On any given day, close to 2.7 million children, or 1 in 28, have a parent in prison or jail—an increase of more than 80 percent since 1991. For African-American children, the rate is 1 in 9. The arrest and […]
This report from the Community Legal Services of Philadelphia examines employers’ compliance with enforcement guidance provided by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regarding the use of criminal records in the hiring process.
This brief from the Urban Institute draws on findings from its five-year evaluation of health care models integrating physical health care needs with the broad range of mental health and social needs for high-cost, high-needs Medicaid beneficiaries.
This publication from the Urban Institute discusses the Affordable Care Act and the new opportunities it creates for health and human services programs to integrate eligibility determination, enrollment, and retention.
This draft report from the American Probation and Parole Association, the Association of State Correctional Administrators, and the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative provides guidance on implementing a privacy framework for sharing confidential health information between corrections agencies and health care providers.
This report from Human Rights Watch describes privatized probation systems, which are funded primarily through fines paid by offenders, and documents cases in which probationers were jailed when they did not pay such fines.
This guide from the National Employment Law Project and All of Us or None provides information on implementing the new California state law that prohibits questions about conviction history from appearing on initial government job applications.
The United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world, with some 7.2 million Americans under correctional supervision. During 2013, legislators in at least 31 states adopted 47 criminal justice policies that may help to reduce the prison population, improve juvenile justice outcomes, and eliminate the barriers that marginalize people with criminal records.
This documentary from Winner Pictures tells the stories of four formerly incarcerated individuals who successfully reintegrated into their communities after enrolling into a reentry program run by the Fortune Society.
This report from the Vera Institute of Justice summarizes state-level mandatory sentencing reforms since 2000, discusses their impact, and offers recommendations to jurisdictions considering similar efforts.