Category: recidivism

Idaho Department of Correction’s One-Stop Reentry Center Aims to Ease Transition from Prison to Society

Idaho Press By Emily Lowe To Idaho Department of Correction Reentry Program Manager, a newly released prisoner transitioning back into society must have three aspects met in order to be successful: social support, a safe place to live and meaningful employment. IDOC’s new One-Stop Reentry Center for newly released offenders can potentially help with all …

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An Old Minnesota Jail Is Now a Leader for Inmate Mental Health

MPR News By Dan Gunderson When Clay County officials started planning to replace its jail, the oldest in the state, they gathered around a table to start building a wish list for the new jail’s design. “One of the first things we talked about, one of the big needs we felt, was having proper housing …

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Infographic: The Importance of Implementing Risk and Needs Assessments Successfully

Risk and needs assessments are critical tools that corrections and community supervision agencies can use to help them accomplish their goals of reducing recidivism and using resources efficiently. The results of these assessments can help agencies estimate risk of recidivism among the people they supervise, identify the specific needs of individuals, and make more informed …

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Apply Now: Request for Proposals to Evaluate Early Diversion Programs for Young Adults and Adults

The New York County District Attorney’s Office (DANY) is requesting proposals to evaluate Early Diversion Programs for Young Adults and Adults. Applicants to evaluate the Early Diversion initiative should propose a research design that facilitates an implementation assessment, outcome evaluation, and cost-benefit analysis of the initiative. Although the programs that constitute the initiative are not exactly alike, they all involve …

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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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Gov. Brown Signs Bills to End Sentencing of 14-And 15-Year-Olds in Adult Criminal Court, Support Exonerated People after Prison

Los Angeles Sentinel By Sentinel News Service Gov. Brown today signed two research-based criminal justice reforms to improve rehabilitation and reduce the odds of re-offending. Senate Bill 1391 prohibits 14- and 15-year-olds from being tried as adults in criminal court and subsequently sent to adult prison. The bill reverses laws passed in the 1990s that …

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Butler County Honoring Those Who Help Mentally Ill, Addicts

Journal-News By Denise G. Callahan Criminal justice professionals and mental health and addiction agencies who have been working to help rather than incarcerate those with mental illness and addiction issues will be honored today in Butler County. The first-time ceremony will recognize a number of people through Butler County’s Stepping Up Initiative, a collaborative effort to …

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Pa. Banking on Program Providing Former Inmates with Financial Literacy

witf By Sarah Hoover Pennsylvania has a new idea to help lower recidivism rates. Two state agencies have launched a pilot program that teaches financial literacy to inmates at state prisons. The phrase “follow the money” has taken on new meaning for prisoners who take the course on credit and banking basics. The class, which …

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Federal Program for Offenders Returning to Society Yields Dramatic Drop in Recidivism

Star Tribune By Stephen Montemayor The usual faces met her gaze inside the same federal courtroom in St. Paul where she pleaded guilty to fraud and drug charges just four years ago. There was the judge who sentenced her, cloaked in his black robe. The veteran prosecutor who has charged many others just like her, …

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Franklin County Program Helps Frequently Jailed Women Chart New Path

The Columbus Dispatch By Marc Kovac One half of Rachael Cook’s artwork was labeled Secrets. That’s the stuff that keeps the 26-year-old Linden-area woman hooked on drugs. The other half was labeled Depression, another of Cook’s struggles and one that often makes it difficult for her to forgive herself and move past her mistakes. There was a …

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