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Justice Reinvestment in Wyoming: Policy Framework

Justice Reinvestment in Wyoming: Policy Framework

The final report outlines policy recommendations developed in collaboration with Wyoming’s Joint Judiciary Committee that were reflected in a package of legislation signed into law in February 2019.

Levers of Change in Parole Release and Revocation

Levers of Change in Parole Release and Revocation

This report describes 12 “levers of change” related to potential discretionary parole release reforms; the reforms are called “change levers” because, once a lever is pulled, it is designed to impact prison populations by altering parole grant rates and durations of time served.

Through Their Eyes

Through Their Eyes

This project is a dynamic collection of videos, photographs, audio files, and written essays to reflect upon and commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Middlesex Jail & House of Corrections’ People Achieving Change Together (P.A.C.T.) unit.

Officer Wellness and Retention: Promising Practices from Community Supervision Administrators

Officer Wellness and Retention: Promising Practices from Community Supervision Administrators

In 2018, the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) and the National Reentry Resource Center partnered to better understand challenges facing the community supervision workforce and identify ways to address them. APPA spoke with community supervision leaders from 15 states in interviews that focused on front-line staff recruitment, training, retention, and performance evaluation. This brief summarizes APPA’s findings and presents promising practices from the field.

Next Steps in Federal Corrections Reform

Next Steps in Federal Corrections Reform

This research brief reviews key measures in the First Step Act, describes the actions and oversight needed for faithful and vigorous implementation of the act, and highlights some of the law’s limitations.

Girls in the Juvenile Justice System

Girls in the Juvenile Justice System

This bulletin presents statistics on girls in the juvenile justice system from three national data collections, covering their involvement from arrest through residential placement.

JRI State Summaries

JRI State Summaries

Summaries for Georgia, North Carolina, and South Dakota are now available, and additional summaries will be published through September 2020.

Promoting Reentry Success through Increased Access to Social Security Benefits

Promoting Reentry Success through Increased Access to Social Security Benefits

This publication examines how jails across the United States are implementing the Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) model, which is designed to help people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and have a serious mental illness with access to Social Security Administration disability benefits.

Justice Denied: The Harmful and Lasting Effects of Pretrial Detention

Justice Denied: The Harmful and Lasting Effects of Pretrial Detention

This evidence brief presents information on the way that pretrial detention is currently used, summarizes research on its impacts, and highlights strategies that some jurisdictions have employed to reduce the use of monetary bail and increase pretrial release.

Managing the Seriously Mentally Ill in Corrections

Managing the Seriously Mentally Ill in Corrections

This report examines how a disproportionate number of individuals with serious mental illness become involved in the criminal justice system and identifies needs that represent a strong and diverse agenda that can serve as a foundation for transformational change.