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 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.
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.
According to a 2014 national public opinion poll by The Pew Charitable Trusts, a majority of Americans support the use of alternatives to incarceration for youth who have committed low-level offenses.
Sometimes, formerly incarcerated individuals simply lack the knowledge and skills that would make them employable; other times, they are barred from filling certain jobs by federal or state laws.
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.
The purpose of the program is to improve the response in all aspects of the civil and criminal justice system to families with a history of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, as well as cases involving allegations of child sexual abuse.
This live broadcast will focus on the unique opportunities and challenges of including victims in the reentry process, and will explore current points in the criminal justice reentry continuum where victims can have a voice.
Co-hosted by the American Probation and Parole Association and the International Community Corrections Association, this conference will bring together practitioners, policymakers, administrators, and others interested in community corrections from across the globe to share their knowledge and experience.
Hosted by the Forensic Mental Health Association of California (FMHAC), this conference will host presentations and discussions on mental health systems, addiction treatment, mindfulness, computer forensics, complex trauma, and other topics
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 webinar will provide information for the program’s FY2014 grantees including expectations around and available support for grant activities, submission of the Planning and Implementation (P&I) Guide, and evaluation requirements.
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.
This report from the National Employment Law Project provides an overview of Ban the Box initiatives across the United States.
This toolkit from the Vera Institute of Justice provides resources and a guide on cost-benefit analysis (CBA), featuring several examples from the criminal justice field.
An alternative to a detention center for some juvenile offenders has been established in Columbus.
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.
The South Dakota Senate has approved a proposal that attempts to shift juvenile offenders toward community-based services and significantly decrease the number committed to the care of the state Department of Corrections.
Adam Almeida, President and CEO of CriminalBackgroundRecords.com states: “The continued changes in background screening law, such as ban-the-box legislation highlight the urgent need for companies and organizations to utilize third party background screening companies for compliancy in background checks.”
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.