Reentry Publications

Justice Center Publications

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Reducing Recidivism: States Deliver Results

In “Reducing Recidivism: States Deliver Results,” the National Reentry Resource Center highlights eight states that have achieved reductions in statewide recidivism in recent years

Guidelines for the Successful Transition of People with Behavioral Health Disorders from Jail and Prison

Guidelines for the Successful Transition of People with Behavioral Health Disorders from Jail and Prison

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.

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Lessons Learned: Planning and Assessing a Law Enforcement Reentry Strategy

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.

External Publications

John Jay

Positive Youth Justice

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.

Vera Institute of Justice

Relief in Sight? States Rethink the Collateral Consequences of Criminal Conviction, 2009–2014

This report by the Vera Institute of Justice provides information on legislation enacted from 2009–2014 in 41 states that allow individuals assistance in overcoming the collateral consequences of having a criminal record. Collateral consequences are legal and policy restrictions, penalties, and disadvantages that impede successful reentry and reintegration into society.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Fact Sheet: Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2011

This fact sheet from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention presents statistics and trends on delinquency cases that were processed by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdictions between 1985 and 2011