NRRC Publications

justice center publications

Guidelines for the Successful Transition of People with Behavioral Health Disorders from Jail and Prison

Guidelines for the Successful Transition of People with Behavioral Health Disorders from Jail and Prison

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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Lessons Learned: Planning and Assessing a Law Enforcement Reentry Strategy

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.

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The Impact of Probation and Parole Populations on Arrest in Four California Cities

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?

States Report Reductions in Recidivism

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.

Breaking Schools’ Rules: A Statewide Study of How School Discipline Relates to Students’ Success and Juvenile Involvement

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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External Publications

Center for Health & Justice at TASC

No Entry: A National Survey of Criminal Justice Diversion Programs and Initiatives

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.

Three-Quarter Houses: The View from the Inside

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.

Social Policy Research Associates

Evaluation of the Second Chance Act Adult Demonstration 2009 Grantees, Interim Report

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.