The survey findings reveal variability regarding the extent to which respondents’ beliefs about various sex offender-related matters align with current research.
Justice Center Publications
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.
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.
This report 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?
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.
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.
This guide from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) explains the legal rights of job applicants and employees regarding background checks.
This toolkit by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services trains frontline law enforcement officers on how to recognize and respond to child sex trafficking in the field.
This report, from the Vera Institute of Justice, reviews existing research and data to take a deeper look at the nation’s misuse of local jails.
This guide from the National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women addresses gender-responsive approaches to discipline and sanctions in women’s correctional settings.
This chart provides an overview of input from U.S. states on the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
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.
This report, from the Vera Institute of Justice, examines the impact of drug reforms in New York City, including the latest reforms in 2009.
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.