Continued education is known to reduce incarcerated people’s odds of reoffending while improving their likelihood of finding employment in their communities. Yet, new research indicates that most states aren’t doing nearly enough to make opportunities for continued learning available to […]
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed two long-awaited pieces of criminal justice legislation into law on December 18, 2019 which are expected to save $48 million in corrections spending by 2023. The policy changes are the result of Pennsylvania’s Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI).
The Restitution Resource Center will help states improve the quality of their restitution systems by providing a central source for best practices and successful innovations in the field as well as facilitating peer networks and information exchange.
Last year, Massachusetts passed legislation representing the most significant changes to the state’s criminal justice system in decades. This legislation took concrete steps to incentivize good behavior in prison, divert people to treatment and programming as an alternative to incarceration, and strengthen community supervision.
Before these units existed, people experiencing a mental health crisis who came into contact with police were often taken to jail, which caused crowding in county jails that are simply not equipped to provide the kind of care and treatment that crisis stabilization units can.
The conference provides practical instruction using current information, the newest ideas, and most successful intervention strategies for those professionals responsible for combating the many and varied forms of crimes against women.
This training will address the effect of opioids and other drugs on local communities.
Through this training participants will gain an understanding of normal versus abnormal child and adolescent behaviors, how to identify red flags, why threats are made, and how threats can be managed along a pathway toward violence (both short- and long-term) to ensure personnel safety.
During this webinar, recipients of the FY2019 Second Chance Act Innovations in Supervision Initiative: Building Capacity to Create Safer Communities award receive information about the grant program, including steps for getting the program started, submission of the Planning and Implementation Guide, and Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) expectations. Technical assistance providers from the National Reentry Resource Center and representatives from BJA answer questions and discuss resources that are available to grantees.
During this webinar, recipients of the FY2019 Second Chance Act Community-Based Adult Reentry award receive information about the grant program, including steps for getting the program started, submission of the Planning and Implementation (P&I) Guide, and Bureau of Justice Assistance expectations.
During this webinar, recipients of the FY2019 Second Chance Act Innovative Reentry Initiatives award receive information about the grant program, including steps for getting the program started, submission of the Planning and Implementation (P&I) Guide, and Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) expectations. Technical assistance providers from the National Reentry Resource Center and representatives from BJA answer questions and discuss resources that are available to grantees.
During this webinar, representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the National Reentry Resource Center will describe the FY2019 Second Chance Act Innovations in Supervision Initiative (ISI) grant program and application process.
This webinar provides an overview of the San Joaquin County program and discuss the program’s processes in three key areas: (1) interagency collaboration and information sharing; (2) staff training; and (3) screening and assessment as part of their collaborative comprehensive case plan process.
This online resource provides a curated, consumer-friendly, accessible library of high-quality, evidence-based resources on opioid-related issues.
This brief examines the results of implementing a program—the Mental Health Training for Juvenile Justice curriculum—that provides juvenile probation, detention, and corrections staff with critical information to improve their knowledge and skills related to working with as well as supervising youth.
The fifth and final presentation to Vermont’s Justice Reinvestment II Working Group provides an overview of the project’s key findings and recommendations.
The fourth presentation to the Vermont Justice Reinvestment II Working Group focuses on analysis of DOC data, including prison and supervision population trends, as well as assessments of community supervision and behavioral health interventions.
This overview outlines a number of criminal justice challenges in Maine, including high opioid overdose death rates and a growing prison population, and provides a summary of the stages of the Justice Reinvestment process.
A report from the Dane County Behavioral Health Needs Assessment found approximately 46% of inmates within the county’s jail system were diagnosed with some form of mental health ailment. Given that nearly half of Dane County’s inmates may require varying degrees of mental health assistance, the county moved to address the issue.
Utah’s criminal justice system has become a revolving door for people suffering from mental health facilities, according to the state’s Supreme Court Chief Justice, Matthew B. Durrant.
“Every jail in our country, somewhere in the neighborhood of 30 to 40 percent of the people … are diagnosed mentally ill,” said National Sheriffs’ Association president Sheriff Daron Hall of Davidson County, Tennessee. Adding in the number of inmates addicted to drugs, the proportion shoots to at least 90 percent.
Risë Haneberg, deputy division director for county initiatives for the CSG Justice Center, explains that since its inception, the Stepping Up initiative has gotten nearly 500 counties in 43 states to “focus on early forms of diversion” to keep mentally ill people from getting trapped in the penal system.
There is an abundance of evidence on the negative consequences of incarceration, but what is less understood is how individuals can thrive and change for the better in prison.