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Santa Clara County Adult Reentry Strategic Plan Ready to Change: Promoting Safety and Health for the Whole Community - Summary

| Marilyn Barnes, Angela Irvine, Natalie Ortega

This publication is a four page summary of a full report on a five-year strategic plan for adult reentry services in Santa Clara put together by NCCD and the Santa Clara Country Reentry Network.

Santa Clara County Adult Reentry Strategic Plan Ready to Change: Promoting Safety and Health for the Whole Community

| Marilyn Barnes, Angela Irvine, Natalie Ortega

In order to address the wide range of risk levels and needs within the formerly incarcerated population, the Santa Clara County Reentry Network, in collaboration with NCCD, has developed a five-year strategic plan for adult reentry services. Following evidence-based practices, this plan establishes the need to assess the risk and need levels of county prisoners and probationers and focuses reentry resources on those who are at moderate and high risk of committing new crimes. This plan also highlights the importance of using individualized reentry case planning and providing trauma-informed services. 

SDM News - December 2012

| National Council on Crime and Delinquency

SDM News has a new look! Check out the December issue, which covers an award for the SDM system in Minnesota APS, the work of the Children’s Research Center in Taiwan and in San Diego, news about the next SDM conference, tips from a Susie Essex workshop, and more. *Note that this link opens slowly, please be patient.

NCCD Newsletter - October 2012

| National Council on Crime and Delinquency

This is the first edition of NCCD's new e-newsletter. This newsletter discusses our Policy and Practice event with OJJDP's Melodee Hanes, introduces Sujatha Baliga, NCCD's Restorative Justice expert, gives some information about a few of NCCD's new exciting projects, and links to NCCD's most recent publications and blog posts. *Note that this link opens slowly, please be patient.

Evaluation of the Insight Prison Project

| Fabiana Silva, Christopher Hartney

Founded in 1997, the California-based Insight Prison Project (IPP) is a nonprofit community-based organization committed to the design and implementation of rehabilitative programs tested within San Quentin State Prison. San Quentin is California's oldest and best-known correctional
institution. The prison today includes life-sentenced and detriment-sentenced adult males. IPP programs are designed for incarcerated populations to develop insight and awareness about their emotions, behaviors, and motivations; practice new skills; and integrate these new skills into all aspects of their lives in order to correct entrenched negative behavioral patterns. IPP's programs focus on a socialization process, a process of transformational re-education, that is designed to bring about a shift in ingrained patterns of harmful and destructive behavior; enable men to make life-enhancing choices; and then integrate them into lasting, positive behavior. Together, the qualitative and quantitative results of this study indicate that IPP's programs offer a number of promising strategies to improve well-being and reduce violence, but also suggest that longer participation in IPP programming is associated with the desired cognitive behavioral outcomes. 

2012 Fall Webinar - Taking the Guesswork Out of APS Findings

| Moderated by Kathy Park

Presenters Lori Delagrammatikas, Mary Twomey, Krista Brown, Kris K. Brown, and Mary Counihan discuss how researchers and APS practitioners worked together to develop a protocol to improve the consistency of APS investigation findings in California. After researchers identified great variability in APS decision-making across California, APS practitioners developed a protocol which clearly delineated the essential defining elements of each type of abuse/neglect, provided direction and focus for gathering information, and supplied workers with a structure for evaluating the relative strength and integrity of that information. The protocol has been implemented throughout the state and researchers are in the process of studying its efficacy by evaluating the current level of consistency in findings. The webinar describes the research, protocol and training development, evaluation efforts, and the collaborations needed to affect change statewide. (Materials: slide presentation, supplemental materials) 

Voices From the Field: NGI Listening Sessions Executive Summary

| National Girls Institute

As part of the work of NGI, 64 listening sessions were held across the United States between March and December 2011. Participants included at-risk or justice system-involved girls, their parents/caregivers, and key professional and community stakeholders across the continuum of services. In all, 607 stakeholders participated. One of the most critical aims of the listening sessions was to assess the current training, technical assistance, and informational needs of state, tribal, and local entities serving girls and their families. This report summarizes the results and implications of the listening sessions, and sets forth a series of recommendations for NGI, OJJDP, and the field. 

Voices From the Field: Findings From the NGI Listening Sessions

| National Girls Institute

As part of the work of NGI, 64 listening sessions were held across the United States between March and December 2011. Participants included at-risk or justice system-involved girls, their parents/caregivers, and key professional and community stakeholders across the continuum of services. In all, 607 stakeholders participated. One of the most critical aims of the listening sessions was to assess the current training, technical assistance, and informational needs of state, tribal, and local entities serving girls and their families. This report details the results and implications of the listening sessions, and sets forth a series of recommendations for NGI, OJJDP, and the field. 

CEO Leadership Academy - Programmatic Profile and Educational Performance

| Dr. Janice Ereth, PhD, Susan Gramling, Andrea Bogie, MSW

This is the first annual report to describe the operation of the CEO Leadership Academy as a City of Milwaukee-chartered school. It is a result of intensive work undertaken by the City of Milwaukee Charter School Review Committee (CSRC), school staff, and the Children's Research Center (CRC). Based on the information gathered and discussed in the attached report, CRC has reached the following findings. 

Central City Cyberschool of Milwaukee, Inc. - Programmatic Profile and Educational Performance

| Dr. Janice Ereth, PhD, Susan Gramling, Theresa Healy, MS

This 13th annual report on the operation of Central City Cyberschool of Milwaukee, Inc. (Cyberschool) is a result of intensive work undertaken by the City of Milwaukee Charter School Review Committee (CSRC), Cyberschool staff, and the Children’s Research Center (CRC). 

Darrell Lynn Hines College Preparatory Academy of Excellence-Programmatic Profile and Educational Performance

| Dr. Janice Ereth, PhD, Susan Gramling, Greg Rafn

This tenth annual report on the operation of Darrell Lynn Hines College Preparatory Academy of Excellence (DLH Academy) is a result of intensive work undertaken by the City of Milwaukee Charter School Review Committee (CSRC), DLH Academy staff, and the Children’s Research Center (CRC).

Downtown Montessori Academy, Inc.- Programmatic Profile and Educational Performance

| Dr. Janice Ereth, PhD, Susan Gramling, Theresa Healy, MS

This is the 14th annual report on the operation of Downtown Montessori Academy, Inc., a City of Milwaukee charter school.1 It is a result of intensive work undertaken by the City of Milwaukee Charter School Review Committee (CSRC), school staff, and the Children’s Research Center (CRC).