Advent has released its Offense Index for the first half of 2022 which tracks the types of criminal offenses for which Advent eLearning clients assigned our online intervention courses.
Advent serves hundreds of clients across the criminal justice spectrum, throughout the US, including prosecutors, courts, law enforcement agencies, and probation/community corrections. Our online intervention courses are used in a variety of applications, including diversion and alternative sentencing programs, law enforcement pre-file diversions, court-ordered treatment programs, and for probation/corrections sanction applications.
Advent courses are designed specifically to address types of criminal behaviors; this index assumes our criminal justice clients are using the Advent eLearning platform to assign the online interventions most appropriate for the offenses committed.
In the first half of 2022, nearly 35% of programs assigned were for substance offenses, including alcohol and marijuana offenses and violations, while approximately 16% were assigned for theft and retail theft offenses. Another 16% assigned general cognition programs for either nuisance violations or in general probation sanction applications.
Approximately 14% of interventions were assigned for misdemeanor traffic offenses, 10% for personal conflict offenses such as misdemeanor assault or harassment, while over four percent were assigned for status offenses including underage alcohol or marijuana possession, school conflicts and sexting.
Finally, a combined four percent of interventions related to animal and wildlife code violations, family court sanctions, and sex and moral offenses. Two new interventions for firearm and financial crimes and fraud offenses accounted for a little over one percent of interventions.
The following are the online intervention programs tracked and matched to likely offenses:
Alcohol = Alcohol & Substance Abuse levels I & II; Impaired Driving levels I & II; Victim Impact Panel
Animal & Wildlife = Animal Care; Boating & Outdoors; Hunting Responsibility
Assault/Harass = Anger Management levels I & II; Harassment
Family = Parenting
Financial/Fraud = Financial Crimes
Firearms = Firearm Responsibility
Larceny = Shoplifting; Theft levels I & II
Marijuana = Marijuana Education levels I & II
Nuisance/Other = Corrective Thinking; Life Skills
Sex/Moral = Prostitution; Revenge Porn
Status/Juvenile = Bullying; Conflict Resolution; Sexting; Truancy; Underage Alcohol & Substance Abuse levels I & II
Traffic Misdemeanors = Defensive Driving
Do these metrics track with your agency’s case load and alternate resolutions? You can use the powerful ad-hoc reporting capabilities in the Advent eLearning platform to find out!
If you need assistance in using our reporting capabilities, please don’t hesitate to contact Client Services (email@example.com) for help or training. If you’re not currently an Advent client, or you’d like to evaluate any of our online intervention programs for your agency, please contact your Advent sales representative or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.