The Council of State Governments (CSG) recently announced that Megan Quattlebaum, research scholar in law at Yale University Law School and lecturer in law at Columbia University Law School, will be the next director of The CSG Justice Center.
In 2017, states continued to adopt cost-effective and data-driven solutions to improve public safety. Bipartisan majorities in Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Montana, North Dakota, and Rhode Island all successfully enacted historic policy changes to their adult criminal justice systems after conducting intensive data analysis through the Justice Reinvestment Initiative.
The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced $36 million in FY2017 Second Chance Act grants that were awarded to 68 jurisdictions across the country.
As of September 2017, 51 Vocational Village program participants had been released on parole, 16 of which had secured employment prior to their release. Thirty-eight of the 51 are currently employed.
During their visit, Gov. Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg met with inmates participating in Iowa’s largest apprenticeship program, in addition to leading a roundtable discussion with many of the program’s stakeholders and local business leaders where they discussed the importance of providing reentry services and employment opportunities for those being released from prisons and jails.
The Defining Justice Series event, hosted by The Atlantic, will bring together leaders from Capitol Hill and around the country to discuss the state of criminal justice reform across America, particularly in relation to women and youth in the justice system.
North Dakota has launched Free Through Recovery, a substance use program that provides care coordination and recovery support services to people in the criminal justice system.
In an effort to improve multiple facets of Missouri’s criminal justice system and increase public safety, State Senator Caleb Rowden filed Senate Bill 966 on January 29, 2017, and Representative Shamed Dogan filed House Bill 2397 on February 6, 2018.
In this webinar, BJS statistician Jennifer Bronson reviews the findings from two reports and discusses how jurisdictions around the country—namely Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program grantees—can use this information.
In this webinar, officials from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and National Reentry Resource Center explain the FY2017 Second Chance Act Statewide Adult Recidivism Reduction Strategic Planning Program solicitation and its application process.
This webinar—based on lessons learned from the Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies (IRES) pilot project underway in Milwaukee County, WI, and Palm Beach County, FL—raises key questions communities should consider to ensure the right people are connected to the right interventions at the right time in their reentry process. This webinar is especially useful for corrections, reentry, and workforce development administrators and practitioners.
In this webinar, presenters discuss the four steps involved in the Vermont Department of Corrections’ (DOC) policy-development process: identifying and approving the concept, drafting the policy, gathering comments from staff and the public, and finalizing the policy.
In this webinar, officials from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and the National Reentry Resource Center explain the Second Chance Act Smart Supervision grant program and application process.
This report from the Idaho Department of Correction (IDOC) discusses the impact that the 2014 justice reinvestment legislation had on the state’s prison population and any associated cost savings.
This policy brief from the Sentencing Project describes key reforms from 2017 that were designed to reduce the scale of incarceration and lessen the impact of the collateral consequences of a felony conviction.
This report from The Pew Charitable Trusts explores how jails administer their health care programs and whether these programs further county public health and safety goals.
The fifth presentation to the Missouri State Justice Reinvestment Task Force focuses on findings and policy recommendations related to behavioral health challenges in Missouri that pertain to people in the state’s criminal justice system. The presentation also includes final policy options for the task force to consider and act upon.
This online resource from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention contains information about evidence-based juvenile justice and youth prevention, intervention, and reentry programs.
The state assembly passed a sweeping bipartisan overhaul of Wisconsin’s juvenile justice system, approving a bill that would close the troubled Lincoln Hills youth prison by 2021 and authorize $80 million in borrowing for new state and county youth facilities.
A new study shows that by targeting people with opioid addiction who are leaving the state’s combined jail and prison, Rhode Island cut the death rate among this group by 61 percent within a year. Overall, between 2016 and 2017, the state saw a 12 percent decline in overdose deaths.
The number of Michigan offenders who return to prison has reached its lowest level since the state began recording three-year re-incarceration rates.
The parenting program provides services for women in the months leading up to and following the birth of their child. It includes both pre- and post-natal support groups as well as mental and emotional support from staff members.
A bipartisan proposal from Assembly lawmakers would remove inmates from the state’s embattled youth prison by 2020 and send most youth offenders to facilities overseen by counties throughout the state.