Business executives and policymakers found common ground during a meeting at the White House on Monday designed to review ways in which government can help—or hinder—efforts to improve employment outcomes for people with criminal records.
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...
The Reentry Policy Council
The Reentry Policy Council was established in 2001 to assist state government officials grappling with the increasing number of people leaving prisons and jails to return to the communities they left behind. The Reentry Policy Council was formed with two specific goals in mind: to develop bipartisan policies and principles for elected officials and other policymakers to consider as they evaluate reentry issues in their jurisdictions and to facilitate coordination and information-sharing among organizations implementing reentry initiatives, researching trends, communicating about related issues, or funding projects.
The Reentry Policy Council is a national project coordinated by the Council of State Governments Justice Center, a national nonprofit organization that serves policymakers at the local, state, and federal levels from all branches of government. The Justice Center provides practical, nonpartisan advice and consensus-driven strategies – informed by available evidence – to increase public safety and strengthen communities.
The National Reentry Resource Center
Funded by the Second Chance Act of 2008, and launched by the Council of State Governments Justice Center in 2009, 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.
Yesterday on Capitol Hill, Governor Tom Corbett (R-PA) and Governor Earl Ray Tomblin (D-WV) joined Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA), and Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) to discuss their states’ progress in reducing recidivism and cutting corrections costs.
The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) recently hosted its 2014 Annual Conference, “Navigating the Rocky Road Together.”
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Commerce-Justice-Science (CJS) 2015 federal spending bill that funds Department of Justice (DOJ) programs. The bill provides $27.8 billion for DOJ programs in FY2015, an increase of $383 million over current spending.
More than 700 people representing different a range of practitioners in the criminal justice field came together earlier this month at the Fourth Annual Second Chance Act Conference to share experiences and strategies for improving outcomes for those returning home from incarceration.
Every year, the Juvenile Justice Center Wraparound Program in Oakland, California, provides individualized services to more than 350 youth leaving detention, helping them return to school and break the cycle of violence and incarceration in their lives.
Hosted by the National American Indian Court Judges Association, this conference and annual meeting will provide training and networking opportunities for tribal judges, court personnel, and others working with or interested in Native American and Alaska Native justice systems.
The National American Indian Court Judges Association (NAICJA) Board of Directors is now accepting nominations for four NAICJA awards: the Lifetime Achievement Award, the Judicial Excellence Award, the Court Support Excellence Award, and the Outstanding Service Award.
Hosted by the Tribal Law and Policy Institute, this conference will discuss programs that serve the unique needs of individuals from Native American communities who are victims of crime.
This webinar provides policymakers and practitioners in the criminal justice, corrections, and workforce development fields with an overview of the recently published white paper, Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies: Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Job Readiness.
This webinar explains and clarifies the issues related to allowable uses of federal Medicaid funds for incarcerated individuals, and provides an example of how corrections departments can leverage cost savings as a result.
This webinar explains how the Pay for Success model can be used to pay for programs that transform social services in an innovative way.
During this webinar, officials from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention explain the grant program and the application process.
In this webinar, officials from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance explain the grant program and application process.
This webinar is especially beneficial to probation and parole staff, corrections administrators, reentry professionals and advocates, and service providers.
With funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, the National Reentry Resource Center hosted a webinar for organizations responding to this solicitation. In this webinar, officials from BJA will explain the grant program and application process.
This brief by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) provides an overview of a new case management tool, the Employment Retention Inventory (ERI).
The career and education guides at FireScience.org focus on public service and safety careers including firefighting, law enforcement, forestry, paramedics, and more.
This month-long blog series from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency features entries from stakeholders, government officials, and service providers on what makes Pay for Success models innovative and effective.
This document from the Legal Action Center, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and the National Workrights Institute provides guidance to employers and summarizes recommendations discussed in LAC’s recently released report, Best Practice Standards: The Proper Use of Criminal Records in Hiring.
Youth involved with the juvenile justice system who are released from detention have higher mortality rates than the general public, according to this study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) is preparing to impose new requirements on states for confining juveniles suspected of crimes. The rules could require state and local officials to spend significantly more money at a time when federal aid for juvenile justice is declining.
Reps. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) and Frank Wolf (R-Va.) have introduced legislation to overhaul the national criminal justice system.
The ballroom was packed at the Annual Luncheon on Tuesday, as attendees vied to hear Denise O’Donnell, director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) deliver the keynote address.
The ballroom was packed at the Annual Luncheon on Tuesday, as attendees vied to hear Denise O’Donnell, director of theBureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) deliver the keynote address.
The announcement comes at a time of growing calls for drug sentencing reform, away from the severe punishment. Here are five things to know about the issue.
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Ohio Sen. Rob Portman polished his Cleveland connections and outlined his theme for fighting poverty through “constructive conservatism” in a speech at the City Club on Friday.
The U.S. Sentencing Commission voted unanimously Friday to retroactively apply a change it made in sentencing rules earlier this year, making felons already serving time eligible for early release.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has formed a new panel to study and recommend improvements to West Virginia’s juvenile justice system.
Bowing to federal pressure and joining other districts, Washington, D.C., schools will also stop suspending bad kids. For one of the nation’s most violent districts, this does not bode well.
To reduce recidivism, lower the cost of corrections, and maintain public safety for Alaskans, Governor Sean Parnell today signed Senate Bill 64, Omnibus Crime and Corrections legislation.