The final report of the CSG Justice Center outlines a comprehensive series of policy recommendations developed in collaboration with the Montana Commission on Sentencing.
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This white paper is written for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers who share the goal of reducing recidivism by improving the application of risk and needs assessments, and presents a model for supporting the implementation of Risk-Need-Responsivity principles through a standardized five-level risk and needs assessment system.
The sixth working group presentation details additional analyses on race, including existing data considerations and limitations and key areas of interest that were identified during the justice reinvestment project.
The report and recommendations issued by the Arkansas Legislative Criminal Justice Oversight Task Force present a series of policy recommendations to address the challenges in Arkansas’s criminal justice system.
The fifth presentation to the Pennsylvania Justice Reinvestment Initiative Working Group summarizes criminal justice challenges, highlights key goals, and details policy proposals.
The fifth working group presentation is an analysis of probation and parole supervision that focuses on supervision’s alignment with risk, need, responsivity best practices, including how risk of recidivism is managed, how probationer and parolee needs are assessed and addressed, and what sanctions and incentives exist to respond to behavior of probationers and parolees.
This presentation to Georgia’s Probation Subcommittee and Sentencing Subcommittee focuses on policy goals that have been updated based on feedback from subcommittee members, as well as projected impacts, suggested reinvestments, and an introduction of technical assistance during implementation that the state may apply for.
The fourth working group presentation provides an overview of the research regarding what works to reduce recidivism, as well as an analysis of Houses of Correction and Department of Correction programming, releases to the community, and reentry data.
This presentation to Georgia’s Probation Subcommittee and Sentencing Subcommittee focuses on draft policy goals regarding probation sentencing, supervision lengths, and other areas that address challenges within Georgia’s adult criminal justice system.
The Justice Reinvestment Policy Framework presented to the Incarceration Issues Committee offers four pragmatic policy options that are projected to reduce the forecasted prison population in 2022 by 13 percent, avoiding $36.3 million in contract prison bed costs.
A recent pilot in Connecticut found that those who left jail with Medicaid coverage availed themselves of outpatient services, prescription medicines, and behavioral health care, often within one month of release.
This issue brief focuses on the strategies that Linking to Employment Activities Pre-release grantees used during the early planning and implementation period to build common ground between jail and workforce staff in promoting successful reentry.
This issue brief discusses how Linking to Employment Activities Pre-release workforce development staff worked with jail administrators to gain access to jail space and their strategies for scheduling services inside the jail-based American Job Centers.
This issue brief explores the role of Internet access in pre-release employment services as well as the resources, staffing, and infrastructure needed to establish Internet access for a jail-based American Job Center.
This paper from the National Institute of Justice, the third in a series of papers from the Harvard Executive Session on Community Corrections, discusses the need for a new model of community corrections that can improve public safety while recognizing that people on probation and parole are members of the communities in which they live and are supervised.
Myth: It is not possible for incarcerated individuals to get out of default or avoid defaulting on their federal student loans.
Fact: If an incarcerated individual is not in default on their federal student loans they could be eligible for one of the income-driven repayment plans.
This first annual report of the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable documents interagency collaborations that support and protect people who are frequently overlooked and often underserved.
This report features findings from a study that examined the skills of incarcerated adults in relationship to their work experiences and to their education and training in prison.
This volume of research aims to provide a roadmap to assist corrections practitioners in making changes to their use of restrictive housing.
This report describes jails, confinement facilities, detention centers, and other correctional facilities operated by tribal authorities or the Bureau of Indian Affairs.