The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) of the U.S. Department of Justice is now accepting applications for a Senior Policy Advisor position that will oversee efforts to improve state, local, and tribal justice system responses to people with behavioral health problems, and to increase the number of individuals involved with the criminal justice system who have access to health care.
U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is now accepting applications for its FY2014 Visiting Fellows Program.
The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy, the Juvenile Law Center, and the National League of Cities are now accepting applications for the 2014 Juvenile Diversion Certificate Program.
The National Reentry Resource Center hosted this webinar for organizations responding to the Smart Supervision solicitation.
During this webinar, FY 2013 SRR Planning Grantees were provided information on how to successfully complete the planning process, including submission of the Planning and Implementation (P&I) Guide, and were positioned to competitively apply for implementation funding.
The practice of neighborhood-based supervision allows parole officers to interact closely with parolees within their social environment, as well as with community organizations and residents, providing them with insight into the parolees’ susceptibility to negative influences in the neighborhood.
Community corrections researchers and practitioners face many barriers when trying to implement evidence-based programs and practices in the field.
People involved with the criminal justice system experience high rates of communicable and chronic disease, as well as mental health and substance use disorders.
This glossary by the Community Oriented Correctional Health Services (COCHS) provides explanations and definitions of health care and correctional terms.
This brief from the National Institute of Corrections presents information and guidance for corrections and law enforcement on interacting with members of the population involved with the criminal justice system who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI).
This report by the Treatment Advocacy Center summarizes findings from a national survey of state and county corrections systems on mental illness treatment practices in prison and jail facilities.
This report from The Sentencing Project describes the continuing trend among states to close or to consider closing prison facilities. The brief discusses reforms in state sentencing practices in 2013, shifting dynamics of prison closures, opportunities for closures, and the [...]
This white paper from the Vera Institute of Justice provides guidance on how to perform justice-related cost-benefit analyses (CBAs).
Since 1980, Michigan’s biggest growth industry has been its prison system.
Get ready to hear a lot more about big changes, specifically sentencing reform, in relation Alabama’s prison crisis.
The Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental Affairs and Military Affairs, and the House Committee on Public Safety held a joint informational briefing on the status of the implementation of the Hawaii Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI) yesterday.
As Idaho officials have begun considering the implementation of the state’s sweeping new prison reform law passed by the Legislature, two key state agencies are taking a hard look at current usages of some very specific government services. Additionally, policy experts from a national nonprofit group that advised the Legislature on the undertaking of the reforms are working with the state to aid in its implementation.
Gov. Robert Bentley, Chief Justice Roy Moore and four lawmakers said Tuesday they had formally requested to be part of a federal program aimed at helping states cut corrections spending.