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Improving the Supervision of Individuals with Mental Disorders

By the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole Approximately 45 percent of the parole population for the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole is estimated to have a current or past mental disorder, ranging from depression to schizophrenia. Effective supervision […]

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Second Presentation to Nebraska Justice Reinvestment Working Group

Presentation of intermediate analyses, including contributors to Nebraska’s prison crowding, information on felony sentencing distribution, and effective strategies to reduce a person’s risk of reoffending, delivered to the Nebraska Justice Reinvestment Working Group on August 25, 2014.

Announcements

National Institute of Corrections

Training: Women Offenders: Developing an Agencywide Approach

Hosted by the National Institute of Corrections, this blended learning program is designed to train and assist correctional agencies and jurisdictions on using gender-informed, evidence-based practice to improve the outcomes of women involved with the justice system.

American Probation and Parole Association

Register Now for Webinar: From Incarceration to Hope

This webinar will provide an introduction to and information on the reentry program of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, which focuses on improving life skills and employment opportunities for individuals in their community involved with the justice system.

Department of Health & Human Services

Call for National Forum Applicants

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is now accepting applications for the National Forum for the State and Territorial Chief Executives (National Forum), which serves as a national health policy body for states and territories.

WEBINARS

Integrated Reentry and Employment

Reentry and Employment White Paper, Pilot Site Opportunity

This webinar provides policymakers and practitioners in the criminal justice, corrections, and workforce development fields with an overview of the recently published white paper, Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies: Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Job Readiness.

PUBLICATIONS

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Second Presentation to Nebraska Justice Reinvestment Working Group

Presentation of intermediate analyses, including contributors to Nebraska’s prison crowding, information on felony sentencing distribution, and effective strategies to reduce a person’s risk of reoffending, delivered to the Nebraska Justice Reinvestment Working Group on August 25, 2014.

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Justice Reinvestment in Hawaii: Analyses & Policy Options

In June 2011, Governor Neil Abercrombie and House and Senate leaders in Hawaii requested technical assistance from the Council of State Governments Justice Center (CSG Justice Center) to employ a data-driven justice reinvestment approach to develop a statewide policy framework that would reduce spending on corrections and reinvest savings in strategies that increase public safety.

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Measuring Juvenile Recidivism

Measuring and Using Juvenile Recidivism Data to Inform Policy, Practice, and Resource Allocation Policymakers are eager to know more about what happens to youth after they have been in contact with the juvenile justice system. What are their rearrest and […]

JUSTICE CENTER IN THE NEWS

Utah’s Mental Health Crisis Intervention Training is National Model for Patrol and Detention

The first Utah CIT academy was conducted in 2001. Academies are administered throughout the State of Utah on a regional basis. Within each region, law enforcement services are partnered with mental health services to deliver the program. The program works to build relationships between law enforcement and local mental health providers so that together they can bring services to individuals with mental illness.

Justice Reform in Alabama

A discussion with Sen. Cam Ward and Andrew Barbee from the Council of State Governments Justice Center about justice reform in Alabama.

Editorial: Correcting Corrections

As if school funding and mental health care didn’t generate enough concerns for next year’s Legislature, now there are dire reports about Washington’s prison system.