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Editorial: Jailed Mentally Ill Need Proper Approach to Break Their Cycle

The Lycoming and Clinton Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities Department has two mental health professionals who provide mental health first aid training to community members as well as a type of suicide prevention training called QPR, or Question Persuade Refer.

The Double Jeopardy of Juvenile Detention

In order to provide an equal opportunity for formerly incarcerated youth to succeed, schools and the juvenile justice system should work together to ease a student’s transition back into school; specifically, a student’s home school should not be permitted to deny them the opportunity to reenroll.

Trump Launches Council for Prison Reform and Crime Prevention

President Trump recently launched, by executive order, the Federal Interagency Council on Crime Prevention and Improving Reentry. The president enacted the council with the aim of reducing crime while looking for ways to “provide those who have engaged in criminal activity with greater opportunities to lead productive lives.”

How New York City Reduced Crime and Incarceration

New York City is blessed with an array of community crime prevention programs, including dozens of youth development agencies and organizations implementing the Cure Violence model, originally developed in Chicago.

The Next Test for Bail Reform: Prosecutors

A growing number of cities and states have taken significant steps to alter their cash bail systems. But Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner and, a month earlier, the Manhattan district attorney, appear to be the first DAs in major cities to attempt reform through the prosecutor’s office.