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									             for Jails Using or Wanting to Use the NIC Nationally
            Recognized Classification Instruments - Northpointe’s
              Decision Tree Classification or NCCD Point Scale
     Conducted by Northpointe Institute for Public Management – Nationally
  Recognized Leaders in Jail Inmate Classification Systems and Implementation

                 Approved by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards
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When:        One Day -            9:00 to 4:15

Who Should New Corrections and Classification Staff not Previously Trained in Objective
Attend:    Classification, Veteran Staff Desiring Refresher Training, Classification Supervisors, Jail
           Administrators and Population Managers

Cost:        $95 per person

Course Overview:
  ● Why Implement Objective Classification – Goals and Objectives
  ● Proper Use of Classification Instruments (initial, primary and reclassification)
  ● Classification Policies, Procedures, Housing Plans and Differentiated Inmate Privileges
  ● Managing Classification Operations… and more
  Northpointe Classification Implementation and Inmate Management
                            Training Outline

Well implemented objective classification is at the heart of any jail’s inmate management
operations regardless of its size. Classification is no longer just used to drive housing decisions.
A well-implemented system also drives eligibility for programs, privileges and early
release/community corrections decisions. Classification data is critical to the development of jail
crowding management strategies. Northpointe has been the national leader in developing
objective classification instruments and training curriculums for over 20 years.

This one day highly regarded training course is particularly designed for jails that have
previously implemented, or considering implementing, one of the two national recognized
models taught at the National Institute of Corrections - Northpointe’s Decision Tree or NCCD’s
Point Scale instruments. This training targets jails that have new corrections/classification staff
that have not been previously trained or veteran staff who would benefit from refresher training
and review of your current practice. The class will also be useful for managers who oversee the
classification operations of the jail, administrators and population managers.

About the Trainer

Dave Wells, President/CEO of Northpointe Institute for Public Management, Inc., a company
specializing in offender classification, risk assessment and criminal justice system analysis and
planning has provided jail inmate classification training to over 400 jails. He has been a consultant
and presenter for numerous conferences and workshops on implementation, policy and procedure
development, data applications for jails, jail crowding management and community corrections
programs. He has served as a consultant to the American Jail Association, National Institute of
Corrections and other parties in over thirty states. Mr. Wells is the key author and designer of the
nationally recognized JICS Decision Tree objective inmate classification system taught at NIC.

Tim Brennan, Ph.D. is the Senior Vice President and Chief Scientist for Northpointe. Since 1980,
Dr. Brennan has been a consultant and/or trainer to over 500 jails and probation agencies
throughout the country. He has also made significant contributions in the area of Public Policy. He
is a former teacher of graduate studies classes in this area at the University of Colorado, and has
assisted organizations in the areas of: criminal justice system analysis, jail population analysis and
probation caseload trend analysis. Dr. Brennan is the co-developer of the Adult COMPAS Risk and
Needs Assessment system and the principal developer of Youth COMPAS.

Selected Publications:

“Enhancing Prison Classification Systems: The Emerging Role of Management Information
System” (National Institute of Corrections, Aspen Press 2004 (D. Wells, T. Brennan and J.

“Classification Implementation Manual for Small Jails” National Institute of Corrections, Aspen
Press scheduled for 2006 (T. Brennan, D. Wells, R. Demory)

2003 T. Brennan, D. Wells, J. Alexander “The Development of Management Information
Systems to Enhance Prison Classification” National Institute of Corrections (NIC) .

1999 Brennan, T. and D. Wells "Managing Change in Criminal Justice - Introducing New
Technologies in a Criminal Justice Organization" book in press
1997 Wells, D. and T. Brennan "Designing and Selecting Automated Jail Management and Jail
Classification Systems" American Jails Magazine May/June 1997

1995 Wells, D. and T. Brennan "Jail Classification: Improving Link to Intermediate Sanctions"
Corrections Today Magazine, American Corrections Association February 1995

1992 Wells, D. and T. Brennan "The Michigan Classification Project" American Jail Association
Magazine March/april 1992

1992 Wells, D. and T. Brennan "The Importance of Inmate Classification in Small Jails"
American Jail Association Magazine June/July 1992

1991 Brennan, T. and Dave Wells “Data Driving Policy and Planning Decisions - Policy Making
in Criminal Justice: The Use of Hard Data at each Stage of the Policy/Planning Process” A
Northpointe Training Document March 1991

1991 Brennan, T. and Dave Wells “Guidelines for Implementing Objective Classification
Systems” A Northpointe Training Document April 1991

1988 D. Wells and G. Knapp "Classification and Direct Supervision Jails" American Jail
Association Magazine, spring 1988

9:00 to 4:30 – Training Outline

1.     Goals and Benefits of Implementing Objective Classification
       a. What is OJC?
       b. Goals and Roles of OJC

2.     Objective Classification Instruments
       a. Initial, Primary and Reclassification
       b. Use of Overrides
       c. Information Sources
       d. Classification Exercises (tree and point scale)

3.     Housing Plans and Differentiated Programs and Privileges Strategies
       a. Housing Strategies in Support of Classification’s Goals and Objectives
       b. Housing Strategies for Crowded Jails
       c. Incentive Systems for Allocating Programs & Privileges to Inmates (behavior

4.      Review of Classification Policies and Procedures
       a. A review of classification polices and procedures
       b. Exercise – review sample P&P

5.     Post Implementation Monitoring
       a. Classification operations monitoring indices examples
       b. Linking Classification to Community Corrections and Reentr
                   Please Enroll Early as Space May Be Limited
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