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.
Justice Center Publications
In “Reducing Recidivism: States Deliver Results,” the National Reentry Resource Center highlights eight states that have achieved reductions in statewide recidivism in recent years
This one-pager provides a short introduction to the NRRC’s work.
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.
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 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
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.
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.
This report from the National Employment Law Project provides an overview of Ban the Box initiatives across the United States.
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.
This publication provides the results of a comprehensive evaluation on the state of correctional education programs for adults and juveniles.
This report from The Opportunity Agenda provides an overview of the U.S. public discourse on crime, the criminal justice system, and criminal justice reform.
This paper from The Research and Evaluation Center at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice catalogues the different ways contact with the criminal justice system can lead to long-term financial consequences.
This study by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention examines the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and their negative repercussions among youth involved with the juvenile justice system in Florida.
This bulletin reviews effective programs that mitigate risk factors for delinquency and crime among juveniles and young adults to prevent future serious criminal behavior.