Research in Briefs

The demands on probation and the courts are immense and the need for information on effective programming is critical. Districts often do not have the time to sift through research and consider how they might utilize the information and adjust practices to become more effective. In an effort to make this information more widely available and useful, “Research in Briefs” are being developed. These documents are intended to summarize potentially helpful information related to effective practices and suggest possible and practical application of the information.

A committee has been established to continue the development of Research in Briefs. Those interested in participating should contact Josh Dunkle, Probation Analyst, Evaluation Unit – Division of Probation Services 720.625.5760 or josh.dunkle@judicial.state.co.us.

Incorporating Research into Practice - The Story of RIB's and Their Utility

Examining Disclosure of Physical and Sexual Victimization by Method in Samples of Women Involved in the Criminal Justice System - July 2014
Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Romantic Dissolution, Offending, and Substance Use During the Transition to Adulthood - June 2014
Self-Control and Substance Use Among College Students - May 2014
Output Order Reflects the Cognitive Assessibility of Goals - April 2014
Adding Positive Reinforcement in Justice Settings: Acceptability and Feasibility - March 2014
Establishing a Risk-Dosage Research Agenda: Implications for Policy and Practice - February 2014
How do Probation Officers Assess and Manage Recidivism and Violence Risk for Probationers With Mental Health Disorders? An Experimental Investigation - January 2014
Implementation Matters: A Review of Research on the Influence on Program Outcomes and the Factors Affecting Implementation - December 2013
Stalking Strain, Concurrent Negative Emotions, and Legitimate Coping Strategies: A Preliminary Test of Gendered Strain Theory - November 2013
Early Termination of Supervision: No Compromise to Community Safety - October 2013
Integrated Theory and Crimes of Trust - Peers and Crimes of Trust - September 2013
Effective Community-Based Supervision of Young Offenders - Skill Use Decreases Recidivism - August 2013
Self-Regulation of Goals and Performance: Effects of Discrepancy Feedback, Regulatory Focus, and Self-Efficacy - July 2013
Confinement for Technical Violations of Community Supervision: Is There an Effect on Felony Recidivism? - June 2013
Social Networks and Social Control of Probationers with Co-Occuring Mental and SubstanceAbuse Problems - May 2013
Low Self-Control, Deviant Peer Associations, and Juvenile Cyberdeviance - April 2013
The Importance of Coaching: A Brief Survey of Probation Officers - March 2013
Delivering Incentives and Sanctions - February 2013
The Effectiveness of Mental Health Courts - January 2013
Perceptions of Same-Sex Domestic Violence Among Crisis Center Staff - December 2012
Matching Court-Ordered Services With Treatment Needs: Predicting Treatment Success With Young Offenders - November 2012
Juvenile Probation officers:  How the Perception of Roles Affects Training Experiences for EBP Implementation - October 2012
Employment, Peers, & Life-Course Transitions - September 2012
An Experimental Demonstration of Training Probation Officers in Evidence-Based Community Supervision - August 2012
Stages of Change - July 2012
Training to See Risk: Measuring the Accuracy of Clinical and Actuarial Risk Among Federal Probation Officers - June 2012
Effective Supervision Strategies:  Do Frequent PO Changes Affect Client Outcomes? - May 2012
The Importance of Staff Practice in Delivering Effective Correctional Treatment - April 2012
The Principles of Effective Correctional Treatment Also Apply to Sex Offenders: A Meta-Analysis - March 2012
Risk Factors for Recidivism in Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities - February 2012
Impact of Crime on Victims Curriculum:  Final Evaluation Report - January 2012
The Relationship Between Stress and Gender for Probation/Parole Officers - December 2011
When Interventions Have Unintended Negative Consequences - November 2011
Unraveling the Complexity of Driving While Intoxicated - October 2011
Outcomes Among Drug Court Participants: Does Drug of Choice Matter - September 2011
A User Group's Perceptions of the Quality and Effectiveness of PSI Reports - August 2011
What Works for Female Offenders: Improving Outcomes for Women - July 2011
Offender Perceptions of Graduated Sanctions - June 2011
Probation Officer Roles: Surveillance Versus Treatment - May 2011
Utilizing Behavioral Interventions to Improve Supervision Outcomes i Community-Based Corrections - April 2011
An Evaluation of Motivational Interviewing with Clients in a Probation Setting - March 2011
The Philadelphia Randomized Controlled Trial in Low Risk Supervision - February 2011
Poverty, Recidivism and Women Offenders - January 2011
Recidivism as a Function of Day Reporting Center Participation - December 2010
Strategies for Self-Improvement and Change and Recidivism Following Treatment - November 2010
The Strategic Training Inititive in Community Supervision:  Risk-Need-Responsivity in the Real World - October 2010
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in the Treatment of Anger: A Meta-Analysis - September 2010
Effectively Responding to Violations - August 2010
The Primary Factors that Characterize Effective Interventions with Juvenile Offenders: A Meta-Analytic Overview - July 2010
The Influence of Hispanic Ethnicity on Long-Term Treatment Outcomes - June 2010
Why Don't Offenders Complete Treatment - Reasons for Non-Completion - May 2010
Pro-Social Modeling - Using Modeling for Change - April 2010
Exploring the Black Box of Community Supervision - March 2010
Matching Supervision to Clients' Risk Status - February 2010
Recidivism Findings for Washington's Juvenile Mentoring Program - January 2010
Program Completion, Behavior Change, and Re-Arrest for Participants in Batterer Intervention Systems - December 2009
Outcome Evaluation of Colorado Therapeutic Communities - November 2009
Assessments and Case Plans - October 2009
Improving the Employment Rates of Ex-Prisoners Under Parole - September 2009
Coordination at the Front-End of Sentencing: The Judiciary, Probation and the Pre-Sentence Report - August 2009
Treatment Completion and Recidivism - July 2009
Habilitation or Harm: Project Greenlight and the Potential Consequences of Correctional Programming - June 2009
Girls' Study Group: Understanding and Responding to Girls' Delinquency - May 2009
Encouraging Offender Desistance - April 2009
Do We Care What Offenders Think - Probationer Surveys - March 2009
Assisting Probationers with Benefits - February 2009
Contingency Management - Foundations and Principles - January 2009
The Role of Community in Securing Peace and Delivering Justice - December 2008
Probation, Mental Health and Mandated Treatment - November 2008
The Role of Probation in Reentry of Jail - October 2008
Tapping Social Networks - September 2008
Gender-Responsive Strategies for Women - August 2008
Assessment and Case Planning - July 2008
Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment- June 2008
Incentives to Shape Offender Behavior - May 2008
Motivating Probationers to Change - Volume 4 - April 2008
Motivating Offenders to Change - Volume 3 - March 2008
Preparing for Change - Volume 2 - February 2008
The Motivational Interviewing Style - Volume 1 - January 2008
What Works to Reduce Recidivism - December 2007
Communication Tools - December 2007
Strength Based Practices - Cooperation-Competence - Volume 4 - November 2007
Strength Based Practices - Believing-Brief - Volume 3 - October 2007
Strength Based Practices - Accountability-Action - Volume 2 - September 2007
Strength Based Practices - Principles - Volume 1 - August 2007
Change-Focused Supervision - July 2007
Working Positively with Sexual Offenders: Maximizing the Effectiveness of Treatment - January 2006
Absconder Project - April 2006


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