A new study from the National Reentry Resource Center, created under the Second Chance Act, shows that recidivism rates can be significantly reduced when states commit to jailing only people who present a risk to public safety and to helping newly released prisoners find drug treatment, psychiatric counseling and the other services they need for a successful transition to the world beyond bars.
Updates from Capitol Hill
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Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) will address justice reinvestment stakeholders this afternoon in Washington at the release of a new report showing reduced recidivism rates in eight states as a result of successful reentry and second chance programs.
In “Reducing Recidivism: States Deliver Results,” the National Reentry Resource Center highlights eight states that have achieved reductions in statewide recidivism in recent years
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Commerce-Justice-Science (CJS) 2015 federal spending bill that funds Department of Justice (DOJ) programs. The bill provides $27.8 billion for DOJ programs in FY2015, an increase of $383 million over current spending.
The bill provides $27.8 billion for DOJ programs in FY2015, an increase of $383 million over current spending.
Today, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Sheldon Whitehouse(D-R.I.) are teaming up to host an Addiction and Criminal Justice Forum in Washington, D.C. to focus on preventing and treating drug abuse as well as addressing recidivism issues in the criminal justice system.
Congress recently began work on its Fiscal Year 2015 Justice Appropriations bills. As this process kicks off, Congress will prioritize programs with widespread support and it’s important that they be reminded of the critical need for continued funding of the Second Chance Act (SCA).
Yesterday, President Obama unveiled his $3.9 trillion 2015 budget proposal, which allocates $27.4 billion to justice programs
In a letter to national lawmakers, Catholic leaders applauded the Second Chance Act as an enhancement of public safety and human dignity, and asked for further support in reauthorizing the legislation in Congress.
Shortly after Senator Rand Paul filed suit last month against the Obama administration to stop its electronic dragnet of American phone records, he sat down for lunch with Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in his private dining room at the Justice Department.