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

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California Counties Reentry Fellowship Announced

This unique position will focus on documenting how California’s counties are addressing the challenges and opportunities presented by the state’s prison realignment and implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and sharing “lessons learned” and best practices for the benefit of all of California’s counties.

National Institute of Corrections

Training: Women Offenders: Developing an Agencywide Approach

Hosted by the National Institute of Corrections, this blended learning program is designed to train and assist correctional agencies and jurisdictions on using gender-informed, evidence-based practice to improve the outcomes of women involved with the justice system.

American Probation and Parole Association

Register Now for Webinar: From Incarceration to Hope

This webinar will provide an introduction to and information on the reentry program of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, which focuses on improving life skills and employment opportunities for individuals in their community involved with the justice system.

WEBINARS

Publications

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Juveniles in Residential Placement, 2011

This bulletin from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention discusses findings from the 2011 Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (CJRP), a biennial survey of public and private juvenile residential facilities in every state.

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Policing and Wrongful Convictions

This report by the Harvard Kennedy School reviews what has been learned from studying exonerations in the past 20 years, including factors such as cognitive biases that contribute to wrongful convictions.

RECENT HEADLINES

21 Bills Target Drug Abuse Unveiled by NJ Lawmakers

After more than a year of behind-the-scenes work, State Sen. Joe Vitale (D-Woodbrige) is scheduled to unveil a 21-bill package Wednesday aimed at addressing New Jersey’s growing heroin and prescription drug abuse problem.

Editorial: Second Chance Grants Should Be Extended

Congress has helped states pay for programs with grants issued through the Second Chance Act, a bipartisan piece of legislation that indicated politicians in Washington finally realized that locking up people for long periods does not by itself transform criminals into productive members of society.

CBO: Drug Sentencing Reform Saves $4B

Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) announced that their bill to reform nonviolent drug sentencing would reduce prison costs by more than $4 billion.