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.
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.
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.
The purpose of this program is to establish projects for the provision of coordinated and integrated services through the colocation of primary and specialty care medical services in community-based behavioral health settings.
The Coalition for Juvenile Justice annual conference, “At the Forefront: Emerging Challenges and Solutions to Reforming Juvenile Justice,” will focus on the latest research, developments, and challenges facing the juvenile justice field today.
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 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.
This report from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) provides information on themes, trends, and effective practices in state legislation on mental health care services during 2014.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.