Category: recidivism

[Apply Now] Second Chance Act Youth Offender Reentry Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is seeking applications for the FY 2019 Second Chance Act Youth Offender Reentry Program, which encourages collaboration between state agencies, local government, and community and faith-based organizations to address the challenges that reentry and recidivism reduction pose for youth who are at a moderate …

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[Apply Now] Innovations in Supervision Initiative: Building Capacity to Create Safer Communities

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is accepting applications for the FY 2019 Innovations in Supervision Initiative (ISI) Building Capacity to Create Safer Communities Program, which is funded through the Second Chance Act. The program provides funding for: (1) probation and parole agencies to implement more effective probation and parole practices to reduce …

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[Apply Now] Innovative Reentry Initiatives: Building System Capacity & Testing Strategies to Reduce Recidivism

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is accepting applications for the FY 2019 Innovative Reentry Initiatives (IRI) Building System Capacity and Testing Reentry Strategies to Reduce Recidivism Program, which is funded through the Second Chance Act. The purpose of the program is to provide state and local jurisdictions and Indian tribes with the resources …

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[Apply Now] Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is accepting applications for the FY 2019 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP). JMHCP grants support cross-system collaboration to improve responses and outcomes for individuals with mental illnesses or co-occurring mental illnesses and substance addictions who come into contact with the justice system. This program supports …

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Prosecutors and Frequent Utilizers: How Can Prosecutors Better Address the Needs of People Who Frequently Interact with the Criminal Justice and Other Social Systems?

For many individuals who are arrested and charged, a combination of challenges—including mental illness, substance addiction, poverty, and trauma—can lead to frequent stays in local jails, emergency rooms, or homeless shelters. This publication from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s Institute for Innovation in Prosecution outlines how prosecutors can better serve the needs of those who frequently …

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New Program to Help Recidivism Rate and Help Inmates

Journal Review By Jim Johnson The Montgomery County Jail’s new program to help reduce recidivism is well underway and jail administrators like what they see so far. “We’ve seen some good results,” Jail Commander Lonnie Jones said. “The men have good attitudes and have been real anxious to be involved in this program.” The Jail Therapeutic Community …

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[Apply Now] Enhancements for Juvenile Indigent Defense

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications for the FY 2019 Enhancements for Juvenile Indigent Defense program. This program will provide funding to states and/or localities and national training and technical assistance to enhance juvenile defense delivery systems and improve juvenile defense practice. This program furthers …

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The Surprising Benefits of Serving Prisoners Better Food

Mother Jones By Madison Pauly Jose Villarreal remembers going to bed hungry most nights during his 10 years in solitary confinement at California’s Pelican Bay State Prison. Dinner might consist of mashed potatoes, bread, and a slice of processed meat—never with salt, and always cold. Shouting through air vents between their cells, his neighbors would …

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2019 Course: Drugs in America Today—What Every Judge Needs to Know

With opiate addiction at epidemic levels in both urban and rural America, the National Judicial College has crafted a new course that focuses on the neurology of addiction with an emphasis on heroin and painkillers. This course will provide an in-depth analysis of the science behind addiction and will offer practical solutions for judges to …

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Prison Unit Helps Inmates Prepare for Freedom

News Channel 3 By News Channel 3 Staff Every morning, Amelia Stem wakes up, pulls her clothes from the closet and gets ready for work. She’s on the road by 7:30 a.m. and works until around 5:30 p.m. Back at home, she does laundry and gets a bite to eat. She might chip away at an …

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