The strategies presented here support the National Research Council’s recently published report calling for broad goals to which juvenile justice reform should be directed: holding youth accountable for wrongdoing, preventing further offending, and treating youth fairly.
This glossary by the Community Oriented Correctional Health Services (COCHS) provides explanations and definitions of health care and correctional terms.
This research report from the Minnesota Department of Corrections and Baylor University’s Institute of Studies of Religion summarizes the evaluation results of InnerChange Freedom Initiative, a faith-based reentry program that has operated within Minnesota’s prison system since 2002. The authors […]
This paper from the Conference of State Court Administrators provides information on how the use of evidence-based assessments during pretrial can help reduce the number of individuals who are detained in the pretrial, without violating the judicial process or compromising public safety interests.
Of people currently incarcerated in local jails and in state and federal prisons, 17 percent are estimated to have a serious mental illness. The lack of treatment and resources upon release, an inability to work, and few housing options can increase the likelihood of homelessness and recidivism.
This article from the National Institute of Justice describes the risk-forecasting tool that is used by researchers in Philadelphia to predict the risk of recidivism among individuals on parole and probation.
This report by the Pretrial Justice Institute summarizes the progress towards implementing the recommendations made at the Attorney General’s 2011 National Symposium on Pretrial Justice, on how to promote fair, safe, and effective pretrial justice.
This white paper from the Vera Institute of Justice provides guidance on how to perform justice-related cost-benefit analyses (CBAs).
The Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice website has launched and serves as a resource hub for state and local jurisdictions that seek to improve outcomes for youth and families involved in juvenile justice and youth-serving systems and to enhance system performance.
This report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office highlights four interagency collaborations, including the Federal Interagency Reentry Council (the Reentry Council). The report identifies successful implementation practices, including those related to defining outcomes; measuring performance and ensuring accountability; establishing leadership approaches; […]