This report finds that although there is a gap between adults who are incarcerated and the general public in both literacy and numeracy skills, completion of a postsecondary credential or participation in job training ameliorates the gap.
This fact sheet, developed by The Council of State Governments Justice Center and the National Reentry Resource Center, provides an overview of the Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies project and discusses a recently released report on the three-year pilot project that tested the framework in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, and Palm Beach County, Florida.
This report proposes building a new future-proof Workforce Equity Trust Fund that will enshrine fundamental workforce protections into law.
This new website clarifies the work the American Probation and Parole Association is doing in Native American country, the resources they provide, and technical assistance offerings.
This guide, developed in collaboration with experts and practitioners from across the country, provides best and promising practices grounded in academic research and practical experience suitable for agencies of all sizes.
The IRES Pilot Project Process Evaluation Report details the findings of comprehensive analysis of two pilot sites–Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, and Palm Beach County, Florida–seeking to integrate the efforts of their corrections and workforce development systems.
This report identifies ten specific areas, or guiding principles, that will assist states and federal policymakers—including criminal justice professionals—in defining and understanding what comprises safe, effective, and legal recovery housing.
This report from the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law describes the essential community mental health services that must be expanded to divert people with significant psychiatric disabilities from the criminal justice system.
Drawing on first-of-its-kind survey data collected from all 50 states in partnership with the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators, this new brief from The Council of State Governments Justice Center and the National Reentry Resource Center establishes an unprecedented baseline for understanding how juvenile correctional agencies are preparing youth for employment.
This report offers a comprehensive review of the money that the criminal justice system takes from people accused or convicted of crimes that can add up to thousands of dollars over the course of a prison term.
The toolkit provides workforce professionals with information and tools to expand their work and demonstrate the value their services bring to employers.
This publication summarizes research on the effectiveness of educational programs in helping to reduce recidivism, key lessons learned in providing college programs to incarcerated adults, and remaining issues that need to be addressed.
This report examines how state legislatures across the country are passing laws to “raise the floor” by raising the minimum age at which a child could be prosecuted as an adult.
This brief applies key elements of Olmstead v. L.C. law to the challenge of reducing the vastly disproportionate number of people with mental illnesses in the U.S. criminal justice system.
This publication, sponsored by the Executive Session of the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution at John Jay College, argues that prosecutors must advocate for holding individuals accountable while also aiming to prepare those who come through the criminal justice system for reentry.
The report examines how repeat arrests should be addressed through expanding access to social services; reducing the number of arrests; and creating pre-arrest diversion programs to address the misuse of jails.
The publication from Bellwether Education Partners examines the results of U.S. Department of Education Civil Rights Data Collection related to juvenile justice schools, which serve approximately 50,000 adjudicated youth placed in secure facilities across the country.
This manual provides a starting place for jurisdictions looking to use data to better understand and improve the outcomes of people with mental illnesses and/or substance addictions who come into contact with the criminal justice system.
This report provides an analysis of the factors that have contributed to the housing crisis, provides case studies of cities implementing innovative solutions, and offers recommendations for both local and federal leaders.
This online course provides a ten-step action plan to help a probation department visualize transformation of its practices from beginning to end and to align it with the four practices of recidivism reduction.