Second Chance Act Statewide Recidivism Reduction Program

This program helps executive-branch policymakers and state corrections departments plan and implement systemwide reforms aimed at reducing recidivism.

Recent Posts

Reentry Essentials: The Role of Corrections in Reentry

Reentry Essentials: The Role of Corrections in Reentry

The primary function of correctional supervision was once seen as control and custody; however, corrections agencies have increasingly come to recognize that focusing on rehabilitation and planning for reentry are fundamental to their missions to increase public safety.

Hawaii Holds State Forum on Public Safety

Hawaii Holds State Forum on Public Safety

On July 16, Hawaii held a state forum on public safety as a continuation of the 50-State Summit on Public Safety that took place in November 2017 in Washington, DC.

Announcements

Tribal Probation Academy Training

Tribal Probation Academy Training

The Tribal Probation Academy is designed to provide comprehensive training to entry-level justice system personnel who are affiliated with a tribe that provides community supervision services.

WEBINARS

Addressing the Needs of Veterans in the Criminal Justice System

Addressing the Needs of Veterans in the Criminal Justice System

This webinar provides an overview of national estimates of incarcerated veterans; explains components of the Veterans Health Administration’s veterans justice programs; expands awareness of the needs of veterans in the justice system; and discusses new developments in the Veterans Administration and community interventions to provide services to veterans in the justice system.

Best Practices in Screening and Assessment for People with Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders in the Criminal Justice System

Best Practices in Screening and Assessment for People with Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders in the Criminal Justice System

This webinar features Roger Peters, PhD, a licensed clinical psychologist and professor in the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy at the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida. The webinar discusses the prevalence of co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders among people involved in the criminal justice system, as well as effective screening and assessment instruments to use with this population.

Publications

Modernizing Parole Statutes: Guidance from Evidence-Based Practice

Modernizing Parole Statutes: Guidance from Evidence-Based Practice

This publication from the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice is aimed at states and paroling authorities that are interested in updating their parole statutes. The paper provides an array of recommendations focused on three main areas: the parole decision-making process, post-release supervision conditions, and the administration of the paroling authority.

Trends in U.S. Corrections

Trends in U.S. Corrections

This fact sheet provides statistics and information on trends in U.S. corrections, including data on women, youth, state expenditures, and racial disparities.

RECENT HEADLINES

Opinion: The Financial Knowledge Inmates Need to Reenter Society

We have found that inmates too often do not have fundamental knowledge, skills or experience to face the complex financial realities of life. Upon reentry into society, too often they repeat poor financial decisions that helped put them on the path to incarceration.

New York Alternative Facility Emphasizes Rehabilitation for Raise the Age Candidates

At first glance, Crossroads looks like many other imposing, foreboding jails for juveniles around the country. But a walkthrough is enough to suggest a different possibility—that of a place where young offenders are given a chance to build on the time they’re forced to spend away from the home, while still being able to be what they are: children.

Franklin County Program Helps Frequently Jailed Women Chart New Path

Pathways, launched by the county in early 2016, is designed for women dealing with mental health and substance abuse issues who were funneling into and out of jail, said Patrice Palmer, a reentry social-support specialist at the Franklin County Office of Justice Policy and Programs.

Pioneering Program Helping Addicted Inmates in Atlantic County Jail

This month, Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal visited the John Brooks Recovery Center in Pleasantville to draw attention to a program with the Atlantic County jail that is making a difference. It is the first in the state to bring medication-assisted treatment such as methadone to addicted county inmates, and officials hope to expand the program to other counties.