Grantees in the Second Chance Act-funded program work “hand-in-hand with research partners to advance the field through the development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative and evidence-based initiatives,” said Juliene James, senior policy advisor at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, which administers the program.
More states than ever before are using actuarial risk assessment to determine the likelihood that people involved with the criminal justice system will reoffend. This information is critically important for developing case management plans for people in prison and on supervision, as well as to inform parole release decision making and determine the intensity of supervision and programming for people upon release from prison.
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley last week signed into law historic criminal justice reforms designed to significantly reduce the state’s prison population and bolster public safety through an overhaul of how people are supervised after being released from incarceration.
“Think of this training as another set of skills to add to your toolkit,” Webb told the class. “These techniques truly are applicable to a variety of groups and situations, and when you encounter a situation, then you have options—you can decide which tool to use.”
In his 2015 State of the State address, Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter highlighted his administration’s progress in establishing more effective community supervision practices and reducing recidivism through implementation of the state’s Justice Reinvestment Act.
The U.S. Department of Education is now accepting applications for this demonstration program, which will focus on improving outcomes for justice-involved youth through career and technical education (CTE) programs, reentry services, and employment training opportunities.
In his new role, Mr. LoBuglio will oversee work done by the CSG Justice Center’s National Reentry Resource Center and other programs designed to promote successful adult reentry and improve correctional practices inside and outside of local, state, and federal institutions.
The National Center for Juvenile Justice has added a race and ethnic fairness section to its “Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice, and Statistics (GPS) Resource,” a web-based tool that features information on state laws and juvenile justice practices to help policymakers and stakeholders chart changes within the system.
This webinar shares emerging research regarding the importance of establishing policies around the use of social media by community corrections administrators, managers and supervisors including the administration of social media content; setting expectations for appropriate employee personal use; and investigation and supervision standards.
This podcast episode from DC Public Safety Radio examines the Employer-Driven Employment Model, a new framework developed by the National Institute of Corrections that aims to help improve employment outcomes for job seekers who have criminal records.
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 annual BJS report presents final counts of people under the jurisdiction of state and federal correctional authorities on December 31, 2014.
While the prevalence of behavioral health disorders decreases over time among youth after their release from juvenile detention, a substantial proportion of this population continue to have disorders, according to a bulletin from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Youth who have been detained in juvenile detention facilities have a mortality rate that is four times the rate of youth in the general population, according to the results of a longitudinal study featured in a bulletin from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Behavioral health disorders among detained youth are often untreated, and part of the reason for this could be their perceived barriers to mental health services. In a study conducted by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, nearly 60 percent of detained youth said they believed they could overcome their problems without treatment, while nearly one-third reported that they did not know where to get help, and nearly one-fifth said they had difficulty obtaining help.
Cutting drug admissions in half will reduce the prison by 7 percent—or 33,000—by the end of 2021, according to a new tool developed by researchers at the Urban Institute.
“I felt at that time we had a rare opportunity,” Mr. Durbin said of the moment they concluded the deal on legislation that would cut mandatory prison sentences for nonviolent criminals, promote more early releases and institute programs to better prepare offenders for life outside prison.
The study is NIMH’s largest major investment in suicide prevention in the justice system.
At the prodding of Cook County law enforcement officials, Gipson enrolled in a therapy program in the Cook County jail’s newly launched mental health transition center. For six months, he maintained a steady bipolar treatment regimen, sifted through deep-seated depressive feelings with a psychotherapist, and sharpened his academic skills.
More than 1.5 million people were incarcerated as of 2013, according to The Sentencing Project, and more than 60 percent were men and women of color. This racial disparity is due more to harsh policies and selective policing than crime rates, many studies have found.
Untreated substance abuse problems and mental health issues are among the reasons Oklahoma leads the nation in the imprisonment of women, state corrections officials said Wednesday.