The curriculum, designed for juvenile justice professionals, provides information and strategies for interacting with youth under custody with mental health needs. The training will also address adolescent development, mental health disorders and treatment, and the critical role of families.
This webinar will provide information on the use of swift and certain intermediate sanctions and its effects, as well as will highlight both a local and a statewide project that have implemented the model as part of their community supervision strategies.
This webinar will discuss a recently released resource, “Exercising Judicial Leadership to Reform the Care of Non-Delinquent Youth: A Convenor’s Action Guide for Developing a Multi-Stakeholder Process.”
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.
This webinar explains and clarifies the issues related to allowable uses of federal Medicaid funds for incarcerated individuals, and provides an example of how corrections departments can leverage cost savings as a result.
This webinar addresses gender-responsive approaches to discipline and sanctions in women’s correctional settings, guided by research and innovative resources.
This webinar discusses areas of the reentry field that involve partnerships between NGOs and corrections agencies, specific examples of successful partnerships, the implications of policies and practices on these partnerships, and ways to form partnerships that will better serve individuals while they are incarcerated or under community supervision.
This video is a webcast of the April 2014 conference, “Health Reform and Criminal Justice: Advancing New Opportunities,” cohosted by the Community Oriented Correctional Health Services (COCHS) and the journal Health Affairs.
Divided into two parts, this guide first explores the background principles, concepts, and knowledge at the core of juvenile justice and services for youth in confinement, and then highlights quality practice, including the skills needed to effectively serve youth in confinement.
The report from the Urban Institute outlines necessary elements to guide states in defining, collecting, analyzing, and disseminating recidivism data, and sets the stage for the next generation of policy-relevant and action-oriented recidivism research at the state level
This report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics presents the final count collected by the National Prisoner Statistics Program of prisoners in state and federal correctional authorities on December 31, 2013.
This publication provides the results of a comprehensive evaluation on the state of correctional education programs for adults and juveniles.
This report from The Opportunity Agenda provides an overview of the U.S. public discourse on crime, the criminal justice system, and criminal justice reform.
Fulton is in the Skill Building Unit, a small prison program in Washington state that has been attempting to better address the needs of this special population for the past year.
Each year, thousands of Mississippi teens cycle through the justice system, where experts say the quality of education is often low. Incarcerated juveniles have the same educational rights as those outside — five hours of instruction a day that meet their learning needs, including special education. The state does not currently track how many of those juvenile offenders are entitled to those extra education services, but according to a 2010 federal survey, 30 percent of youth in custody of the juvenile justice system have a diagnosed learning disability — six times the amount in the general population.
The program started in August 2013 with a gift of about 100,000 bees from a bee apiary in Germantown. The correctional officers teach the inmates how to become beekeepers, about the environmental impact of the bees and how to process honey.
In its first status report on Los Angeles County jail reforms, the Office of Inspector General said commanders were committed to reforms, but changing the attitudes of some deputies would be a slow, difficult process.
Inmates at West Virginia’s regional jails will soon be able to sign up for a financial education course designed to help them avoid becoming repeat offenders.