Neal, T. M. S., & Brank, E. M. (2014). Could mindfulness improve judicial decision making? APA Monitor on Psychology Judicial Notebook, 45(3), 26.
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The Verdict is In: Judge and Administrator Perceptions of State Court Governance, Confidence, and Trends
Kimbrough, C. D., Herian, M. N., Rottman, D. B., Bornstein, B. H., & Tomkins, A. J. (2014). The verdict is in: Judge and administrator perceptions of state court governance. Justice System Journal, 35, 344-361. doi: 10.1080/0098261X.2014.920650.
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Spice, A., Viljoen, J. L., Elkovitch, N., Scalora, M. J., & Ullman, D. L. (2013) Risk and protective factors for recidivism among juveniles who have offended sexually. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 25, 347-369.
DeKraai, M., (2013). Evaluation of the Lancaster County Adult Drug Court Year 3. University of Nebraska Public Policy Center.
This was an evaluation of a pilot project aimed at reducing failure to appear in court for a defendant’s misdemeanor hearing. The rate at which criminal defendants fail to appear in court is as high as 25-30%, depending on the jurisdiction and type of offense. Failure to appear increases workloads and expenditures for the courts […]
The Nebraska Public Policy Center has conducted two statewide evaluations of Nebraska’s Problem-Solving Courts for the Administrative Office of the Courts. The first evaluation was conducted from March – September of 2007 and covered eight probation problem-solving courts in Nebraska, including three adult drug courts (Midwest Nebraska, Northeast Nebraska, Sarpy County), four juvenile drug courts […]
This project examined options and opportunities for the judicial system to more efficiently utilize resources while preserving the core legal values of accountability, access, fairness and efficiency. The Task Force was divided into four subcommittees which examined: 1) the jurisdiction of the courts, 2) the boundaries of the state’s judicial districts, 3) the feasibility and […]
The Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program hoped to increase public safety by facilitating collaboration among the criminal justice, juvenile justice, and mental health and substance abuse treatment systems to increase access to services for offenders with mental illness. The Program encouraged early intervention for system-involved individuals with mental illness; provided new and existing mental […]
An evaluation of a pilot program implemented in Lancaster County (Lincoln), Nebraska, designed to change the way in which a defendant’s claim of indigence is assessed by the legal system. Regardless of whether a jurisdiction uses public defenders or another form of retaining defense counsel for indigent defendants, a determination must be made regarding a […]