Reentry

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Recent Posts

David, D'Amora, CSG Justice Center leads a discussion with policymakers from seven states.

Seeking Advances in Risk Communication

In December, the National Reentry Resource Center and Dr. R. Karl Hanson and Dr. Guy Bourgon of Public Safety Canada hosted a second convening in a series of meetings focused on instituting a common language for improved risk communication.

Indianapolis

Indianapolis Business Leaders Discuss Hiring Individuals with Criminal Records

Each year in Indianapolis, 5,000 to 8,000 people return home from incarceration. To support these individuals’ successful reentry, local government and business leaders met in the capital city recently to discuss strategies for improving the employment outcomes of people with criminal records.

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Improving Education in Juvenile Correctional Facilities

Education in correctional facilities has gained national attention over the past year, with discussion of juvenile correctional education in particular included in such reports as the School Discipline Consensus Report and now a new set of guiding principles released by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice.

Announcements

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Call for Applicants: Innovation Fellow Program

Under the program, selected participants will receive high-level support services and cash sub-grants ranging from $75,000 to $250,000 to evaluate the feasibility of implementing a Pay for Success (PFS) project in their communities.

U.S. Department of Justice

Call for Applicants to the Swift, Certain, and Fair Sanctions Program

This program is open to states, localities, and tribes interested in implementing or enhancing an SCF model of supervision. SCF approaches are designed to (a) improve supervision strategies that reduce recidivism; (b) promote and increase collaboration among agencies and officials who work in community corrections and related fields to enhance swift and certain sanctions; (c) enhance the perception of individuals involved with the justice system that the supervision decisions are fair, consistently applied, and consequences are transparent; and (d) improve the outcomes of individuals participating in the program.

Webinars

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Pay for Success: New Capital for Evidence-Based Programming

As publicly funded programs and services across the country encounter budgetary constraints, many are looking toward social impact bonds (SIBs) and other “pay for success” financing strategies as possible tools for funding. This webinar will provide an overview of the pay for success funding model—what it is, how it works, its challenges, and examples of current SIB projects across the country within the criminal justice field.

Publications

John Jay

Positive Youth Justice

This website from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s Research and Evaluation Center supports and promotes youth justice programs that are informed by the science of adolescent development.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Fact Sheet: Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2011

This fact sheet from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention presents statistics and trends on delinquency cases that were processed by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdictions between 1985 and 2011

Recent headlines

Report Says Mental Health Court Programs Render Positive Results

According to a 2013 report, a three-year evaluation of 10 Michigan mental health courts found that participants re-offend at significantly lower levels than comparable groups of offenders who did not participate in the mental health courts.

LA County Officials Credit Prop 47 with Big Drop in Jail Population

Los Angeles County probation officials reported Thursday that Los Angeles County’s jail population is at its lowest level since realignment sent it soaring in 2012 – and they expect it to keep dropping. They credit voter-approved Proposition 47, which lowered penalties for drug crimes.

How You’re Saving the World by Eating Ben & Jerry’s (Really)

There, nearly all the workers are hard-to-employ adults—people who were previously incarcerated, addicted to drugs or alcohol, homeless, or faced other issues that made them seemingly unemployable. In other words, Greyston Bakery hires the people that no one else will.

Prison Reform Top Priority Concern for New Corrections Secretary

Florida’s new Secretary of Corrections is facing questions from state lawmakers concerning confidence, inmate deaths, and complaints of abuse from officers. The main question appears to center on the agency’s ability to police itself.

Sentencing Reform — A Hot Topic at State House

We Are Iowa By Samantha-Jo Roth Iowa ranks third for highest population of African Americans behind bars, and now there’s questions about Iowa’s justice system. Chief Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court, Mark Cady, spoke out on the issue on […]

Texas Experts Say Prison Reform Best Way to Control Costs

A pair of experts on prison reform from Texas made the case Thursday for efforts underway to make sweeping changes in Utah’s criminal justice system at the same time a new site is being sought for the Utah State Prison.

Salt Lake County Leads Country in Pay-For-Success Financing

Salt Lake County reports having deployed the first implementation of a pay-for-success financing at the county level in the country. Mayor Ben McAdams has been actively involved and is now looking for more ways to apply the nascent financing structure, sometimes called social impact bonds.