Category: CSG justice center

Nov 14

Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein Delivers Remarks at the 50 State Summit on Public Safety

The United States Department of Justice Remarks as prepared for delivery Thank you, Alan, for that kind introduction.  It is a privilege to be here this morning. I want to thank the Council of State Governments and the Association of State Correctional Administrators for putting on this program.  I understand that this summit is the …

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Nov 13

End “Stovepipe Approach” to Public Safety, State Officials Told

The Crime Report By Ted Guest To many Americans, “criminal justice reform” means addressing two prominent challenges: reining in abusive police officers or cutting prison populations. This week, the Council of State Governments Justice Center and the Association of State Correctional Administrators brought teams from all 50 states to Washington, D.C., to underline the fact that reform means much …

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Nov 08

Addressing MT’s Substance Abuse; Summit Brings Former Surgeon General and State Leaders Together

KTVH By Mikenzie Frost HELENA – One in ten Montanans deal with substance abuse in some way and a shift in the way the country thinks about addiction is changing the way people get treatment. Millions of people across the country suffer from what is now known as substance abuse disorder. Tuesday, the Montana Healthcare …

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Oct 26

Massachusetts Chief Justice Ralph Gants Urges Legal Reforms to Reduce Recidivism

The Republican By Shira Schoenberg BOSTON — On the same day as the Massachusetts Senate debated a comprehensive criminal justice reform bill, Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph Gants laid out his own suggestions for reform. Gants used his annual State of the Judiciary address Thursday to stress the importance of taking steps to reduce the …

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Oct 25

Organization Says More Community Treatment, Policing Will Lower Missouri Prison Population

Missouri Net By Alisa Nelson The Council of State Governments says Missouri’s rising prison population could be reduced by investing in things that help to keep people out of prison to begin with. It suggests the creation of more community treatment programs and community policing. The council is working with the state to find ways …

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Oct 25

Missouri Prison Director says No More New Prisons

KREI (Jefferson City) Missouri Corrections Department Director Anne Precythe says locking up criminals and throwing away the key does not solve the underlying problems. She’s responding to the Council of State Governments suggesting more community treatment programs and community policing to help lower the state’s increasing prison population. She says building another prison is not …

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Oct 24

Missouri Panel Prepares to Make Criminal Justice Recommendations

Missouri Net By Alisa Nelson A task force charged with overhauling Missouri’s criminal justice system is expected to make policy recommendations by November. It was created to find ways to make better use of state funding of the system and is working with the Council of State Governments to develop suggestions. The state ranks 8th …

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Oct 24

Before the Massachusetts Legislature Breaks This Fall, What Needs to Get Done?

The Republican By Shira Schoenberg BOSTON — On Nov. 15, the Massachusetts Legislature will go on break until January. During that time, the only bills likely to be passed are non-controversial items that do not face opposition. Lawmakers have some major bills still pending as they approach the recess. Here’s a look at what they …

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Oct 24

Rep. Charles Graham to Participate in Crime Summit

The Robesonian By Robesonian Staff A state lawmaker from Lumberton has been selected to participate in a national summit to study crime and correctional systems. Rep. Charles Graham will take part in the 50-State Summit on Public Safety, which takes place Nov. 13 and Nov. 14 in Washington, D.C. Leaders from each of the 50 …

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Oct 23

What Is Justice Reinvestment Without The “Reinvestment”?

MassINC The comprehensive criminal justice reform legislation up for debate this week in the Senate is a noteworthy achievement in every respect but one–its failure to take on the delicate subject of reinvestment. Criminal justice reform is largely about offering alternatives to incarceration and providing evidence-based programs to reduce recidivism for those returning from incarceration. These …

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