Category Archive: CSG justice center

Apr 16

Register for Webinar: Reentry Mentoring—Conversations from the Field on Working with System-Involved Youth

Hosted by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership Date: Thursday, April 20 Time: 1:00–2:30 pm ET In this webinar, representatives from Family ReEntry, a Second Chance Act grantee; the Governor’s Prevention Partnership in Connecticut; and The Council of State Governments Justice Center will discuss how to engage youth involved with the juvenile justice system through mentoring. Family ReEntry …

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Apr 13

Task Force to Review New Mexico’s Juvenile Justice System, Recommend Reforms

The New Mexican By Cynthia Miller A team of top officials from all branches of state government will closely examine juvenile justice data this year in an effort to improve a system that has seen a steady decline in incarcerated youth but a steep rise in costs to detain them and increasing violence at detention …

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Apr 13

Task Force to Review Juvenile Justice System in New Mexico

My San Antonio By Susan Montoya Bryan ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s juvenile justice system is going under the microscope as part of a comprehensive review by a team of judges, prosecutors, lawmakers and others. New Mexico Supreme Court Justice Barbara Vigil and officials with the state’s child welfare agency launched the task force …

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Apr 11

On ‘Radio Times': Mentally Ill Inmates Overwhelm Pa. Jails

NewsWorks Nationally, prisons and jails are turning into modern day mental institutions. There’s an increase of people with serious mental illnesses being locked up behind bars. In Pennsylvania, the state Department of Corrections announced a plan to introduce the Stepping Up Initiative — a national initiative to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses …

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Apr 05

Corrections Launching Study On Mentally Ill Inmates In County Jails

WESA By Katie Meyer The commonwealth is embarking on a long-term plan to reduce the numbers of mentally ill inmates in county prisons. The project will see the Department of Corrections team up with the Council of State Governments Justice Center, a national organization it has previously worked with to reduce state prison costs. Richard …

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Mar 31

Conservatives Are Leading the Way as States Enact Criminal Justice Reform

Slate By Brandon L. Garrett The United States incarcerates its citizens at a higher rate than any other country in the world, but over the past few years, there’s finally been some progress. Rates of incarceration have finally begun to decline, mostly due to sweeping changes made in progressive states like California, New Jersey, and …

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Mar 28

Justice Reinvestment Bill Moves Forward

The Bismarck Tribune By Nick Smith A centerpiece of state criminal justice reform efforts this session inched one step further in its legislative journey after unanimously clearing the Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday morning. “There are some that will benefit from this,” said Sen. Larry Robinson, D-Valley City, adding the state should try to help those …

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Mar 26

Legislature Considering Solutions to State’s Overcrowded Prisons, Jails

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle By Whitney Bermes Montana’s prison population is over capacity, growing and continuing to put pressure on local jails, but a package of bills before the Legislature this session aims to reverse that trend. The 12 pieces of legislation, nine of which are still alive, hit a wide array of issues among …

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Mar 26

New Law Helps Offenders Who Help Themselves

The Pantagraph By Edith Brady-Lunny SPRINGFIELD — A new Illinois law gives a break to ex-offenders who finish high school and other courses while incarcerated by allowing them to apply to have their criminal records sealed without waiting years to begin the process. The law, effective in January, lets eligible offenders request that their records …

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Mar 25

Recidivism Drops, but So Has Ex-Offenders’ Employment Rates

Sentinel & Enterprise By Katie Lannan, State House News Service BOSTON — Recidivism dropped slightly after the state banned employers from inquiring about job applicants’ criminal records but the employment rates of ex-offenders has also dropped since the legal reform was adopted, according to Federal Reserve Bank of Boston researchers. A new research report, presented …

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