Hosted by the Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health, this conference provides a forum for researchers, practitioners, policymakers, educators, administrators, and grant funders to share and plan research, scholarship, and health policy in the correctional health field.
The National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) is seeking nominations for its annual NCJA Outstanding Criminal Justice Programs Awards
This year’s conference will focus on the impact of health care reform on populations involved with the criminal justice system.
The National Reentry Resource Center hosted this webinar for organizations responding to the Smart Supervision solicitation.
During this webinar, FY 2013 SRR Planning Grantees were provided information on how to successfully complete the planning process, including submission of the Planning and Implementation (P&I) Guide, and were positioned to competitively apply for implementation funding.
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.
Community corrections researchers and practitioners face many barriers when trying to implement evidence-based programs and practices in the field.
People involved with the criminal justice system experience high rates of communicable and chronic disease, as well as mental health and substance use disorders.
This brief from the Community Oriented Correctional Health Services addresses the most frequently asked questions relating to how the ACA affects people involved with the criminal justice system and how to provide health care in correctional settings as directed by the new law.
This guidance from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of the Assistant Attorney General instructs state governors on how to comply with the Prison Rape Elimination Act.
This report from the National Institute of Corrections provides a broad overview of the social and economic issues related to corrections and criminal justice.
This draft report from the American Probation and Parole Association, the Association of State Correctional Administrators, and the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative provides guidance on implementing a privacy framework for sharing confidential health information between corrections agencies and health care providers.
The United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world, with some 7.2 million Americans under correctional supervision. During 2013, legislators in at least 31 states adopted 47 criminal justice policies that may help to reduce the prison population, improve juvenile justice outcomes, and eliminate the barriers that marginalize people with criminal records.
Ohio’s recidivism rate—the rate at which a former inmates return to prison within three years of being released—continues to drop. Last year it was at 28.7 percent. Now it’s at 27.1 percent. That’s a four-point dip from the rate three years ago and well below the national rate of 44 percent.
Gov. Dave Heineman wants to hold off on any consideration of building new prison cells until a comprehensive study of lower-cost alternatives is completed.
After 10 months of research, long hearings and hard work by all three branches of Idaho’s state government, the justice reinvestment bill won quick and unanimous support this afternoon in the House Judiciary Committee.
Shortly after Senator Rand Paul filed suit last month against the Obama administration to stop its electronic dragnet of American phone records, he sat down for lunch with Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in his private dining room at the Justice Department.
The number of teenagers in Ohio prisons is shrinking dramatically, a sign that judges across the state are sending youths who commit serious crimes to state juvenile facilities rather than adult lockups.