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Check out Orbis' blog to see articles and content with a focus on criminal and juvenile justice, child welfare, evidence-based interventions, and other matters affecting our communities. 

Oct 2023
Assessments are essential in the human services and criminal justice sectors, but those focusing on strengths and capabilities rather than only deficits hold transformative power. Why? Because how we evaluate and support individuals matters, ...
Sep 2023
When it comes to the complex criminal justice system, the threads of change often weave through innovative approaches that offer hope, empowerment, and transformation. Evidence-based case management provides a pathway for justice-involved clients ...
Aug 2023
In criminal justice and human services, a critical aspect of guiding at-risk youth and adults toward positive transformation lies in understanding their unique needs, strengths, and risks. Enter risk, needs, and strengths assessments—a fundamental ...
Jul 2023
Pursuing positive outcomes and sustainable change lies at the heart of our collective missions in human services and criminal justice. As professionals dedicated to making a difference, we understand the challenges accompanying this endeavor, and we ...
May 2023
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. As we come together to shine a spotlight on mental health, addressing the pressing issue of mental health within the criminal justice system is crucial. This month provides us with a timely opportunity to ...
Apr 2023
Mental health is a crucial aspect of our overall well-being, but some therapy approaches don't always provide treatment through a gender-and-culture-informed lens. To address this, mental health professionals, and other similar practitioners, have ...
Mar 2023
Trauma can profoundly impact an individual's well-being, both in terms of physical and psychological health, especially for those in the legal system. Therefore, it is essential to understand the signs of trauma, its impact, and treatment program ...
Feb 2023
Assimilating back into society is exceptionally difficult for individuals who have been incarcerated. Those with criminal convictions have little access to public assistance programs, limited job opportunities, and barriers to obtaining a quality ...
Dec 2022
Criminal justice risk and needs assessment tools help courts, corrections agencies, and other justice system stakeholders make informed decisions about an individual’s risks of reoffending and their needs for intervention. The purpose of these ...
Nov 2022
Risk and needs assessments are standardized tools that help justice system professionals estimate a person’s likelihood of recidivism and identify factors that contribute to maladaptive behavior. These instruments are also used for case planning and ...