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John Jay

Positive Youth Justice

This website from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s Research and Evaluation Center supports and promotes youth justice programs that are informed by the science of adolescent development.

David, D'Amora, CSG Justice Center leads a discussion with policymakers from seven states.

Seeking Advances in Risk Communication

In December, the National Reentry Resource Center and Dr. R. Karl Hanson and Dr. Guy Bourgon of Public Safety Canada hosted a second convening in a series of meetings focused on instituting a common language for improved risk communication.

Indianapolis

Indianapolis Business Leaders Discuss Hiring Individuals with Criminal Records

Each year in Indianapolis, 5,000 to 8,000 people return home from incarceration. To support these individuals’ successful reentry, local government and business leaders met in the capital city recently to discuss strategies for improving the employment outcomes of people with criminal records.

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West Virginia Governor Highlights Justice Reinvestment in State of the State

In his 2015 State of the State address, West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin highlighted his administration’s progress in expanding access to substance use treatment for individuals on supervision, a key component of the state’s Justice Reinvestment Act, which includes policies designed to reduce corrections spending and increase public safety.

Announcements

Police Foundation

Ideas in American Policing Lecture: “Harm-Focused Policing”

Hosted by the Police Foundation, this presentation by Jerry Ratcliffe, PhD, will examine potentially inadvertent harms perceived to affect communities, such as the consequence of some police activities, which are more challenging to assess than comparing and measuring violent crime counts or traffic accidents from one year to the next.

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Call for Applicants: Innovation Fellow Program

Under the program, selected participants will receive high-level support services and cash sub-grants ranging from $75,000 to $250,000 to evaluate the feasibility of implementing a Pay for Success (PFS) project in their communities.

U.S. Department of Justice

Call for Applicants to the Swift, Certain, and Fair Sanctions Program

This program is open to states, localities, and tribes interested in implementing or enhancing an SCF model of supervision. SCF approaches are designed to (a) improve supervision strategies that reduce recidivism; (b) promote and increase collaboration among agencies and officials who work in community corrections and related fields to enhance swift and certain sanctions; (c) enhance the perception of individuals involved with the justice system that the supervision decisions are fair, consistently applied, and consequences are transparent; and (d) improve the outcomes of individuals participating in the program.

WEBINARS

PUBLICATIONS

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Fourth Presentation to Nebraska Justice Reinvestment Work Group

Presentation of Nebraska’s criminal justice system challenges, justice reinvestment policy framework, and impact estimates to the Nebraska Justice Reinvestment Working Group on December 11, 2014. This presentation includes proposed strategies that aims to reduce recidivism, lower corrections costs, and increase public safety […]

JUSTICE CENTER IN THE NEWS

Prison Reform: Cautious Optimism From Lawmakers

Gov. Robert Bentley and legislative leaders said last week that efforts to address the massive overcrowding in state prisons will be at the top of their agenda when the regular session begins in March.