Building Capacity in Hidalgo County, TX

Hidalgo County, TX Community Supervision and Corrections Department (CSCD) began collaborating with George Mason University’s Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence (ACE!) in 2012 to implement evidence-based supervision. Through this partnership, CSCD adopted two translational tools: Staff Undertaking Skills to Advance Innovation (SUSTAIN) and the Risk–Need-Responsivity (RNR) Simulation Tool. Since 2014, CSCD has more than doubled…

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A Conversation with Keramet Reiter on Solitary Confinement in U.S. Prisons

George Mason’s University’s Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence (ACE!) & the Department of Criminology, Law & Society Proudly Present A Conversation with Keramet Reiter on Solitary Confinement in U.S. Prisons. Keramet Reiter is an Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law & Society at the University of California, Irvine. This event will take place Monday, November 14th from…

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Jurisdictions Using RNR Simulation Tool

The RNR Simulation Tool is a translational tool to help jurisdictions advance practice in Risk-Need-Responsivity. The toolkit is designed to assist agencies in determining what forms of programming will be most effective in reducing recidivism and improving outcomes within their population. The tool is designed to guide resource allocation and help jurisdictions identify service provision…

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ACE! Director Faye Taxman, Deputy Director Danielle S. Rudes and Doctoral Students Teneshia Thurman, Kimberly S. Meyer, and Shannon Magnuson designed a course to help justice agencies use implementation science.

We are working with the Virginia Department of Corrections on this course. Course materials are derived from materials developed as part of ongoing implementation science work including: 1) Dr. Faye Taxman is doing an Implementation Fellowship with the Bureau of Justice Assistance; and 2) Dr. Rudes has a grant from the National Institute of Justice…

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ACE! Researcher Jennifer Lerch along with Bahamas Correctional Services officers and visiting probation and parole experts

Judith Sachwald, Faustino Lopez, and Jennifer Lerch recently presented at the “Sharing experiences on Community Corrections: Probation and Parole Supervision” workshop in Nassau, Bahamas. The Government of the Bahamas and the Inter American Development Bank hosted this workshop aimed at assisting the Bahamian government build a parole system within their criminal justice system. Together with…

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