This publication outlines criminal justice trends in Wyoming—including crime trends, increases in drug arrests, prison population growth and resulting costs, and revocations from probation or parole—and summarizes the stages involved in using a Justice Reinvestment approach to address criminal justice system challenges.
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This tip sheet from the National Reentry Resource Center offers suggestions on how organizations and agencies that provide support to people who have criminal records—including parole and probation agencies, reentry service providers, and educational and occupational training programs—can engage employers in conversations about hiring people who have criminal records, which will help improve the employment outcomes of the people they serve.
The final report of the CSG Justice Center outlines policy recommendations developed in collaboration with the Missouri Justice Reinvestment Task Force. Among other things, these policies aim to reduce violent crime, increase the availability and effectiveness of community-based treatment for substance addiction and mental illnesses for people in the criminal justice system, and reduce recidivism.
The first presentation to the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Judiciary Committee introduces the Justice Reinvestment approach, provides high-level criminal justice system trends, and outlines a plan for future intensive data analysis, stakeholder engagement, and committee presentations.
This presentation highlights key takeaways from the 50-State Summit on Public Safety, presents findings from a law enforcement survey conducted by the CSG Justice Center, and examines the behavioral health landscape in Ohio.
The fifth presentation to the Missouri State Justice Reinvestment Task Force focuses on findings and policy recommendations related to behavioral health challenges in Missouri that pertain to people in the state’s criminal justice system. The presentation also includes final policy options for the task force to consider and act upon.
This overview outlines several criminal justice challenges in Ohio, including increases in certain types of violent crime in some parts of the state; substance use issues driven by the opioid crisis, which are causing increases in prison admissions; a large probation population; high corrections spending; and a large prison population.
The first presentation to the Ohio Justice Reinvestment Committee introduces the justice reinvestment process and highlights new challenges in Ohio related to violent crime and opioid use, as well as persistent issues related to probation supervision, sentencing, and prison costs.
The third presentation to the Missouri State Justice Reinvestment Task Force focuses on findings and policy recommendations related to recidivism, violent crime and victimization, the female prison population, and the challenges law enforcement faces in Missouri.
The second presentation to the Missouri State Justice Reinvestment Task Force focuses on the findings and policy recommendations related to reentry in Missouri, including how people are prepared to leave prison, parole policies and practices, and probation and parole supervision practices in the community.
This publication from the Texas Public Policy Foundation examines the decades-long growth in rural pretrial incarceration, unveiling growth contributors and making evidence-based recommendations to improve public safety while reducing the number of defendants held on pretrial detention.
This issue brief from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation examines data related to the Medicaid expansion included in the Affordable Care Act, including savings related to offsetting state costs in other areas, including those related to behavioral health services, crime, and the criminal justice system.
This policy brief from the White House’s Council of Economic Advisors discusses the economic costs of crime and the effectiveness of programs to reduce recidivism, focusing on programs delivered inside correctional facilities addressing three main areas: mental health, substance abuse, and education.
This fact sheet from The Sentencing Project examines trends in female incarceration from 1980 to 2016.
This report from the Vera Institute of Justice provides an overview of the ways in which a history of racism and oppression in the United States continues to manifest in the criminal justice system, and presents a summary of research demonstrating how the system perpetuates the disparate treatment of black people.
This publication from the Vera Institute of Justice’s Safe Alternatives to Segregation Initiative highlights common findings on how five corrections agencies across the country use restrictive housing (otherwise known as solitary confinement or segregation).
This report from The Pew Charitable Trusts contributes to a growing body of evidence showing that states can raise felony thresholds for theft offenses without increasing property crime.
This publication from Disability Rights California (DRC) examines conditions in San Diego County jails in 2015. After visiting the jails, talking to prisoners and staff, and looking at records, DRC discovered a disturbingly high suicide rate.
This publication from the Bureau of Justice Statistics presents statistics on people supervised by U.S. adult correctional systems at year-end 2016, including people supervised in the community on probation or parole and those incarcerated in state or federal prisons or local jails.
This publication from Corrections to College California highlights California’s successful efforts to build public higher education access for thousands of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated students, both in custody and on college campuses throughout the state.