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Enhanced Thinking Skills (England)
Program Summary: This is a prison-based, cognitive–behavioral skills enhancement program in England. The program is rated Effective. The evaluations of the program showed significantly reduced reconviction rates of program participants, compared with non-participants.
Recovery Management Checkups for Women Offenders (Cook County, Ill.)
Program Summary: This intervention linked women who committed nonviolent offenses to community-based, substance use treatment after release from jail. It was designed to reduce recidivism, HIV-risk behaviors, and alcohol and drug use, and to promote long-term recovery. This program is rated No Effects. The treatment group was significantly more likely to participate in substance use treatment, compared with the control group; however, there were no significant effects for recidivism or alcohol and drug use.
Automated Vehicle Locator (AVL) Information to Aid Patrol Allocations (Dallas, Texas)
Program Summary: The experiment examined how access to deployment data collected through AVL technology impacted police commanders’ management of police resources and whether this data-informed strategy led to reductions in crime. The program is rated No Effects. There was a significant decrease in crime at the hotspot level. However, there was no decrease in crime at the beat level and no significant difference in consistency between patrols assigned by commanders and patrols performed by police officers.
Turning Point Multiple DUI Treatment Program
Program Summary: This was a residential treatment program that targeted individuals who committed multiple driving-under-the-influence (DUI) offenses. The program combined educational components with individualized treatment and therapy to address substance use and interrupt the cycle of committing DUI offenses. The program is rated Promising. The program was shown to significantly reduce the rate of committing any offense and of committing a DUI offense, but not of committing other alcohol-related offenses.
Community Mediation Maryland Re-Entry Mediation
Program Summary: This program brings together inmates, their families, and other supporters to discuss inmates’ past experiences and future expectations in a mediated session. The session is designed to facilitate communication, understanding, and a plan for reentry to help inmates successfully transition into the community after release. The program is rated Promising. This program was found to significantly reduce rearrest, reconviction, and return to prison for program participants.
Quehanna (PA) Motivational Boot Camp
Program Summary: This 6-month program aims to reduce recidivism by diverting eligible candidates from prison to a boot camp that promotes discipline, structure, and characteristics of good citizenship and seeks to improve skills for reentry into the community. The program is rated No Effects. Though the differences in the 3-year recidivism rates between the boot camp participants compared with non-participants were statistically significant, the differences were small.
Residential Aftercare Component of Quehanna (PA) Motivational Boot Camp Program
Program Summary: This program provides residential aftercare services for those with substance abuse issues who have completed the 6-month Quehanna (PA) Motivational Boot Camp Program. The program is rated No Effects. An examination of the impact of both 30- and 90-day aftercare programs found no significant effects of treatment of either dosage on recidivism.
Implementation of Minnesota’s Community Notification Act of 1997 to Reduce Reoffending
Program Summary: This is a community notification program targeting released sex offenders in Minnesota. The program authorizes law enforcement to notify communities about where released sex offenders will be living. The program is rated Promising. The program significantly reduced sexual recidivism among released offenders subject to broad notification compared to those not subject to notification — released offenders convicted of a lesser offense and offenders released before passage of the law.
National Supported Work Demonstration Project (Multisite)
Program Summary: The program was designed to help hard-to-employ individuals acquire skills, habits, and credentials necessary to find and hold permanent, unsubsidized employment. The goal was to prepare individuals for regular employment, reduce unemployment, and reduce criminal behavior and substance use. The program is rated No Effects. There were no significant differences on number of arrests and time to arrests between participants and nonparticipants.
Minnesota’s Enhanced Supervision Release Program
Program Summary: This is an intensive, supervised release program for persons at high risk for reoffense and who are mandated to residential treatment upon release from prison. The program gradually reduces restrictions as the persons on parole transition back into the community. The program is rated No Effects. Results showed no significant effects on recidivism measures, including rearrest, revocation for technical violations, reconviction, and days in prison.
The resource guide provides all of the materials necessary to promote public awareness campaigns for NCVRW and throughout the year. Featuring campaign materials in both English and Spanish, it includes planning tips, artwork, crime and victimization fact sheets, and more.
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Dr. Gerstenblith also addresses the lack of strong evaluations of school safety programs that schools are implementing and invested in; and the opportunity that presents for the research community.
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