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Ohio’s Progressive Sanction Grid
Program Summary: This program uses progressive sanction guidelines from the Ohio Adult Parole Authority to determine the appropriate amount of response by authorities with regard to individuals who violate supervision. The program is rated No Effects. There was no significant impact on risk or felony reoffending and major violation behavior in the first year of supervision.
Wichita (Kansas) Work Release Program
Program Summary: This is a reentry program designed to facilitate selected individuals’ transition from incarceration to community living by providing work opportunities outside of correctional facilities and less structured housing alternatives. The program is rated Promising. Program completers had significantly lower recidivism rates, compared with comparison group members who did not participate in the program, at the 3-year follow-up period.
Connections Program (San Diego, Calif.)
Program Summary: This program used coordinated service teams to support mentally ill individuals leaving prison in transitioning back into the community. The program is rated No Effects. Program participants were significantly less likely to return to jail during the program treatment period. However, there were no significant effects on reconvictions during the program treatment period or return to jail at the 6-month follow up.
Alameda County (Calif.) Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment Program
Program Summary: This is a post-custody, community-based intervention for individuals with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. The program is rated No Effects. While the program significantly reduced the number of reconvictions and incarcerations, it did not reduce the number of arrests, days in jail, felony convictions, or percent of reconvictions.
Program Summary: This is a cognitive–behavioral intervention for children who have been exposed to traumatic events, and for their parents. The goal is to help children improve their symptoms of posttraumatic stress, depression, and anxiety. The program is rated Promising. Children who received the treatment demonstrated significant improvements on measures of posttraumatic stress, anxiety symptoms, and emotional regulation; however, there were no significant effects on measures of depression or coping efficacy.
Juvenile Transfer to Adult Court
Practice Summary: All states have mechanisms in place (including judicial waivers, statutory exclusions, and prosecutorial direct-files) that allow for juveniles (who commit certain serious or violent offenses) to be transferred for prosecution in the adult criminal court system. The practice is rated No Effects for multiple crime/delinquency types. Youths transferred to adult court had slightly higher odds of recidivating, compared with nontransferred youth; however, this result was nonsignificant.
Program Summary: This classroom-based intervention is geared toward the development of social–emotional competence among youth using “mindful attention” training which refers to bringing one’s complete attention to the present experience. This program is rated Promising. Results suggest that pre- and early adolescent participants showed significant increases in social–emotional competence, empathy, and perspective-taking; and decreases in aggressive and oppositional behaviors, fight starting, and rule breaking.
San Juan County (N.M.) DWI First Offenders Program–Victim Impact Panels
Program Summary: The program is a component of the San Juan County (N.M.) DWI First Offenders Program, which was designed to reduce driving while intoxicated (DWI) recidivism, alcohol consumption, and drinking and driving behavior by exposing offenders to testimonials from victims of drunk-driving accidents. The program is rated No Effects. No significant differences were found between VIP and no-VIP program participants on DWI recidivism over 2 years, and on various measures of drinking.
Postsecondary Correctional Education (New Mexico)
Program Summary: The program provides postsecondary educational classes and programs to prisoners via one-way Internet courses or onsite vocational instruction. The goal of the program is to reduce arrests following release from prison. The program is rated Promising. This program was shown to significantly reduce arrests within the 1-year follow-up period.
Lifestyle Change Program
Program Summary: This is a psychological intervention for incarcerated males, which addresses the lifestyle concepts around crime, drug use, and gambling. The main objective of the program is to reduce recidivism through introducing program participants to lifestyle changes centering on the identification of conditions, choices, and cognition of crimes. The program is rated Promising. The program participants were significantly less likely to be rearrested and reincarcerated during the follow up.
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.
Visit our Victims & Victimization topic page for evidence-based programs and practices in this area.
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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