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.
The National Reentry Resource Center provides education, training, and technical assistance to states, tribes, territories, local governments, service providers, non-profit organizations, and corrections institutions working on prisoner reentry. Learn more...
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.
The NRRC, a project of the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, will provide intensive technical assistance to support the design and implementation of strategies that unite corrections and workforce development partners in Philadelphia and Milwaukee counties.
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.
On December 1, 2014, the White House announced its plans to strengthen community policing, increase police accountability, and build trust between local law enforcement and the communities they serve.
Participants in this program will partner with tribal and/or local governments to solve challenges in their communities.
The institute, designed for community corrections professionals, provides participants with a fundamental understanding of leadership within corrections
Project TEAM is now accepting applications for its training and technical assistance opportunity for tribal, state, and local governments to develop a collaborative joint jurisdictional initiative.
This webinar will provide an overview of Project TEAM’s training and technical assistance opportunity for tribal, state, and local governments to develop a collaborative joint jurisdictional initiative.
This webinar will provide information for the program’s FY2014 grantees including expectations around and available support for grant activities, submission of the Planning and Implementation (P&I) Guide, and evaluation requirements.
During this orientation webinar for FY 2014 Second Chance Act-funded grantees serving adults, panelists provide information about the grant program, including expectations around and available support for grant activities, post-award grant management and compliance, and evaluation requirements.
The webinar is for 2014 Second Chance Act grantees that are developing a juvenile reentry strategy to reduce recidivism and improve other outcomes for youth under system supervision.
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.
During this webinar, FY 2014 Smart Supervision Grantees are provided information about the grant program, including expectations around and available support for grant activities, submission of the Planning and Implementation (P&I) Guide, and evaluation requirements.
During this webinar, FY2014 Statewide Recidivism Reduction (SRR) Implementation Grantees were provided information about the implementation phase of SRR funding, including submission of the Planning and Implementation Guide, and evaluation requirements.
This webinar summarizes the issue brief Measuring and using Juvenile Recidivism Data to Inform Policy, Practice, and Resource Allocation, and its five recommendations for improving juvenile justice systems’ approaches to the measurement, analysis, collection, reporting, and use of recidivism data.
This website hosted by the National Criminal Justice Association provides resources on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for criminal justice system stakeholders.
This brief from the American Probation and Parole Association and the Council of State Governments addresses the misperceptions around information sharing between health service providers and criminal justice agencies.
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 [...]
This publication by the American Probation and Parole Association and Council of State Governments provides guidance for implementing a privacy framework for sharing confidential health information between corrections agencies and health care providers.
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.
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 [...]
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.
The biggest sign of progress when it comes to juvenile justice in Massachusetts in 2014 is a major change in thinking, according to local experts.
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.
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.
In five weeks since the passage of Prop 47, county jail populations locally and across the state have plunged, with drug arrests no longer translating into automatic incarceration.
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.
Inmates who work as janitors, cooks and groundskeepers in California’s overcrowded prisons would be eligible for early release under a proposed legal settlement.
Corrisoft says its Alternative to Incarceration via Rehabilitation (AIR) program uses a bracelet paired with a smart phone allowing around-the-clock communication with participants.
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.