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Devin D. Thorpe
Devin Thorpe

Entrepreneur Seeks To Turn Lives Around For Felons

Sean Hosman is a lawyer working to reform prisons by applying scientifically-based approaches to reduce recidivism. His goal, he says, is “turning lives around.”

He notes that rehabilitation and support of our inmates, felons and addicts not only improves their lives, but it improves the lives of their families and our communities.

Sean has created Assessments.com to work actively with adult and juvenile corrections agencies and private providers across the country to implement technology, systems and solutions that will turn lives around.

On Thursday, January 15, 2014 at 5:00 Eastern, Sean will join me for a live discussion about his work. Tune in here then to watch the interview live.

You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes.

More about Assessments.com:

Assessments.com (ADC) is one of the nation’s leading innovators in improving practices in the corrections and juvenile justice fields. Assessments.com has worked with over 95 adult and juvenile corrections agencies and private providers across the United States to implement technology, systems change, and solutions steeped in Evidence-Based Practices. ADC has provided enterprise systems for validated risk/needs assessments and fourth-generation supervision and case management, systems analysis, organizational development, and staff training in EBP curricula (including RNR-based supervision strategies, Motivational Interviewing, and cognitive-based programming), and software applications to automate processes and collect data for information-sharing, coordination of services, and outcome measurement. Our solutions and programs have helped agencies to reduce recidivism, rehabilitate adult and juvenile offenders, and save taxpayer money by improving work processes, increasing efficiencies, and reducing reliance on detention and residential care.
Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, the company was formed in 1998 when it created a public/private partnership with the Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP) and the Washington Association of Juvenile Court Administrators (WAJCA) to change the way the state’s justice system worked with juveniles. Today, 16 years later, our relationship with WSIPP and WAJCA continues, and ADC has worked with more than 95 criminal justice agencies across the U.S., including collaborations with statewide departments of probation, corrections, and human services in California, Florida, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming. Currently, ADC is working with the Washington State Department of Corrections on the development of the next generation of evidence-based, case management technology, which includes support, tracking, and outcome measurement features for RNR- based supervision practices (such as STICS, EPICS, EPICS-II, and IBIS).
Our approach in bringing EBP to criminal justice agencies is to start with “local practices” and move toward “best practices.” We focus on producing positive outcomes and cost-savings through organizational development and changes in business processes, more effective assessment, targeted case planning and needs management, outcome measurement and coordination of services, and information sharing. ADC brings new and proven-effective research, technology, and practices, all in an effort toward true systems change.

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Sean’s bio:

Sean Hosman is a leading voice in criminal justice advancements through his advocacy of – and expertise in – implementing Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) in U.S. probation and corrections. His experience in applying the latest research, technology, contemporary best practices and a wide range of empirical assessment and outcome measurement tools makes him one of a handful of experts who help private, local and state jurisdictions shape a new future for corrections that is both tough and smart.
An active and engaging presenter and trainer, Mr. Hosman has 15 years of experience working with over 85 public and private juvenile and adult justice agencies, He has expert knowledge in the areas of automated risk and needs assessments, case planning systems, Evidence-Based Practices (EBP), Principles of Effective Intervention (PEI), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
Mr. Hosman received his law degree from Brigham Young University. He is a member of the Utah State Bar, the Colorado State Bar, and the American Bar Association. He is also a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and has participated as a member of the Board of Directors of the International Community Corrections Association (ICCA) and a corporate member of the Board of the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA).

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