Category: recidivism

Carson City Looks to Help Incarcerated Women

Nevada Appeal By Teri Vance Speaking to a group of women community leaders and advocates, Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong asked a rhetorical question: “When was the first time you were a victim?” He said law enforcement officials are trying to understand women’s experiences are typically different from men’s experiences, and that changes how they …

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Tender Justice: North Dakota Is Conducting a Prison Experiment Unlike Anything in the United States

Governing By David Kidd Terry Pullins is on his second tour in the North Dakota prison system. He’s also done time in California. Since he never got farther than the fifth grade, the 40-year-old Pullins has spent nearly as much time behind bars as he did in school. But last December brought the most acute …

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New Report Combines Unprecedented Data Analyses, Case Studies to Help States Reach Public Safety Goals

The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center today released a first-of-its-kind, 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 Report on Public Safety features more than 300 data visualizations comparing crime, recidivism and state …

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Improving Outcomes for Justice-Involved Youth Through Structured Decision-Making and Diversion

This issue brief from the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy highlights research, strategies, and local reform efforts aimed at improving youth outcomes through structured decision-making tools and diversion. As an example, the issue brief highlights the work of system officials from Fairfax County, Virginia, who have made significant progress …

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Apply Now: Evidence Based Decision Making in State and Local Criminal Justice Systems—Implementation Strategy for Sustainability and Scaling Up

The National Institute of Corrections is seeking applications for Evidence Based Decision Making (EBDM) in State and Local Criminal Justice Systems Implementation grants. The goal of the EBDM initiative is to establish and test linkages (information tools and protocols) between the decisions of local criminal justice stakeholders and the application of human and organizational change principles …

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License to Clip: A Movement to Let the Formerly Incarcerated Cut Hair and Drive Taxis Is Gaining Ground

The Marshall Project By Ashley Nerbovig Rosemarie Abruzzese feared losing her cosmetology license and her job in 2017 after the Pennsylvania Board of Cosmetology said her past felony drug conviction made her a threat to public safety. Her story is familiar, a license being threatened or denied outright because of a past crime. Abruzzese was …

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Training the Brain to Stay out of Jail

The Marshall Project By Eli Hager Growing up in public housing in North Charleston, S.C., in the 1970s, David Hayward was familiar with poverty, violence and loss. His mother, grandmother and brother all died when he was young, and his father was in prison. He became addicted to alcohol and cocaine and occasionally lived under …

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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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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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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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