RESET, which is funded by a FY2014 Second Chance Act (SCA) grant, is a six-month program designed specifically for women and implemented through a partnership between LINC and the Coastal Horizons Center, a nonprofit behavioral health agency. A typical participant in RESET has a co-occurring substance use and mental disorder and a moderate- to high-risk of committing another crime.
The National Reentry Resource Center provides education, training, and technical assistance to states, tribes, territories, local governments, service providers, non-profit organizations, and corrections institutions working on prisoner reentry. To learn more, click here.
The Maricopa County Education Service Agency (MCESA), a FY2013 Second Chance Act Juvenile Demonstration grantee, was recently awarded the 2015 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo) for their collaborative, community-based program for youth transitioning out of incarceration or detention.
Twenty-eight percent of the people released from prison in the State of Iowa in 2010 were back behind bars by 2013, according to the Iowa Department of Corrections’ (IDOC) Iowa Recidivism Report. But, with a grant awarded from the U.S. Department of Justice, the IDOC is leading efforts to drop the state’s recidivism rate by eight percentage points in five years.
For Stephanie Mason—human resources manager at Dunn Building Company in Birmingham, Alabama—what appears on a potential employee’s job application is not necessarily the most important factor to consider when hiring.
Michael Thompson, director of the CSG Justice Center, examines the results of a recent evaluation of a federal reentry program and asks: What happens when a program or policy championed by data loyalists doesn’t yield the positive results they’d hoped for?
This webinar will examine secondary trauma and compassion fatigue as experienced by corrections professionals. It will bring 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.
The selected applicant will provide technical assistance to build or expand a regional network that will create partnerships to address Alaska Native youth’s cultural needs and support their successful functioning at home, in school, and in the community.
This webinar will identify key service-related issues for male and female veterans involved with the justice system.
This webinar discusses how individuals access treatment as they reenter their communities from prisons and jails, as well as the process measures that can assist in reentry.
This webinar focuses on how juvenile and criminal justice policymakers and agency leaders can work to reduce recidivism and improve other outcomes for young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 who are involved in these systems. Presenters discuss young adults’ distinct needs, as well as the limited research available on what works to address these needs, and recommend potential steps that policymakers, juvenile and adult criminal justice agency leaders, researchers, and the field can take to improve outcomes for this group of young people.
This webinar highlights three checklists focused on reducing juvenile recidivism, which are now available on the CSG Justice Center website. These checklists can help state and local officials assess whether their juvenile justice system’s policies and practices are aligned with the research on “what works” to reduce recidivism, and to identify opportunities for improvement.
Nearly half of children in the United States —between 33 to 36.5 million— now have at least one parent with a criminal record, according to this study from the Center for American Progress.
This web resource from REDF features 8 different social enterprises in Chicago, Detroit, and Denver that have at least two things in common: they craft high quality products and employ individuals who are considered hard-to-employ, including individuals with criminal records.
This is an updated public housing arrests guide from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Written for Public Housing Agencies (PHAs), it outlines that arrest records may not be the basis for denying admission, terminating assistance or evicting tenants; and reiterates that HUD does not require PHAs and owners to adopt “One Strike” policies.
“The city will continue to lead the way by expanding existing programs and furthering our reach,” said Birmingham (AL) Mayor William Bell. “There is no such thing as a disposable person. We must take the time and make the effort to offer second chances to the thousands of people impacted by these statistics.”
After two decades of “tough on crime” policies, many states are taking a hard look at the way people are charged, how much time they serve, and what happens when they are released from prison.
“Nothing combats employment discrimination against returning citizens more than actually giving them a job and a chance to prove themselves on the job,” said Terrell Bagby, the head of reentry services for Philadelphia.
“She’s proof that jail programs can be instrumental and effective in changing lives for the good. It’s not just about locking people up and throwing away the key,” said Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau.
The legislation approved on a 70-to-1 vote would allow a judge to seal all records of a crime committed by someone who pleaded guilty or no-contest in exchange for a five-year deferred sentence.