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Editorials

Newspapers Urge Congress to Support Second Chance Act

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.

Announcements

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Call for Proposals: Reclaiming Futures Grant

The $2 million grant will be used to add new sites that will implement the Reclaiming Future model and pilot an intervention approach called Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT).

Webinars

Integrated Reentry and Employment

Reentry and Employment White Paper, Pilot Site Opportunity

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.

Publications

UrbanInstituteSquare

Improving Recidivism as a Performance Measure

The report from the Urban Institute outlines necessary elements to guide states in defining, collecting, analyzing, and disseminating recidivism data, and sets the stage for the next generation of policy-relevant and action-oriented recidivism research at the state level

Bureau of Justice Statistics

Prisoners in 2013

This report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics presents the final count collected by the National Prisoner Statistics Program of prisoners in state and federal correctional authorities on December 31, 2013.

Bureau of Justice Statistics

Criminal Victimization, 2013

This bulletin from the Bureau of Justice Statistics provides estimates for the rates and levels of victimization in the United States in 2013, as well as trends from 2004 to 2013.

JRSA

The Statistical Analysis Center Publication Digest

This resource hub from the Justice Research and Statistics Association contains the abstracts of reports produced by state Statistical Analysis Centers beginning in 2004, with links to full reports.

Recent headlines

A Plan to Cut Costs and Crime: End Hurdle to Job After Prison

During the past several months, states and cities as varied as Illinois; Nebraska; New Jersey; Indianapolis; Louisville, Ky.; and New Orleans and have adopted so-called Ban the Box laws. In total, some 70 cities and 13 states have passed such laws — most in the past four years.

Blackburn Inmates, Officials Celebrate Equine Program’s 15th Anniversary

After serving time in multiple Kentucky prisons, Beccia was placed at Blackburn. Shortly after his arrival, he joined the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Second Chances Program, which allows inmates to work with horses. He saw it as an opportunity that was twofold: He could focus on turning his life around and work with horses.

New Community Re-entry Program for Prisoners Launches

Word of Hope Ministries Inc., the state’s largest faith-based provider of re-entry services for former prisoners, will launch a new program Thursday aimed at better preparing inmates to get and keep jobs on the outside.

Drug Courts Offer Second Chance for Offenders

There’s a high success rate with drug courts. The state now has an Office of Drug Court Compliance to make sure the more than 40 courts are operating effectively.

All of State’s Prisons are in Lockdown

In an unannounced move, New Mexico Corrections Department Secretary Gregg Marcantel ordered a lockdown of the state’s 11 prisons on Monday as part of a massive hunt for contraband among inmates.

Police Receive Funding for Outpatient Services for Inmates

The St. Mary’s County Board of Commissioners has authorized onetime funding of $35,000 to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to provide for Correctional Level 2.1 Intensive Outpatient Services for female inmates at the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. These services will utilize a trauma informed approach linking to community outpatient and/or residential care as needed which will be provided by Walden.

DOJ to Work with Baltimore City Police on Reform

The U.S. Justice Department will partner with the Baltimore Police Department to help identify and implement reforms.

Read more: http://www.wbaltv.com/news/doj-to-work-with-baltimore-city-police-on-reform/29232540#ixzz3GnEIDFS0