Category: alternatives to incarceration

Jan 16

Apply Now: FY18 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking applications for FY 2018 funding to improve public safety and victim services in tribal communities. Strategic plans should address improving public safety through community-oriented strategies and should identify the priority needs facing the applicant’s justice system, outlining a detailed, strength-based victim-centered strategic planning strategy that includes law enforcement; …

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Jan 16

National Prison Rate Continues to Decline Amid Sentencing, Re-Entry Reforms

The Pew Charitable Trusts By Adam Gelb and Jacob Denney After peaking in 2008, the nation’s imprisonment rate fell 11 percent over eight years, reaching its lowest level since 1997, according to an analysis of new federal statistics by The Pew Charitable Trusts. The decline from 2015-16 was 2 percent, much of which was due to a drop in …

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Jan 03

Governor Cuomo Unveils 22nd Proposal of 2018 State of the State: Restoring Fairness in New York’s Criminal Justice System

Office of the Governor On January 3rd, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the 22nd proposal of his 2018 State of the State agenda – a sweeping, five-pronged reform package to overhaul the State’s criminal justice system. This comprehensive package—the most progressive set of reforms in the nation—will guarantee fairness for the accused by reshaping New …

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Aug 16

Special Probation for Prisoners with Mental Illness Cuts Recidivism

Reuters By Ronnie Cohen Every year, an estimated 2 million people diagnosed with mental illness are jailed in the U.S., and soon after they’re released, many wind up behind bars again. But specialized supervision on probation for people with mental illness can radically reduce the odds they’ll be re-arrested within five years, a new study …

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Jun 07

Register for Webinar: Alternatives to Incarceration for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders

Hosted by the Addiction Policy Forum For at least the last decade, criminal justice policymakers and practitioners have been testing alternatives to incarceration as a way to ease jail overcrowding, meet the needs of people in mental health crises, provide access to services for a variety of behavioral health needs, and keep families intact. This …

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May 09

Governor Brought to Tears; Darryl Strawberry Shares Criminal Redemption Story

The Telegraph By Liz Fabian Gov. Nathan Deal’s voice cracked and tears welled in his eyes Tuesday morning while sharing success stories from Georgia’s Drug Court. “If you ever attend one of their graduations, you’ll understand why,” Deal said of his welling emotions. “These are people who have lost everything. They have hit the bottom. …

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