Category: recidivism

Seattle Police-Reform Advocate Receives Macarthur ‘Genius Grant’: ‘It Renewed My Hope That People Support This Shift’

The Seattle Times By Asia Fields When the MacArthur Foundation called Lisa Daugaard to tell her she’d been selected for a prestigious fellowship, she didn’t answer. Daugaard thought the calls were coming from a telemarketer, and she had a lot on her mind. Police were increasingly referring people accused of low-level crimes to Seattle’s Law Enforcement …

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Holyoke Medical Center: Grant-Funded Initiatives at Work to Shift Opioid Use Disorder Treatment toward Outpatient Basis

MassLive By Anne-Gerard Flynn Holyoke Medical Center will use a state SHIFT grant to “enhance timely access to behavioral health care” for opioid-dependent individuals and help advance their treatment beyond avoidable costly stays in acute care settings. The $750,000 awarded to Holyoke Medical Center was the largest amount any one entity could be eligible for when …

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Juvenile Justice: How Maryland Breaks the Cycle of Detention with Family Support

Salisbury Daily Times By Kaisha Young Over the last two decades, states across the U.S. — including Maryland — have shifted their approach to juvenile justice. In 2018, the total number of juvenile detention admissions on the lower Eastern Shore dropped 12 percent from the previous year, according to the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services. While there are …

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Veterans in Hillsborough County Jail Get a Shot at Second Chance

Tampa Bay Times By Ileana Najarro Even as they serve their time, incarcerated veterans in Hillsborough County can now receive mental health therapy sessions, career development training and more through a new Veterans Resurgence Program. The brainchild of Sheriff Chad Chronister, the program is intended to stop recidivism among military veterans in the Falkenburg Road Jail …

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Online Course: Ten Steps to Transforming Probation Departments to Reduce Recidivism

The American Probation and Parole Association has released an online course designed in partnership with the National Reentry Resource Center. Based on A Ten-Step Guide to Transforming Probation Departments to Reduce Recidivism, the course provides a ten-step action plan to help a probation department visualize transformation of its practices from beginning to end, and to align it with …

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State Agencies Provide Parole Agents with Early Learning Family Support Resources

PA Media Today, nearly 300 Pennsylvania parole agents are attending the first of its kind in the nation educational event intended to educate staff about the importance of childhood education and provide them with resource information so they can assist reentrants and their families. The event was held at Harrisburg Area Community College. Two additional …

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A Second Chance: Prisoners Thrive in Program Designed to Open up Job Opportunities

The Nevada Independent By Michaela Chesin and Trey Arline At Florence McClure Women’s Correctional Center on Wednesday, a former soldier-turned-prisoner described loving to paint murals, writing poetry and music and becoming a leader and role model for other inmates. Her speech about the desire to change the narrative about her life brought Gov. Steve Sisolak to tears in …

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MAT Inside Correctional Facilities: Addressing Medication Diversion

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of FDA-approved medications in combination with behavioral therapies to treat alcohol and opioid addictions. When provided as part of the rehabilitation and reentry process for people incarcerated in correctional facilities, MAT addresses substance use as a criminogenic risk factor and may contribute to long-term recovery and reduced recidivism. As …

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Summit County Jail Adds Mental Health Navigator to Help Inmates Transition to Life after Incarceration

Summit Daily By Sawyer D’Argonne Summit County officials are hopeful that recent changes at the Summit County Detention Facility will help to reduce rates of recidivism among incarcerated individuals dealing with mental health and substance abuse issues. Last week, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office introduced a new mental health navigator position at the jail, a move …

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[Apply Now] Data-Led Governing: Raising the Bar for States’ Criminal Justice Policy and Practice Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance is seeking applications for funding for a new initiative designed to establish standards for the collection, analysis, and use of state- and local-level data in criminal justice policy and practice decision making, including data-sharing protocols and resource allocation decisions. This program aims to reduce crime and recidivism …

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