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 interactive map from the Legal Action Center provides state-by-state profiles on the health system and health care coverage options available in each state and in the District of Columbia.
The Justice Research and Statistics Association and the National Criminal Justice Association have launched an online resource that contains toolkits on evidence-based practices.
This publication from the Brennan Center for Justice discusses court-imposed legal fees incurred by a substantial number of individuals who become involved with the criminal justice system, and the impact of such fees
This report from the Vera Institute of Justice shows how the cost of operating jails is even higher than perceived. The report emphasizes the importance of capturing all costs associated with operating a local correctional facility, including those that may not be reflected in the jail budget.
This toolkit from Californians for Safety and Justice describes how counties can benefit from developing criminal justice solutions focused on women. It is designed to provide sheriffs’ departments, probation departments, practitioners, and other leaders with a blueprint for addressing the needs of women under local supervision
This toolkit from the Heartland Alliance includes resources that offer a number of strategies for designing, implementing, and improving employment services for “opportunity youth”—defined as youth who are not working or in school—who have the greatest barriers to employment.
This brief from the Heartland Alliance highlights six principles for effectively serving “opportunity youth”—youth who are not working or in school—who would benefit from gaining work experience, but need help overcoming barriers to employment and accessing the labor market.
This fact sheet from the Center for Health and Justice at TASC highlights research findings that indicate one in eight U.S. children from birth to age 18 experience maltreatment.
This brief from the Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Collaborative for Change highlights the results of a two-year training project that delivered the Mental Health Training Curriculum for Juvenile Justice (MHTC-JJ) to 350 trainers in 10 states. MHTC-JJ, designed to create greater mental health training capacity in juvenile justice systems, showed signs of success.
This podcast from the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency highlights promising programs that are successfully integrating victims in the reentry process.