Yesterday, President Obama unveiled his $3.9 trillion 2015 budget proposal, which allocates $27.4 billion to justice programs
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.
The National Reentry Resource Center
Funded by the Second Chance Act of 2008, and launched by the Council of State Governments Justice Center in 2009, 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.
Second Chance Act
Signed into law on April 9, 2008, the Second Chance Act (P.L. 110-199) was designed to improve outcomes for people returning to communities from prisons and jails. This first-of-its-kind legislation authorizes federal grants to government agencies and nonprofit organizations to provide employment assistance, substance abuse treatment, housing, family programming, mentoring, victims support, and other services that can help reduce recidivism.
The 2012 Second Chance Act Conference, "Second Chances and Safer Communities," was held May 22-24, 2012, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC. The 2012 conference was the third national reentry conference convened by the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center with support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice under the Second Chance Act.
As publicly-funded programs and services across the country are experiencing budgetary constraints, many are beginning to look to social impact bonds (SIBs), also known as pay-for-success bonds or social innovation financing, as a possible solution.
This new online resource center from the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice at Policy Research Inc. offers a collection of resources that focus on the following topics: mental health screening, diversion models, mental health training for juvenile justice staff and police, evidence-based practices, family involvement, and juvenile competency.
In October 2013, 104 government agencies and nonprofit organizations across the country were awarded grants through the Second Chance Act to help improve the outcomes for and reduce recidivism among individuals leaving prisons, jails, and juvenile facilities.
On January 16, 2014 Congress passed the $1 trillion omnibus federal spending package, which includes a $51.6 billion Commerce-Justice-Science (CJS) appropriations bill. Under this bill, the Second Chance Act would receive $67.7 million in funding, the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act (MIOTCRA) would receive $8.2 million, and the Justice Reinvestment Initiative would receive $27.5 million, which includes $1 million for the Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections.
Hosted by the National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health at the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, the Training Institutes will focus on improving services and supports for children, adolescents, and young adults with or at risk for mental health challenges and their families.
Hosted by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC), this training workshop will help workforce development employees who work with individuals involved with the criminal justice system address the multiple challenges associated with employment retention.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and the Center for Mental Health Services is now accepting applications for the FY2014 Develop and Expand Behavioral Health Treatment Court Collaboratives grant programs.
The National Reentry Resource Center hosted this webinar for organizations responding to the Smart Supervision solicitation.
On any given day, close to 2.7 million children, or 1 in 28, have a parent in prison or jail—an increase of more than 80 percent since 1991. For African-American children, the rate is 1 in 9. The arrest and [...]
Ohio’s recidivism rate—the rate at which a former inmates return to prison within three years of being released—continues to drop. Last year it was at 28.7 percent. Now it’s at 27.1 percent. That’s a four-point dip from the rate three years ago and well below the national rate of 44 percent.