This publication summarizes research on the effectiveness of educational programs in helping to reduce recidivism, key lessons learned in providing college programs to incarcerated adults, and remaining issues that need to be addressed.
This report examines how state legislatures across the country are passing laws to “raise the floor” by raising the minimum age at which a child could be prosecuted as an adult.
This brief applies key elements of Olmstead v. L.C. law to the challenge of reducing the vastly disproportionate number of people with mental illnesses in the U.S. criminal justice system.
This publication, sponsored by the Executive Session of the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution at John Jay College, argues that prosecutors must advocate for holding individuals accountable while also aiming to prepare those who come through the criminal justice system for reentry.
The report examines how repeat arrests should be addressed through expanding access to social services; reducing the number of arrests; and creating pre-arrest diversion programs to address the misuse of jails.
The publication from Bellwether Education Partners examines the results of U.S. Department of Education Civil Rights Data Collection related to juvenile justice schools, which serve approximately 50,000 adjudicated youth placed in secure facilities across the country.
This manual provides a starting place for jurisdictions looking to use data to better understand and improve the outcomes of people with mental illnesses and/or substance addictions who come into contact with the criminal justice system.
This report provides an analysis of the factors that have contributed to the housing crisis, provides case studies of cities implementing innovative solutions, and offers recommendations for both local and federal leaders.
This online course provides a ten-step action plan to help a probation department visualize transformation of its practices from beginning to end and to align it with the four practices of recidivism reduction.
This report presents early interim findings about the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services’ Office of Diversion and Reentry’s supportive housing program, which provides housing coupled with case management.
The report includes interviews with state leaders from over 60 organizations and offers over a dozen realistic policy proposals aimed at helping state and local government officials in Illinois smooth reentry and reduce recidivism.
This brief that highlights policies states have enacted through the Justice Reinvestment Initiative that have reduced revocations to prison for technical violations of probation and parole conditions.
This report offers a comprehensive guide to inform correctional administrators in their efforts to reduce barriers to contact and communication between parents who are incarcerated and their children.
This report provides an overview of relevant data related to how collateral consequences impact people with criminal records and outlines key recommendations for Congress.
This report examines how New Orleans has changed its bail practices and outlines how the city can align its court practices with this new system of funding to end money injustice and replace it with a fairer and safer system moving forward.
When provided as part of the rehabilitation and reentry process for people incarcerated in correctional facilities, MAT addresses substance use as a criminogenic risk factor and may contribute to long-term recovery and reduced recidivism.
This policy brief highlights five emerging cross-systems strategies local law enforcement and homelessness response leaders can use to respond to people who experience unsheltered homelessness and have frequent contact with law enforcement.
This brief outlines key components of Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT), including who it serves, who provides it, and how FACT team members work with criminal justice professionals.
This report describes 12 “levers of change” related to potential discretionary parole release reforms; the reforms are called “change levers” because, once a lever is pulled, it is designed to impact prison populations by altering parole grant rates and durations of time served.
This publication examines how programs for veterans are improving public safety, creating opportunities for veterans struggling to re-acclimate to civilian life, and addressing mental illnesses among veterans.