Monthly Archive: October 2016

Oct 26

HUD Publication Outlines Promising Reentry Housing Models

HUD Publication Outlines Promising Reentry Housing Models August 15, 2016 – Justice Center The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released another document in support of relaxing restrictions on access to public and federally subsidized housing for people with criminal records. Released in June 2016, HUD’s most recent resource on the topic, …

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Oct 26

6 Million Lost Voters

State-Level Estimates of Felony Disenfranchisement, 2016 October 06, 2016 – The Sentencing Project Christopher Uggen, Ryan Larson, and Sarah Shannon A record 6.1 million Americans are forbidden to vote because of felony disenfranchisement, or laws restricting voting rights for those convicted of felony-level crimes. The number of disenfranchised individuals has increased dramatically along with the rise in criminal …

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Oct 26

N.J. attorney general orders statewide police training

N.J. attorney general orders statewide police training on racial bias, deadly force by: http://connect.nj.com/staff/sp_sullivan/posts.html October 06, 2016 at 9:55 AM TRENTON — Amid near-daily protests in cities across the United States over police use of force, New Jersey’s attorney general on Wednesday directed officers from the more than 500 agencies in the state to undergo training …

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Oct 26

The Federal Interagency Reentry Counci

The Federal Interagency Reentry Council: A Record of Progress and a Roadmap for the Future.   August 16, 2016 The Federal Interagency Reentry Council (The Council) has been working since 2011 to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes related to employment, education, housing, health, and child welfare for people involved with the criminal justice system. Comprising more than 20 federal …

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Oct 26

More Employers Hiring People with Criminal Backgrounds

More Employers Hiring People with Criminal Backgrounds August 26, 2016 Bloomberg BNA By Rhonda Smith As the economy improves, it’s becoming more difficult for employers to recruit and hire qualified employees. This is nudging organizations to take another look at job applicants who have been incarcerated. “It’s no longer 2010,” Marion Mann, a spokeswoman for …

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Oct 26

White House Announces New Commitments to the Fair Chance Business Pledge

The White House Announces New Commitments to the Fair Chance Business Pledge August 16, 2016 The  White House In April, the White House launched the Fair Chance Business  Pledge encouraging companies from across the American economy to take action to ensure that all Americans have the opportunity to succeed, including individuals who have had contact …

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Oct 26

Pilot program for correctional facilities gives returning citizens a chance

Pilot program for correctional facilities gives returning citizens a chance in Detroit.   Mayor Mike Duggan has announced the launch of a new job training program created specifically to transition inmates currently held in local corrections facilities into well-paying careers when they are released.  Statistics show that unemployment among returning citizens is 76 percent in …

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Oct 14

6.1 million Americans are forbidden to vote because of felony disenfranchisement

6 Million Lost Voters: State-Level Estimates of Felony Disenfranchisement, 2016 October 06, 2016 Christopher Uggen, Ryan Larson, and Sarah Shannon A record 6.1 million Americans are forbidden to vote because of felony disenfranchisement, or laws restricting voting rights for those convicted of felony-level crimes. The number of disenfranchised individuals has increased dramatically along with the rise in criminal …

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Oct 10

N.J. attorney general orders statewide police training on racial bias, deadly force

TRENTON — Amid near-daily protests in cities across the United States over police use of force, New Jersey’s attorney general on Wednesday directed officers from the more than 500 agencies in the state to undergo training in racial bias and de-escalating violent encounters.  The classes, meant to improve community relations and prevent fatal police shootings, will …

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