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.
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?
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 […]
This website hosted by the National Criminal Justice Association provides resources on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for criminal justice system stakeholders.
This brief from the American Probation and Parole Association and the Council of State Governments addresses the misperceptions around information sharing between health service providers and criminal justice agencies.
This tip sheet from the National Juvenile Justice Network and Safely Home Campaign discusses the fundamental characteristics of effective community-based supervision programs, including being evidence-based, using a strength-based/positive youth development approach, having court accountability and family engagement elements, using follow-up […]
This publication by the American Probation and Parole Association and Council of State Governments provides guidance for implementing a privacy framework for sharing confidential health information between corrections agencies and health care providers.
This report from The Pew Charitable Trusts highlights findings from an evaluation of Louisiana’s Act 402, which sets a 90-day sentence limit for individuals whose probation or parole has been revoked for the first time for violating rules of their community supervision.
This report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics provides a summary of the total number of adults in the United States under community supervision in 2013.
This resource package from the Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Collaborative for Change provides information on the prevalence, identification, and treatment of co-occurring disorders among youth involved with the juvenile justice system.
This report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities reviews criminal justice reforms and investments in corrections and education systems.
This report from the Urban Institute evaluates two reentry programs at Allegheny County Jail in Pennsylvania.
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