This report summarizes key findings from an unprecedented research study conducted by The Council of State Governments Justice Center on the impact of juvenile justice system involvement—particularly probation—on school attendance in South Carolina and challenges jurisdictions across the country to reconsider whether system involvement is the most appropriate and effective way to promote youth’s school success.
Two supplementary infographics—Rethinking Juvenile Justice + Schools—offer quick takes on truancy and probation, along with concrete policy recommendations for communities.
This webinar presents findings from an unprecedented study conducted by the CSG Justice Center on the impact of…
As local leaders seek funding for programs and initiatives that reduce criminal justice system involvement among people with…Read More
A new checklist helps jails and prisons prepare people for reentry, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.Read More
House Democrats passed a $3 trillion relief package on Friday that features a number of items related to criminal justice, including more than $1 billion in additional spending to address coronavirus outbreaks in prisons and sweeping changes for how incarcerated people are managed during the pandemic.Read More
As local leaders seek funding for programs and initiatives that reduce criminal justice system involvement among people with behavioral health needs, one resource they can tap into is the State Administering Agency (SAA).Read More
Financing the Future of Local Initiatives, a new set of tools from The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, was developed as part of the MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge and walks counties through the planning process for sustainability and scaling. We recently piloted the tools in Lake County, Illinois.Read More
The CSG Justice Center is committed to using our energy and influence to oppose racism and racial bias and support our nation’s justice systems to live up to their highest ideals.Read More
The Council of State Governments Justice Center applauds the bipartisan introduction of a new bill on Thursday that would fix a U.S. Small Business Administration rule restricting or disqualifying some people with criminal records from accessing emergency funding designed to assist small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.Read More