More states than ever before are using actuarial risk assessment to determine the likelihood that people involved with the criminal justice system will reoffend. This information is critically important for developing case management plans for people in prison and on […]
Federal legislators, mental health advocates, and public safety officials helped launch Stepping Up: A National Initiative to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jails, and communities across the country have already signed on to take action.
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley last week signed into law historic criminal justice reforms designed to significantly reduce the state’s prison population and bolster public safety through an overhaul of how people are supervised after being released from incarceration.
Dr. Patrick Hynes, director of the Connecticut Department of Corrections Best Practices Unit, addresses audience members at the Reentry Training Summit.
State and local agencies that were awarded a 2014 Second Chance Act (SCA) Adult Demonstration or Technology Career Training grant sent representatives to New York City, in late April, to take part in the first Reentry Training Summit hosted and organized by the National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC), a project of the CSG Justice Center.
After years of consultation with stakeholders, the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement has proposed a broad set of revisions, with substantial attention paid to issues around incarcerated parents and reentry.
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This funding opportunity from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is for demonstration projects that provide eligible individuals with the opportunity to obtain education and training for health care occupations that pay well and are expected to experience labor shortages or be in high demand.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is now accepting proposals for original research and/or secondary analysis of existing data on girls who are at-risk and are involved with the justice system.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is now accepting applications from nonprofit organizations interested in providing services to children with a parent incarcerated in a Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) correctional facility.
In this webinar, officials from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance explain the grant program and application process. These grants will provide up to $750,000 to states, units of local government, territories, and federally recognized Indian tribes for a 36-month project period. The goal of this program is to increase the post-release employability of individuals through technology-based career training.
During this webinar, experts provide an overview of an easy-to-use toolkit designed to help organizations improve the financial literacy of clients who are identified as low-income or vulnerable, including those who are returning to the community from incarceration.
This webinar provides foundational knowledge on RNR as well as guidance on understanding and implementing risk assessment tools as a way to direct resources and support recidivism-reduction strategies for criminal justice and social service agencies, practitioners, and policymakers.
This webinar shares approaches for building positive relationships between mentors and participants, including the importance of communication skills, problem-solving strategies, and conflict management tools.
In this webinar BJA representatives provide an overview of the JMHCP solicitation, discuss eligibility and application materials, and lead a question and answer session.
Faced with the most crowded prison system in the nation and overwhelmed probation and parole systems, state leaders in Alabama pursued justice reinvestment. After extensive analyses identified key challenges in the state’s criminal justice system, policymakers developed a policy framework designed to reduce prison overcrowding and strengthen community-based supervision.
In this brief from the CSG Justice Center, an extensive data analysis coupled with over 50 in-person interviews with local and state leaders led to the identification of key recommendations for reducing the number of people with behavioral health disorders cycling in and out of jail.
After extensive analyses identified key challenges in the state’s criminal justice system, policymakers developed a policy framework designed to strengthen probation supervision and promote successful reentry. Justice reinvestment legislation was enacted in April 2013 and the state is projected to avert $81 million in construction and operating costs by FY2018.
A 2006 Department of Justice study showed that approximately 45 percent of federal inmates, 56 percent of state inmates,and 64 percent of jail inmates displayed symptoms or had a history of a mental disorder; among female inmates in state prisons, the rate was nearly three out of four.
A review of the composition of prison populations in three states found that drops in prison admissions, prison populations, or both, have been especially pronounced in recent years among blacks and Hispanics.
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A new initiative, “Stepping Up,” unites state and local governments and the American Psychiatric Foundation to promote research-based practices to tackle our overreliance on jail as mental health treatment, such as in-jail counseling programs that reduce the chances of repeat offenders.
JournalStar.com – Government & Politics By Zach Pluhacek Two measures aimed at addressing concerns with Nebraska’s prisons and criminal justice system passed with overwhelming support from state lawmakers on Thursday. The first bill (LB598), which passed 47-0, takes aim at […]
Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday will join other state and local leaders to sign historic criminal justice reforms into law.
Earlier this month, a coalition including the Council of State Governments Justice Center, the American Psychiatric Foundation and the National Association of Counties kicked off a national campaign to encourage local jurisdictions to collect data on the jailed mentally ill and adopt strategies to avoid incarceration.
Mentally-ill inmates at central Ohio’s biggest jail stay longer, return more frequently and often aren’t connected with the treatment they need after they leave, according to a new report. The Council of State Governments Justice Center provided the report to county commissioners following a yearlong look at the mentally ill in the Franklin County jail.
Prison reform legislation is finally sitting on the governor’s desk, waiting on his signature.