Engaging with business leaders, said Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell, can provide criminal justice stakeholders “the opportunity to bring resources to the table to break the cycle of incarceration.”
The National Reentry Resource Center provides education, training, and technical assistance to states, tribes, territories, local governments, service providers, non-profit organizations, and corrections institutions working on prisoner reentry. To learn more, click here.
A group of influential local business leaders joined state and local policymakers in Memphis last month to discuss opportunities and challenges associated with connecting individuals with criminal records to employment.
President Obama unveiled his nearly $4 trillion budget proposal for 2016 this month, which allocates $1.14 billion for state and local law enforcement assistance.
Highlighting recent events in Ferguson and New York City in his State of the Union address on January 20, President Obama called for a bipartisan effort toward criminal justice reform
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.
The U.S. Department of Labor is now accepting applications for this grant opportunity, which aims to provide employability skills to individuals incarcerated at local jails.
This webinar will discuss state laws and policies that fail to adequately protect youth, creating potential obstacles to employment, education, and housing.
The program is designed to increase public safety and improve access to effective treatment for people with mental disorders who are involved with the criminal justice system by facilitating collaboration among the criminal justice, juvenile justice, mental health treatment, and substance use systems.
In this webinar the panelists summarize empirical research on assessment, treatment, and supervision of individuals convicted of sex offenses; describe how the research relates to practice and policy; present some examples of evidence-based treatment and supervision models; and give recommendations of effective strategies for practitioners working in the field.
During webinar, officials from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance explained the grant program application process.
Technical assistance providers from the National Reentry Resource Center and representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance discuss resources that are available to support grant activities, including the Mentoring Planning and Implementation Guide, and answer questions about the grant program.
This publication from The Sentencing Project highlights policy changes in both adult and juvenile justice systems in 30 states and the District of Columbia during 2014. Highlighted policy changes relate to sentencing, probation and parole, collateral consequences, juvenile justice, mental health and substance use treatment, and more.
This framework from the U.S. Department of Education provides information and tools to inform the instruction and assessment of employability skills. The framework cuts across both the workforce and education sectors and is comprised of nine skills, organized in three broad categories: applied knowledge, effective relationships, and workplace skills.
This guide from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) explains the legal rights of job applicants and employees regarding background checks.
Vermont has a new law that tightens reporting requirements for convicted sex offenders.
The Washington Post By Aaron C. Davis and Peter Hermann City leaders declared Tuesday that marijuana possession will become legal in the District at 12:01 a.m. Thursday — but warned the public that many pot-related activities will remain illegal, including […]
In a system that is often overlooked by the public and misused by law enforcement, Blacks account for more than one-third (36 percent) of the jail population, according to a new report from the Vera Institute of Justice, a nonpartisan research and policy group.
State Auditor Suzanne Bump today estimated that the state will save more than $5.3 million annually in health savings by utilizing Medicaid for eligible inmates who become inpatients at a medical facility.
Lawmakers took a step closer toward securing data about racial profiling by law enforcement in South Carolina.