Northpointe, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Volaris Group, was formed in 1989 by Dave Wells and Dr. Tim Brennan specializing in adult and youth criminal justice services to local and state government.
Our mission is to improve correctional decision making at the level of individual offender case decisions, and at the level of system-wide policy, planning, and program evaluation.
Our technical solutions are intended to link improved case information processing, valid risk assessment, intelligent officer classification, comprehensive database structuring, and user-friendly software development to improve criminal justice decision-making.
Established in 1989 and recognized nationally for our innovative work, we have trained over 700 jails and criminal justice agencies across the United States
Northpointe staff have authored numerous publications on criminal justice related topics
Northpointe’s Chief Scientist Tim Brennan received the 2007 Warren-Palmer Award from the American Society of Criminology for contributions to offender classification and differential treatment.
Over 1 million offenders assessed using the COMPAS risk/needs tools
Helping create evidence-based organizations
Northpointe provides vital technical assistance services, training, and correctional software to local and state agencies in support of implementing an effective, cost-efficient criminal justice management while increasing public safety
Our tools help improve decision making for correctional agencies, treatment providers, individuals, and communities, which guide them through the variety of challenges to operate a well-trained evidence-based organization.
Northpointe's staff includes in-house Research and Development and Information Technology departments that teogether develop leading edge solutions that provide automated systems for effectively and efficently providing case management support for criminal populations.Learn More