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

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

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Criminal History Screening and College Application Attrition

This report from the Center for Community Alternatives examines the impact that a supplemental request for documentation related to a conviction has on people who disclose a felony conviction in State University of New York college applications.

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Interim Report of the President’s Task Force on Twenty-First Century Policing

This interim report from Office of Community Oriented Policing Services and the President’s Task Force on Twenty-First Century Policing identifies guiding principles and recommendations for policing practices that can promote effective crime reduction while building public trust within the communities they serve.

RECENT HEADLINES

New Jail Employment Program Created to ‘Break the Cycle’

“Correctional Career Pathways” is the first of its kind in Tennessee and possibly nationally, said Kim Gass, Greeneville City Schools adult education supervisor, who will oversee the program in Greene County.

The initiative, which offers classes to qualified inmates and then places them in jobs in local industry, will be launched in early April. A first class of 10 female inmates will gradate next week.

Ohio Wants to Link Inmates to Jobs Upon Release

Prison Director Gary Mohr outlined initiatives during a statewide reentry coalition meeting Thursday in Chillicothe that would recruit businesses to not only consider employing someone with a criminal record, but interview them for a job before they are released.

Preparing Prisoners for an Evolving Workplace

Prisons should aid the re-entry process by providing vocational education and training for prisoners, according to a new position paper released by the Northwestern University Program for Prison Reentry Strategies.

Food Service Training Aims to End Recidivism

Those who work at the Prince William-Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center are always looking for ways to reduce recidivism, and they hope a new program they’ve recently instituted might help. Nine inmates recently passed the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe food protection manager’s course, which teaches people how to safely cook, prepare and store food.