This brief highlights eight ways corrections leaders can set their staff up for success in implementing approaches that have been shown to reduce recidivism, including examples of how grantees of the Second Chance Act Statewide Adult Recidivism Reduction Program have applied these strategies in practice.
This fact sheet shows which states have enacted various policy changes through the Justice Reinvestment Initiative since 2007.
This publication is dedicated to issues surrounding alternatives to police enforcement, which is defined as the administration of the law—e.g., issuing arrests, citations, summonses, or warrants.
This report from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics examines the post-release recidivism patterns of formerly incarcerated people and their involvement in criminal activity over a 9 year period.
This publication from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation examines how public safety personnel, health professionals, and service providers can contribute to solving the problem of Frequent Utilizers—those who cycle in and out of jails, hospitals, shelters, and other social service programs at a startlingly high rate.
This report examines how Ohio is reforming its criminal justice system by aligning education and training opportunities for people who are currently or formerly incarcerated, offering a blueprint for implementation for other states.
This report examines data on prison populations and crime since comprehensive changes to policies and practices took place in Utah beginning in 2015.
This publication from the Texas Public Policy Foundation examines the decades-long growth in rural pretrial incarceration, unveiling growth contributors and making evidence-based recommendations to improve public safety while reducing the number of defendants held on pretrial detention.
This tip sheet from the National Reentry Resource Center offers suggestions on how organizations and agencies that provide support to people who have criminal records—including parole and probation agencies, reentry service providers, and educational and occupational training programs—can engage employers in conversations about hiring people who have criminal records, which will help improve the employment outcomes of the people they serve.
This grant report from the National Institute of Justice summarizes findings from a study of 16 prosecutor-led diversion programs. Researchers found reductions in convictions, jail sentences, and rearrests for up to 24 months in three programs.