During this webinar, experts will provide an overview of Your Money, Your Goals, an easy-to-use toolkit designed to help organizations improve the financial literacy of clients who are identified as low-income or vulnerable, including those who are returning to the community from incarceration.
Hosted by the National Institute of Corrections, this training will lead teams in developing a strategic action plan for agencies that aim to systemically enhance the management of women who are involved with the justice system.
The NPS and NCRP, BJS’s flagship data collection programs, measure the size and composition of state and federal prison populations on an annual basis.
During webinar, officials from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance explained the grant program application process.
This webinar provides an overview of violence among females involved with the criminal justice system, trauma-informed and gender responsive services, and a social-ecological model of violence.
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 report from the Legal Action Center outlines the health, justice, and economic benefits of medication-assisted treatment (MAT), along with several policy recommendations for improving addiction treatment.
This report from the Center for Community Alternatives examines the impact that a supplemental request for documentation related to a conviction has on people who disclose a felony conviction in State University of New York college applications.
This paper from The Sentencing Project identifies four key features of the justice system that contribute to its disparate racial impact and high volume of contact with people of color.
This publication from the RAND Corporation identifies and prioritizes potential improvements in technology, policy, and practice in both community and institutional corrections.
This interim report from Office of Community Oriented Policing Services and the President’s Task Force on Twenty-First Century Policing identifies guiding principles and recommendations for policing practices that can promote effective crime reduction while building public trust within the communities they serve.
“Correctional Career Pathways” is the first of its kind in Tennessee and possibly nationally, said Kim Gass, Greeneville City Schools adult education supervisor, who will oversee the program in Greene County.
The initiative, which offers classes to qualified inmates and then places them in jobs in local industry, will be launched in early April. A first class of 10 female inmates will gradate next week.
Prison Director Gary Mohr outlined initiatives during a statewide reentry coalition meeting Thursday in Chillicothe that would recruit businesses to not only consider employing someone with a criminal record, but interview them for a job before they are released.
Prisons should aid the re-entry process by providing vocational education and training for prisoners, according to a new position paper released by the Northwestern University Program for Prison Reentry Strategies.
Those who work at the Prince William-Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center are always looking for ways to reduce recidivism, and they hope a new program they’ve recently instituted might help. Nine inmates recently passed the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe food protection manager’s course, which teaches people how to safely cook, prepare and store food.
A bill making its way through Alabama legislation, could help fix an inmate overcrowding problem facing many Alabama jails and prisons.