April 2018 archive

Apr 20

Register for Webinar: The Model Programs Guide Diversion Programs Implementation Guide

Hosted by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in collaboration with Development Services Group, Inc. In this webinar presenters from the OJJDP will provide an overview of the resources available on OJJDP’s Model Programs Guide, including program profiles, literature reviews, and Implementation Guides (I-Guides). Presenters will focus on the research that informed the …

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Apr 20

Apply Now: Improving Juvenile Reentry Programs’ Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is seeking applications for its FY 2018 Improving Juvenile Reentry Programs’ Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting Program. This grant supports the development and implementation of an effort to improve the capacity of state and local government agencies, and local juvenile reentry programs for data collection, analysis, and reporting. …

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Apr 20

Apply Now: Law Enforcement and Youth Field-Initiated Research and Evaluation Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is seeking applications for its FY 2018 Law Enforcement and Youth Field-Initiated Research and Evaluation Program. This grant supports field-initiated, methodologically rigorous research and/or evaluations focused on interactions between law enforcement and youth, with practical implications for the identification and development of programs and policies that ensure …

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Apr 20

Apply Now: State System Enhancements for Youth Offenders Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is seeking applications for its FY 2018 State System Enhancements for Youth Offenders Program. This grant supports states and localities in developing and implementing strategies to ensure that youth involved with the juvenile justice system have fair and equal access to quality legal representation; ensure that youth involved with the …

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Apr 18

The Clean Slate Model–Sealing Criminal Records through Automated Computer Queries

Hosted by the Clean Slate Clearinghouse with funding support from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance Download a PDF of the presentation. This webinar explores the new “Clean Slate” model of mass sealing minor conviction and non-conviction records by automated computer queries, …

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Apr 18

How Cities Can Reduce Recidivism for Young Adults

CitiesSpeak By Emily Morgan, CSG Justice Center As jurisdictions work to increase public safety and reduce corrections costs, a growing number have been exploring strategies targeted at improving outcomes for what is often the most challenging population under justice system supervision: young adults, ages 18 to 24. Young adults need tailored responses to reduce the likelihood …

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Apr 18

Vermont and Ohio Kick Off State Forums on Public Safety

By CSG Justice Center Staff As a continuation of the 50-State Summit on Public Safety held in November 2017 in Washington, DC, multiple states have been selected by the U.S Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance to host individual state forums on public safety. Earlier this month, Vermont and Ohio became the first states …

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Apr 18

Landmark Florida Legislation Sets New Standard for Data Collection and Transparency

By CSG Justice Center Staff Florida Governor Rick Scott signed legislation on March 30 making his state the first in the country to require all of its counties to collect data pertaining to courts, jails, policing, and prisons in a statewide system that is publicly accessible. The new legislation increases the amount of data collected …

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Apr 18

Changes to Georgia’s Probation System Yield Positive Early Results

By CSG Justice Center Staff As a result of justice reinvestment legislation passed in Georgia in mid-2017, 17,570 active felony probation cases were moved to unsupervised status later that year, and more active cases continue to be transitioned at a steady pace. Probation officer caseload sizes have also decreased from an average of 170 people …

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Apr 18

Alabama Allocates $26.5 Million for Justice Reinvestment in FY2019

By CSG Justice Center Staff Alabama state leaders have appropriated $26.5 million in the FY2019 budget to support justice reinvestment legislation enacted in 2015. This includes $18.5 million to hire probation and parole officers and staff and expand behavioral health community-based treatment and services, as well as $8 million to support community corrections programs (CCPs). …

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