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.
Justice Center Publications
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.
This presentation to Palm Beach County’s Executive Steering Committee highlights findings and recommendations from the first year of the site’s Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies Pilot Project.
This presentation to Milwaukee County’s Executive Steering Committee highlights findings and recommendations from the first year of the site’s Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies Pilot Project.
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).
This factsheet, produced by the CSG Justice Center’s National Reentry Resource Center in partnership with the National Employment Law Project, is designed to serve as an informational outline for policymakers and other stakeholders who want to learn more about obstacles that individuals with criminal records face when seeking employment due to state occupational licensing policies.
This report from the National Employment Law Project provides an overview of Ban the Box initiatives across the United States. To date, more than 100 cities and counties have adopted Ban the Box reforms, removing criminal history questions from job application forms and delaying background checks until later in the hiring process.
In addition to the stigma attached to a criminal record, these impacts can include the erosion of basic job skills, disruption of formal education, and the loss of social networks that can improve job-finding prospects.
This report from Stanford University focuses on the outcomes of the San Francisco Department of Human Resources’ (DHR) fair-chance hiring policies. The report evaluates how the DHR decides whether job seekers whose criminal backgrounds may conflict with the job they are applying for have been sufficiently rehabilitated and will achieve success.
This brief provides an overview of initiatives to connect the justice-involved population to Medicaid coverage and care in three states—Arizona, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.
This fact sheet from the National Employment Law Project answers frequently asked questions about the fair-chance policies, outlines the employment challenges facing those with criminals records, and the benefit of removing employment barriers for those individuals, but also for our society and the U.S. economy.
This publication, from the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses the sentencing theories, distinguishing those that rely on risk assessment from those that preclude it, and then illustrates the varying roles that risk assessment may play in the sentencing process.
This publication presents the results of the first empirical test of the effectiveness of certificates of relief/recovery.
A series of eight Jail Tip Sheets on critical topics facing jails were developed by the National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women to facilitate the implementation of gender-informed approaches with women in jail settings.
The guide also encourages alternatives to inquiring about criminal histories during college admissions and provides recommendations to support a holistic review of applicants.
Too often, crime survivors, especially repeat victims of crime, lack access to basic supports to address trauma and get help with recovery.