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Ready Willing and Enabled - CEO Sean Hosman Delivers Ted Talk on Sustaining Behavior Change
04/09/2014 - In order to address "the ways we think about prison and how that can change prison," the focus must be on how we think about prisoners and prison staff, and employing the most advanced and scientifically-proven methods for creating sustainable behavior change in both. Professionals, or Pros, should be the only ones dealing with Convicts, or Cons. Cons we have, Pros are what we need.
ADC and JSAT Form Strategic Partnership
10/23/2012 – Two of the nation’s leading providers of evidence-based tools and services for criminal justice systems strengthen their capabilities through a strategic partnership designed to expand and improve their assistance to clients.
ADC Summer 2011 Newsletter
8/25/2011 – Features articles on ADC helping CA Juvenile Justice take EBP to the Next Level, State of Delaware contracts with ADC, and new staff at ADC – Holly McCown and LaRon Hogg-Haught.
AB 109: Release Decision Guidance Tools
8/24/2011 – ADC has tools such as a validated Pre-Trial Assessment to help CA communities deal with the impacts of AB 109 post-release offenders and public safety realignment.
State of Delaware Contracts with Assessments.com (ADC) for Juvenile Risk/Needs Assessment, the PACT – Positive Achievement Change Tool
6/14/2011 – The Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth & Their Families, (DSCYF) Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services (DYRS) has selected Assessments.com (ADC) through a competitive bid process to implement the PACT (Positive Achievement Change Tool) for use statewide with all youth remanded to DSCYF for pre- and post-adjudicatory supervision.
Assessments.com Initiates California User Forums to Promote Quality Assurance in EBP for Juvenile and Adult Probation:
4/14/2011 – ADC has initiated two separate User Forum opportunities for our California clients: One for County Probation Departments implementing our adult risk/needs assessment, the STRONG (Static Risk/Offender Needs Guide), and one for those working with our juvenile instrument, the PACT (Positive Achievement Change Tool).
Criminal Justice Expert Joins Assessments.com
3/25/2011 – CEO Sean Hosman is pleased to announce that LaRon Hogg Haught has joined the staff of Assessments.com (ADC). "LaRon brings a high level of expertise in criminal justice practice from her long experience with the California Administrative Office of the Courts. She will be especially valuable in strengthening our stakeholder education and engagement efforts," said Mr. Hosman.
PRIME Technology Breakthrough
11/15/2010 – Breakthrough Innovation: Seattle Agencies Begin Using Automated, Real-Time Treatment Referral System, Saving Time, Money and Helping Turn Lives Around
ICCA Presentation on PRIME
11/04/2010 – King County Melds EBP with Smart Technology
Hosman on National Commission
5/3/2010 – Sean Hosman, CEO of Assessments.com and board member of the ICCA, supports legislation to create National Criminal Justice Commission.
ADC Spring 2010 Newsletter
4/7/2010 – Features articles on FL Model Program (Evidence-Based Associates’ “Redirection”), Assessments.com Trainings, EBP meta-analysis by Dr. Mark Lipsey, and new staff at ADC – Diana Coates, Cathy Lake and Aaron Picton.
Two More Former Chiefs Join Assessments.com Staff
3/30/2010 – The new hires are Cathy Lake from Florida and Diana Coates from Texas.
BPAI’s Regional Training
3/8/2010 – Assessments.com announces BPAI’s "What Works in Reducing Recidivism in Juvenile Offenders" Regional Trainings Sign up today.
ADC Winter 2010 Newsletter
1/11/2010 – Features articles on Yolo County (positive outcomes), King County (new tool, the PRIME), the CSA Best Practices
project and our new president, Brian Richart.
Brian Richart Departs as Chief Probation Officer of Shasta County, CA to Join Assessments.com as President
1/11/2010 – Mr. Brian Richart has assumed the position of President of Assessments.com (ADC) effective January 4, 2010, and Sean Hosman, who previously held the title of President and Chief Executive Officer, will now focus his efforts, as CEO, more fully on research and the development of stronger evidence-based interventions as well as the overall growth of Assessments.com.
Assessments.com Can Help You Win a Second Chance Act Grant
1/11/2010 - DOJ is soliciting proposals for $100 million in competitive grants for Adult and Juvenile Offender Reentry Demonstration Projects, with a deadline of March 4th.
Assessments.com Selected to Lead $1.2 Million Statewide Juvenile Justice Project in California
12/16/2009 – Working with the Correction Standards Authority and the Administrative Office of the Courts, Assessments.com is the project leader on this California juvenile Best Practices Approach Initiative. Partnering with ADC on the project is Dr. Ed Latessa and the Criminal Justice Research Center; also collaborating is Bobbie Huskey, M.S.W., president of Huskey & Associates.
