Developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation in collaboration with the Council of State Governments Justice Center and the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the guidelines promote the criminal justice partnerships that are necessary to develop successful approaches for identifying individuals in need of services, determining what services those individuals need, and addressing these needs during transition from incarceration to community-based treatment and supervision.
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The appropriate use of federal Medicaid dollars to help expand health care coverage for individuals involved with the criminal justice system presents an opportunity to achieve reductions in state and local spending, while minimizing known health and public safety concerns associated with reentry following incarceration.
The program snapshots in this publication illustrate the positive impact these reentry initiatives can have by focusing on areas vital to successful reintegration back into the community, including employment, education, mentoring, and substance abuse and mental health treatment.
The Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies white paper was written to address the challenges that service providers cannot successfully serve every adult on probation or leaving prison or jail who needs a job.
The CSG Justice Center’s Lessons Learned: Planning and Assessing a Law Enforcement Reentry Strategy describes how four law enforcement agencies used the principles outlined in Planning and Assessing a Law Enforcement Reentry Strategy to engage in local-level reentry partnerships in order to reduce crime and increase public safety in their jurisdictions.
The Impact of Probation and Parole Populations on Arrests in Four California Cities is an unprecedented study that answers one question that to date has been a matter of speculation among law enforcement and corrections officials everywhere: to what extent do people on probation and parole contribute to crime, as measured by arrests?
To help corrections, workforce, and reentry administrators and practitioners navigate the complex issues related to coordinated planning and service delivery, the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center is developing a white paper on integrating reentry and employment strategies using a resource […]
The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center’s National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) released this policy brief on September 25, 2012 highlighting a number of states reporting significant reductions in recidivism.
The study analyzed records from school and juvenile justice databases to track nearly one million public secondary students, examining the relationship between school discipline, academic performance and juvenile justice involvement. Dr. Tony Fabelo, Austin-based Research Director for the Justice Center, led the research team.
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This guide draws extensively on the experience of a multi-year effort in Travis County, Texas (Austin), to implement each of the four recidivism reduction practices. The fieldwork in Travis County emerged from an on-the-ground reality: Although much had been written […]
This report from the Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities’ Center for Health and Justice (CHJ) provides the results of a national survey of criminal justice diversion programs, focusing on strategies and lessons learned for reducing recidivism, improving health interventions, and achieving public cost savings.
This Technical Assistance Publication, from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, describes core elements of screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment programs for people with or at risk for substance use disorders.
The John Jay Center on Media, Crime, and Justice held a two-day symposium in New York on October 21-22 entitled “Health Behind Bars—What Obamacare Means for Courts, Prisons, Jails and Justice-Involved Communities.”
Developed by the Prisoner Reentry Institute at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and in collaboration with MFY Legal Services and Neighbors Together, this comprehensive study examines “three-quarter houses” in New York City.
This resource is a compilation of Legal Services Corporation (LSC) and non-LSC funded legal aid programs that offer reentry-related legal services.
With funding from The Second Chance Act of 2007, the RAND Corporation’s analysis of correctional education research found that employment after release was 13 percent higher among prisoners who participated in either academic or vocational education programs than among those who did not.
This report by MDRC examines employment-based reentry programs for the adult population, juvenile offenders, and at-risk youth, focusing in particular on transitional job programs, such as the Center for Employment Opportunities Program in NYC and the U.S. Department of Labor’s […]
This publication from Social Policy Research Associates provides an analysis of Second Chance Act 2009 adult demonstration grant recipients, their strategies for developing program services, challenges that they faced when implementing their programs, their impact on recidivism, employment, and other outcomes, and the cost-effectiveness of these services.
This study from the Center for Court Innovation, surveyed more than 600 police chiefs, state chief judges, elected prosecutors, and probation commissioners, to provide a snapshot of the current state of innovation in criminal justice.
This report from Vera’s Center on Sentencing and Corrections provides an overview of the state of community corrections and the transformational practices emerging in the field (including those in need of further research).