Reentry

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Recent Posts

David, D'Amora, CSG Justice Center leads a discussion with policymakers from seven states.

Seeking Advances in Risk Communication

In December, the National Reentry Resource Center and Dr. R. Karl Hanson and Dr. Guy Bourgon of Public Safety Canada hosted a second convening in a series of meetings focused on instituting a common language for improved risk communication.

Indianapolis

Indianapolis Business Leaders Discuss Hiring Individuals with Criminal Records

Each year in Indianapolis, 5,000 to 8,000 people return home from incarceration. To support these individuals’ successful reentry, local government and business leaders met in the capital city recently to discuss strategies for improving the employment outcomes of people with criminal records.

Announcements

Office of Violence Against Women

Call for Applicants: Justice for Families Program

The purpose of the program is to improve the response in all aspects of the civil and criminal justice system to families with a history of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, as well as cases involving allegations of child sexual abuse.

American Probation and Parole Association

Second World Congress on Community Corrections

Co-hosted by the American Probation and Parole Association and the International Community Corrections Association, this conference will bring together practitioners, policymakers, administrators, and others interested in community corrections from across the globe to share their knowledge and experience.

Webinars

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Pay for Success: New Capital for Evidence-Based Programming

As publicly funded programs and services across the country encounter budgetary constraints, many are looking toward social impact bonds (SIBs) and other “pay for success” financing strategies as possible tools for funding. This webinar will provide an overview of the pay for success funding model—what it is, how it works, its challenges, and examples of current SIB projects across the country within the criminal justice field.

Publications

John Jay

Positive Youth Justice

This website from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s Research and Evaluation Center supports and promotes youth justice programs that are informed by the science of adolescent development.

Recent headlines

Study: Texas Juvenile Justice Reforms Having Positive Effect

A new nonpartisan study released on Thursday revealed positive effects from juvenile justice reforms passed in Texas during recent years, with the state showing a significant drop in the juvenile incarceration rate while the juvenile crime rate also fell during the same time period.

Texas Sees Drop in Juvenile Arrests Amid Reforms

A new study released Thursday found the Texas juvenile justice system’s shift from incarcerating youths in state prisons to local and community juvenile detention centers corresponds with the drop in crime committed by young people.

Study Touts Community Programs for Juvenile Offenders

Juveniles in Texas who break the law are less likely to reoffend if they’re placed in community supervision programs instead of state facilities, according to a report released Thursday by criminal justice researchers.

Texas Juvenile Justice Reformers Take A Victory Lap

Since a 2007 sex abuse scandal at a state-run youth lockup in West Texas, state lawmakers have entirely remade Texas’ juvenile justice system, shuttering many of the state’s prison-like juvenile facilities and keeping many more kids under supervision close to home.

Youth Crime Falls After Juvenile Jail Rates Cut

A new study concludes that the Texas juvenile justice system’s shift away from housing youths in state-run detention facilities has coincided with a sharp drop in crime committed by young people.

Study: Texas Cut Juvenile Jail Rates, Saw Youth Crime Fall

A sweeping nonpartisan study released Thursday suggests Texas can be a model for improving juvenile justice systems nationwide, concluding that the state’s dramatic shift away from sending youths to detention facilities has coincided with a sharp drop in crime committed by young people.

PBS Newshour: Why Keeping Young Offenders Out of Jail Could Reduce Crime

Juvenile offenders kept under supervision close to home, rather than in secure, state-run facilities, are significantly less likely to be arrested again or commit more serious crimes, according to a new study. Judy Woodruff discusses the findings with Xavier McElrath-Bey of the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth and Michael Thompson of the Council of State Governments Justice Center.

OP-ED: 10 Lessons for Juvenile Justice Field from Texas Study

The report, “Closer to Home: An Analysis of the State and Local Impact of the Texas Juvenile Justice Reforms,” not only has great value in the Lone Star State, it also delivers important lessons for the juvenile justice field in communities across the U.S.

Politico: Closer to Home

Texas youth in state correctional facilities are 21 percent more likely to be rearrested after they’re released than juveniles sentenced to community-based supervision closer to home.