“It’s so easy to get in trouble,” Spruill said, “but it can take a lifetime to get out of it. That’s why you need that support, to help you remember to stay on track, stay patient.”
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“We are very excited to bring aboard this extraordinary collection of talented people, who have served state and local governments across the U.S.,” said Mike Lawlor, chair of the CSG Justice Center’s Executive Committee. Among the seven new experts joining the organization are former heads of state and local agencies and associations and also directors of organizations that conduct research in the criminal justice field, each of whom brings new skills and knowledge to the CSG Justice Center.
A recent Associated Press story on risk assessments, performed to determine the likelihood that someone involved in the criminal justice system will reoffend, contains several common misunderstandings. By taking a closer look at a few of these misconceptions, we hope to clarify some major points about risk assessment overall.
Engaging with business leaders, said Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell, can provide criminal justice stakeholders “the opportunity to bring resources to the table to break the cycle of incarceration.”
A group of influential local business leaders joined state and local policymakers in Memphis last month to discuss opportunities and challenges associated with connecting individuals with criminal records to employment.
The U.S Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance is now accepting applications for Second Chance Act funding for nonprofit organizations and Indian tribes interested in delivering comprehensive wraparound services or programs that incorporate the use of mentors to assist with the transition of individuals returning home from incarceration.
The Open Society Foundations is now accepting applications for its Pre-Booking Diversion Initiative. Informational calls will be held to explain this grant opportunity. They are listen-only events, but participants can email questions in advanc
The Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ) will convene via webinar. The FACJJ, composed of members of state advisory groups on juvenile justice, advises the U.S. president and Congress on matters related to juvenile justice; evaluates the progress and accomplishments of juvenile justice activities and projects; and advises the OJJDP administrator.
During this webinar, experts provide an overview of an easy-to-use toolkit designed to help organizations improve the financial literacy of clients who are identified as low-income or vulnerable, including those who are returning to the community from incarceration.
This webinar provides foundational knowledge on RNR as well as guidance on understanding and implementing risk assessment tools as a way to direct resources and support recidivism-reduction strategies for criminal justice and social service agencies, practitioners, and policymakers.
This webinar shares approaches for building positive relationships between mentors and participants, including the importance of communication skills, problem-solving strategies, and conflict management tools.
This podcast episode from DC Public Safety Radio examines the Employer-Driven Employment Model, a new framework developed by the National Institute of Corrections that aims to help improve employment outcomes for job seekers who have criminal records.
In this webinar panelists share with participants the most recent research on how to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for juveniles who have committed sexual offenses, and provide a practical example of how the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission is working to achieve these goals.
In this webinar the panelists summarize empirical research on assessment, treatment, and supervision of individuals convicted of sex offenses; describe how the research relates to practice and policy; present some examples of evidence-based treatment and supervision models; and give recommendations of effective strategies for practitioners working in the field.
During webinar, officials from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance explained the grant program application process.
This snapshot from the National Institute of Justice’s CrimeSolutions.gov provides an overview of juvenile sex offender treatment interventions, their practice components, the latest research on treatment, and more.
This resource from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime and the National Center for Victims of Crime is designed to help communities and victim assistance providers promote awareness of crime victim issues. It includes media campaign materials, “how to” tips, sample communication tools, updated crime statistics, and more.
This resource from the National Juvenile Justice Network outlines nine principles of juvenile justice reform.
This bulletin from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention presents findings from the 2012 Juvenile Residential Facility Census, a biennial survey which collects information on facilities where youth are held in detention, including information on its capacity, type of security, the number of youth who have been injured or have died in custody, and more.
This report from the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council highlights the importance of measurement systems that would help gauge evidence-based programs related to children’s health.
The number of juvenile offenders in residential facilities hit in 2012 its lowest point since at least 1975, according to a new report released by the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York and the state’s chief judge will introduce a plan on Tuesday to gradually reduce the inmate population at Rikers by clearing the backlogs at state courts, a pocket of persistent government dysfunction that has long frustrated improvement efforts.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell wants to hire 77 employees to improve conditions for the mentally ill in jails to avoid a court battle with the U.S. Department of Justice.
The Jericho Re-entry program has operated in East Baltimore since 2006, enrolling more than 1,500 returning citizens living in Baltimore City. Through successful partnerships with the state and other public and private funders they offer services that provide men and women with the tools they need to rebuild their lives: drug treatment, job training opportunities, transitional housing, GED classes, weekly mentoring, transportation funding, work-appropriate clothing, legal support and assistance with job placement.
The Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program is working even better than its creators had hoped, reducing criminal-recidivism rates by up to 60 percent for the poor, chronically homeless, low-level drug dealers, users and prostituted people it was designed to help.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Friday signed an executive order to eliminate questions about criminal history from applications for most state jobs.The order does not apply to businesses in Virginia, but it encourages them to adopt “similar hiring practices.”
Michigan’s Sex Offender Registry law is so vague that parts of it are unconstitutional, including the requirement that offenders stay at least 1,000 feet from schools, a federal judge has ruled.
At the Houston Police Department, a licensed clinical social worker or caseworker rides along when police answer an emergency call regarding a person presumed to be mentally ill. Some 30 of those ride-along professionals now work out of that department’s relatively new Mental Health Division.
The One Step at a Time peer-mentoring program connects inmates about to be released to mentors who help guide them through their transition back to living on the other side of the bars. After two years on hiatus, the program is starting again, thanks to the Second Chance Act federal grant program.
Members of the Supreme Court rarely speak publicly about their views on the sorts of issues that are likely to come before them. So it was notable when Justices Anthony Kennedy and Stephen Breyer sat before a House appropriations subcommittee recently and talked about the plight of the American criminal justice system.