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Third Presentation to Nebraska Justice Reinvestment Working Group

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.

School Safety Special Feature

School Safety Special Feature

The National Criminal Justice Reference Service has compiled resources on topics associated with school safety for youth, including topics on bullying, violence, and school safety training. In addition, it provides information on the National Institute of Justice’s Comprehensive School Safety Initiative, which aims to produce information on evidence-based practices for keeping schools safe.

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BJA Executive Session on Police Leadership Website

Designed as a resource for law enforcement, this website provides papers, discussion materials, audio and video resources, and more on the role of policing and police leaders in the twenty-first century.

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Third Presentation to the Washington Justice Reinvestment Taskforce

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.

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Listening Session: Improving Community Mental Health Services

This listening session will discuss criteria development for Section 223 of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014. The goal of Section 223 is to create certified community behavioral health clinics, which will focus on improving outcomes by increasing access to community-based behavioral health care, expanding the availability and array of services, and improving the quality of care delivered to people with mental health and/or substance use disorders.

WEBINARS

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School Discipline Webinar for School Administrators, Educators, and Staff

This webinar reviews a groundbreaking report released by the CSG Justice Center in June 2014, which provides 60 bipartisan field-driven policy and practice recommendations to provide students with safe, productive learning environments; effectively respond to students’ behavioral health needs; limit […]

PUBLICATIONS

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Third Presentation to Nebraska Justice Reinvestment Working Group

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.

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Third Presentation to the Washington Justice Reinvestment Taskforce

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.

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Idaho’s Justice Reinvestment Approach

Justice reinvestment legislation was enacted in March 2014 and the state is projected to avert between $221 and $288 million in construction and operating costs by FY2019.

JUSTICE CENTER IN THE NEWS

Fix for Nebraska Prison Overcrowding

A long-awaited consultant’s report says Nebraska needs to expand three prison facilities, adding more than 1,100 beds, to handle chronic overcrowding.

Lack of Community Supervision Leads to High Recidivism

Community supervision for offenders is one of three areas the Council of State Governments Justice Center is looking at with a panel of criminal justice stakeholders in Alabama, the Prison Reform Task Force