Technology

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Teleservices: Happening Now! Using Technology to Enhance Drug Treatment Courts

Teleservices: Happening Now! Using Technology to Enhance Drug Treatment Courts

This fact sheet details the implementation of innovative teleservices programs in seven jurisdictions around the country. Teleservices refers to the use of communications technology, remote drug testing, web-based training, and other cutting-edge technologies to enhance the way treatment courts operate. The jurisdictions featured in this publication use teleservices to increase treatment court capacity, overcome treatment barriers, supervise participants, and provide training for staff. By demonstrating the effectiveness of teleservices in practice, these jurisdictions are setting an example for other courts to follow.

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The Intelligence-Driven Prosecution Model: A Case Study in the New York County District Attorney's Office

The Intelligence-Driven Prosecution Model: A Case Study in the New York County District Attorney's Office

By Jennifer A. Tallon, Dana Kralstein, Erin Farley and Michael Rempel

This report presents the findings from an evaluation of the Intelligence-Driven Prosecution Model, implemented in 2010 by the New York County District Attorney’s Office. The model relies on the Crime Strategies Unit which uses intelligence and technology to understand the people, places, and problems driving crime in order to improve prosecutorial decision-making. Evaluation results suggest the model produces intelligence influencing prosecutorial decisions such as whether—and for how much—bail was set, charge severity at disposition, and sentence type and length.

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The Future is Now: Enhancing Drug Court Operations Through Technology

The Future is Now: Enhancing Drug Court Operations Through Technology

By Annie Schachar, Aaron Arnold and Precious Benally

Technology offers justice systems new ways to link offenders to substance abuse treatment and other needed services. In addition, technology enhances the ability of justice systems to monitor offender compliance and provide staff with ongoing training and professional development. This paper explores the use of technology in drug courts and offers recommendations for drug court practitioners seeking to enhance their work with technology.

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Domestic Violence Online Petition Program

Domestic Violence Online Petition Program

An overview of the Domestic Violence Online Petition Program, which seeks to improve victim safety by allowing a petitioner—with help from a trained domestic violence advocate—to use the internet to file the application for an order of protection.

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Improving Outcomes Through Better Data Tracking

By Christine Sisario

An article that describes how New York is adapting technology from problem-solving courts statewide.

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Data, Delinquency and Drug Treatment: How Technology Can Aid a Juvenile Drug Court

Data, Delinquency and Drug Treatment: How Technology Can Aid a Juvenile Drug Court

By Dory Hack

A discussion of the web-based case management system designed for the Harlem Community Justice Center. A tool for court planners, this white paper addresses the information challenges unique to a juvenile drug court.

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An Informed Response: An Overview of the Domestic Violence Court Technology Application and Resource Link

An Informed Response: An Overview of the Domestic Violence Court Technology Application and Resource Link

By Pamela Young

A close look at the information system used in New York State's domestic violence courts.

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Informed Decisions: Technology in the Courtroom

By Greg Berman and John Feinblatt

An article describing the principles behind technology at the Center for Court Innovation's demonstration projects.

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