Category: community corrections

Apr 24

Apply Now: Innovative Responses to Behavior in the Community—Swift, Certain, and Fair Supervision

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications for the FY 2018 Innovative Responses to Behavior in the Community: Swift, Certain, and Fair (SCF) Supervision program. Grants will provide funding for state and local parole and probation agencies to help prevent recidivism and reduce crime in their jurisdictions through the use …

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Apr 06

Symposium on the Future of Juvenile Community Supervision

With the support of the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, the Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice, and the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) have partnered to host an unprecedented symposium at the APPA’s 43rd Annual Training Institute on …

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Apr 03

American Probation and Parole Association 43rd Annual Training Institute

Hosted by the American Probation and Parole Association, this conference will focus on the latest research and most critical issues facing community corrections professionals. Attendees can participate in a number of educational workshops and trainings which will cover topics in behavioral health treatment, community supervision, juvenile justice, pretrial supervision, reentry, technology, workplace safety, and more. In addition, …

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Mar 24

TED Talk

The United States locks up more people than any other country in the world, says documentarian Eve Abrams, and somewhere between 1 and 4 percent of them are likely innocent. That’s 87,000 brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers separated from their families, their lives and dreams put on hold. Using audio from interviews with these families, …

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Mar 05

Apply Now: Research and Evaluation in Corrections

The U.S. Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for the funding of rigorous evaluations of promising practices and strategies that aim to promote effective management and supervision in institutional and community corrections. Specifically, the NIJ is interested in receiving proposals for research and evaluation focused on reducing violence and the …

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Feb 28

Juvenile Injustice: Racial Disparities in Incarceration Start Early

Colorlines By Alfonso Serrano Much like its adult counterpart, the United States’ juvenile justice system teems with racial disparities and overcrowding in settings inundated with non-violent, low-level offenders, according to a new report. Nonprofit Prison Policy Initiative released Youth Confinement: The Whole Pie on February 27, 2018. Per the report, although Black kids represent less than 14 precent of all …

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Jan 28

Justice Success Story: How Illinois Cut Its Prison Population

The Crime Report By Edith Brady-Lunny and Ted Gest As states grapple with persistently high incarceration numbers, with more than two million people still in prisons and jails nationwide, the main focus has been on the back end of the justice system: reducing the time inmates stay behind bars. Some reformers are urging a similar focus …

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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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Jul 18

Life on Parole

Around half of all the inmates put on parole in the U.S. end up violating the terms of their release and are sent back to prison. But across the country, states are trying to change the way their parole systems work in an effort to lower recidivism rates and reduce prison populations. In a new …

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Jun 29

Request for Proposals: Learning Collaborative on Paroling Authorities as Key Partners in Achieving Governors’ Criminal Justice Policy Goals

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the National Parole Resource Center (NPRC) will select up to four state teams to participate in a two-day policy summit in the fall of 2017 during which the teams will examine the latest research on parole best practices, develop recommendations for strengthening their state’s …

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