Cutting drug admissions in half will reduce the prison by 7 percent—or 33,000—by the end of 2021, according to a new tool developed by researchers at the Urban Institute.
This brief from Jobs for the Future highlights strategies for expanding education and employment pathways, and offers specific policy and program priorities to help improve transition home upon release.
Using results from a 51-jurisdiction survey, this brief from the National Center for Juvenile Justice provides an overview of standardized mental health screening tools that are required at the state-level in juvenile detention, probation, and correction settings.
Risk and needs assessment instruments, with a moderate level of accuracy, can predict who is at risk for violent reoffending, according to a research brief from the Congressional Research Service.
This report from the White House examines barriers to education, employment, and other opportunities that disadvantaged youth, particularly young men of color, often face.
This fact sheet from the White House outlines a series of efforts taken by the White House and U.S. federal agencies in recent years to enhance fairness and efficiency in the juvenile and criminal justice systems.
Using data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the report finds that the majority of incarcerated people had low income and little access to quality education or jobs before their incarceration, compared to their counterparts in similar age groups, who were not incarcerated.
The brief provides recommendations on how to relieve the effects of incarceration on children and their families, including providing employment assistance for parents, both pre- and post-release; maintaining family ties and relationships during incarceration; implementing less restrictive visitation rules; and incarcerating people closer to their homes to help sustain family bonds.
This interactive map from the Legal Action Center provides state-by-state profiles on the health system and health care coverage options available in each state and in the District of Columbia.
This report from the Brennan Center for Justice discusses the causes and drivers of racial disparity in U.S. jails, and provides recommendations on how to reduce this disparity.