Category Archive: recidivism

Oct 12

Second Chance Act Grantee Receives National Criminal Justice Association Award

By CSG Justice Center Staff Accepting the award were (from left) Kelley Heifort, Community Reentry director, MN DOC; Lee Buckley, coordinator, Community Reentry, MN DOC; and Raeone Magnuson, executive director, Office of Justice Programs, MN Department of Public Safety. The Minnesota Department of Corrections (MN DOC) was one of five organizations in the country to …

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Oct 11

Forgiving and Forgetting in American Justice: A 50-State Guide to Expungement and Restoration of Rights

This report from the Collateral Consequences Resource Center catalogues and analyzes the various provisions for relief from the collateral consequences of conviction that are now operating in each state, including judicial record-sealing and certificates of relief, executive pardon, and administrative nondiscrimination statutes.  The report’s goal is to facilitate a national conversation about how those who have a …

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Oct 10

People Sentenced to Prison, Not Probation, Are More Likely to Reoffend, UC Berkeley Study Finds

The Daily Californian By Ella Colbert A study conducted by a UC Berkeley professor that was published Monday found that individuals sentenced to prison rather than probation were more likely to re-enter the prison system. David Harding, a UC Berkeley associate professor of sociology, said he worked on the study with his three co-authors for …

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Oct 05

Pennsylvania Credit Unions Join with State in Program Aiming to Fight Inmate Recidivism

CU Today By CU Today Staff Credit unions joined with private partners and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to announce a new partnership aimed at reducing recidivism among those convicted of crimes through a financial literacy program. During the press conference yesterday at the headquarters of Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union, Gov. Tom Wolf, along with …

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Sep 20

Dos and Don’ts for Reducing Recidivism Among Young Adults in the Justice System

This resource presents a concrete list of dos and don’ts that policymakers and justice system leaders can use to guide policy and practice changes focused on young adults in the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems. Informed by both research and practice, the list outlines supervision and service strategies that states and localities should and …

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Sep 07

Apply Now: Randomized Controlled Trials to Test Interventions for Frequent Utilizers of Multiple Health, Criminal Justice, and Social Service Systems

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation’s Data-Driven Justice project is seeking applications for its Randomized Controlled Trials to Test Interventions for Frequent Utilizers of Multiple Health, Criminal Justice, and Social Service Systems grant. Funding will be distributed to help city, county, and state governments use data from randomized controlled trials to identify individuals who frequently utilize hospitals, jails, …

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Aug 27

Little Rock Jobs Program Helps Former Inmates

The Charlotte Observer By Eric Besson A new Little Rock program paid for with federal tax dollars will connect former prison inmates with construction, restaurant and other high-demand jobs — and cover their minimum-wage paychecks for four months, officials said. Mayor Mark Stodola has touted the $1.2 million Department of Labor grant as one way the capital …

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Aug 18

Illinois Program Offers a Room for That First Night out of Jail

The Wall Street Journal By Shibani Mahtani When Harold Boone was released last month from Cook County jail after a weeklong stay on a misdemeanor charge, he didn’t know if he was going to have an apartment to return to. “I was thinking, here we go again, I had no idea where my help would come …

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Jul 27

Ban the Box and Beyond: Ensuring Individuals with a Criminal Record Have Access to the Labor Market

This report from the Center for American Progress discusses the reforms needed to ensure people with criminal records have equitable access to the labor market and economic security. It outlines the collateral consequences of mass incarceration and recent advancements in the U.S. criminal justice system’s approach to reentry. Also discussed are federal, state, and local “ban the box” policies …

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Jul 25

New Florida Tech Study Finds Mental Health Court Curbs Recidivism

Florida Institute of Technology A new study from Florida Institute of Technology has found that criminal defendants who graduated from mental health court demonstrated substantially reduced re-arrest rates a full three years following their release, the longest period of post-program behavior examined in a published study involving mental health courts and the clearest indicator yet …

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