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

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The State of Sentencing 2014

This publication from The Sentencing Project highlights policy changes in both adult and juvenile justice systems in 30 states and the District of Columbia during 2014. Highlighted policy changes relate to sentencing, probation and parole, collateral consequences, juvenile justice, mental health and substance use treatment, and more.

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Employability Skills Framework

This framework from the U.S. Department of Education provides information and tools to inform the instruction and assessment of employability skills. The framework cuts across both the workforce and education sectors and is comprised of nine skills, organized in three broad categories: applied knowledge, effective relationships, and workplace skills.

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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.

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National Mentoring Resource Center

The National Mentoring Resource Center, developed by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, provides information on effective youth mentoring programs and healthy youth development.