The Council on Criminal Justice, a nonpartisan criminal justice think tank, has released Trends in Correctional Control by Race and Sex, a report that examines race and gender disparities among probation, parole, prison, and jail populations. The report notes that although considerable disparities still exist, […]
This podcast features a conversation between host Tess Terrible and experts in the field, including The Council of State Governments Justice Center’s Behavioral Health Division Director Ayesha Delany-Brumsey.
This publication reviews the different ways people with disabilities have contact with the criminal justice system through examining existing work in the field and interviews with impacted community members and people with disabilities who have been incarcerated.
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 toolkit reviews promising strategies that state Medicaid programs are adopting to address the substance use disorder crisis, specifically the opioid epidemic, including for people involved in the criminal justice system.
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 analysis shows that in addition to thwarting rehabilitation and failing to improve public safety, criminal-court fees and fines also fail at efficiently raising revenue.
This magazine—written, illustrated and photographed by people who are currently or formerly incarcerated—aims to help readers learn about the experience of imprisonment, something that is poorly understood by Americans who are untouched by the system.
This publication provides an overview of pre-arrest diversion strategies and delves into five categories of law or regulation that most directly affect these strategies and often serve as the basis of fully-fledged crisis responses in their own right.
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.
This project uses expert consultations, a program scan, and case studies to better understand how human services organizations help participants build and leverage social capital to improve economic opportunity.
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.