- National Juvenile Justice Experts Announce First Ever Juvenile Probation Reform Academy Exclusively for Probation and Parole Professionals
- Register Now for Webinar: “Keys for Building Successful Adult Mentoring Relationships”
- Call for Applications to the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program
- Second Chance Act Solicitation: Smart Supervision Grants
- Second Chance Act Solicitation: Reentry for Adults with Co-Occurring Disorders
This resource, hosted by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and developed by the National Center for Juvenile Justice, offers access to statistics on a variety of juvenile justice topics at the national, state, and county levels. Such […]
This publication offers considerations for corrections professionals regarding enhanced sentencing authority in tribal courts and provides tribes with a checklist to help guide discussions around the implementation of the new sentencing authority and other corrections issues.
This publication from the RAND Corporation identifies and prioritizes potential improvements in technology, policy, and practice in both community and institutional corrections.
By: CSG Justice Center Staff A recent Associated Press story on risk assessments, performed to determine the likelihood that someone involved in the criminal justice system will reoffend, contains several common misunderstandings. By taking a closer look at a few […]
This publication from The Sentencing Project highlights policy changes in both adult and juvenile justice systems in 30 states and the District of Columbia during 2014. Highlighted policy changes relate to sentencing, probation and parole, collateral consequences, juvenile justice, mental health and substance use treatment, and more.
This framework from the U.S. Department of Education provides information and tools to inform the instruction and assessment of employability skills.
The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections; the Pima County (Arizona) Department of Institutional Health; Rockdale County, Georgia; and the City of Wilmington, North Carolina have all been chosen by the CSG Justice Center’s National Reentry Resource Center to pilot the implementation of a web-based decision-support tool for corrections and treatment providers that aims to improve individual and program outcomes through use of evidence-based criminal justice and behavioral health principles.
The program will assist multidisciplinary teams in developing a stronger infrastructure to improve system processes and outcomes for at-risk youth involved in multiple systems.
The purpose of the program is to develop, enhance, and/or expand infrastructure and treatment service systems to individuals who experience chronic homelessness.
In this webinar the panelists summarize empirical research on assessment, treatment, and supervision of individuals convicted of sex offenses; describe how the research relates to practice and policy; present some examples of evidence-based treatment and supervision models; and give recommendations of effective strategies for practitioners working in the field.
During webinar, officials from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance explained the grant program application process.
This webinar provides an overview of violence among females involved with the criminal justice system, trauma-informed and gender responsive services, and a social-ecological model of violence.
Technical assistance providers from the National Reentry Resource Center and representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance discuss resources that are available to support grant activities, including the Mentoring Planning and Implementation Guide, and answer questions about the grant program.
This webinar will provide information for the program’s FY2014 grantees including expectations around and available support for grant activities, submission of the Planning and Implementation (P&I) Guide, and evaluation requirements.
The survey findings reveal variability regarding the extent to which respondents’ beliefs about various sex offender-related matters align with current research.
Study Shows Community-Based Supervision, Not State-Run Incarceration, Leads to More Success for Texas Youth in Juvenile Justice System.
This report summarizes comprehensive analyses of sentencing, corrections, and arrests data presented to the Washington State Justice Reinvestment Taskforce.
This report summarizes comprehensive analyses of sentencing, corrections, probation, and parole data presented to Nebraska’s Justice Reinvestment Working Group.
Presentation to the Alabama Prison Reform Task Force detailing CSG Justice Center analyses of felony sentencing to prison trends, as well as parole board practices, prison release and community supervision trends. To view a PDF of this document, click here.
JUSTICE CENTER IN THE NEWS
The juvenile justice system in Kansas functions inadequately due to a tangled organizational structure, inappropriate assignment of youths to detention facilities, poor use of mental health and substance abuse evaluations and over reliance on lengthy periods of incarceration, a consultant’s report said Wednesday.
The Alabama Prison Reform Task Force today approved a set of policy recommendations intended to reduce prison crowding by curbing recidivism and preserving prison space for violent offenders.
A study comparing Texas youth with nearly identical characteristics shows that juveniles under community-based supervision are far less likely to reoffend than those incarcerated in state correctional facilities, the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, in partnership with Texas A&M University, announced in late January.
When state prison officials allowed a weekend furlough for a former gang member convicted of a felony gun crime, a scientifically devised risk assessment that is given to all prisoners helped drive that decision.
Alabama’s overcrowded prison system has been under close scrutiny since the Justice Department started investigating it last year. That came after a report detailed cases of sexual abuse of inmates at the Julia Tutwiler prison for women. Since then, the systemâs faced additional lawsuits.
State Sen. Cam Ward co-authored a guest column for AL.com Sunday headlined: “Prison Reform Through the Conservative Lens.” Ward, head of Alabama’s Prison Reform Task Force, now has some high-powered company in preaching that the conservative thing to do is stop wasting money building prisons, filling them up, and building more: Industries, known for bankrolling anti-Obama Care ads and countless GOP candidates.