In this webinar, presenters provide an overview of the CoSA model and describe what implementation looks like across the country; review Vermont’s CoSA model, which has seen effective results in community reintegration and recidivism reduction; and, discuss how evidence-based programming can help improve outcomes and better integrate people with sexual offense convictions into broader reentry strategies
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In this webinar, officials from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and the National Reentry Resource Center explain the grant program and application process.
In this webinar representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance explain the grant program and application process for the 2016 Second Chance Act Smart Supervision solicitation.
This webinar examines secondary trauma and compassion fatigue as experienced by corrections professionals. It brings together the latest research on the physiological impact of trauma exposure with simple, realistic techniques that can mitigate the negative effects, improve personal well being, and enhance professional longevity.
This webinar shares emerging research regarding the importance of establishing policies around the use of social media by community corrections administrators, managers and supervisors including the administration of social media content; setting expectations for appropriate employee personal use; and investigation and supervision standards.
This podcast episode from DC Public Safety Radio examines the Employer-Driven Employment Model, a new framework developed by the National Institute of Corrections that aims to help improve employment outcomes for job seekers who have criminal records.
During webinar, officials from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance explained the grant program application process.
This webinar provides an overview of violence among females involved with the criminal justice system, trauma-informed and gender responsive services, and a social-ecological model of violence.
This webinar discussed the Women’s Risk Needs Assessment (WRNA), and provided participants the opportunity to discuss the benefits and challenges of WRNA, best practices for implementing gender-responsive assessments with or without other assessment tools, and resources and recommendations to help address challenges to using WRNA.
This webinar explains and clarifies the issues related to allowable uses of federal Medicaid funds for incarcerated individuals, and provides an example of how corrections departments can leverage cost savings as a result.
This webinar addresses gender-responsive approaches to discipline and sanctions in women’s correctional settings, guided by research and innovative resources.
This webinar discusses the unique characteristics of youth with disabilities who are involved with the justice system and the implications of those characteristics when providing services within a secure care setting.
This webinar discusses areas of the reentry field that involve partnerships between NGOs and corrections agencies, specific examples of successful partnerships, the implications of policies and practices on these partnerships, and ways to form partnerships that will better serve individuals while they are incarcerated or under community supervision.
This video is a webcast of the April 2014 conference, “Health Reform and Criminal Justice: Advancing New Opportunities,” cohosted by the Community Oriented Correctional Health Services (COCHS) and the journal Health Affairs.
The National Reentry Resource Center hosted this webinar for organizations responding to the Smart Supervision solicitation.
This webinar looks at the impact of isolation practices on youth and their families, and identifies appropriate alternatives being implemented in several jurisdictions
During this webinar, FY 2013 SRR Planning Grantees were provided information on how to successfully complete the planning process, including submission of the Planning and Implementation (P&I) Guide, and were positioned to competitively apply for implementation funding.
The practice of neighborhood-based supervision allows parole officers to interact closely with parolees within their social environment, as well as with community organizations and residents, providing them with insight into the parolees’ susceptibility to negative influences in the neighborhood.
This webinar reviews the framework of the Trauma-Informed Effective Reinforcement System (TIER) for Girls, a female responsive, research-based model that offers an effective alternative to compliance-focused behavior management systems for short-term detention and residential programs.
Community corrections researchers and practitioners face many barriers when trying to implement evidence-based programs and practices in the field.
People involved with the criminal justice system experience high rates of communicable and chronic disease, as well as mental health and substance use disorders.
This webinar assists users in navigating the complexity of reentry research available on the What Works in Reentry Clearinghouse.
This webinar focussed on the use of incentives and sanctions with individuals under community supervision, particularly those returning to their communities from prison.
