nevertheless, critical gaps between research and

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Discussing the Future of Justice-Involved Young Adults

(7 days ago) New science in brain development is transforming young adult involvement with the justice system. On Tuesday, September 8, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason, and experts from NIJ and the Harvard Kennedy School Program in Criminal Justice who serve on the Executive Session on Community Corrections discussed the future of justice-involved …

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Archived Director's Message: Identifying Alternatives to

(2 days ago) NIJ is investing in building knowledge about equitable and effective school disciplinary practices through the Comprehensive School Safety Initiative (CSSI) — a research-focused federal effort to improve safety for schools and students across the nation. In 2016, NIJ funded 25 CSSI projects worth over $67 million. Since the inception of CSSI

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Correctional reform National Institute of Justice

(8 days ago) Investing in People: Improving Corrections Staff Health and Wellness Bridging the Research/Practice Gap: Street-Level Decision Making and Historical Influences Related to Use of Evidence-Based Practices in Adult Probation

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Archived Criminal Justice Research and Public Policy

(Just Now) ] Although these findings are accepted by researchers, policy has moved in the opposite direction. [ Blumstein, Alfred, and Joan Petersilia, "Investing in Criminal Justice Research," in Crime , ed. James Q. Wilson and Joan Petersilia, San Francisco: ICS [Institute of Contemporary Studies] Press, 1995: 468.] The research tradition. Part of the

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Creating a Sustainable and Effective Tribal Criminal

(1 days ago) Investing in programs and personnel may be easier — but is non the same as system change. Nonetheless, if new programs and personnel are strategically implemented, they can build support for wider reform. Eliminate bias and corruption.

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Evaluating the Use of Radio Frequency Identification

(7 days ago) Still, the evaluation yielded important lessons for corrections practitioners who are considering investing in this technology. They should ensure that they have sufficient resources to support the full implementation of all capabilities of the RFID system, be able to fund continuous technical support, and effectively train staff in the use of

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Suicide prevention National Institute of Justice

(9 days ago) Closing Date. April 2, 2015. With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals for innovative, rigorous research to identify and characterize the suicide prevention and intervention strategies currently being used by law enforcement agencies in the United States and, potentially, elsewhere. NIJ is particularly interested in understanding the rational

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An Examination of Justice Reinvestment and Its Impact on

(1 days ago) John talked about the $57 million they're investing in reentry programs just for parolees. This is $100 million for probations and parolees. The good news is there's a program that Ohio is funding that reduces recidivism for that group compared to a match sample by 50 percent. That's tremendous.

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For Spanish-Speaking Survivors of Intimate Partner

(1 days ago) For survivors of intimate partner violence, economic empowerment can be a lasting solution to the cycle of abuse. For agencies helping survivors, understanding how financial burdens influence survivors’ ability to escape abusive relationships is a first step toward enabling empowerment. Getting to that understanding, however, can require adapting, validating, and retesting methods of

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National Institute of Corrections (NIC) National

(9 days ago) Investing in People: Improving Corrections Staff Health and Wellness Meeting on Leveraging Technology to Improve Treatment Outcomes for Criminal Justice Populations Funding to Support the Evaluation of the Multi-Site Demonstration Field Experiment: What Works in Reentry Research Demonstration Field Experiment also referred to as Changing

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Do Teens and Adults Think of Teen Dating Violence in

(5 days ago) After federal agencies and nongovernmental organizations began investing in research and programming to prevent and respond to teen dating violence, many researchers and practitioners began to wonder whether the adults who developed these programs and research priorities had an understanding of teen romantic relationships that resonated with young people themselves.

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Solving Missing Persons Cases National Institute of Justice

(5 days ago) Carla Tippie Proudfoot, director of the Maryland Missing Persons Clearinghouse, described the problem in state terms. "There are now 242 unidentified deceased cases entered into NamUs for the state of Maryland," Proudfoot said. "Only 54 cases are in the NCIC database." As for missing persons, cases involving people 18 years old and younger must

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Social Science Research on Forensic Science: The Story

(4 days ago) Considering that the nation was investing significant dollars to improve forensic tools and processes, examining the impact this investment had on the criminal justice system seemed reasonable. NIJ's social scientists started asking "So what?" questions: Are we getting more "justice" as a result of advances in the forensic sciences?

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Correctional facility security National Institute of Justice

(8 days ago) Notes From the Field - Prison Reform Investing in People: Improving Corrections Staff Health and Wellness. Date Published. August 2018 Publication Type. Report (Technical Assistance), Program/Project Description, Instructional Material, Factsheet. Agencies. NIJ.

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A Process Evaluation of the Continuum of Services Model in

(Just Now) OJJDPs Field Initiated Research and Evaluation Program supports innovative and methodologically sound research and evaluation efforts that inform policy and practice consistent with OJJDPs mission to advance effective delinquency prevention and juvenile justice system interventions. In an era of tight budgets and increased accountability, state governments are focused on investing more in what

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Archived Director's Message: Restrictive Housing in the

(7 days ago) NIJ remains committed to investing in high-quality, multidisciplinary science to address the challenges faced by policymakers and criminal justice professionals working within corrections. I hope readers find this volume both informative and helpful in providing potential ways forward on the use and impact of restrictive housing.

