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.

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Improving Education in Juvenile Correctional Facilities

Education in correctional facilities has gained national attention over the past year, with discussion of juvenile correctional education in particular included in such reports as the School Discipline Consensus Report and now a new set of guiding principles released by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice.

Announcements

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Call for Applicants: Innovation Fellow Program

Under the program, selected participants will receive high-level support services and cash sub-grants ranging from $75,000 to $250,000 to evaluate the feasibility of implementing a Pay for Success (PFS) project in their communities.

U.S. Department of Justice

Call for Applicants to the Swift, Certain, and Fair Sanctions Program

This program is open to states, localities, and tribes interested in implementing or enhancing an SCF model of supervision. SCF approaches are designed to (a) improve supervision strategies that reduce recidivism; (b) promote and increase collaboration among agencies and officials who work in community corrections and related fields to enhance swift and certain sanctions; (c) enhance the perception of individuals involved with the justice system that the supervision decisions are fair, consistently applied, and consequences are transparent; and (d) improve the outcomes of individuals participating in the program.

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.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Fact Sheet: Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2011

This fact sheet from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention presents statistics and trends on delinquency cases that were processed by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdictions between 1985 and 2011

Recent headlines

Sentencing Reform — A Hot Topic at State House

We Are Iowa By Samantha-Jo Roth Iowa ranks third for highest population of African Americans behind bars, and now there’s questions about Iowa’s justice system. Chief Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court, Mark Cady, spoke out on the issue on […]

Texas Experts Say Prison Reform Best Way to Control Costs

A pair of experts on prison reform from Texas made the case Thursday for efforts underway to make sweeping changes in Utah’s criminal justice system at the same time a new site is being sought for the Utah State Prison.

Salt Lake County Leads Country in Pay-For-Success Financing

Salt Lake County reports having deployed the first implementation of a pay-for-success financing at the county level in the country. Mayor Ben McAdams has been actively involved and is now looking for more ways to apply the nascent financing structure, sometimes called social impact bonds.

$25K Grant to Help Inmates

One-time inmates are getting help resuming a normal life outside prison walls, thanks to the Salvation Army’s “49-9 Project.”

Illinois and Chicago “Ban the Box” Laws Take Effect

Illinois’ and Chicago’s “ban the box” laws took effect on January 1. Both laws prohibit private employers from making criminal inquiries until after an applicant has been notified of his or her selection for an interview (where the employer does not conduct an interview, it must wait until after making a conditional offer).

National Thought Leaders to Pilot Prisoner Reentry Project in Milwaukee

The Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies Pilot Project, rolling out in both Milwaukee County and Philadelphia County (in Pennsylvania), is being spearheaded by the National Reentry Resource Center, an initiative of the Council of State Governments Justice Center.

New Reentry Program on Rikers Provides Green Technology Training

Working I.T. Out, is an intensive, new re-entry program in New York City’s jails funded by a competitive grant from the federal Bureau of Justice Assistance. The program began in October and combines best practices from the field of prisoner reentry and innovative Green Technology training in an effort to reduce participant recidivism by as much as 20 percent.