Category: recidivism

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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[Register for Webinar] Responding to the Reducing Revocations Challenge Request for Proposals

Hosted by Arnold Ventures and the CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG) Arnold Ventures and ISLG have launched the Reducing Revocations Challenge, a national research and policy initiative dedicated to transforming probation and reducing unnecessary failures that contribute to mass incarceration. The Reducing Revocations Challenge seeks to support action research in up to 10 jurisdictions …

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[Apply Now] Reducing Revocations Challenge

Arnold Ventures and the CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG) are accepting applications for the Reducing Revocations Challenge, a national research and policy initiative dedicated to transforming probation and reducing unnecessary failures that contribute to mass incarceration. The Challenge seeks to support action research in up to 10 jurisdictions around the country to better understand why revocations occur …

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[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 2019 Innovative Responses to Behavior in the Community: Swift, Certain, and Fair (SCF) Supervision program. The purpose of program is to provide state and local parole and probation agencies with information, resources, and training and technical assistance to help prevent …

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Schatz Introduces Legislation to Promote Educational Opportunities for Americans with Criminal Records

Office of U.S. Senator Brian Schatz Today, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) introduced two bills to expand access to education for Americans with criminal records, whether they are in prison or applying to go back to school with a criminal record. “People with a criminal record should have the chance to learn or go back to …

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