Category: Corrections

Groundbreaking 50-State Report on Public Safety Updated with 2017 Data

The CSG Justice Center has released an updated version of the 50-State Report on Public Safety that includes 2017 crime and arrest data. The report is a web-based resource that combines extensive data analyses, case studies and recommended strategies from all 50 states to help policymakers address their state’s specific public safety challenges. The 50-State …

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Reentry Essentials: The Role of Corrections in Reentry

By CSG Justice Center Staff This is the fifth in a series of posts on aspects of successful reentry. Each post will include curated resources related to the featured reentry topic. Corrections officers meet with Gov. John Hickenlooper at a women’s correctional facility in Denver, Colorado. The primary function of correctional supervision was once seen …

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New Report Combines Unprecedented Data Analyses, Case Studies to Help States Reach Public Safety Goals

The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center today released a first-of-its-kind, web-based resource that combines extensive data analyses, case studies and recommended strategies from all 50 states to help policymakers address their state’s specific public safety challenges. The 50-State Report on Public Safety features more than 300 data visualizations comparing crime, recidivism and state …

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2018 Reentry Practitioners’ Symposium

The Maryland Reentry Partnership Network will host a reentry practitioner symposium on collaboration and enhancing reentry partnerships at the Maryland Public Safety and Education Training Center (PSETC). The symposium is designed for workforce development professionals; human services practitioners; corrections and community supervision staff; and all reentry stakeholders. DeAnna Hoskins, Senior Policy Advisor for Corrections and …

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Teaching—and Reaching—Students behind Bars

Education Week By Sarah D. Sparks There are no guardhouses or concertina-topped fences around the Wyoming Girls School. There’s no need; the correctional facility nestles on a rural road off Interstate 90, almost dead-center of the state at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains, and no student has tried to run away in the last …

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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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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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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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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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