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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.
Programs that can help reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jails, ranging from police training to certified peer support, are the basis for a new wave of national efforts highlighted Tuesday as Congressional leaders joined the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center and the National Association of Counties (NACo) to discuss potential federal reforms and a new national initiative driven by the two organizations.
On December 1, 2014, the White House announced its plans to strengthen community policing, increase police accountability, and build trust between local law enforcement and the communities they serve.
State leaders and business executives convened in Atlanta recently to address barriers to employment faced by individuals with criminal records, and to discuss strategies for improving employment outcomes.
Congress funded three key programs championed by the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center as part of an appropriations bill that provided $26.7 billion to support U.S. Department of Justice programs.
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.
The institute, designed for community corrections professionals, provides participants with a fundamental understanding of leadership within corrections
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.
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.
A new confinement center that opened in Morganton on Monday will repurpose a portion of the former Western Youth Institution, which closed almost a year ago.