Category: recidivism

Jun 19

2018 Update on Prisoner Recidivism: A 9-Year Follow-Up Period (2005-2014)

This report from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) examines the post-release recidivism patterns of formerly incarcerated people and their involvement in criminal activity, both within and outside of the state where they were imprisoned. In 2005, BJS began tracking the recidivism patterns of 67,966 people in prison who were randomly sampled to represent …

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May 29

Opinion: ‘Stepping Up’ for Pacific County

Chinook Observer By Cate Gable Recidivism is a $100 word that means relapse into crime. It’s most commonly used to refer to someone who has been in jail, is released, and then commits another crime and finds himself or herself back in jail. In other words, it’s “the tendency of a convicted criminal to re-offend.” …

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May 17

2018 National Forum on Criminal Justice

Sponsored by the National Criminal Justice Association and the IJIS Institute, the 2018 National Forum on Criminal Justice will showcase programs, research, and technologies that help justice practitioners and decision makers in states, local communities, and tribal nations address pressing public safety issues. Workshops will feature promising and innovative programs and strategies to address crime around the …

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Apr 24

Apply Now: Innovative Responses to Behavior in the Community—Swift, Certain, and Fair Supervision

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications for the FY 2018 Innovative Responses to Behavior in the Community: Swift, Certain, and Fair (SCF) Supervision program. Grants will provide funding for state and local parole and probation agencies to help prevent recidivism and reduce crime in their jurisdictions through the use …

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Apr 20

Apply Now: Improving Juvenile Reentry Programs’ Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is seeking applications for its FY 2018 Improving Juvenile Reentry Programs’ Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting Program. This grant supports the development and implementation of an effort to improve the capacity of state and local government agencies, and local juvenile reentry programs for data collection, analysis, and reporting. …

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Apr 18

How Cities Can Reduce Recidivism for Young Adults

CitiesSpeak By Emily Morgan, CSG Justice Center As jurisdictions work to increase public safety and reduce corrections costs, a growing number have been exploring strategies targeted at improving outcomes for what is often the most challenging population under justice system supervision: young adults, ages 18 to 24. Young adults need tailored responses to reduce the likelihood …

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Apr 15

New-Crime Recidivism Rates Continue to Show Modest Improvement

The Connecticut Mirror By Clarice Silber and Jake Kara After years of state-backed efforts to reduce recidivism, a new report made public today by the Office of Policy and Management shows Connecticut has made steady if modest progress on how many released inmates wind up committing new crimes. The report found that of 11,245 inmates who …

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Apr 11

Reentry Essentials: A Look at National Progress on the 10th Anniversary of the Second Chance Act

By CSG Justice Center Staff This is the second in a series of posts on aspects of successful reentry. Each post will include curated resources related to the featured reentry topic. Thinking on Reentry Has Evolved President George W. Bush signs the Second Chance Act in April 2008. The Second Chance Act (SCA) was signed …

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Apr 06

Symposium on the Future of Juvenile Community Supervision

With the support of the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, the Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice, and the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) have partnered to host an unprecedented symposium at the APPA’s 43rd Annual Training Institute on …

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Mar 29

Reentry Essentials: An Overview of Employment and Correctional Education

By CSG Justice Center Staff This is the first in a series of posts on aspects of successful reentry. Each post will include curated resources related to the featured reentry topic. Employment Can Improve Reentry Outcomes Employment is widely seen by reentry service providers, researchers, policymakers, and people who were previously incarcerated as crucial to …

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