The Association of Programs for Female Offenders (APFO) is seeking a site host for the 2015 National Workshops on Adult and Juvenile Female Offenders.
With the assistance of the American Jail Association and many state organizations, Policy Research Associates is currently exploring how the Brief Jail Mental Health Screen is being used across the United States.
Hosted by the International Community Corrections Association, “Doing What Matters: Integrating Innovative Practices,” will bring together policymakers, criminal justice practitioners, and researchers to highlight fundamental values in criminal justice research and practice.
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.
The National Reentry Resource Center hosted this webinar for organizations responding to the Smart Supervision solicitation.
This publication provides the results of a comprehensive evaluation on the state of correctional education programs for adults and juveniles.
This report by the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured provides an overview of the physical and mental health needs of youth in the juvenile justice system, and the role of Medicaid in financing comprehensive, coordinated medical services.
This bulletin from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention examines suicidal thoughts and behaviors among 1,829 youth ages 10 to 19 in the Northwestern Juvenile Project.
This report by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the MacArthur Foundation examines factors that have increased the cost of healthcare spending in corrections systems between FY2007–11.
This report by the Vera Institute of Justice reviews legislation in 35 states from 2013 that focus on reducing prison populations, strengthening community corrections, and improving budgets and public safety. The report, which summarizes 85 bills, aims to be a [...]
Nebraska could significantly reduce prison crowding by sentencing more nonviolent felons to probation instead of prison and by finding alternatives to incarceration for inmates serving sentences of less than a year.
Marc Pelka, the program director for the Justice Reinvestment Program, which is a project of the Council of State Governments Justice Center, cited several of the reasons for the prison population increase, the Lincoln Journal Star reported.
Among the two dozen or so states that have participated in Justice Reinvestment, North Carolina has become something of a darling.
With the prison populations rising and an estimated $200 million slated for construction and $83 million for operations projected for 2014-2018 to account for the increase, the state partnered with the Council of State Governments Justice Center to research options to reduce that spending and increase public safety.
The Exponent Telegram By Darlene J. Swiger BRIDGEPORT — Policy changes by the state Parole Board, increased use of graduated sanctions and a slower increase in commitments from circuit court have contributed to a reduction in the sentenced inmate population [...]