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.
Justice Center Publications
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 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.
The study analyzed records from school and juvenile justice databases to track nearly one million public secondary students, examining the relationship between school discipline, academic performance and juvenile justice involvement. Dr. Tony Fabelo, Austin-based Research Director for the Justice Center, led the research team.
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This guide draws extensively on the experience of a multi-year effort in Travis County, Texas (Austin), to implement each of the four recidivism reduction practices. The fieldwork in Travis County emerged from an on-the-ground reality: Although much had been written […]
The document addresses the implications for justice-involved adults of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care (PPACA) and Education Reconciliation Act, signed into law by President Barack Obama in March 2010 and commonly referred to as the “health reform” law.
This guide provides practical steps that lawmakers and others can take to increase public safety through better access to affordable housing for individuals released to the community. The guide provides an overview of several commonly accessed housing options and their benefits and limitations. It also examines three distinct approaches to increasing the availability of these housing options: improving access, increasing housing stock and revitalizing neighborhoods. Examples are also provided of how each approach has been put into action by particular programs.
This toolkit has been designed as a guide and self-assessment tool for policing personnel and their partners to help reduce repeat crimes and facilitate successful reintegration by the more than 700,000 individuals who return to our communities from prisons each year and the more than 9 million from jails.
The Justice Center, with funding support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice and the Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, U.S. Department of Labor, developed a guide that offers practical recommendations for how state government officials and community-based service providers can better use limited resources to help people released from prisons and jails successfully and safely rejoin neighborhoods and families.
Hundreds of thousands of people with mental illness are released from jail each year. Without continuity of care, they are likely
to be reincarcerated. Enrollment in Medicaid increases access to treatment for people with mental illness released from jail, who typically lack other means to pay for those services.
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This publication from the Council of State Governments Justice Center discusses how policymakers can increase accountability among people who commit crimes, improve rates of child support collection and victim restitution, and make people’s transition from prisons and jails to the community […]
Nearly all of the 1.6 million people incarcerated in the United States will eventually be released. Implementing evidence-based plans that provide seamless services through state and local collaboratives can improve both individual and community outcomes. The Reentry Policy Council, The […]
This joint online project of Rutgers School of Law–Newark and Rutgers School of Criminal Justice recently published its November 2013 issue featuring 14 full-length book reviews and 7 book reviews in brief.
These facts sheets from SAMHSA’s GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation include recently updated briefs on evidence-based practices (EBPs).
This fact sheet from the Sentencing Project provides data on incarceration, drug policy, race, ethnicity, gender, and other topic areas from the past several decades.
This report from the Indian Law and Order Commission presents findings and recommendations based on one of the most comprehensive assessments ever undertaken of criminal justice systems serving Native American and Alaska Native communities. Topics include jurisdiction and intergovernmental collaboration, […]
This report from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) presents the results from LJAF’s large-scale, two-year research project focused on the role that data and analytics can play in helping judges determine what risk defendants who have been arrested pose to public safety and whether they should be detained in jail or released prior to trial.
This resource from the Center for Survivor Agency and Justice and the National Network to End Domestic Violence is intended to assist advocates working with survivors of domestic violence.
This publication from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention presents findings on the association between delinquency and victimization among children and youth ages 10 to 17. It is the fifth in a series of publications on findings from […]
This 2012 annual report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) shows that JDAI sites continue to make progress in a number of areas, including fewer admissions to detention, reduced detention among youth of color, and reductions in juvenile crime.
With funding from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, the American Probation and Parole Association is offering these two free online training courses related to building and improving partnerships.
In this journal article, Dr. Anna Macklin of Griffith University’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice identifies sources of social support for offenders and discusses providing social support through community supervision.