California Arrests Study

The unprecedented study answers one question: to what extent do people on probation and parole contribute to crime, as measured by arrests?

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Megan Quattlebaum Named Director of the CSG Justice Center

Megan Quattlebaum Named Director of the CSG Justice Center

The Council of State Governments (CSG) recently announced that Megan Quattlebaum, research scholar in law at Yale University Law School and lecturer in law at Columbia University Law School, will be the next director of The CSG Justice Center.

Ringing in 2018: Justice Reinvestment and Public Safety in the States

Ringing in 2018: Justice Reinvestment and Public Safety in the States

In 2017, states continued to adopt cost-effective and data-driven solutions to improve public safety. Bipartisan majorities in Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Montana, North Dakota, and Rhode Island all successfully enacted historic policy changes to their adult criminal justice systems after conducting intensive data analysis through the Justice Reinvestment Initiative.

Watch: Gov. Reynolds of Iowa Meets Face to Face with People Incarcerated at a Maximum Security Facility

Watch: Gov. Reynolds of Iowa Meets Face to Face with People Incarcerated at a Maximum Security Facility

During their visit, Gov. Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg met with inmates participating in Iowa’s largest apprenticeship program, in addition to leading a roundtable discussion with many of the program’s stakeholders and local business leaders where they discussed the importance of providing reentry services and employment opportunities for those being released from prisons and jails.

Announcements

WEBINARS

Integrating Best Practices from Corrections and Workforce Systems to Match Jobseekers to Services

Integrating Best Practices from Corrections and Workforce Systems to Match Jobseekers to Services

This webinar—based on lessons learned from the Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies (IRES) pilot project underway in Milwaukee County, WI, and Palm Beach County, FL—raises key questions communities should consider to ensure the right people are connected to the right interventions at the right time in their reentry process. This webinar is especially useful for corrections, reentry, and workforce development administrators and practitioners.

Publications

Jails: Inadvertent Health Care Providers

Jails: Inadvertent Health Care Providers

This report from The Pew Charitable Trusts explores how jails administer their health care programs and whether these programs further county public health and safety goals.

Justice Reinvestment in Missouri: Fifth Presentation

Justice Reinvestment in Missouri: Fifth Presentation

The fifth presentation to the Missouri State Justice Reinvestment Task Force focuses on findings and policy recommendations related to behavioral health challenges in Missouri that pertain to people in the state’s criminal justice system. The presentation also includes final policy options for the task force to consider and act upon.

Model Programs Guide

Model Programs Guide

This online resource from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention contains information about evidence-based juvenile justice and youth prevention, intervention, and reentry programs.

Justice Reinvestment in Ohio: Overview

Justice Reinvestment in Ohio: Overview

This overview outlines several criminal justice challenges in Ohio, including increases in certain types of violent crime in some parts of the state; substance use issues driven by the opioid crisis, which are causing increases in prison admissions; a large probation population; high corrections spending; and a large prison population.

Justice Reinvestment 2.0 in Ohio: Launch Presentation

Justice Reinvestment 2.0 in Ohio: Launch Presentation

The first presentation to the Ohio Justice Reinvestment Committee introduces the justice reinvestment process and highlights new challenges in Ohio related to violent crime and opioid use, as well as persistent issues related to probation supervision, sentencing, and prison costs.

RECENT HEADLINES

Prison Parenting Program Helps Connect Families

The parenting program provides services for women in the months leading up to and following the birth of their child. It includes both pre- and post-natal support groups as well as mental and emotional support from staff members.

Justice Success Story: How Illinois Cut Its Prison Population

There has been a policy shift towards probation as the preferred disposition in non-violent criminal cases. The move to provide defendants with several chances to succeed before sending them to prison has the support of all levels of the local justice system, including the judiciary