U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder praised the Justice Reinvestment Initiative on Tuesday for encouraging a science- and data-driven approach to criminal justice and announced new funding that will further those efforts in select states.
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Congress took a significant first step toward continuing the work of the Second Chance Act today as the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to reauthorize the bipartisan bill.
As Congress prepared for its first formal discussion of reauthorizing the Second Chance Act this week at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, newspapers from across the country gave federal legislators a lot to think about.
The event marks the first of a series of meetings that will focus on developing consistent risk and need definitions that can be used across multiple systems.
A team of researchers from Arizona State University recently conducted a three-year study on the impact of having a criminal record on employment-related outcomes, varying by race and gender.
“Expanding the Mentoring Effect” workshop sessions highlight research, program models, technology, and other resources that have been shown to have positive effects on youth mentoring.
The National Institute of Corrections is now requesting proposals from jurisdictions that are interested in piloting Dosage Probation, a new model of probation supervision.
Hosted by the International Association of Correctional Training Personnel, this conference will provide an opportunity for participants to share innovative corrections practices and training strategies that are being used within national, state, and local correctional agencies throughout the country.
Hosted by the Center for the Advancement of Public Action at Bennington College, this two-day conference will discuss incarceration in America with a focus on improving the justice system, which has the highest documented rate of incarceration in the world.
This webinar summarizes the issue brief Measuring and using Juvenile Recidivism Data to Inform Policy, Practice, and Resource Allocation, and its five recommendations for improving juvenile justice systems’ approaches to the measurement, analysis, collection, reporting, and use of recidivism data.
This webinar highlights key recommendations from the white paper, “Core Principles for Reducing Recidivism and Improving Other Outcomes for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System.”
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 addresses gender-responsive approaches to discipline and sanctions in women’s correctional settings, guided by research and innovative resources.
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.
This publication provides the results of a comprehensive evaluation on the state of correctional education programs for adults and juveniles.
This paper from The Research and Evaluation Center at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice catalogues the different ways contact with the criminal justice system can lead to long-term financial consequences.
This study by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention examines the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and their negative repercussions among youth involved with the juvenile justice system in Florida.
This bulletin reviews effective programs that mitigate risk factors for delinquency and crime among juveniles and young adults to prevent future serious criminal behavior.
his video from the National Institute of Justice features the findings of Dr. Scott Decker, Director of the Arizona State University School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, who studied the impact of having criminal record on finding employment.
Criminal justice systems from Seattle to Miami with aggressive jail-diversion efforts have cut inmate headcounts — and lowered recidivism rates. L.A. County has taken tentative steps to join them. The board of supervisors in July endorsed the concept of broadbased diversion, and last week pledged $756,000 for a pilot program.
The Elkridge, Maryland, Correctional Education Association has announced a partnership with inmate service provider JPay to develop a digital education platform for instructors, inmates and prison staff.
“We increased funding $750,000 a year in our last biennium for specialty courts. We want to make sure specialty courts are available to people all across the state and not just in certain areas,” said Rep. Debra Hilstrom (DFL-Brooklyn Center).
The National Institutes of Health has awarded $380,000 to the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill to sign prisoners up for Medicaid.
California is one of several states saving millions of dollars by using Medicaid funds to pay for some inmates’ health care costs, Modern Healthcare reports.
On September 16, the first ever summit was held of organizations tasked with assisting ex-inmates from state and local jails to successfully “re-enter” their communities.
The Florida Department of Corrections received a $750,000 grant to fund an intensive case-management pilot program aimed at keeping nonviolent offenders in Pinellas from violating probation and going back to jail.
Los Angeles officials announced Wednesday the launch of an alternative sentencing program aimed at diverting mentally ill, low-level offenders from jail into treatment, a project they hope will signal a dramatic shift for the county’s criminal justice system.
A public forum Wednesday night on a proposal to “ban the box” on job applications in Columbia focused on dispelling common misconceptions about the plan.
In 2007, Frederick Hutson was sentenced to 51 months in prison for distributing marijuana. The operation had been netting him $500,000 annually — and once he got to prison, he put his business acumen to use.