Corrections

California Arrests Study

The unprecedented study answers one question: to what extent do people on probation and parole contribute to crime, as measured by arrests?

Announcements

Office of Violence Against Women

Call for Applicants: Justice for Families Program

The purpose of the program is to improve the response in all aspects of the civil and criminal justice system to families with a history of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, as well as cases involving allegations of child sexual abuse.

Academic Cosortium on Criminal Justice Health

Eighth Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health

Hosted by the Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health, the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and the Yale School of Medicine, this conference provides a forum for researchers, clinicians, administrators, educators, policymakers, and grant funding leaders to network, share evidence, and learn about emerging research and relevant policy updates in the field of correctional health care.

WEBINARS

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Problem-Solving Clinic on Women’s Risk Needs Assessment

This webinar discussed the Women’s Risk Needs Assessment (WRNA), and provided participants the opportunity to discuss the benefits and challenges of WRNA, best practices for implementing gender-responsive assessments with or without other assessment tools, and resources and recommendations to help address challenges to using WRNA.

Publications

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Fact Sheet: Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2011

This fact sheet from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention presents statistics and trends on delinquency cases that were processed by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdictions between 1985 and 2011

RECENT HEADLINES

LA County Officials Credit Prop 47 with Big Drop in Jail Population

Los Angeles County probation officials reported Thursday that Los Angeles County’s jail population is at its lowest level since realignment sent it soaring in 2012 – and they expect it to keep dropping. They credit voter-approved Proposition 47, which lowered penalties for drug crimes.

N.M. Health Crisis Center Holds Promise

The Tucson center offers an alternative to jails and hospital emergency rooms, which too often are destinations for substance abusers and mentally ill people in Bernalillo County, McNease said. Law enforcement officers deliver about half the center’s patients, he said.