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.
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 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.
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.