The Defining Justice Series event, hosted by The Atlantic, will bring together leaders from Capitol Hill and around the country to discuss the state of criminal justice reform across America, particularly in relation to women and youth in the justice system.
The White House, joined by a bipartisan pair of governors, will host a discussion next Tuesday with executives from large and small businesses on the challenges and benefits of hiring people with criminal records at a time when workers are in high demand and the labor pool is shrinking.
The initiative will provide technical assistance for public housing authorities that, in collaboration with justice system partners, are seeking to plan and implement reentry programs and/or change their admissions policies regarding people with conviction histories.
The event will focus on elevating the efforts led by grassroots organizers that include formerly incarcerated and directly impacted people.
Presenters from the Legal Center for Youth Justice will explore school climate and juvenile justice issues pertaining to LGBTQ+ youth.
Awards will be given to successful criminal justice programs that use promising practices to address important crime and justice issues in communities.
In 2017, states around the country saw changes to their juvenile record clearance laws. This webinar will explore the various state reforms that took place during the year. Attendees will hear directly from state advocates who will discuss what it took for their state to expand its juvenile record clearance laws.
The program will help jurisdictions that serve youth in juvenile justice, child welfare, and related systems of care to implement and improve essential infrastructure elements.
The training is designed for juvenile justice system leaders and partners working to improve outcomes for youth in post-adjudication custody.
The program, which is part of the National Institute of Corrections, is soliciting nominations from agencies that are implementing important innovations in correctional practices or policies.
The program provides funding to aid federally recognized tribes and tribal consortia in developing comprehensive and coordinated approaches to public safety and victimization.
The training institute features a portfolio of on-site training opportunities addressing critical topics in juvenile justice, including probation system review training and multi-system information and data sharing.
This year’s National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges conference will provide the opportunity for participants to explore gaps in services, discover new and improved practices, share cutting edge research, and explore positive case outcomes for youth in the delinquency system.
The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center today released an innovative Risk Assessment Quality Improvement (RAQI) checklist to help state and local corrections agencies, community supervision agencies, and treatment/programming providers analyze how well their risk and needs assessment tool is working.
The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced that $53 million in grants will be awarded to 45 jurisdictions under the Second Chance Act program in FY 2015. Including this year’s cohort of grantees, more than 700 SCA grants have been awarded to agencies and organizations in 49 states since 2008.
A group of bipartisan lawmakers introduced on Thursday, Sept. 10, legislation that would allow people who were formerly involved with the criminal justice system to apply for federal jobs without disclosing previous criminal history until the final stages of hiring.
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges is now accepting submissions to its scholarly, peer-reviewed journal, “Juvenile and Family Court Journal.” Articles should focus on issues of interest to the field of juvenile and family justice, including child abuse and neglect, juvenile delinquency, dual status youth, domestic violence, substance use, child custody and visitation, judicial leadership, and related topics.
This brief from the National Association of Counties provides an overview of the potential impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on county jail systems across the country, particularly with the suspension and termination of Medicaid coverage.
The Collateral Consequences Resource Center launched in the fall of 2014 provides news and commentary about developments in courts and legislatures, practice and advocacy resources, and information about how to obtain relief from collateral consequences in various jurisdictions.
Understanding and addressing challenges associated with putting people with criminal records on pathways to employment requires a two-way dialogue between business leaders and government officials.