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States Ban the Box: Removing Barriers to Work for People with Criminal Records

Around 65 million Americans of working age have criminal records. Finding a job isn’t easy for anyone, but it’s especially difficult for them. States and cities are making a concerted effort to get employers to “ban the box” and remove questions about criminal history from the initial job application.

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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.

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Q & A with Margaret Love of the Collateral Consequences Resource Center

Margaret Love, executive director of the recently launched Collateral Consequences Resource Center, talks with the CSG Justice Center about the center’s mission, goals, and featured resources, including national and state-specific information on post-conviction restoration of civil rights laws and policies.

Announcements

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

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Community-Based Supervision: Increased Public Safety, Decreased Expenditures

This tip sheet from the National Juvenile Justice Network and Safely Home Campaign discusses the fundamental characteristics of effective community-based supervision programs, including being evidence-based, using a strength-based/positive youth development approach, having court accountability and family engagement elements, using follow-up [...]

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Reducing Incarceration for Technical Violations in Louisiana

This report from The Pew Charitable Trusts highlights findings from an evaluation of Louisiana’s Act 402, which sets a 90-day sentence limit for individuals whose probation or parole has been revoked for the first time for violating rules of their community supervision.

Recent headlines

Former Inmates Start New Chapter with PRO Employment

The Tennessean By Jamie McGee Corey Garrett knows the routine well. A few minutes into a job interview, the felony question comes up and he explains his drug charges. The conversation ends with “We’ll call you,” but he knows the [...]

NACo, CSG Target Mental Health in Jail

The effort, dubbed “Stepping Up: A National Initiative to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jails,” follows the rise in the number of people with mental disorders booked into local jails, now estimated to top two million annually.

“Gatekeepers” Hold Prison Re-Entry Training Program

The first prison re-entry training program was held in Washington County on Saturday by Gatekeepers. The organization’s mission is to help transition ex-offenders back into their communities, by teaching local church members and others how to be mentors.

New York City Council Debates Expansive “Ban the Box” Bill

A couple of months ago, New York City Council showed general support for a proposal that would effectively ban credit checks in hiring and other personnel decisions. As the council continues to debate credit checks, it also is considering a mayor-backed proposal (Int. No. 318) that would remove another potential barrier to hire—an applicant’s criminal history.

Inmates on Way Out Get Help with Health Plans

The Benton County jail is joining a growing number of corrections facilities in the state and beyond in helping some uninsured, soon-to-be released inmates apply for Medicaid coverage.

Second Chances and Culinary Dreams at the L.A. Kitchen

The L.A. Kitchen is all about giving second chances and incorporating an effective business model that benefits the larger community. Earlier this year, it launched a program that creates opportunities for marginalized men and women who have come out of foster care and prisons.