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Responding to the SCA Adult Reentry Program Utilizing Mentors

With funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, the National Reentry Resource Center hosted a webinar for organizations responding to this solicitation. In this webinar, officials from BJA will explain the grant program and application process.

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Kansas Increases Access to Behavioral Health Services for People on Community Supervision

As part of implementing the state’s justice reinvestment legislation, which Governor Sam Brownback signed into law in May 2013, Kansas has allocated this upfront “reinvestment” to hire 40 experienced service providers in community corrections departments and community-based organizations throughout Kansas to increase access to behavioral health treatment for people on probation.

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Idaho Enacts Justice Reinvestment

Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter signed legislation (SB 1357) into law on March 19, 2014 aimed at containing the cost of corrections, reducing recidivism, and increasing public safety.

Critical Elements of Juvenile Reentry in Research and Practice

The strategies presented in this post support the National Research Council’s recently published report calling for broad goals to which juvenile justice reform should be directed: holding youth accountable for wrongdoing, preventing further offending, and treating youth fairly.

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Just Learning

This new report from the Southern Education Foundation draws upon the most recent data on teaching and learning in juvenile justice systems and finds the quality of learning programs for incarcerated youth have had “little positive, enduring impact on the educational achievement of most children and youth in state custody.”

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WEBINARS

U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance

Responding to the SCA Adult Reentry Program Utilizing Mentors

With funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, the National Reentry Resource Center hosted a webinar for organizations responding to this solicitation. In this webinar, officials from BJA will explain the grant program and application process.

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Youthful Offenders – DC Public Safety Television

This video, aired on DC Public Safety Television and produced by Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia (CSOSA) and the Office of Cable Television, provides an overview of CSOSA’ efforts to implement best practices for […]

Statewide Recidivism Reduction Grant Program

The Second Chance Act Statewide Recidivism Reduction Grant Program: An Orientation for Criminal Justice Policy Advisors to State Governors

This webinar provides an overview of the Second Chance Act Statewide Recidivism Reduction (SRR) Grant Program. It is intended for policymakers from 13 states–Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Vermont, and West Virginia–that received SRR planning grants from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance in FY2013.

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Michigan Law Revision Commission: Fifth Presentation

Presentation to the Michigan Law Revision Commission on the structural allowances for disparity in the state’s sentencing system, and the public safety impacts of sentencing, time served, and supervision.

Officers in Schools: A Snapshot of Legislative Action

This brief from the CSG Justice Center highlights states that authorize sworn police officers in schools, whether municipal or county school resource officers, or school police officers from school districts’ own police agencies.

JUSTICE CENTER IN THE NEWS

Progress in Hawaii’s Prison System

The Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental Affairs and Military Affairs, and the House Committee on Public Safety held a joint informational briefing on the status of the implementation of the Hawaii Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI) yesterday.

Now That Legislature Has Approved Prison Reform, What Comes Next in Implementing It?

As Idaho officials have begun considering the implementation of the state’s sweeping new prison reform law passed by the Legislature, two key state agencies are taking a hard look at current usages of some very specific government services. Additionally, policy experts from a national nonprofit group that advised the Legislature on the undertaking of the reforms are working with the state to aid in its implementation.