Corrections

California Arrests Study

The unprecedented study answers one question: to what extent do people on probation and parole contribute to crime, as measured by arrests?

Announcements

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Call for Applicants for Research on At-Risk Girls

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is now accepting proposals for original research and/or secondary analysis of existing data on girls who are at-risk and are involved with the justice system.

Bureau of Justice Assistance

Call for Applicants to the National PREA Resource Center

The Bureau of Justice Assistance of the U.S. Department of Justice is now accepting applications from nonprofit organizations interested in maintaining the operations, including training and technical assistance, for the National Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Resource Center

WEBINARS

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Problem-Solving Clinic on Women’s Risk Needs Assessment

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.

Publications

RAND Corporation

Corrections Innovations Needs Tool

This interactive tool for ranking corrections innovations can be used by corrections professionals, policymakers, and the public to identify opportunities where changes in tools, technology, practices, and/or approaches can help corrections agencies respond effectively to problems and help reach goals

National Center for Juvenile Justice

Statewide Risk Assessment in Juvenile Probation

This brief from the National Center for Juvenile Justice’s Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice, and Statistics Project discusses the results of the first systematic scan of validated risk/needs assessment tools that are being used in juvenile probation agencies across the country.

RECENT HEADLINES

Mental Illness Is No Crime

A new initiative, “Stepping Up,” unites state and local governments and the American Psychiatric Foundation to promote research-based practices to tackle our overreliance on jail as mental health treatment, such as in-jail counseling programs that reduce the chances of repeat offenders.

Legislature Takes First Steps on Corrections Reform, but Work Remains

JournalStar.com – Government & Politics By Zach Pluhacek Two measures aimed at addressing concerns with Nebraska’s prisons and criminal justice system passed with overwhelming support from state lawmakers on Thursday. The first bill (LB598), which passed 47-0, takes aim at […]

Mental Health Transition Program Scales Up Across State

Sometimes people with mental health issues can have a hard time getting back on their feet when leaving a psychiatric hospital or being released from jail. But for the past two and a half years, the Critical Time Intervention program has helped these folks in Orange and Chatham counties transition to new homes.

Clinical Psyhologist to Head Country’s Largest Jail: What It Means for Mental Health in the US

One-third of the inmates at Cook County Jail in Chicago are mentally ill, branding it as one of the largest psychiatric facilities in the country. Cook County is also the biggest jail in the U.S., housing some 9,000 prisoners on a daily basis. Now, a clinical psychologist, Nneka Jones Tapia, will be taking over the jail as executive director. She’ll head the jail with a fresh perspective on mental health — a sorely needed viewpoint in a country that often sweeps mental illness under the rug, and behind bars.