Cross-disciplinary teams from these jurisdictions will complete a weeklong intensive training onsite in Washington, DC. Alongside experts from CJJR, the CSG Justice Center, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, these teams—comprising chief probation officers, field probation officers, judges, prosecutors, and other officials—will collaboratively develop a capstone project and strategic action plan that details the specific changes they plan to enact upon completion of the training that will improve their system and the opportunities for youth within it.
The National Reentry Resource Center provides education, training, and technical assistance to states, tribes, territories, local governments, service providers, non-profit organizations, and corrections institutions working on prisoner reentry. To learn more, click here.
“We have just finished the first module of the course and can see the commitment and determination mounting as the women in our class advance through each session,” said Deborah Simmons, founder of The Reentry Initiative, which is delivering CBI-CA to participants in the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility in Colorado.
Harris and Maricopa County serve as examples of the many people and communities that are using ISI grant funds to promote positive behavior change, accountability, and more.
New data released today by The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, with support from Arnold Ventures, reveals the startling extent to which probation and parole violations contribute to states’ high prison admissions and populations, as well as the subsequent cost to taxpayers.
The endeavors are part of the Improving Outcomes for Youth (IOYouth) initiative, an effort by the National Reentry Resource Center to answer the call of state and local jurisdictions struggling to ensure that resources are being efficiently used to help young people who interact with the juvenile justice system succeed.
The Annual Meeting will provide relevant, timely, and thought-provoking educational sessions, and offer attendees the opportunity to learn, grow, and network.
This webinar will help attendees learn how to develop their own team, from the ground up, covering topics such as the building blocks of police homeless outreach and leveraging community partnerships to end homelessness.
The conference will offer hundreds of workshops, meetings, and events where attendees can educate themselves and have the opportunity to network.
During this webinar, representatives from the National Reentry Resource Center explain the training and technical assistance opportunities and resources available to grantees. Staff from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance provide an overview of the post-award grant management and reporting requirements.
In this webinar staff, from the CSG Justice Center and representatives from the U.S. Department of Education discuss opportunities for states and jurisdictions to improve employment outcomes for this population, and best practice examples from other jurisdictions around the country.
In 2016, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention began awarding grants to states seeking to revamp their juvenile diversion policies and practices, with the goal of reducing formal system contact, improving youth outcomes, and reducing racial and ethnic disparities. In this webinar, presenters share lessons learned from this and other juvenile diversion improvement initiatives.
This webinar highlights two jurisdictions—the State of Oklahoma and Douglas County, Nebraska—and explains how they used Collaborative Comprehensive Case Plans to enhance their case planning processes and promote recovery, successful diversion from the criminal justice system to treatment, or reentry to the community among their participants.
During this webinar, participants learn about the integration of social learning and/or cognitive behavioral approaches, as well as other-risk reduction strategies, in employment program models. These lessons are especially useful for corrections and workforce development administrators and practitioners as well as community-based reentry service providers who are interested in improving employment outcomes for people assessed as being at a moderate to high risk of reoffending.
Health care is one of the fastest-growing employment sectors in the country, with the demand for qualified workers greatly exceeding supply in many areas. But people who have criminal records are often unable to enter or advance within this relatively high-paying sector due to a complex web of legal barriers that make jobs and licenses difficult or impossible to obtain. This webinar separates the myths from the facts about these barriers in order to develop a better understanding of the true scope and impact of employment-related collateral consequences in the health care sector.
This webinar focusses on the programming developed specifically for veterans in two jurisdictions—the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office in Massachusetts and the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department in California—and explains how these jurisdictions developed partnerships with their Veterans Affairs resources and other entities in their criminal justice systems.
This report finds that although there is a gap between adults who are incarcerated and the general public in both literacy and numeracy skills, completion of a postsecondary credential and participation in job training ameliorates the gap.
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 report proposes building a new future-proof Workforce Equity Trust Fund that will enshrine fundamental workforce protections into law.
This new website clarifies the work the American Probation and Parole Association is doing in Native American country, the resources they provide, and technical assistance offerings.
This guide was developed in collaboration with experts and practitioners from across the country and provides best and promising practices grounded in academic research and practical experience suitable for agencies of all sizes.
It took five years of effort in federal court, but my organization, The Fortune Society just won a precedent-setting settlement of a landmark civil rights case that shows how advocacy groups can bring lawsuits against private landlords who impose blanket bans on renting apartments to people with criminal records.
About 18 month ago, the state launched its participation in the federal Justice Reinvestment Initiative. This was an ambitious two-year effort with the goal of controlling state spending on corrections and reinvesting the money saved into alternative programs.
Jessica Hinojosa thinks she could prove that she’d be a trustworthy tenant if a landlord would consider how she’s changed since prison. But her rental applications never get that far.
There are more than 30 participants in Community Action of Greater Indianapolis’ We CANN program, which works with young men from some of Indianapolis’ highest-crime areas.
Nature spoke to three US researchers who went from prison to PhD programs to senior posts in academia, and who now aim to help others to find their academic footing.
The reentry simulation was intended to show participants stumbling blocks for reentrants and to spark conversation about ways to fix some of those, said Sara Gray, executive assistant to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Alaska.
For too many women who survive abuse and violence, particularly women of color and women living in poverty, the support and the care needed to cope with and heal from pain and trauma is simply not available in prisons or jails.
A new reentry program called Project Blue is a first-of-its-kind partnership to help formerly incarcerated individuals in Erie County transition back into society.
A legislatively mandated commission on Tuesday recommended that New Jersey take 100 steps to improve re-entry services for those released from prison, from improving health care and addiction treatment to creating more opportunities for training and employment.
The Link in Minneapolis, MN, and both Larkin Street Youth Services and Collaborative Courts for Superior Courts in San Francisco, CA, shared how they are leveraging partnerships between the homelessness services and justice systems to disrupt and end the cycle of homelessness among youth and young adults.