At Boston’s Whisk, chef Jeremy Kean is helping ex-offenders—like him—learn the business of running a restaurant.
The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Department has shown a great deal of initiative and foresight in establishing the Juvenile Assessment Center at its Poydras Street office. If this new method of processing juvenile offenders lives up to expectations, it could help salvage young lives, lower the crime rate in the parish and ultimately save taxpayer dollars.
The corrections center’s GED course is the only local jail program of its kind in Ohio, according to a press release that announced Tuesday’s ceremony.
Malibu’s Camp Kilpatrick juvenile detention facility is poised to become a test case for a new model of young offender rehabilitation, after county officials recently approved a plan to accelerate a $48 million rebuild and renovation of the camp.
Vice President Biden on Tuesday will announce a $100 million plan to improve mental health services, as the one-year anniversary of the Connecticut elementary school shooting approaches.
Texans by a wide margin support more treatment and rehabilitation programs for non-violent lawbreakers instead of prison time, a new poll showed Monday, the latest indication of a significant about-face by voters on the issue in recent years.
At the Department of Justice, we have undertaken a number of initiatives that address the law enforcement, public safety, and public health aspects of drug policy reform.
U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued the following statement after introducing the Federal Prison Reform Act. The bill would increase public safety and reduce prison costs by allowing non-violent, low-risk offenders to complete work, education, skills training, or rehabilitation programs in order to earn up to half of their remaining sentence in home confinement or a halfway house.
Governor Bob McDonnell will recommend substantial new state investments in the areas of prisoner re-entry and restoration of rights when he puts forward his two-year spending plan for the Commonwealth next Monday.
The Johnston County Mental Health Center and Johnston Community College have completed the fifth Crisis Intervention Team training academy. CIT is a training and response program for law enforcement and other first responders who handle crisis calls involving people with mental illness, intellectual disabilities and alcohol and substance abuse disorders.