Reentry Webinars and Video

Justice Center Webinar Archive

Responding to the FY16 Second Chance Act Smart Reentry Solicitation

Responding to the FY16 Second Chance Act Smart Reentry Solicitation

In this webinar, officials from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the National Reentry Resource Center explain the Second Chance Act (SCA) Smart Reentry Solicitation and how state and local government agencies and federally recognized Indian tribal governments can apply for funding.

Reentry Housing Options for Sex Offenders

Reentry Housing Options for Sex Offenders

In this webinar, presenters review the latest findings on the relationship between improved housing stability and reduced recidivism for registered sex offenders; share stories from two communities that have found effective solutions to housing registered sex offenders; and discuss the numerous barriers to developing housing options for registered sex offenders and strategies for overcoming them.

Sharing Information between Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Systems

Sharing Information between Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Systems

This webinar was presented to Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program and Second Chance Act Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Disorders grantees discussed strategies for developing information sharing collaborations between criminal justice and behavioral health systems.

Surviving the Trenches: The Impact of Trauma Exposure on Corrections Professionals

Surviving the Trenches: The Impact of Trauma Exposure on Corrections Professionals

This webinar examines secondary trauma and compassion fatigue as experienced by corrections professionals. It brings together the latest research on the physiological impact of trauma exposure with simple, realistic techniques that can mitigate the negative effects, improve personal well being, and enhance professional longevity.

Improving Outcomes for Young Adults in the Justice System

Improving Outcomes for Young Adults in the Justice System

This webinar focuses on how juvenile and criminal justice policymakers and agency leaders can work to reduce recidivism and improve other outcomes for young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 who are involved in these systems. Presenters discuss young adults’ distinct needs, as well as the limited research available on what works to address these needs, and recommend potential steps that policymakers, juvenile and adult criminal justice agency leaders, researchers, and the field can take to improve outcomes for this group of young people.

Using New Checklists to Assess Juvenile Justice Systems

Using New Checklists to Assess Juvenile Justice Systems

This webinar highlights three checklists focused on reducing juvenile recidivism, which are now available on the CSG Justice Center website. These checklists can help state and local officials assess whether their juvenile justice system’s policies and practices are aligned with the research on “what works” to reduce recidivism, and to identify opportunities for improvement.

2015 Second Chance Act Orientation for Young Father Mentoring Grantees

During this webinar, FY2015 Strengthening Relationships Between Young Fathers and their Children grantees receive information about the grant program, including steps for getting the program started, submission of the Planning and Implementation Guide, and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention expectations.

2015 Orientation for Second Chance Act Adult Demonstration Grantees

During this webinar BJA staff provide an overview of the Second Chance Act, requirements of the adult demonstration program grant, and grant management, and NRRC staff provide an overview of training, technical assistance, research, tools, and the Planning & Implementation (P&I) Guide.

2015 Second Chance Act Orientation for Adult Reentry Program Mentoring Grantees

During this webinar, FY2015 Comprehensive Adult Mentoring Grantees are provided with information about the grant program, including steps for getting the program started, submission of the Planning and Implementation Guide, and U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance expectations.

2015 Second Chance Act Orientation for Juvenile Reentry Grantees

During this webinar, FY2015 Second Chance Act grantees that are developing and implementing juvenile reentry initiatives hear from U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention staff about the Second Chance Act, including grant requirements and management.

Social Media in Community Supervision: Promising Practices for Policy and Implementation

Social Media in Community Supervision: Promising Practices for Policy and Implementation

This webinar shares emerging research regarding the importance of establishing policies around the use of social media by community corrections administrators, managers and supervisors including the administration of social media content; setting expectations for appropriate employee personal use; and investigation and supervision standards.

Responding to the Second Chance Act Technology-Based Career Training Program

Responding to the Second Chance Act Technology-Based Career Training Program

In this webinar, officials from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance explain the grant program and application process. These grants will provide up to $750,000 to states, units of local government, territories, and federally recognized Indian tribes for a 36-month project period. The goal of this program is to increase the post-release employability of individuals through technology-based career training.

Risk Need Responsivity 101: A Primer for SCA and JMHCP Grant Recipients

Risk Need Responsivity 101: A Primer for SCA and JMHCP Grant Recipients

This webinar provides foundational knowledge on RNR as well as guidance on understanding and implementing risk assessment tools as a way to direct resources and support recidivism-reduction strategies for criminal justice and social service agencies, practitioners, and policymakers.

Ask the Experts—Assessment, Treatment, and Supervision Strategies for Professionals Working with Individuals with Sex Offense Convictions

Ask the Experts—Assessment, Treatment, and Supervision Strategies for Professionals Working with Individuals with Sex Offense Convictions

In this webinar the panelists summarize empirical research on assessment, treatment, and supervision of individuals convicted of sex offenses; describe how the research relates to practice and policy; present some examples of evidence-based treatment and supervision models; and give recommendations of effective strategies for practitioners working in the field.

Pay for Success: New Capital for Evidence-Based Programming

Pay for Success: New Capital for Evidence-Based Programming

As publicly funded programs and services across the country encounter budgetary constraints, many are looking toward social impact bonds (SIBs) and other “pay for success” financing strategies as possible tools for funding. This webinar will provide an overview of the pay for success funding model—what it is, how it works, its challenges, and examples of current SIB projects across the country within the criminal justice field.

Webinar: “Expungement: Policy and Practice in the South”

Webinar: “Expungement: Policy and Practice in the South”

This webinar provides an overview of policy trends regarding the expungement/sealing of criminal record information in the South, using case studies of southern states including South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, ¬¬and Maryland.

