New research from the Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center documents many facets of prisoner reentry in Illinois, including health, housing, and employment. The research highlights challenges faced by exiting prisoners and offers suggestions for policymakers and service providers looking to improve the success of pre- and post-release programs
This fact sheet, developed by The Council of State Governments Justice Center and the National Reentry Resource Center, provides an overview of the Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies project and discusses a recently released report on the three-year pilot project that tested the framework in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, and Palm Beach County, Florida.
This analysis shows that in addition to thwarting rehabilitation and failing to improve public safety, criminal-court fees and fines also fail at efficiently raising revenue.
This report explores the persistence of jail expansion by examining a convenience sample of 77 counties in 31 states that considered or pursued jail expansion between 2000 and 2019 and identifies three major arguments county officials make to support construction.
This publication provides an overview of pre-arrest diversion strategies and delves into five categories of law or regulation that most directly affect these strategies and often serve as the basis of fully-fledged crisis responses in their own right.
The IRES Pilot Project Process Evaluation Report details the findings of comprehensive analysis of two pilot sites–Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, and Palm Beach County, Florida–seeking to integrate the efforts of their corrections and workforce development systems.
This report identifies ten specific areas, or guiding principles, that will assist states and federal policymakers—including criminal justice professionals—in defining and understanding what comprises safe, effective, and legal recovery housing.
Drawing on first-of-its-kind survey data collected from all 50 states in partnership with the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators, this new brief from The Council of State Governments Justice Center and the National Reentry Resource Center establishes an unprecedented baseline for understanding how juvenile correctional agencies are preparing youth for employment.
This report offers a comprehensive review of the money that the criminal justice system takes from people accused or convicted of crimes that can add up to thousands of dollars over the course of a prison term.
This brief highlights key evaluation findings from the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice, a six-city effort to promote more equitable, just, and respectful policing practices and improve relationships and trust between law enforcement and community members.
This publication summarizes research on the effectiveness of educational programs in helping to reduce recidivism, key lessons learned in providing college programs to incarcerated adults, and remaining issues that need to be addressed.
This publication, sponsored by the Executive Session of the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution at John Jay College, argues that prosecutors must advocate for holding individuals accountable while also aiming to prepare those who come through the criminal justice system for reentry.
The report examines how repeat arrests should be addressed through expanding access to social services; reducing the number of arrests; and creating pre-arrest diversion programs to address the misuse of jails.
The publication from Bellwether Education Partners examines the results of U.S. Department of Education Civil Rights Data Collection related to juvenile justice schools, which serve approximately 50,000 adjudicated youth placed in secure facilities across the country.
This report presents early interim findings about the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services’ Office of Diversion and Reentry’s supportive housing program, which provides housing coupled with case management.
The report includes interviews with state leaders from over 60 organizations and offers over a dozen realistic policy proposals aimed at helping state and local government officials in Illinois smooth reentry and reduce recidivism.
This report offers a comprehensive guide to inform correctional administrators in their efforts to reduce barriers to contact and communication between parents who are incarcerated and their children.
This report provides an overview of relevant data related to how collateral consequences impact people with criminal records and outlines key recommendations for Congress.
This policy brief highlights five emerging cross-systems strategies local law enforcement and homelessness response leaders can use to respond to people who experience unsheltered homelessness and have frequent contact with law enforcement.
This report, updated in 2019, provides information on a wide range of evidence-based practices for screening and assessment of adults in the criminal justice system with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders.