The Colorado Web-based Integrated Support Environment (C-WISE) is an enterprise solution that combines a web based case management system integrated with treatment providers, law enforcement, and electronic monitoring vendors supported by a call center staffed with 164 operators that assist in data collection and documentation on a 24/7/365 basis. The majority of Community Parole Officer (CPO) functions are automated within the C-WISE system to allow for documentation and retrieval of offender supervision activities in real time via web interface, telephone, or cellular phone applications., Online resource; title from PDF caption (viewed August 2017)
"The Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC) made formal request to the National Institute of Corrections (NIC), U.S. Department of Justice, to have an external review of its offender classification system and its administrative segregation policies and practices."--P. 2., "Technical Assistance # 11P1022.", Description based on online resource; title from PDF cover (viewed January 2012), "October 2011."
The Colorado Department of Corrections (DOC) contracted with the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) to conduct a time and workload study to develop empirically-based workload values for Community Parole Officers, enabling the department to determine the number of CPOs required to supervise the average daily population (ADP) of parolees in the community., project staff, Suzanne Tallarico, project director ; John Douglas, project consultant, Kristi Rosten, project consultant, Scott Taylor, project consultant., "May 9, 2014 (revised May 15, 2014).", Includes bibliographical references.
The goals of this study were to determine how the proposed classification instruments would change the distribution of offenders at each custody level, examine offenders who would change to a much higher or lower custody level, calculate the percentage of overrides and override reasons, and determine how well the instrument predicts offender behavior and which items drive custody level., Evaluation summary (June 2012) -- Phase II (March 2013), Online resource; title from PDF caption (viewed September 2017)
Offenders on regular parole have mental health services and sex offender treatment available to them through the division's ATP service network. Offenders with a mental health code of P3 or above may be eligible for ATP services through treatment referrals from their respective community parole officer. The division coordinates the offender's treatment through the ATP Network and also works closely with the State's local mental health centers. In order for an offender to get credit for their parole ordered treatment, the treatment provider must be ATP approved., Online resource; title from PDF caption (viewed August 2017)
In Colorado, 76% of inmates have a moderate to severe need for substance abuse treatment. One of the programs funded by the Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC) to help link this high volume of offenders with substance abuse treatment is the Colorado Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities (Colorado TASC) program, administered by a contractual relationship with Peer Assistance Services, Inc. (PAS)., Online resource; title from PDF caption (viewed August 2017)
The objective of the present study aims to establish the effectiveness of Colorado's implementation of the prison plus community TC model by examining different factors in three distinct studies., Cover title., Mode of access: World Wide Web., Includes bibliographical references.
Correctional institutions historically have used external classification systems to determine the security and custody level of an offender's placement. Methods of internal classification--determining housing, programming, and work assignments within a facility--often have been more informal, subjective, less standardized, and more inconsistent. Inmate assaults and subsequent litigation in many states, along with an increased emphasis on offender rehabilitation, have highlighted the need for structured internal classification systems to complement existing mechanisms for external classification., prepared by Laura Engleman [and four others], "April 2013.", Includes bibliographical references: pages 9-32., Online resource; title from PDF cover (viewed August 2017)
This study examines whether prison sexual offending behaviors are predictive of violence upon release. Recidivism rates for four groups of male sex offenders were compared: (1) offenders convicted of community sex crimes; (2) community sex offenders who were convicted under non-sex crime charges; (3) offenders known only to commit sexually abusive misconduct in prison and, (4) offenders with both community and prison sex offenses. The findings reveal that prison sex offenders are significantly more likely to be arrested for violent offenses upon release. They pose a similar risk to convicted sex offenders on arrests for sexual offenses; however, the average time to arrest was much shorter for prison sex offenders., "April 2009.", Includes bibliographical references (p. 20-21)
The scope of this report is the feasibility of developing and implementing a 50 bed pilot pre-release program designed to provide intensive mental health treatment to offenders with mental illness prior to their parole., Includes bibliographical references: page 20., Online resource; title from PDF caption (viewed August 2017)