A team of researchers from Arizona State University recently conducted a three-year study on the impact of having a criminal record on employment-related outcomes, varying by race and gender.
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.
This video from the National Institute of Justice features the findings of Dr. Scott Decker, Director of the Arizona State University School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, who studied the impact of having criminal record on finding employment.
Business executives and policymakers found common ground during a meeting at the White House on Monday designed to review ways in which government can help—or hinder—efforts to improve employment outcomes for people with criminal records.
Yesterday on Capitol Hill, Governor Tom Corbett (R-PA) and Governor Earl Ray Tomblin (D-WV) joined Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA), and Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) to discuss their states’ progress in reducing recidivism and cutting corrections costs.
The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) recently hosted its 2014 Annual Conference, “Navigating the Rocky Road Together.”
The Safer Foundation is now accepting applications from nonprofit organizations for its Safer Midwest Reentry and Employment Network grant program.
“Criminology at the Intersections of Oppression” is this year’s theme for the American Society of Criminology’s (ASC) annual meeting.
This two-part webinar series is related to the National Reentry Resource Center’s recently released white paper and issue brief on reducing recidivism and improving outcomes for youth under the supervision of the juvenile justice system.
The Association of Programs for Female Offenders (APFO) is seeking a site host for the 2015 National Workshops on Adult and Juvenile Female Offenders.
This webinar provides policymakers and practitioners in the criminal justice, corrections, and workforce development fields with an overview of the recently published white paper, Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies: Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Job Readiness.
This webinar explains and clarifies the issues related to allowable uses of federal Medicaid funds for incarcerated individuals, and provides an example of how corrections departments can leverage cost savings as a result.
This webinar addresses gender-responsive approaches to discipline and sanctions in women’s correctional settings, guided by research and innovative resources.
This publication provides the results of a comprehensive evaluation on the state of correctional education programs for adults and juveniles.
This bulletin reviews effective programs that mitigate risk factors for delinquency and crime among juveniles and young adults to prevent future serious criminal behavior.
his video from the National Institute of Justice features the findings of Dr. Scott Decker, Director of the Arizona State University School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, who studied the impact of having criminal record on finding employment.
Nebraska could significantly reduce prison crowding by sentencing more nonviolent felons to probation instead of prison and by finding alternatives to incarceration for inmates serving sentences of less than a year.
A bill aimed at giving recently released inmates a toehold in society worked its way through the California Senate on Tuesday, according to a release from Assemblyman Mark Stone’s office.Stone (D-Monterey Bay) introduced Assembly Bill 2308 in February. If passed, AB 2308 will require the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the Department of Motor Vehicles to team up to ensure eligible inmates receive identification cards upon release.
The Exponent Telegram By Darlene J. Swiger BRIDGEPORT — Policy changes by the state Parole Board, increased use of graduated sanctions and a slower increase in commitments from circuit court have contributed to a reduction in the sentenced inmate population [...]
Telmate is the first company to launch an iOS app that helps friends and family to stay connected with their incarcerated loved ones. GettingOut is a free mobile app now available on the Apple iTunes Store that allows friends and family to easily make deposits, send messages, and manage accounts from the convenience of their smartphone.
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — A central Nebraska jail is now offering email service because inmates complained about the cost of in-state phone calls.