Category: Reducing Recidivism: States Deliver Results

Reentry Matters: Second Chance Act 10th Anniversary Edition

The National Reentry Resource Center and the CSG Justice Center released a new edition of Reentry Matters: Strategies and Successes of Second Chance Act Grantees in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Second Chance Act (SCA). Enacted with bipartisan support, SCA helps state, local, and tribal governments and nonprofit organizations in their work to …

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Infographic: States Deliver Results (2018)

This brief from the National Reentry Resource Center and the CSG Justice Center profiles 11 states that have experienced impressive declines in their return-to-prison rates since recidivism was at its most recent peak in each state. Using the most up-to-date data from Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, South Dakota, Virginia, West Virginia, and …

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Michigan Seeing Less Recidivism in Recent Study

ABC 10 News Lansing, Mich. – Michigan is one of seven states nationwide to deliver significant results in efforts to reduce recidivism and violent crime, according to a new report by the Council of State Governments Justice Center. The Justice Center examined recidivism data from state agencies across the country to compile the report and …

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Opinion: Prioritizing Corrections Reform Will Keep Offenders on Right Track

The Hill By John Wetzel and Heidi Washington  One of the most significant developments in criminal justice policy over the past 15 years has been the fundamental shift in thinking about the primary purpose of prisons and jails. Not long ago, corrections administrators saw their main responsibility as essentially ensuring the people they supervise didn’t …

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Report Shows Double-Digit Drop in South Carolina Inmates Who Return to Prison after Release

The Post and Courier By Gregory Yee A seven-year effort to overhaul South Carolina’s criminal justice system is yielding promising results. A Council of State Governments Justice Center report released Thursday highlighted reform efforts to reduce recidivism — defined as when a criminal re-offends — in seven states: Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, South …

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