The Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program provides states and units of local governments with funding for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, strategic planning, research evaluation (including forensics), data collection, training, and other activities.
The House Appropriations Subcommittee approved a $51.4 billion spending bill that would fund three key programs championed by the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center: the Second Chance Act (SCA), the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act (MIOTCRA), and the Justice Reinvestment Initiative.
Last week, the National Association of Counties, the Council of State Governments Justice Center, and the American Psychiatric Foundation, along with a number of diverse partner organizations, launched Stepping Up, a national initiative to safely reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jails. We are asking you to join us.
This podcast episode from DC Public Safety Radio examines the Employer-Driven Employment Model, a new framework developed by the National Institute of Corrections that aims to help improve employment outcomes for job seekers who have criminal records.
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 interactive tool for ranking corrections innovations can be used by corrections professionals, policymakers, and the public to identify opportunities where changes in tools, technology, practices, and/or approaches can help corrections agencies respond effectively to problems and help reach goals
This brief from the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform focuses on the key phases and components of the Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM) and provides guidance for jurisdictions interested in implementing it.
In this book, William R. Kelly discusses the policy, process, and funding innovations and priorities that the U.S. needs in order to effectively reduce crime, recidivism, victimization, and the high costs associated with the criminal justice system.
This brief from the National Center for Juvenile Justice’s Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice, and Statistics Project discusses the results of the first systematic scan of validated risk/needs assessment tools that are being used in juvenile probation agencies across the country.
This curriculum from the Equity Project is designed to help juvenile justice practitioners support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth.
JournalStar.com – Government & Politics By Zach Pluhacek Two measures aimed at addressing concerns with Nebraska’s prisons and criminal justice system passed with overwhelming support from state lawmakers on Thursday. The first bill (LB598), which passed 47-0, takes aim at […]
The U.S. Department of Education is poised to announce a limited exemption to the federal ban on prisoners receiving Pell Grants to attend college while they are incarcerated. Correctional education experts and other sources said they expect the department to issue a waiver under the experimental sites program, which allows the feds to lift certain rules that govern aid programs in the spirit of experimentation. If the project is successful, it would add to momentum for the U.S. Congress to consider overturning the ban it passed on the use of Pell for prisoners in 1994.
Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday will join other state and local leaders to sign historic criminal justice reforms into law.
In preliminary legal settlements announced Tuesday, Contra Costa County’s probation department has agreed to end the practice of solitary confinement for youths in juvenile hall, while the county’s office of education will guarantee appropriate services for all youths with disabilities.
It is not often that the American Civil Liberties Union and the Southern Poverty Law Center find common cause with conservative Republicans in Alabama. But on Tuesday, both sides will celebrate when Gov. Robert Bentley (R) signs legislation that will substantially cut the number of prisoners in state custody.