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Two Things We Need More of; No, Not Money or Time – COURAGE and a SENSE of URGENCY

I remember watching an interview with the great actor Tom Hanks, following the filming of Captain Phillips, a movie based on the true story of a merchant marine boat captain’s heroic actions following his ship being seized by pirates. During the interview, Hanks said he thinks about one-third of people are courageous, another third are cowards and the final third could go either way depending on leadership and circumstances.

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I BELIEVE THAT WE WILL WIN…If We Change the Game

While watching the U.S. Men’s Soccer team compete in the World Cup game against Belgium yesterday, I couldn’t help but draw some analogies to our continuous efforts to win on the community reentry field.

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Do You See What I See?

Here’s something that I have been struggling with for several years; I’ve mulled it over many, many times and have asked myself repeatedly, “What am I missing?”

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Reflections from Walking the Bridge: What I’ve Learned from Two Decades in Research and Implementation

Like so many of us working in the criminal justice arena, I stumbled into the field, never having intended to be in this line of work at all, and then thinking that I might stay and explore it a bit, learn what I could, and move on. That was 18 years ago. I realized quickly that the more I learned, the more convinced I was that I knew very little indeed.

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Actuarial Assessment of Criminal Risk and Need

The first principle of evidence-based practice (EBP) for corrections populations is to assess the risk level or the probability that a given offender will commit more crimes using an actuarial tool designed and tested for these purposes.   It is likewise critical to measure dynamic or changeable risk factors also called criminogenic needs.  Needs are factors […]

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