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Announcements

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New Updates to National Juvenile Court Data Archive

The National Juvenile Court Data Archive has been updated. The archive, hosted by National Center for Juvenile Justice, contains juvenile court data from across the country that is used to inform juvenile justice research and policymaking. New resources include an [...]

Collateral Consequences Resource Center

Collateral Consequences Resource Center Launched

The Collateral Consequences Resource Center launched in the fall of 2014 provides news and commentary about developments in courts and legislatures, practice and advocacy resources, and information about how to obtain relief from collateral consequences in various jurisdictions.

Webinars

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Problem-Solving Clinic on Women’s Risk Needs Assessment

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.

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

Pew Charitable Trusts

Reducing Incarceration for Technical Violations in Louisiana

This report from The Pew Charitable Trusts highlights findings from an evaluation of Louisiana’s Act 402, which sets a 90-day sentence limit for individuals whose probation or parole has been revoked for the first time for violating rules of their community supervision.

Recent headlines

Is Slamming the Jail Door Shut Mental Health Treatment? No Says Rep. Patrick Kennedy

This month, mental health and correctional professionals from all over the nation gathered in Chicago to address a problem that many are not aware of. People denied mental health services who end up homeless or incarcerated as criminals. The conference, called “The Cost of Doing Nothing,” sponsored by the Kennedy Forum was held at Chicago’s Palmer House Hilton.

Odds of Ending Mass Incarceration ‘Don’t Look Good’

Political leaders in the U.S. know how to reduce mass incarceration, but “the odds at the moment don’t look very good,” criminologist Michael Tonry of the University of Minnesota told the American Society of Criminology Thursday.

Engaging At-Risk Youth in Youth Development Programs – Part 2

As discussed in Part 1 of this series, at-risk youth are often the ones who can benefit most from youth development programs like 4-H. At-risk youth can include an array of youth in different situations, including disenfranchised youth, youth out of school, youth at risk of dropping out school, youth involved in the juvenile justice system, runaway youth and homeless youth.

Audit on Prison Issue Released, Recommendations Made

An audit of the Department of Correctional Services, released Monday by the Legislative Performance Audit Committee, found issues of concern with the reliability of DCS data regarding inmates, as well as the department’s use of segregation.

New ‘Ban the Box’ Law Tripping Up Minnesota Employers

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights has investigated complaints involving the job applications of more than 50 companies and in the majority of cases found applications violating the ban-the-box law, according to data obtained by the Star Tribune.