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?


U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance

Senior Policy Advisor Job Opportunity at the Bureau of Justice Assistance

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.



Neighborhood-Based Supervision: A Review of Promising Practices

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.



On the Chopping Block 2013: State Prison Closures

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 [...]


Progress in Hawaii’s Prison System

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.

Now That Legislature Has Approved Prison Reform, What Comes Next in Implementing It?

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.