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 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.
As Congress prepared for its first formal discussion of reauthorizing the Second Chance Act this week at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, newspapers from across the country gave federal legislators a lot to think about.
The event marks the first of a series of meetings that will focus on developing consistent risk and need definitions that can be used across multiple systems.
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.
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.
This unique position will focus on documenting how California’s counties are addressing the challenges and opportunities presented by the state’s prison realignment and implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and sharing “lessons learned” and best practices for the benefit of all of California’s counties.
This webinar will provide an introduction to and information on the reentry program of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, which focuses on improving life skills and employment opportunities for individuals in their community involved with the justice system.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is now accepting applications for the National Forum for the State and Territorial Chief Executives (National Forum), which serves as a national health policy body for states and territories.
The National Association of Workforce Development (NAWDP) is now accepting workshop proposals for its 2015 Annual Conference on May 4-6, 2015 in Las Vegas.
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 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 publication provides the results of a comprehensive evaluation on the state of correctional education programs for adults and juveniles.
This paper from The Research and Evaluation Center at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice catalogues the different ways contact with the criminal justice system can lead to long-term financial consequences.
This study by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention examines the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and their negative repercussions among youth involved with the juvenile justice system in Florida.
A public forum Wednesday night on a proposal to “ban the box” on job applications in Columbia focused on dispelling common misconceptions about the plan.
In 2007, Frederick Hutson was sentenced to 51 months in prison for distributing marijuana. The operation had been netting him $500,000 annually — and once he got to prison, he put his business acumen to use.
After more than a year of behind-the-scenes work, State Sen. Joe Vitale (D-Woodbrige) is scheduled to unveil a 21-bill package Wednesday aimed at addressing New Jersey’s growing heroin and prescription drug abuse problem.
With a cumulative recidivism rate of 7.13 percent, CALPIA’s CTE programs are some of California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s most successful vocational training programs, said Michele Kane, with CALPIA.
The city of Madison Police Department hopes a new data management system will help improve the way officers deal with people who are in the middle of a mental health crisis.