In Atlanta and Indianapolis, a conversation has been growing between business executives and local and state leaders around barriers to employment for—and effective strategies for hiring—individuals with criminal records.
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Highlighting recent events in Ferguson and New York City in his State of the Union address on January 20, President Obama called for a bipartisan effort toward criminal justice reform
In December, the National Reentry Resource Center and Dr. R. Karl Hanson and Dr. Guy Bourgon of Public Safety Canada hosted a second convening in a series of meetings focused on instituting a common language for improved risk communication.
Each year in Indianapolis, 5,000 to 8,000 people return home from incarceration. To support these individuals’ successful reentry, local government and business leaders met in the capital city recently to discuss strategies for improving the employment outcomes of people with criminal records.
According to a 2014 national public opinion poll by The Pew Charitable Trusts, a majority of Americans support the use of alternatives to incarceration for youth who have committed low-level offenses.
The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University‘s McCourt School of Public Policy is now accepting applications for the 2015 Youth in Custody Certificate Program. Designed for professionals in the juvenile justice field, this weeklong program helps participants build the skills and capacity to begin or accelerate systematic change and improve the outcomes of youth in custody.
Up to four states will be selected to participate in this effort to develop or improve policies and practices that divert justice-involved youth with behavioral health disorders to appropriate community-based programs and services.
The purpose of the program is to improve the response in all aspects of the civil and criminal justice system to families with a history of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, as well as cases involving allegations of child sexual abuse.
During webinar, officials from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance explained the grant program application process.
Technical assistance providers from the National Reentry Resource Center and representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance discuss resources that are available to support grant activities, including the Mentoring Planning and Implementation Guide, and answer questions about the grant program.
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.
This website from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s Research and Evaluation Center supports and promotes youth justice programs that are informed by the science of adolescent development.
This report from the National Employment Law Project provides an overview of Ban the Box initiatives across the United States.
This toolkit from the Vera Institute of Justice provides resources and a guide on cost-benefit analysis (CBA), featuring several examples from the criminal justice field.
This report from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) provides information on themes, trends, and effective practices in state legislation on mental health care services during 2014.
This report by the Center for American Progress provides an overview of obstacles to successful reentry that individuals with criminal records face, including barriers to employment, housing, education, and public assistance.
A new nonpartisan study released on Thursday revealed positive effects from juvenile justice reforms passed in Texas during recent years, with the state showing a significant drop in the juvenile incarceration rate while the juvenile crime rate also fell during the same time period.
Texas and the rest of the nation has seen a dramatic reduction in juvenile crime and improved outcomes for those who do end up in the system.
A first-of-its-kind study from the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center reveals that Texas youth fare better under community-based supervision and are far less likely to reoffend than those incarcerated in state correctional facilities.
A new study released Thursday found the Texas juvenile justice system’s shift from incarcerating youths in state prisons to local and community juvenile detention centers corresponds with the drop in crime committed by young people.
Juveniles in Texas who break the law are less likely to reoffend if they’re placed in community supervision programs instead of state facilities, according to a report released Thursday by criminal justice researchers.
Since a 2007 sex abuse scandal at a state-run youth lockup in West Texas, state lawmakers have entirely remade Texas’ juvenile justice system, shuttering many of the state’s prison-like juvenile facilities and keeping many more kids under supervision close to home.
A new study concludes that the Texas juvenile justice system’s shift away from housing youths in state-run detention facilities has coincided with a sharp drop in crime committed by young people.
A sweeping nonpartisan study released Thursday suggests Texas can be a model for improving juvenile justice systems nationwide, concluding that the state’s dramatic shift away from sending youths to detention facilities has coincided with a sharp drop in crime committed by young people.
Juvenile offenders kept under supervision close to home, rather than in secure, state-run facilities, are significantly less likely to be arrested again or commit more serious crimes, according to a new study. Judy Woodruff discusses the findings with Xavier McElrath-Bey of the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth and Michael Thompson of the Council of State Governments Justice Center.
The report, “Closer to Home: An Analysis of the State and Local Impact of the Texas Juvenile Justice Reforms,” not only has great value in the Lone Star State, it also delivers important lessons for the juvenile justice field in communities across the U.S.