April 2017 archive

Clean Slate Clearinghouse Project Leaders Discuss Criminal Record Clearance Reforms in Massachusetts

By CSG Justice Center staff In March, Madeline Neighly (left) of The Council of State Government (CSG) Justice Center and Pauline Quirion (right) of Greater Boston Legal Services—who are both involved in the Clean Slate Clearinghouse Project—participated in a panel discussion about the employment levels of people with criminal records in Massachusetts. The panel—which was …

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Register for Webinar: Establishing Baseline Data for Mental Illness in Jails

Hosted by the Stepping Up Initiative Date: Thursday, May 11 Time: 2–3:15 p.m. ET Join the Stepping Up partners for the third webinar in the Six Questions series, which will feature key strategies for establishing baseline data on the number of people with mental illnesses in jails. To reduce the number of people with mental …

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Register Now: Reimagining Justice, a Conversation on the National Impact of Crime and Incarceration

Hosted by Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy and First Lady Cathy Malloy Date: June 14–15 Location: Hartford Marriott Downtown 200 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT At this event, leaders and experts from around the country will meet with a diverse group of participants—including victims of crime, academics, business leaders, members of faith communities, and people who were …

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A Successful Second Chance Lobby Day

The NC Second Chance Alliance is a statewide alliance of advocacy organizations, service providers, faith-based organizations, community leaders and directly-impacted and concerned citizens that has come together to promote polices that remove barriers to productive citizenship for individuals with criminal records. Click here to read more in PDF format.

Senate Passes Portman Resolution to Designate April 2017 as ‘Second Chance Month’

Office of U.S. Senator Rob Portman Last night, the United States Senate passed U.S. Senator Rob Portman’s (R-OH) resolution to designate April 2017 as “Second Chance Month” and honor those who work to remove unnecessary barriers that prevent those with a criminal record from becoming productive members of society. Portman, who is the author of …

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North Dakota Allocates $7M for Addiction Treatment and Passes Bills to Help Reduce Prison Population Growth

By CSG Justice Center Staff Governor Doug Burgum (at podium) announced that he has signed justice reinvestment legislation with support from (left to right) Representatives Ron Guggisberg, Kathy Hogan, Christopher Olson, and Kim Koppelman, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, and Chief Justice Gerald VandeWalle. Since January 2016, North Dakota’s bipartisan Incarceration Issues Committee (IIC) has been …

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National Reentry Week: April 23–29

Are you taking part and planning special events or outreach? Post stories of your Reentry Week activities on social media with the hashtag #ReentryWeek, and look out for developments from other reentry organizations and programs throughout the week. For more about #ReentryWeek, read this letter from the U.S. Department of Justice. Source: JusticeCenter

Legislation a Key Step in Prison Change

The Bismarck Tribune The Tribune has advocated for some time for changes to reduce the number of inmates serving time in North Dakota. The Legislature has passed legislation this session that should help reach that goal. It wasn’t easy for legislators to make the changes in what’s known as a law and order state, but …

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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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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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