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Rickey Moore

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North Dakota Explores Expanding Alternatives to Incarceration and Behavioral Health Services for People in the Criminal Justice System

By CSG Justice Center Staff North Dakota Lieutenant Governor Brent Sanford spoke at the state’s forum on public safety. At a North Dakota Justice Reinvestment Oversight Committee meeting last month, CSG Justice Center staff highlighted recent decreases in prison admissions that resulted from alcohol and drug offenses and probation revocations. These declines seem to be …

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Reentry Programs and the Researchers Who Evaluate Them: What it Takes to Build an Effective Partnership

By CSG Justice Center Staff Source: vectorfusionart/Shutterstock.com CSG Justice Center staff spoke with four Second Chance Act (SCA) Innovations in Reentry Initiative grantees—New York City’s Harlem Reentry Court; the Executive Office of the Governor of Delaware’s Individual Assessment, Discharge, and Planning Team (I-ADAPT) Program; the Indianapolis (IN) Department of Public Safety Second Chance Act Offender …

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Second Chance Act Spotlight: Darius Dennis, Norfolk, Virginia

By CSG Justice Center Staff “When I got out, my kids were my number one priority.” Darius Dennis couldn’t have predicted how intertwined his path to reentry and the well-being of his young family would be when he left jail in 2017. Today, more than a year after completing the Strengthening Fathers reentry program, Dennis …

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Volunteer Law Enforcement Officer Alliance Conference

The Volunteer Law Enforcement Officer Alliance (VLEOA) Conference, hosted by the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, DC, will include sessions on topics such as implicit bias training, race in policing, and recruitment and retention. The MPD is the primary law enforcement agency for the nation’s capital and has approximately 3,850 sworn police officers and 650 civilian …

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20th Global Youth Justice Training Conference

The 20th Global Youth Justice Training will offer information on teen, peer, youth, student, court, and peer jury diversion programs, which are volunteer-driven youth justice and juvenile justice diversion programs that harness positive peer pressure in a peer judgment setting to help address antisocial, delinquent, and criminal behavior. There will be more than 20 training sessions …

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Federal Program for Offenders Returning to Society Yields Dramatic Drop in Recidivism

Star Tribune By Stephen Montemayor The usual faces met her gaze inside the same federal courtroom in St. Paul where she pleaded guilty to fraud and drug charges just four years ago. There was the judge who sentenced her, cloaked in his black robe. The veteran prosecutor who has charged many others just like her, …

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Register for Webinar: Practical Approaches to Sustaining Innovative Policing Initiatives

Hosted by the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Strategies for Policing Innovation (SPI) The webinar will review the practices, principles, approaches, and challenges related to implementing sustainable, innovative policing programs. Participants will gain a better understanding of the importance of thinking and planning for program sustainability from the beginning of the project, as well as hear from SPI sites …

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Alamance County (NC) ‘Steps up’ to Reduce Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jail

By CSG Justice Center Staff In his four decades in law enforcement Kirk Puckett, director of community relations for the Alamance County, North Carolina Sheriff’s Department, has seen a sea change in the way that police interact with people who have mental illnesses in the criminal justice system. “It used to be that police had …

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Five States Prove That ‘Substantial’ Cuts in Prison Populations Are No Pipe Dream

The Crime Report  By TCR Staff Bipartisan collaboration and consistent funding of evidence-based reforms helped slash prison populations in five states with dramatically different demographics and political leanings, according to a study by The Sentencing Project. The results, charted over roughly a decade in Connecticut, Michigan, Mississippi, Rhode Island, and South Carolina, should be a …

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Technology and Criminal Record Clearance

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 how technology has influenced criminal record clearance processes and improved service delivery around the country. The presentation …

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