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- Judiciary Committee Republicans Request Mark-Up of Second Chance Reauthorization Act
- CSG Justice Center’s School Discipline Study Featured on This American Life
- Senate Committee Approves Second Chance Reauthorization Act
- Newspapers Urge Congress to Support Second Chance Act
Around 65 million Americans of working age have criminal records. Finding a job isn’t easy for anyone, but it’s especially difficult for them. States and cities are making a concerted effort to get employers to “ban the box” and remove questions about criminal history from the initial job application.
This paper from the Discipline Disparities Research to Practice Collaborative highlights how interactions across racial lines can yield different outcomes in school discipline, often with devastating consequences for youth of color.
Education in correctional facilities has gained national attention over the past year, with discussion of juvenile correctional education in particular included in such reports as the School Discipline Consensus Report and now a new set of guiding principles released by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice.
The NRRC, a project of the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, will provide intensive technical assistance to support the design and implementation of strategies that unite corrections and workforce development partners in Philadelphia and Milwaukee counties.
The report finds that the long-term consequences of youth incarceration cost taxpayers between $8 billion and $21 billion each year.
Margaret Love, executive director of the recently launched Collateral Consequences Resource Center, talks with the CSG Justice Center about the center’s mission, goals, and featured resources, including national and state-specific information on post-conviction restoration of civil rights laws and policies.
This January 14 webinar will explore how schools and police agencies can work collaboratively to improve school safety, while minimizing the use of arrest and ensuring that law enforcement officials are not responsible for enforcing minor school discipline offenses.
This workshop hosted by the Institute of Medicine will explore the relationship between mental health and violence.
Participants in this program will partner with tribal and/or local governments to solve challenges in their communities.
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.
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.
During this orientation webinar for FY 2014 Second Chance Act-funded grantees serving adults, panelists provide information about the grant program, including expectations around and available support for grant activities, post-award grant management and compliance, and evaluation requirements.
The webinar is for 2014 Second Chance Act grantees that are developing a juvenile reentry strategy to reduce recidivism and improve other outcomes for youth under system supervision.
The webinar is for 2014 Second Chance Act grantees that are developing a comprehensive reentry strategy to reduce recidivism and improve other outcomes for youth under system supervision.
Presentation of strategies and policy options intended to help avert prison population growth and increase public safety, delivered to the Washington State Justice Reinvestment Taskforce at the Washington State Capitol on December 5, 2014.
Three years after North Carolina enacted justice reinvestment legislation, this report reviews the policies the state enacted and their impact on North Carolina’s correctional and criminal justice system. Through transforming the state’s probation system, reinventing how treatment is delivered, and expanding supervision, the state has seen declines in its prison population, the number of probation revocations, and releases from prison without supervision.
This presentation looks at the state’s ability to manage people convicted of low-level offenses to drive down recidivism, how the state structures prison sentences to include a period of post-release supervision, and how to enhance post-release supervision to ensure parolees are held accountable.
The presentation includes how the state’s sentencing guidelines structure incapacitation; information on supervision and the sentencing alternatives currently in use in the state; and effective strategies to reduce a person’s risk of reoffending.
Presentation delivered on September 30 to the Alabama Justice Reinvestment Task Force detailing CSG Justice Center analyses of arrest, felony conviction, sentence length, prison release, and community supervision trends.
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The effort, dubbed “Stepping Up: A National Initiative to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jails,” follows the rise in the number of people with mental disorders booked into local jails, now estimated to top two million annually.
To reduce prison overcrowding and repeat crimes, a reform study recommends that Nebraska increase the use of probation and drug courts for nonviolent offenders and bulk up supervision of inmates after their release.
A proposal to require supervision for individuals after completing prison sentence, address the needs of crime victims and tackle the revolving door to state prisons was released today by the Justice Reinvestment Working Group.
More than $306 million could be diverted from Nebraska prison construction and operating costs over five years to programs that tackle prison crowding while improving public safety.
Even as the number of people going to prison has declined in recent years, Alabama’s overall inmate population has barely budged.
Andy Barbee of The Council of State Governments Justice Center, which is providing research and assistance, went over charts analyzing parole, sentencing and other factors in the prison population.