This webinar will provide a general overview of work release centers, day reporting centers, and halfway houses. The presenter will discuss the specific target groups for which these sanctions are designed and how various jurisdictions identify and assign offenders to […]
Case plans provide a structured approach that helps supervising officers and probationers/parolees negotiate daily activities and achieve central reentry objectives. Effective case plans are dynamic instruments that organize a parolee or probationer’s behavioral expectations and are adapted according to his […]
Three checklists will be introduced during the webinar, each tailored to distinct audiences: Executive and Legislative Policymakers State Corrections Administrators State Reentry Coordinators During this invitation-only event, a distinguished panel of state corrections directors, policy staff, and state reentry coordinators […]
On January 24, 2013, the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) released Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) grant applications. On February 19, 2013, the Council of State Governments Justice Center (CSG Justice Center) hosted a webinar […]
In October 2012 the CSG Justice Center hosted a webinar that provided an overview of the report, Adults with Behavioral Health Needs under Correctional Supervision: A Shared Framework for Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Recovery. In response to substantial interest from members of the audience […]
Hosted by the Council of State Governments Justice Center On October 2, 2012, the CSG Justice Center hosted a webinar that provided an overview of the report, “Adults with Behavioral Health Needs under Correctional Supervision: A Shared Framework for Reducing Recidivism […]
This webinar, held October 2, 2012 provided an overview of the report, “Adults with Behavioral Health Needs under Correctional Supervision: A Shared Framework for Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Recovery.” This report provides a practical framework to assist corrections, mental health, […]
The webinar, held on November 10, 2011 draws in part from the lessons of the recent Council of State Governments Justice Center publication, A Ten-Step Guide to Transforming Probation Departments to Reduce Recidivism. The guide, which was co-authored by Dr. […]
In this webinar, held on November 22, 2011, San Francisco Probation Chief Wendy Still and New York City Probation Commissioner Vincent Schiraldi engaged in a facilitated conversation on the role of family members in the community supervision process. These two […]
The second part of this two-part webinar series, held December 13, 2011, highlighted what works in the parole supervision process. Presenters focused specifically on reentry from prison to the community. They explained how paroling authorities can incorporate the use of […]
On January 18, 2012, the Council of State Governments Justice Center held a webinar for potential applicants to learn more about the NIATx model and the Bringing NIATX to Corrections project. To download a PDF of the PowerPoint slides used […]
This webinar, held on July 24, 2012, provides a guided tour of the What Works in Reentry Clearinghouse, a new tool developed by the Council of State Governments Justice Center and the Urban Institute. Presenters briefly discuss the history of […]
This webinar, held July 12, 2012, discussed the current research and best practices related to the successful management and treatment of women in the criminal justice system. Rachelle Ramirez, Center for Effective Public Policy, and Dr. Krista S. Gehring, University […]
This webinar, held on July 11, 2012, focussed on developing optimal individual reentry plans. Kathleen Gnall, criminal justice consultant, discussed organizational considerations that can greatly influence how offender risk and needs are measured and addressed, and system considerations including the […]
On April 26, 2012, the Bureau of Justice Assistance for applicants responding to the “Smart Probation: Reducing Prison Populations, Saving Money, and Creating Safer Communities” grant solicitation. The “Smart Probation” program assists state, local, and tribal agencies in developing and […]
This National Reentry Resource Center webinar, held on February 29, 2012, helped policymakers and practitioners better understand how to design and implement “behind-the-wall” treatment programs that research has proven effective. The webinar featured a presentation by Kathleen Gnall, an independent […]
On June 2, 2011, the National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) hosted a free webinar on incorporating screening and assessment into addiction and co-occurring mental health treatment. The webinar covered three key questions that can help agencies develop successful programs that […]
The webinar, held on October 29th, described an innovative program to ensure that eligible individuals have access to Medicaid on their release date or soon after, including evaluation data documenting the program’s effects. Bob Mann, from the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, detailed components of the program, which involved extensive collaboration among the state’s corrections, mental health, and Medicaid agencies. Dr. Henry Ireys, of Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., presented results of an evaluation of the impact of the program on Medicaid enrollment, service use, and other outcomes. Seth Prins, from the Council of State Governments Justice Center, highlighted the Justice Center’s federal benefits tools. Finally, there was a question and answer session with the presenters.
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The prevalence of substance abuse and mental health disorders in all corrections populations is disproportionately high. Individuals with either of these disorders, or both, tend to stay longer in correctional facilities and do worse under community supervision. Their disorders can […]
Although women and girls in the criminal justice system account for a small percentage of the overall incarcerated population, that number is growing at an alarming rate. Presenters provide and overview of emerging research regarding what works for women and […]
The relationship between community supervision officers and service providers is vital to individuals’ successful reentry. Correctional and service agencies’ support—through coordinated policies, protocols, and systems—can facilitate understanding of one another’s roles, data and information sharing, and enhanced communications. Effective collaboration […]
At times, the differences in culture and outlook among corrections professionals and community members or government and non-government personnel can seem staggering. Yet building truly effective partnerships that can bridge this divide is essential to achieving long-term improvements for people […]
Corrections officials and policymakers are increasingly recognizing the need to define and consistently track recidivism rates and to gauge progress on reducing those numbers using realistic goals. State corrections directors, criminal justice researchers and practitioners, and Second Chance Act grantees […]
The risk principle states that higher-risk offenders should receive more intensive services and supervision than lower-risk offenders. In fact, research suggests providing low-risk offenders with intensive interventions or mixing them in groups with high-risk offenders can actually increase their level […]
The speaker, Richard Stroker, offers guidance on incorporating services, supports, and supervision into effective, individualized reentry plans.
Using data is important to develop reentry and reinvestment strategies that will have the greatest impact on prison and jail populations despite limited resources. The speaker discusses the connection between data and sustainability, particularly in times of significant budget constraints.
A topic discussion where participants share their experiences with strategic planning and learn from other similarly situated grantees who have experience with strategic planning.