Browsing by Author "Labriola, Melissa"
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- ItemA Multi-Site Evaluation of Law Enforcement Deflection in the United States(Research and Development Corporation (RAND), 2023-02) Labriola, Melissa; Peterson, Samuel; Taylor, Jirka; Sobol, Danielle; Reichert, Jessica; Ross, John; Charlier, Jac; Juarez, SophiaThis report describes findings from a multi-site evaluation of law enforcement deflection. The authors describe how six programs were implemented and identify key program facilitators and barriers. The authors conducted outcome analyses of two programs which included the A Way Out Program in Lake County, Illinois.
- ItemLake County Illinois deflection program evaluation finds reduced overdoses and property arrests: Research brief(Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, 2023-06-26) Reichert, Jessica; Labriola, Melissa; Peterson, Samuel; Sobol, DanielleDue to the high number of Americans with substance use disorders and the opioid crisis, many law enforcement departments are rethinking how they address the needs of people with substance use issues. With police-based deflection programs, police officers make referrals to substance use disorder treatment and other services. The research team evaluated A Way Out, a Lake County Illinois deflection program, in which citizens can enter a police station and ask for help obtaining substance use disorder treatment without fear of arrest. Using a synthetic control method, we found Lake County had reduced fatal and non-fatal overdoses, including fatal opioid overdoses, and reduced property crime arrests compared to a control group of other Illinois counties. Study results showed support for police deflection and can contribute knowledge to the growing field of deflection. [Author Abstract]
- ItemStatewide Evaluation of Domestic Violence Courts: 2008 Court Survey(Center for Court Innovation, 2013) Labriola, Melissa; Cissner, Amanda; Rempel, Michael47 items across 9 domains in initial survey. 11 supplemental questions in survey supplement. The 11-item survey supplement was created in response to unanswered questions generated by the initial survey. Therefore, questions from the supplement should be integrated within the original survey when used in the future. Insofar as program coordinators may provide inaccurate information about their programs' own policies and practices, absent the capacity to ask clarifying follow-up questions via site visits or phone interviews, the policy survey is not a perfect method of obtaining accurate policy details. The instrument was used to gain policy and practice information concerning all New York State criminal domestic violence courts. In turn, the coding of policies and practices was used in multi-level modeling to determine what types of domestic violence courts produced greater and lesser effect sizes. (Author Abstract)