Florida's Department of Juvenile Justice Sees Improvement with Assessments.com's Positive Achievement Change Tool (PACT): Workshop at National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Conference Outlines Statewide Effort to Reduce Recidivism Among Florida Juveniles
7/17/2009 – As the U.S. tops more than $1 trillion in national federal deficits in the first nine months of the fiscal year, juvenile justice too is starting to feel the pinch. As a result, agencies across the country, like the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (FL DJJ), are trying diligently to reduce unnecessary costs. FL DJJ believes it has found a practical, scientific, evidence-based solution – reducing high-cost residential commitments for lower-risk youth who are statistically unlikely to commit new crimes, and providing a better targeted and more focused rehabilitative effort on the higher-risk juveniles who are quite likely to reoffend in the absence of effective, positive behavioral treatment.
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Future of U.S. Corrections Tied to Evidence-Based Practices, Predictive Tools, CEO Tells Texas Correctional Association
06/30/2009 - As states across the nation struggle with budget deficits without sacrificing critical programs such as public safety and corrections, a new lower cost, higher return approach to criminal justice is a vital component of today’s new economic order, Assessments.com CEO Sean Hosman recently told members of the Texas Correctional Association.
Assessments.com now offers SBIRT program
09/14/2008 - In a September 11, 2008 presentation to the International Conference on Outcome Measurement in Bethesda, MD, Assessments.com announced that it is now offering an SBIRT program to include Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral for Treatment.
Assessments.com collaborates with Washington State DOC
08/14/2008 - The WA Department of Corrections announced earlier this week that it has implemented a new Offender Supervision Plan System. Assessments.com has been collaborating with WA DOC on this project for the past two years, and is proud to be a part of this successful launch which replaces a system that has been in place for more than two decades.
Assessment.com brings scientific approach to 15-county Northern California Probation Consortium
06/01/2008 - The following article appeared in the Redding.com online newspaper on May 20, 2008. It describes how Assessments.com is bringing a scientific approach to 15 juvenile probation departments in a Northern California Probation Consortium, through training in Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) and delivery of validated and reliable risk/needs assessment and automated case plan system.
Assessments.com Collaborate To Deliver The GAIN-SS
03/21/2008 - Assessments.com announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Michael L. Dennis, Ph.D., Senior Research Psychologist and GAIN Coordinating Center Director to deliver the GAIN-SS (Global Appraisal of Individual Needs - Short Screener) on its automated, online software platform.
The PACT is the cover story in Juvenile and Family Justice Today
03/01/2007 - The PACT, the risk/needs assessment and case planning system implemented statewide in Florida as a collaboration between the FL Department of Juvenile Justice and Assessments.com, is the feature story in the Winter 2007 issue of Juvenile and Family Justice Today, a national magazine published quarterly by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ).
PACT cover story in NCJFCJ's Juvenile and Family Justice Today, Winter 2007
03/01/2007 - Here is the feature article, "Florida's PACT focuses on improving case assessments to benefit courts, youth", which appears in the Winter 2007 issue of Juvenile and Family Justice Today, a national magazine published quarterly by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court judges.
Assessments.com Collaborates with Rite of Passage to Implement New Automated Risk/Needs Assessment and Case Plan System
11/29/2006 - Assessments.com announced today that it has contracted with Rite of Passage (ROP) to implement a new automated risk/needs assessment and case planning system. Established in 1984, ROP is a leading provider of programs and opportunities for at-risk youth.
LSI-R, LSI-R:SV, LS/CMI and YLS/CMI now available through Assessments.com
09/18/2006 - Two of the nations leading providers of risk assessment tools for adult and juvenile justice departments have formed a partnership to better serve their clients.
Assessments.com Quarterly Newsletter March 2006
03/01/2006 - Assessments.com discusses new developments including the Florida PACT implementation, progress in Washington State using Back on Track, and the benefits of evidence-based practices.
Assessments.com Hires Long-Time Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation Director of Communications
12/22/2005 - Allvest Information Services, the company which created and manages Assessments.com, announced today that Jim Kelly, formerly the Director of Communications for the $30 billion Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, has joined its management team.
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Assessments.com is a unique, hybrid company whose mission is to promulgate best practices, or evidence-based methodologies, for juvenile and adult criminal justice agencies. To do this effectively, we offer a combination of innovative solutions in the areas of (1) risk assessment and case plan development; (2) technology; and (3) training.
Assessments.com Implementations by Client
Experienced and Focused on Evidence-Based Practices. Assessments.com, also known as Allvest Information Services, was founded in 1998 to provide Risk and Needs Outcome Measurement software to the juvenile justice community. The companys fi rst product, Back on Track!, which combined a validated risk and needs assessment instrument with automated outcome-based reporting features, was launched in Washington State in November, 1998.
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