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.
This online resource is intended to offer promising practices for law enforcement and allied professionals as well as promote collaborative partnerships among them, with the ultimate goal of appropriately serving individuals with mental illnesses.
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.
This report shares current and emerging practices for better serving youth charged as adults, insights from practitioners about what makes for successful programming for this population, and specific recommendations for policy and practice change.
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.
This report outlines the current research on effective delivery of interventions, offering a framework for criminal justice officials and policymakers to consider when determining programming dosage.
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.
This study evaluates the Pathways from Prison to Postsecondary Education program established in North Carolina state prisons in 2013 as part of a multi-state demonstration project supported by several foundations.
This model policy is a practical tool designed to specifically address operational practices that promote the safety, dignity, and well-being of TGNCI youth in confinement facilities.
This new report gives cities and counties a tool for fighting mass incarceration by providing a guide to preventing unnecessary jail expansion, laying out 33 questions that local decision-makers should ask when evaluating proposals for new or bigger jails.
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.
The resource is an online searchable directory that provides comprehensive and up-to-date information on topics that cover housing, education, employment, family support, mental health, and other topics related to reentry.
This bulletin presents statistics on girls in the juvenile justice system from three national data collections, covering their involvement from arrest through residential placement.
This collection of stories highlights participation in Face to Face by a number of governors and features the voices of those who stand to benefit from criminal justice policy that is developed with personal experiences in mind.
Summaries for Georgia, North Carolina, and South Dakota are now available, and additional summaries will be published through September 2020.
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.
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.
The fact sheet provides national estimates of delinquency cases handled by juvenile courts in 2016 and analyzes caseload trends since 2005.
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.
This publication highlights 15 reforms in 19 states implemented over the past two decades that have produced more effective, fiscally sound, and humane policies for people convicted of violent crimes.