Problem-Solving Clinic on Women’s Risk Needs Assessment

Problem-Solving Clinic on Women’s Risk Needs Assessment

This webinar discussed the Women’s Risk Needs Assessment (WRNA), and provided participants the opportunity to discuss the benefits and challenges of WRNA, best practices for implementing gender-responsive assessments with or without other assessment tools, and resources and recommendations to help address challenges to using WRNA.

Reentry and Employment White Paper, Pilot Site Opportunity

Reentry and Employment White Paper, Pilot Site Opportunity

This webinar provides policymakers and practitioners in the criminal justice, corrections, and workforce development fields with an overview of the recently published white paper, Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies: Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Job Readiness.

Responding to the SCA Adult Reentry Program Utilizing Mentors

Responding to the SCA Adult Reentry Program Utilizing Mentors

With funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, the National Reentry Resource Center hosted a webinar for organizations responding to this solicitation. In this webinar, officials from BJA will explain the grant program and application process.

Youthful Offenders – DC Public Safety Television

Youthful Offenders – DC Public Safety Television

This video, aired on DC Public Safety Television and produced by Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia (CSOSA) and the Office of Cable Television, provides an overview of CSOSA’ efforts to implement best practices for […]

The	Second Chance Act Statewide Recidivism Reduction	Grant Program: An Orientation for Criminal Justice Policy Advisors to State Governors

The Second Chance Act Statewide Recidivism Reduction Grant Program: An Orientation for Criminal Justice Policy Advisors to State Governors

This webinar provides an overview of the Second Chance Act Statewide Recidivism Reduction (SRR) Grant Program. It is intended for policymakers from 13 states–Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Vermont, and West Virginia–that received SRR planning grants from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance in FY2013.

CrimeSolutions.gov: Your Source for Criminal Justice Research Evidence

CrimeSolutions.gov: Your Source for Criminal Justice Research Evidence

This webinar provides an overview of CrimeSolutions.gov. Maintained by the National Institute of Justice, the searchable website features programs and practices in fields of criminal justice, juvenile justice, and victims’ services as well as rigorous evaluations of their effectiveness.

CrimeSolutions.gov: Your Source for Criminal Justice Research Evidence

CrimeSolutions.gov: Your Source for Criminal Justice Research Evidence

Hosted by the Justice Research and Statistics Association, this archived webinar offers a general overview of CrimeSolutions.gov, a website that provides rigorous, reliable, and consistent Information about and evaluations of programs and interventions in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and victim services.

Incarceration, Poverty, and the Family

This webinar from the Institute of Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison examines research on incarceration, poverty, and the family.

Neighborhood-Based Supervision: A Review of Promising Practices

Neighborhood-Based Supervision: A Review of Promising Practices

The practice of neighborhood-based supervision allows parole officers to interact closely with parolees within their social environment, as well as with community organizations and residents, providing them with insight into the parolees’ susceptibility to negative influences in the neighborhood.

Funding and Sustaining Mentoring Programs

Funding and Sustaining Mentoring Programs

This webinar was offered to Second Chance Act mentoring grantees interested in learning strategies to fund and sustain their programs. Panelists discussed the elements of a successful sustainability plan, sources of funding for juvenile and adult programs, how to build effective collaborations, and effective uses of program data.

A Trauma-Informed Effective Reinforcement System for Girls

A Trauma-Informed Effective Reinforcement System for Girls

This webinar reviews the framework of the Trauma-Informed Effective Reinforcement System (TIER) for Girls, a female responsive, research-based model that offers an effective alternative to compliance-focused behavior management systems for short-term detention and residential programs.

Recidivism Reduction Checklists: A Resource for State Corrections Agencies

Recidivism Reduction Checklists: A Resource for State Corrections Agencies

Three checklists will be introduced during the webinar, each tailored to distinct audiences: Executive and Legislative Policymakers State Corrections Administrators State Reentry Coordinators During this invitation-only event, a distinguished panel of state corrections directors, policy staff, and state reentry coordinators […]

Responding to the Second Chance Act Adult Grant Program

Responding to the Second Chance Act Adult Grant Program

On January 22, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance released the fiscal year 2013 solicitation for the Second Chance Act Adult Mentoring and Transitional Services for Successful Reentry Program.

Webinar: Innovations in Substance Abuse Treatment

On October 25, 2011 the National Reentry Resource Center sponsored this webinar in which presenters reviewed how adopting a “continuing care model” to treat substance use disorders can improve outcomes for individuals who are justice involved. Presenters also provided an […]

Webinar: Overcoming Community Resistance to Reentry Housing

This National Reentry Resource Center webinar, held January 17, 2012 explored the findings from “In Our Backyard: Overcoming Community Resistance to Reentry Housing: A NIMBY Toolkit,” a resource developed by the Fortune Society and John Jay College of Criminal Justice, […]

Videos

Webinar: Trapped: The Effects of Criminal Debt on Reentry

On September 12, 2013, the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, and the Illinois Asset Building Group cosponsored a webinar exploring criminal defendant/prisoner debt in the U.S. and […]

The Intersection of Reentry & Housing

Andy McMahon is speaking about the intersection between the reentry and housing. He is the Associate Director of the Corporation for Supportive Housing.

NRRC: SCA Conference: Creating the Strategic Plan

A topic discussion where participants share their experiences with strategic planning and learn from other similarly situated grantees who have experience with strategic planning. Facilitators: Leonard Engel, Senior Policy Analyst, Crime and Justice Institute; Meghan Guevara, Managing Associate, Crime and […]