Hosted by the Connecticut Women’s Consortium, the Adult and Juvenile Female Offenders Conference, “Justice Involved Women and Girls: New Pathways to Resiliency,” offers an opportunity for corrections professionals who work specifically with women and girls involved with the justice system.
This webinar will identify the most common misconceptions and perceived limitations, and will equip participants with the ability to effectively defend their use of evidence-based risk assessment techniques.
“How to Develop Capacity, Effectuate Change, and Sustain System Improvements for Serving High-Risk Youth” will provide an overview of key issues jurisdictions face in serving high-risk youth who are in custody within the juvenile justice system.
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 webinar explains and clarifies the issues related to allowable uses of federal Medicaid funds for incarcerated individuals, and provides an example of how corrections departments can leverage cost savings as a result.
This webinar addresses gender-responsive approaches to discipline and sanctions in women’s correctional settings, guided by research and innovative resources.
This publication from the RAND Corporation identifies and prioritizes potential improvements in technology, policy, and practice in both community and institutional corrections.
This publication from The Sentencing Project highlights policy changes in both adult and juvenile justice systems in 30 states and the District of Columbia during 2014. Highlighted policy changes relate to sentencing, probation and parole, collateral consequences, juvenile justice, mental health and substance use treatment, and more.
This report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics describes the health status and the health services and treatment received by individuals incarcerated at state and federal prisons as well at local jails.
This report, from the Vera Institute of Justice, reviews existing research and data to take a deeper look at the nation’s misuse of local jails.
This guide from the National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women addresses gender-responsive approaches to discipline and sanctions in women’s correctional settings.
When state prison officials allowed a weekend furlough for a former gang member convicted of a felony gun crime, a scientifically devised risk assessment that is given to all prisoners helped drive that decision.
If states want to dig themselves out from the difficulties of mass incarceration, they can begin by creating employment programs for newly released inmates.
The latest comprehensive survey of the U.S. juvenile justice system paints a mixed picture of troubled youth even as the numbers of teens in the system continued a long decline.
Anchorage Rep. Chris Tuck says the goal of the legislation is to reduce prison reentry rates, but the Department of Corrections commissioner says the proposal would not be realistic without additional funding.
In a system that is often overlooked by the public and misused by law enforcement, Blacks account for more than one-third (36 percent) of the jail population, according to a new report from the Vera Institute of Justice, a nonpartisan research and policy group.