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John Jay

Positive Youth Justice

This website from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s Research and Evaluation Center supports and promotes youth justice programs that are informed by the science of adolescent development.

David, D'Amora, CSG Justice Center leads a discussion with policymakers from seven states.

Seeking Advances in Risk Communication

In December, the National Reentry Resource Center and Dr. R. Karl Hanson and Dr. Guy Bourgon of Public Safety Canada hosted a second convening in a series of meetings focused on instituting a common language for improved risk communication.

Indianapolis

Indianapolis Business Leaders Discuss Hiring Individuals with Criminal Records

Each year in Indianapolis, 5,000 to 8,000 people return home from incarceration. To support these individuals’ successful reentry, local government and business leaders met in the capital city recently to discuss strategies for improving the employment outcomes of people with criminal records.

Announcements

Office of Violence Against Women

Call for Applicants: Justice for Families Program

The purpose of the program is to improve the response in all aspects of the civil and criminal justice system to families with a history of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, as well as cases involving allegations of child sexual abuse.

American Probation and Parole Association

Second World Congress on Community Corrections

Co-hosted by the American Probation and Parole Association and the International Community Corrections Association, this conference will bring together practitioners, policymakers, administrators, and others interested in community corrections from across the globe to share their knowledge and experience.

WEBINARS

PUBLICATIONS

NE WG 4

Fourth Presentation to Nebraska Justice Reinvestment Work Group

Presentation of Nebraska’s criminal justice system challenges, justice reinvestment policy framework, and impact estimates to the Nebraska Justice Reinvestment Working Group on December 11, 2014. This presentation includes proposed strategies that aims to reduce recidivism, lower corrections costs, and increase public safety […]

JUSTICE CENTER IN THE NEWS

Texas Sees Drop in Juvenile Arrests Amid Reforms

A new study released Thursday found the Texas juvenile justice system’s shift from incarcerating youths in state prisons to local and community juvenile detention centers corresponds with the drop in crime committed by young people.

Study Touts Community Programs for Juvenile Offenders

Juveniles in Texas who break the law are less likely to reoffend if they’re placed in community supervision programs instead of state facilities, according to a report released Thursday by criminal justice researchers.

Texas Juvenile Justice Reformers Take A Victory Lap

Since a 2007 sex abuse scandal at a state-run youth lockup in West Texas, state lawmakers have entirely remade Texas’ juvenile justice system, shuttering many of the state’s prison-like juvenile facilities and keeping many more kids under supervision close to home.

Politico: Closer to Home

Texas youth in state correctional facilities are 21 percent more likely to be rearrested after they’re released than juveniles sentenced to community-based supervision closer to home.