Category: recidivism

Delaware Department of Correction Awarded Two Rare Federal Grants to Help Fight Recidivism

WDEL By Kevin Hayes Two grants totaling $1.5 million will be used by several agencies within the Delaware Department of Correction to curb the state’s recidivism rate by better preparing those who have served their time for the next phase of their life without bars. Commissioner Perry Phelps kicked off the Tuesday morning announcement in …

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State Gets $1.5M in Grants to Ease Inmates’ Re-Entry into Life ‘Outside’

Delaware State News By Matt Bittle More than 15,000 people are released from Delaware correctional facilities every year, and many of those are forced to fend for themselves after they’re out of custody, advocates say. While they may want to start their lives over and make an honest living, many lack some of the things …

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Opinion: Rehabilitation Through Spirituality and Faith—Why Isn’t the Prison and Reentry Reform Movement Focused on the Capacity Building of Responsive and Compelling Change Agents?

Berkley Forum By Caterina Roman and John K. Roman Since the origins of penitentiaries in Europe and America in the 1700s, individuals affiliated with religious institutions have been providing care and support for incarcerated and released prisoners. Fortunately, we have moved past the thinking of the original Quaker penal regimes which held that solitude and …

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Investing in Futures: Economic and Fiscal Benefits of Postsecondary Education in Prison

Efforts to build robust postsecondary education programs in prison have accelerated in recent years, with support from a broad range of groups, from correctional officers to college administrators. This report from the Vera Institute of Justice and the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality describes how lifting the current ban on awarding Pell Grants …

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Twenty-fifth Annual National Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities Conference

The 25th Annual National Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities (TASC) Conference will focus on drugs, crime, and reentry while bringing together hundreds of people from around the country to explore the latest advancements and issues in the treatment and recovery of people in the criminal justice system who have behavioral health needs. National TASC is a membership …

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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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