Monthly Archive: April 2017

Apr 22

Should NC sex offenders pay to be on registry?

by Florida Action Committee | Apr 18, 2017 RALEIGH — Sex offenders would have to pay an annual fine to be listed on the state’s sex offender registry under a bill proposed by N.C. Rep. Ted Davis, R-New Hanover. “There is a cost to continuing to have them on that registry,” Davis said. “The point …

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Apr 22

Financial Literacy and Taxes 1.0 for Barber Professionals

Learn the secrets of successful barbers. Come prepared with your questions and learn the steps to managing your money, lowering your taxes and growing your business. This workshop will be led by entrepreneur, former banker and business consultant, Linsey Mill Date: Sunday April 23, 2017 Time: 10am-11:30am Location: The Renaissance Barbershop Cost: $10 Register Here …

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Apr 19

From Jailhouse to Coffeehouse, SCA-Funded Program Supports Omahans During and After Incarceration

By Ashleigh Fryer, CSG Justice Center Several days after Cortney was arrested on drug charges in October 2016, she called her mother from Nebraska’s Douglas County Correctional Center. They hadn’t been in contact since a police task force came to her mother’s home to arrest Courtney. As the two spoke, the fear Cortney recalled seeing …

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Apr 18

Pennsylvania Stepping Up Initiative to Tackle Mental Illness in County Jails

By CSG Justice Center Staff Pennsylvania became the third state to launch a statewide Stepping Up Initiative to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in county jails, joining Ohio and California on April 4. The announcement was made at the state’s Criminal Justice Advisory Board Conference by John Wetzel (left), secretary of the …

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Apr 18

U.S. House Members Express Support for Key Justice Programs

By CSG Justice Center Staff Congressional leaders in April took strong bipartisan action in support of three programs—the Second Chance Act (SCA), the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act (MIOTCRA), and the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI)—aimed at increasing public safety and reducing recidivism at the local and state level. Representatives Bill Johnson (R-OH), …

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Apr 18

New Mexico Kicks Off Comprehensive Juvenile Justice System Review

By CSG Justice Center Staff Justice Barbara Vigil, left, and CYFD Secretary Monique Jacobson launch the statewide review of the New Mexico juvenile justice system. New Mexico Supreme Court Justice Barbara Vigil joined Children, Youth & Families Department (CYFD) Secretary Monique Jacobson and leaders from all three branches of state government convened in Albuquerque on …

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Apr 18

Campaign 4 Change

Campaign 4 Change is a nonprofit organization committed to enhancing the quality of life for all citizens and improving the image of our communities through extensive community service efforts to educate, empower, and change the negative mindset of today’s youth. We focus on reviving morals, goals, and dreams to help restore hope back into the community. C4C provides …

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Apr 16

Register for Webinar: Reentry Mentoring—Conversations from the Field on Working with System-Involved Youth

Hosted by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership Date: Thursday, April 20 Time: 1:00–2:30 pm ET In this webinar, representatives from Family ReEntry, a Second Chance Act grantee; the Governor’s Prevention Partnership in Connecticut; and The Council of State Governments Justice Center will discuss how to engage youth involved with the juvenile justice system through mentoring. Family ReEntry …

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Apr 16

Apply Now: Opening Doors to Public Housing

The Vera Institute of Justice is soliciting applications from public housing authorities who would benefit from nine months of technical assistance as they seek to plan and implement reentry programs or change their policies in order to safely increase access to housing for people with juvenile records or adult criminal records. Housing authorities of all …

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Apr 16

Apply Now: Right of Return USA Fellowship for Formerly Incarcerated Artists

The Soze Agency and Open Philanthropy are seeking applicants for the Right of Return USA Fellowship, which will invest in formerly incarcerated artists to create original works that can further criminal justice reform in partnership with advocates and organizers. The first cohort will include five artists with diverse backgrounds, who will each receive a $10,000 prize, …

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