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Rickey Moore

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Strengthening Correctional Culture: Eight Ways Corrections Leaders Can Support Their Staff to Reduce Recidivism

This brief from the National Reentry Resource Center provides guidance for correctional agency leaders to strengthen recidivism-reduction initiatives through organizational culture change. Historically, corrections staff have had a straightforward mandate: to protect the safety and security of people who are incarcerated. But today, reducing recidivism is a core focus for corrections leaders, and as a …

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New Mexico, Iowa, Connecticut Convene State Forums on Public Safety

By CSG Justice Center Staff New Mexico, Iowa, and Connecticut are the latest in a series of states to hold state forums on public safety as a continuation of the 50-State Summit on Public Safety that took place in November 2017 in Washington, DC. Approximately 50 people attended the New Mexico forum on June 19, …

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Best and Promising Practices in Integrating Reentry and Employment Interventions

Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance Download a PDF of the presentation. Employment is an important aspect of successful reentry, however simply placing people returning home after incarceration in a job is not the ultimate solution to reducing recidivism or improving …

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Forty-First Juvenile Justice Symposium

The 41st Juvenile Justice Symposium, hosted by the Mississippi Division of Public Safety Planning-Programs and the Mississippi Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee, will provide a venue where participants from varying disciplines can receive appropriate resources to help prevent juvenile delinquency by educating the professionals who serve throughout the state of Mississippi and the nation. The theme for this year’s event …

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Apply Now: Evidence Based Decision Making in State and Local Criminal Justice Systems—Implementation Strategy for Sustainability and Scaling Up

The National Institute of Corrections is seeking applications for Evidence Based Decision Making (EBDM) in State and Local Criminal Justice Systems Implementation grants. The goal of the EBDM initiative is to establish and test linkages (information tools and protocols) between the decisions of local criminal justice stakeholders and the application of human and organizational change principles …

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New Online Resource: Stepping Up County Self-Assessment

The Stepping Up County Self-Assessment is designed to assist counties interested in evaluating the status of their current efforts to reduce the prevalence of people who have mental illnesses in jails. The online tool guides counties to determine their implementation progress according to the framework detailed in Reducing the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jail: Six Questions …

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35 States Reform Criminal Justice Policies Through Justice Reinvestment

The Pew Charitable Trusts has released a fact sheet that shows which states have enacted various policy changes through the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI) since 2007. Policy changes fall into four categories: sentencing/pretrial, release, community corrections, and sustainability. The states that have passed JRI legislation anticipate saving billions of dollars in corrections costs, and the total …

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Register for Webinar: Best Practices for Successful Reentry for People with an Opioid Addiction

Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center, with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance Date: Thursday, July 26 Time: 2–3:30 p.m. ET People leaving incarceration and returning to the community face significant challenges; those who also have an opioid addiction face even more, as they have a significantly higher …

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A Wave Forward: San Francisco Hopes to Lead the Charge to Address Transgender Inclusivity in the Criminal Justice System

Vera Institute of Justice By Karina Schroeder “Pronoun Showdown,” announced Stephan Thorne as he stood in front of a classroom of 15 or so sheriff’s deputies—new employees attending a mandated training session. It’s a catchy phrase that Thorne likes to use when he explains the importance of addressing people by their pronouns. Yet it’s also …

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WATCH: Gov. Malloy Leads Connecticut Policymakers on Face to Face Visit at the Cheshire Correctional Institution

By CSG Justice Center Staff After 24 visits to Connecticut prisons, Gov. Dannel Malloy decided it was time others got to see what he’d seen. “After the experiences I’ve had,” Malloy said, “we just got to thinking that it would be good to have people experience it for a day.” The governor’s conversations with people …

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