The Council of State Governments Justice Center (CSG Justice Center) released a new policy brief in partnership with the Legal Action Center today, entitled Medicaid and Financing Health Care for Individuals Involved with the Criminal Justice System.
Date: January 12-15, 2014
Location: Houston, TX
On Wednesday, November 6, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing entitled “Oversight of the Bureau of Prisons & Cost-Effective Strategies for Reducing Recidivism.”
JUSTICE CENTER WEBINARS
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 webinar assists users in navigating the complexity of reentry research available on the What Works in Reentry Clearinghouse.
This fact sheet from the Sentencing Project provides data on incarceration, drug policy, race, ethnicity, gender, and other topic areas from the past several decades.
This report from the Indian Law and Order Commission presents findings and recommendations based on one of the most comprehensive assessments ever undertaken of criminal justice systems serving Native American and Alaska Native communities. Topics include jurisdiction and intergovernmental collaboration, [...]
With funding from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, the American Probation and Parole Association is offering these two free online training courses related to building and improving partnerships.
In this journal article, Dr. Anna Macklin of Griffith University’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice identifies sources of social support for offenders and discusses providing social support through community supervision.
The appropriate use of federal Medicaid dollars to help expand health care coverage for individuals involved with the criminal justice system presents an opportunity to achieve reductions in state and local spending, while minimizing known health and public safety concerns associated with reentry following incarceration.
The faculty at Peninsula College in Washington in partnership with the Washington State Department of Corrections, provide education inside correctional facilities. They have developed a program that brings the an offline version of the internet to students inside corrections. This creates a hybrid classroom of the modern community college by combining both face-to-face and online instruction.
This is more than just a place for inmates to sleep and eat, it’s a place for them to learn and grow so they can really make something of themselves. Officials said the issue before was that they weren’t being trained to be successful, so when they left they went back into the same environment committing the same crimes. Now they have a substance abuse center, counselors, and so much more to help these inmates really get a second chance when they get out. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin said centers like this one make a difference.
For states expanding Medicaid to childless adults, the Affordable Care Act presents an opportunity that hasn’t gained as much attention as the hobbled rollout of the law’s online marketplaces: the chance to save millions on health care in prison systems and lower the number of ex-convicts who commit new crimes.
In the early going, at least, new strategies to ease West Virginia’s prison and jail crowding crisis appear to be working.
Individuals convicted of crimes have been ordered to pay $63.6 million in outstanding fees and restitution to Luzerne County, PA, local law enforcement, and victims, but a court official said most of it will never be received.