The Interactive Reentry Services Map—launched in September 2014 by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PDOC)—allows users to search for service providers, resources, and other assistance in their communities with the click of a mouse.
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.
“The Justice Reinvestment National Summit: Sustaining Success, Maintaining Momentum” is being held in San Diego on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 18 and 19.
Among the new awards are five $3 million Statewide Recidivism Reduction (SRR) implementation grants, awarded to Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Vermont.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder praised the Justice Reinvestment Initiative on Tuesday for encouraging a science- and data-driven approach to criminal justice and announced new funding that will further those efforts in select states.
Congress took a significant first step toward continuing the work of the Second Chance Act today as the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to reauthorize the bipartisan bill.
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is now accepting comments on its 2015–2020 draft of the NIMH Strategic Plan.
The six-month leadership program offers resources and tools for emerging leaders in women’s behavioral health treatment and prevention.
The National Institute of Justice and Bureau of Justice Statistics are now accepting applications for their Data Visualization Challenge, a two-phase contest for the development of data visualization approaches.
Hosted by the Texas Public Policy Foundation and the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, this summit will address pretrial and mental health solutions for Harris County, Texas, and other jurisdictions across the country.
During this webinar, FY2014 Statewide Recidivism Reduction (SRR) Implementation Grantees were provided information about the implementation phase of SRR funding, including submission of the Planning and Implementation Guide, and evaluation requirements.
This webinar summarizes the issue brief Measuring and using Juvenile Recidivism Data to Inform Policy, Practice, and Resource Allocation, and its five recommendations for improving juvenile justice systems’ approaches to the measurement, analysis, collection, reporting, and use of recidivism data.
This webinar highlights key recommendations from the white paper, “Core Principles for Reducing Recidivism and Improving Other Outcomes for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System.”
This website hosted by the National Criminal Justice Association provides resources on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for criminal justice system stakeholders.
This brief from the American Probation and Parole Association and the Council of State Governments addresses the misperceptions around information sharing between health service providers and criminal justice agencies.
This publication by the American Probation and Parole Association and Council of State Governments provides guidance for implementing a privacy framework for sharing confidential health information between corrections agencies and health care providers.
Participants registered into the church’s database were helped with filling out job applications and resumes and given a warm meal with some heart-to-heart conversation.
It’s a concept known as prisoner re-entry, one that is gaining traction in California — partly out of necessity — as state authorities struggle to shrink prison populations and local officials grapple with swelling ranks inside local jails.
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.
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.
An audit has found officials could do a better job of following up with seriously mentally ill inmates leaving New York City jails.