This policy brief provides state and local policymakers as well as education and juvenile justice leaders with information about how they can use requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act to improve education and workforce outcomes for youth in long-term juvenile justice facilities.
As a result of participating in Improving Outcomes for Youth: A Statewide Juvenile Justice Initiative (IOYouth), Nevada passed legislation that supports the adoption and implementation of key policy and practice changes to the state’s juvenile justice system. This report summarizes the IOYouth process in Nevada, key findings from the CSG Justice Center’s comprehensive assessment of Nevada’s juvenile justice system, and AB472, the bill that Nevada’s legislature passed to address the challenges identified in the assessment.
This resource presents a concrete list of dos and don’ts that policymakers and justice system leaders can use to guide policy and practice changes focused on young adults in the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems.
This questionnaire from the National Reentry Resource Center is intended to help reentry professionals better assess an individual’s unique housing needs and risk of homelessness upon returning to the community.
This publication from the National Reentry Resource Center offers five broad, field-based practical considerations for incorporating mentoring into reentry programs for adults. Although the primary audience for this publication is community-based reentry organizations that are incorporating adult mentoring into their portfolio of reentry services, corrections agencies, other organizations, and legislative officials may also find this publication useful for gaining a better understanding of the components of adult mentoring in reentry.
This brief from the National Reentry Resource Center highlights advancements made in state and local governments’ approaches to reentry and reducing recidivism since the passage of the Second Chance Act in 2008. It underscores the involvement of diverse constituencies and systems in these efforts, the field’s increasing understanding and application of what works to reduce recidivism, and promising recidivism outcomes in a number of states.
This brief from the National Reentry Resource Center profiles seven states in which recidivism has significantly decreased over the last decade according to several different measures. Using the most up-to-date data from Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas, the brief highlights data on people under community supervision for a more comprehensive picture of recidivism.
This fact sheet provides corrections and reentry agencies with an overview of how WIOA funds can support employment and education services for people in the justice system and those who are returning to their communities after incarceration.
This overview highlights recent trends in New Mexico that the Statewide Juvenile Justice Improvement Committee and CSG Justice Center staff will be exploring in the coming months as part of the state’s initiative to improve outcomes for youth in the juvenile justice system.
This document highlights information gleaned from the Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies (IRES) Pilot Project underway in Milwaukee County, WI, and Palm Beach County, FL, which focuses on operationalizing a level of cross-systems coordination among corrections, reentry, and workforce development agencies on a scale rarely seen in the field.
This report from John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s Research and Evaluation Center reviews a number of prominent frameworks that are available to help youth justice systems rely on positive outcomes rather than recidivism to measure their effectiveness.
This policy brief from the Sentencing Project describes key reforms from 2017 that were designed to reduce the scale of incarceration and lessen the impact of the collateral consequences of a felony conviction.
This report from the Brookings Institution examines the social determinants of the opioid crisis and offers policy recommendations for effectively addressing the crisis.
This report from The Pew Charitable Trusts explores how jails administer their health care programs and whether these programs further county public health and safety goals.
Topics in the toolkit include assessing the size of the reentry population, engaging partners and encouraging collaboration, using data and working with research partners, and adjusting the program model based on data and research.
This report from the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) provides key insights and next steps from CLASP’s 2017 convening, which addressed the need for a multi-generational, multi-racial, youth-centered dialogue around policy change.