Yesterday, President Obama unveiled his $3.9 trillion 2015 budget proposal, which allocates $27.4 billion to justice programs
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.
As publicly-funded programs and services across the country are experiencing budgetary constraints, many are beginning to look to social impact bonds (SIBs), also known as pay-for-success bonds or social innovation financing, as a possible solution.
This new online resource center from the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice at Policy Research Inc. offers a collection of resources that focus on the following topics: mental health screening, diversion models, mental health training for juvenile justice staff and police, evidence-based practices, family involvement, and juvenile competency.
In October 2013, 104 government agencies and nonprofit organizations across the country were awarded grants through the Second Chance Act to help improve the outcomes for and reduce recidivism among individuals leaving prisons, jails, and juvenile facilities.
On January 16, 2014 Congress passed the $1 trillion omnibus federal spending package, which includes a $51.6 billion Commerce-Justice-Science (CJS) appropriations bill. Under this bill, the Second Chance Act would receive $67.7 million in funding, the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act (MIOTCRA) would receive $8.2 million, and the Justice Reinvestment Initiative would receive $27.5 million, which includes $1 million for the Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections.
On January 13, 2014 the House and Senate appropriators released the $1 trillion omnibus federal spending package, which includes a $51.6 billion Commerce-Justice-Science (CJS) appropriations bill.
Hosted by the National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health at the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, the Training Institutes will focus on improving services and supports for children, adolescents, and young adults with or at risk for mental health challenges and their families.
Hosted by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC), this training workshop will help workforce development employees who work with individuals involved with the criminal justice system address the multiple challenges associated with employment retention.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and the Center for Mental Health Services is now accepting applications for the FY2014 Develop and Expand Behavioral Health Treatment Court Collaboratives grant programs.
The National Reentry Resource Center hosted this webinar for organizations responding to the Smart Supervision solicitation.
Presented in collaboration with the Center for Health and Justice (CHJ) at Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC) and the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network, this webinar discusses how jurisdictions can increase client engagement and retention by adopting a systems approach.
Hosted by the National Transitional Jobs Network (NTJN), this webinar addresses barriers to employment for veterans and people with mental health conditions who are experiencing or at-risk of homelessness.
This webinar provides an overview of CrimeSolutions.gov. Maintained by the National Institute of Justice, the searchable website features programs and practices in fields of criminal justice, juvenile justice, and victims’ services as well as rigorous evaluations of their effectiveness.
Hosted by the Justice Research and Statistics Association, this archived webinar offers a general overview of CrimeSolutions.gov, a website that provides rigorous, reliable, and consistent Information about and evaluations of programs and interventions in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and victim services.
In this December 19, 2013 webinar staff from the CSG Justice Center’s National Reentry Resource Center provided an overview of the Planning & Implementation Guide and walked attendees through the instructions for completing the Guide.
This webinar, hosted by the CSG Justice Center on December 18, 2013, is specifically for 2013 Second Chance Act grantees.
On any given day, close to 2.7 million children, or 1 in 28, have a parent in prison or jail—an increase of more than 80 percent since 1991. For African-American children, the rate is 1 in 9. The arrest and [...]
This report from the National Institute of Corrections provides a broad overview of the social and economic issues related to corrections and criminal justice.
This report from the Community Legal Services of Philadelphia examines employers’ compliance with enforcement guidance provided by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regarding the use of criminal records in the hiring process.
This brief from the Urban Institute draws on findings from its five-year evaluation of health care models integrating physical health care needs with the broad range of mental health and social needs for high-cost, high-needs Medicaid beneficiaries.
This publication from the Urban Institute discusses the Affordable Care Act and the new opportunities it creates for health and human services programs to integrate eligibility determination, enrollment, and retention.
Ohio’s recidivism rate—the rate at which a former inmates return to prison within three years of being released—continues to drop. Last year it was at 28.7 percent. Now it’s at 27.1 percent. That’s a four-point dip from the rate three years ago and well below the national rate of 44 percent.
In a letter to national lawmakers, Catholic leaders applauded the Second Chance Act as an enhancement of public safety and human dignity, and asked for further support in reauthorizing the legislation in Congress.
One prison in the Arizona desert is taking an unorthodox approach to tackling the issue. The Arizona State Prison Complex in Florence is the latest facility in the country to start a wild horse program – teaching inmates to tame wild mustangs fresh off the American plains.
Mayor Toni Harp ARC ’78 announced her administration’s revitalized prison reentry program, Project Fresh Start, at a press conference on Monday afternoon at City Hall. Project Fresh Start is designed to meet the basic needs of offenders facing the challenges of reintegrating into society after being released from prison.
Yuma County Superior Court has been selected as one of four county courts and one city court in Arizona to pilot the Public Safety Assessment-Court (PSA-Court) pre-trial risk assessment tool.
Their efforts are part of a national movement to make New York and North Carolina treat 16- and 17-year-olds as juveniles rather than adults in the criminal justice system. The two states are the last in the country that automatically treat those in their late teens, regardless of their crimes, as adults.
Massachusetts will set aside $15 million to invest in adult basic education, administration officials announced Friday.The state will use a new payment model dubbed “pay for success” in which the money for services is fronted by private investors and the state pays only based on results.
A state official Wednesday was confident that the problem of mentally ill detainees kept at the Clark County Detention Center because of a lack of residential placements for them can be resolved.
The number of teenagers in Ohio prisons is shrinking dramatically, a sign that judges across the state are sending youths who commit serious crimes to state juvenile facilities rather than adult lockups.
The Sheriff’s Department is launching a three-year pilot program to house up to 56 state inmates in a County Jail facility for up to 60 days before their scheduled release under California’s prison realignment program.