This report serves as a blueprint for counties to assess their existing efforts to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jail by considering specific questions and progress-tracking measures.
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This white paper is written for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers who share the goal of reducing recidivism by improving the application of risk and needs assessments, and presents a model for supporting the implementation of Risk-Need-Responsivity principles through a standardized five-level risk and needs assessment system.
These checklists can help law enforcement, behavior health, and local leaders determine whether their Police-Mental Health Collaboration (PMHC) programs align with promising practices for improving outcomes for law enforcement encounters with people with mental illnesses or who are in mental health crisis.
This overview highlights recent trends in Nevada that the Statewide Juvenile Justice Improvement Initiative Task Force and CSG Justice Center staff will be exploring in the coming months as part of the state’s initiative to improve outcomes for youth in the juvenile justice system.
Recent efforts among state and local leaders to reduce the number of youth who are incarcerated have yielded impressive results: the national juvenile incarceration rate has been cut in half over the past decade. Yet state policymakers, practitioners, and advocates alike recognize that reforming the juvenile justice system requires more than incarcerating fewer youth.
The first presentation to the Statewide Juvenile Justice Improvement Initiative Task Force in Nevada introduces the CSG Justice Center and the initiative process, and includes initial analyses on Nevada’s juvenile justice system.
In early 2015, Palm Beach County, FL, was selected by the CSG Justice Center and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance to pilot an innovative approach to reducing recidivism and increasing the employability of people returning to Palm Beach County from prison and jail. This summary presents the CSG Justice Center’s findings and recommendations from the first year of the the project.
In early 2015, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, was selected by the CSG Justice Center and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance to pilot an innovative approach to reducing recidivism and increasing the employability of people returning to Milwaukee County from prison. This summary presents findings and recommendations from the first year of the project.
This fact sheet is designed to educate policymakers on the impact of, and models for, issuing state identification for people leaving prisons and jails across the country. State-issued identification is often required to secure housing, apply for employment, and access social services—all factors that can play a critical role in reentry.
This guide lists the available research on the effectiveness and best practices of residential reentry centers (commonly known as halfway houses).
A recent pilot in Connecticut found that those who left jail with Medicaid coverage availed themselves of outpatient services, prescription medicines, and behavioral health care, often within one month of release.
This step-by-step guide supports foundations, their grantees, and vendors in implementing best-practice hiring policies that expand employment opportunity for formerly incarcerated people.
This issue brief focuses on the strategies that Linking to Employment Activities Pre-release grantees used during the early planning and implementation period to build common ground between jail and workforce staff in promoting successful reentry.
This issue brief discusses how Linking to Employment Activities Pre-release workforce development staff worked with jail administrators to gain access to jail space and their strategies for scheduling services inside the jail-based American Job Centers.
This issue brief explores the role of Internet access in pre-release employment services as well as the resources, staffing, and infrastructure needed to establish Internet access for a jail-based American Job Center.
Myth: It is not possible for incarcerated individuals to get out of default or avoid defaulting on their federal student loans.
Fact: If an incarcerated individual is not in default on their federal student loans they could be eligible for one of the income-driven repayment plans.
This guide provides a comprehensive overview of available information on victims’ rights and services.
This report from the Center for Law and Social Policy examines the role correctional education and training can play in improving the educational and employment trajectories of people returning to their communities from incarceration.
This report from the Department of Justice (DOJ) highlights the over 550 events that were held during the inaugural National Reentry Week and that were designed to improve reentry outcomes and raise awareness of the importance of successful reentry.
This report responds to a directive from President Obama that the Federal Interagency Reentry Council provide a review of the Council’s accomplishments and a roadmap for its future.