In “Reducing Recidivism: States Deliver Results,” the National Reentry Resource Center highlights eight states that have achieved reductions in statewide recidivism in recent years
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Developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation in collaboration with the Council of State Governments Justice Center and the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the guidelines promote the criminal justice partnerships that are necessary to develop successful approaches for identifying individuals in need of services, determining what services those individuals need, and addressing these needs during transition from incarceration to community-based treatment and supervision.
The appropriate use of federal Medicaid dollars to help expand health care coverage for individuals involved with the criminal justice system presents an opportunity to achieve reductions in state and local spending, while minimizing known health and public safety concerns associated with reentry following incarceration.
The program snapshots in this publication illustrate the positive impact these reentry initiatives can have by focusing on areas vital to successful reintegration back into the community, including employment, education, mentoring, and substance abuse and mental health treatment.
The Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies white paper was written to address the challenges that service providers cannot successfully serve every adult on probation or leaving prison or jail who needs a job.
The CSG Justice Center’s Lessons Learned: Planning and Assessing a Law Enforcement Reentry Strategy describes how four law enforcement agencies used the principles outlined in Planning and Assessing a Law Enforcement Reentry Strategy to engage in local-level reentry partnerships in order to reduce crime and increase public safety in their jurisdictions.
This report is designed to provide foundational knowledge and a working framework of risk assessment instruments for criminal justice and social service agencies, practitioners, and policymakers.
The Impact of Probation and Parole Populations on Arrests in Four California Cities is an unprecedented study that answers one question that to date has been a matter of speculation among law enforcement and corrections officials everywhere: to what extent do people on probation and parole contribute to crime, as measured by arrests?
To help corrections, workforce, and reentry administrators and practitioners navigate the complex issues related to coordinated planning and service delivery, the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center is developing a white paper on integrating reentry and employment strategies using a resource […]
The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center’s National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) released this policy brief on September 25, 2012 highlighting a number of states reporting significant reductions in recidivism.
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.
This publication by the Public Policy Institute of California evaluates the impact of California’s 2011 Public Safety Realignment Act, which shifts, from the state-level to the county-level, the supervision, custody, and treatment of individuals convicted of nonviolent, non-serious, and nonsexual crimes.
This report from the Youth Advocate Programs Policy and Advocacy Center highlights cost-effective, community-based alternatives to incarceration for high-needs youth.
This report by the Washington State Institute for Public Policy discusses effective strategies for reducing the risk of repeat domestic violence.
This bulletin from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention examines the overlap between behavioral health issues and the risk of future offending, and the delivery of mental health services to youth involved with the juvenile justice system post-release.
This report by the National Institute of Corrections provides a guide for states and local jurisdictions interested in using system mapping to maximize opportunities for criminal justice and health care system integration and efficiency through the Affordable Care Act (ACA).