Wednesday Series VI: Treatment in the Criminal Justice System
Effective Clinical Practices Treating Clients in the Criminal Justice System
Wednesday Series: Using Science in Criminal Justice to Achieve Better Results
Broadcast Date: August 11, 2010
Ginger Martin Assistant Director
Oregon Department of Corrections
Ms. Martin is currently an assistant director of the Oregon Department of Corrections responsible for community corrections, institutional programs such as addictions treatment and cognitive programs, inmate education, religious services, as well several other related functions. She has 30 years experience in state-level corrections policy and in addictions treatment. She has consulted on issues related to corrections policy and offender treatment programs at the county, state, and federal levels. Ginger holds a Masters Degree in Social Work. She currently serves on the boards of the International Community Corrections Association and the Women’s Commission on Alcohol and Drug Issues of Oregon.
Maureen Delude Program Manager, Contractor Data Collection System
Connecticut Court Support Services Division
Maureen DeLude received her MPA from University of Connecticut and has been employed by the CT Judicial Branch for 22 years, the four most recent years for Ct's Court Support Services Division (CSSD). The Court Support Services Division is responsible for pre-trial services, Adult and Juvenile Probation, Juvenile Detention and Family Services, along with a wide network of contracted service providers that deliver services such as mental health and substance abuse treatment and cognitive behavior groups that address criminal thinking and antisocial behaviors. As the Program Manager of CSSD's Contractor Data Collection System, Maureen leads a talented team tasked with designing, implementing and quality assuring a web based database for treatment service providers and creating opportunities to use that data through reports and research. In 2005, The Division’s Contractor Data Collection System (CDCS) was developed to enhance the Division’s ability to use empirical evidence to support data-driven decision making. CDCS is an innovative data system that collects client-level treatment process and outcome data.
Christopher Lowenkamp is a Program Administrator for the Administrative Office of the US Courts. Prior to his appointment at the AO, Christopher was a research professor and director of the Center for Criminal Justice Research at the University of Cincinnati. He is currently working on the implementation of risk assessment in the Federal Pretrial and Probation Systems as well as the development and evaluation of skills training for pretrial and probation officers. Research interests include risk assessment, program evaluation, and fidelity of implementation.
Dr. Taxman serves as co-Director of the Network for Justice Health, and Director of the research program in Evidence-based Corrections and Treatment at George Mason University. She is recognized for her work in the development of the seamless systems of care models that link the criminal justice with other service delivery systems as well as reengineering probation and parole supervision services, and organizational change models. Dr. Taxman has published over 100 articles, including translational work such as the Tools of the Trade: A Guide to Incorporating Science into Practice.
Developed for Treatment Providers, Jail and Prison officials, Community Corrections officials, Policy Makers, and other Criminal Justice Professionals
Approximately 80% of prison inmates need treatment, less than 15% receive any treatment during imprisonment.
Effective treatment can have a significant impact on public safety.
While there are many specific modalities that are widely considered evidence-based clinical practices for treating criminal justice clients, the availability of appropriate treatment is seriously limited.
Collaboration between corrections and treatment professionals is essential to public safety.