Reentry

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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.

Webinars

Integrated Reentry and Employment

Reentry and Employment White Paper, Pilot Site Opportunity

This webinar provides policymakers and practitioners in the criminal justice, corrections, and workforce development fields with an overview of the recently published white paper, Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies: Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Job Readiness.

Publications

National Institute of Corrections

Jail Reentry Planning: A Little Collaboration and Communication Go a Long Way

This article from the National Jail Exchange of the National Institute of Corrections describes how the Kent County Office of Community Corrections and the Kent County Sheriff’s Department in Michigan collaborated to launch a reentry system for individuals at a Kent County jail, under the Transition from Jail to Community (TJC) initiative.

Recent headlines

Editorial: Give Second Chance Act another chance

South Carolina has made big strides in reducing recidivism among prison inmates, and some of the credit is due the state’s use of training funds under the Second Chance Act.

Juvenile-Justice Reforms Show Results, Officials Say

Sweeping changes in how misbehaving youths are treated have reduced the number of teens requiring lock-up, saved taxpayers money and show signs of helping produce productive adults, according to officials.

Utah’s Mental Health Crisis Intervention Training is National Model for Patrol and Detention

The first Utah CIT academy was conducted in 2001. Academies are administered throughout the State of Utah on a regional basis. Within each region, law enforcement services are partnered with mental health services to deliver the program. The program works to build relationships between law enforcement and local mental health providers so that together they can bring services to individuals with mental illness.

Prison Firm CCA Seeks to Reduce Number of Repeat Offenders

The nation’s largest private prison company is shifting its focus toward helping release more inmates and keep them out—a reaction, company officials say, to changing policies around the country on the severity of criminal punishment.

Re-entry Program for Parolees to Start in October

The Tallapoosa Circuit Re-Entry Program will take in the first 10 people being released from prison in an effort to help reduce the recidivism rate in the state. Joye Carroll from the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Program said the first round of participants being released from prison will be targeted with program to help them succeed when they come back home.

Mental Health Court is Paying Off for City, Officials Say

In 1999, Seattle became one of the first cities in the country to establish a special Municipal Court program for defendants with mental illnesses. The move is still paying off, officials told the City Council on Monday.

United States: Washington, D.C. Joins The Ban-The-Box Movement For Private Employers

The District of Columbia has passed one of the most stringent ban-the-box laws in the nation. The D.C. law includes the typical prohibition on asking questions about criminal background during the application process, but it also adds a requirement, similar to New York State, that specific factors be considered before a conditional offer of employment is withdrawn. The