Phase 2 – Outcome Evaluation of the CPSRM

Principal Investigator: Susan Turner, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

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Evaluation of the Parole Violations Decision-Making Instrument (PVDMI) Pilot

Principal Investigator: Susan Turner, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO), in conjunction with the Center for Effective Public Policy (CEPP) has developed the Parole Violation Decision Making Instrument (PVDMI). This tool allows parole agents and administrators to consider parolee risk, severity of parole violation and significant stabilizing and destabilizing factors in a parolee’s life in determining the most appropriate sanction response to parole violations. DAPO conducted a 90-day pilot of the PVDMI at four parole units late in November, 2008.

The Center for Evidence-Based Corrections conducted an evaluation of the PVDMI pilot. The evaluation included a qualitative component involving interviews with parole agents and administrators as well as quantitative analysis of data recorded in the PVDMI and from other CDCR data sources

Field Performance of Two-Piece GPS Units for Parolee Monitoring

Principal Investigator: Susan Turner, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

Since June 2005, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO) has made increasing use of GPS technology to enhance the supervision of high-risk parolees. As CDCR has deepened its understanding of GPS technology, a number of questions regarding the optimal configuration of the department’s GPS technology package have arisen. Of particular concern to CDCR is the question of whether a two-piece GPS unit has the potential to be more reliable and easier to use than the one-piece units they are currently utilizing.

In order to answer this question, CDCR initiated a 60-day field test of two-piece GPS units to explore their advantages and disadvantages. The Center for Evidence-Based Corrections conducted process and outcome analyses of the field test. This involved interviews with parole agents who were utilizing the two-piece units, as well as their supervisors, and analysis of data provided by the participating vendors on unit performance measures such as battery life and instances of losing GPS signal.

A copy of the report can be found at: Report of the Results of the CDCR Two-Piece GPS System Field Test

Parole Violation Decision-Making Instrument Process Evaluation

Amy Murphy, M.P.P. and Susan Turner, Ph.D.
University of California, Irvine
December 2009 (Revised February 2010)

Adobe PDF Parole Violation Decision-Making Instrument Process Evaluation

Parole Violations and Revocations in California: Analysis and Suggestions for Action

Ryken Grattet, Ph.D., UC Davis, Joan Petersilia, Ph.D., UC Irvine, Jeffrey Lin, Ph.D., University of Denver, and Marlene Beckman, J.D., National Institute of Justice. (Please visit http://www.uscourts.gov/library/fpcontents.html for the complete issue.)
June 2009

Adobe PDF Parole Violations and Revocations in California: Analysis and Suggestions for Action

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