Correctional Supervision: Prisons and Jails
Trevor VanPatten often thinks about how one small hitch in his daily routine could have changed the rest of his life. If he had caught just one more red light on his way home that summer evening in 2003, or if he fumbled to get his key in the front door, his father would’ve had time to pull the trigger and end his own life.
The Minnesota Department of Corrections was one of five organizations in the country to receive the 2017 Outstanding Criminal Justice Program Award from the National Criminal Justice Association for its High-Risk Revocation Reduction program.
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.
SCA Grantee Discovers New Way of Policing by Asking Women Involved with the Justice System ‘What If?’
“The phrase ‘law enforcement’ pigeonholes the enforcement, but policing is about being a public servant and actually has to do with way more than just putting handcuffs on people,” said Seattle Police Department Detective Kim Bogucki.
What Works in Reentry Clearinghouse Focus Area: Supervision and Sanctions
Broadly speaking, community supervision holds great promise both as an alternative to incarceration as well as a means of reintegrating people as they transition back to the community. As a result, significant attention has been paid to evaluating its effectiveness in the Supervision and Sanctions section of the clearinghouse.Read More
What Works in Reentry Clearinghouse Focus Area: Case Management and Comprehensive Programs
This section of the clearinghouse provides an overview and examination of key evaluative research of comprehensive and case management programs. These programs provide or link participants to a broad array of services including educational development, employment preparation and skills, mental health and substance abuse treatment, and housing assistance.Read More
Recidivism Reduction Checklists
The recidivism reduction checklists are a user-friendly, source of information on the many policies and practices that go into a comprehensive, effective reentry initiative. There are three checklists, each tailored to a specific audience: executive and legislative policymakers, state corrections administrators, and state reentry coordinators.Read More