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Wrongful Convictions: The Latest Scientific Research

(7 days ago) What does science tell us about case factors that can lead to a wrongful conviction? Dr. Jon Gould of American University will discuss the findings of the first large-scale empirical study that has identified ten statistically significant factors that distinguish a wrongful conviction from a "near miss." (A "near miss" is a case in which an innocent defendant was acquitted or had charges

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Collective Efficacy: Taking Action To Improve

(6 days ago) These include investing in research and evaluation that examines residents' concerns and their willingness to partner with public agencies and neighborhood residents to improve the neighborhood's quality of life. The research data can then be used by stakeholders to identify problems, design solutions, and assess the effects of various

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DNA Typing Strategies via Real-Time Nanopore Sequencing

(Just Now) Most laboratories cannot justify or allocate the funding needed to concurrently maintain casework instrumentation while investing in MPS platforms. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a standard in forensic DNA analysis to amplify target STR regions. Amplification is necessary on most sequencing platforms that rely upon secondary signal, such as

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Justice system reform National Institute of Justice

(9 days ago) The strength of our criminal justice system depends on its ability to convict the guilty and clear the innocent. But we know that innocent people are sometimes wrongfully convicted and the guilty remain free to victimize others. The consequences of a wrongful conviction are far-reaching for the wrongfully convicted and the survivors and victims

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Archived Thinking About Prevention: Are We Asking the

(4 days ago) And, even more important, what public policy options were available for investing the marginal crime prevention dollar? If a minister, or state, or city council, had one million dollars to spend on crime prevention, what would be the best investment in terms of the crime reduction return? Few researchers are willing to take on this challenge.

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High-Priority Criminal Justice Technology Needs National

(8 days ago) Other NIJ activities described are standards and compliance testing, as well as investing with partners. NIJ’s descriptions of high-priority criminal justice technology needs are organized into five functional areas: protecting the public, ensuring officer safety, confirming the guilty and protecting the innocent, improving the efficiency of

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Archived Education in Law Enforcement: Beyond the

(4 days ago) This type of experiential learning is being adopted increasingly by departments that are investing in community policing. In Richmond, Virginia, recruits work in the community as part of their academy training. They might, for example, conduct surveys among residents of public housing, asking them about their attitudes toward the police, and

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Less Prison, More Police, Less Crime: How Criminology Can

(7 days ago) Because we could compare the impact on the Crime Harm Index from investing in prisons versus investing in police. Among other things, a crime harm index would get us beyond these assumptions of neo-classical deterrence, and indeed economics, that all crimes can be counted in terms of equal harm: offenders committing crimes of equal harm

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Archived Director's Message

(8 days ago) Investing in knowledge at the intersection of scientific fields is a valuable way to develop innovative approaches to complex problems. NIJ remains committed to our interdisciplinary investments, and I encourage scientists and those working within the criminal justice system to draw upon the scientific information in this and upcoming issues of

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Economical Crime Control: Perspectives from Both Sides of

(7 days ago) The surge in incarceration since 1980 has been fueled in part by the mistaken belief that the population can be divided neatly into "good guys" and "bad guys." In fact, crime rates are not determined by the number of at-large criminals, any more than farm production is determined by the number of farmers. Crime is a choice, a choice that is influenced by available opportunities as much …

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Corrections occupational stress National Institute of

(8 days ago) Notes From the Field - Prison Reform Investing in People: Improving Corrections Staff Health and Wellness. Date Published. August 2018 Publication Type. Report (Technical Assistance), Program/Project Description, Instructional Material, Factsheet. Agencies. NIJ.

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Archived Thinking About Prevention: Are We Asking the

(2 days ago) And, even more important, what public policy options were available for investing the marginal crime prevention dollar? If a governor, or judge, or city council, had one million dollars to spend on crime prevention, what would be the best investment in terms of the crime reduction return? Few researchers are willing to take on this challenge.

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Expanding Research to Examine the Impacts of Forensic

(7 days ago) In 2004, the National Institute of Justice created the social science research on forensic sciences (SSRFS) research program to explore the impact of forensic sciences on the criminal justice system and the administration of justice. Much of the early research from the SSRFS program focused on DNA processing and the use of DNA in investigations and prosecutions.

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Exploring How Prison-Based Drug Rehabilitation Programming

(3 days ago) Black respondents were more likely to defy the treatment rhetoric, and either fail to complete the program or simulate a deficit-based self-narrative without investing

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Expanding Social Science Research to Examine the Impacts

(3 days ago) without investing in LEA and crime laboratory staff. Results: Agency policies directly affect partner agencies and should not be created in a silo. Recommendations . Invest in staff hiring and retention Develop a system-wide process map Develop interagency multidisciplinary policies . More

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