Category: Reentry and Employment

Apr 18

How Cities Can Reduce Recidivism for Young Adults

CitiesSpeak By Emily Morgan, CSG Justice Center As jurisdictions work to increase public safety and reduce corrections costs, a growing number have been exploring strategies targeted at improving outcomes for what is often the most challenging population under justice system supervision: young adults, ages 18 to 24. Young adults need tailored responses to reduce the likelihood …

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Apr 16

Palm Beach County Inspiring Change Reentry Summit

The inaugural Palm Beach County Inspiring Change Reentry Summit will give leaders who are committed to criminal justice system reform and social justice the opportunity to share best practices and identify opportunities to collaborate on solutions. The summit will also address topics including innovative funding solutions, the use of peer specialists in reentry, overcoming barriers, …

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Apr 15

New-Crime Recidivism Rates Continue to Show Modest Improvement

The Connecticut Mirror By Clarice Silber and Jake Kara After years of state-backed efforts to reduce recidivism, a new report made public today by the Office of Policy and Management shows Connecticut has made steady if modest progress on how many released inmates wind up committing new crimes. The report found that of 11,245 inmates who …

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Apr 13

2018 Reentry Practitioners’ Symposium

The Maryland Reentry Partnership Network will host a reentry practitioner symposium on collaboration and enhancing reentry partnerships at the Maryland Public Safety and Education Training Center (PSETC). The symposium is designed for workforce development professionals; human services practitioners; corrections and community supervision staff; and all reentry stakeholders. DeAnna Hoskins, Senior Policy Advisor for Corrections and …

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Apr 11

Reentry Essentials: A Look at National Progress on the 10th Anniversary of the Second Chance Act

By CSG Justice Center Staff This is the second in a series of posts on aspects of successful reentry. Each post will include curated resources related to the featured reentry topic. Thinking on Reentry Has Evolved President George W. Bush signs the Second Chance Act in April 2008. The Second Chance Act (SCA) was signed …

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Mar 29

Reentry Essentials: An Overview of Employment and Correctional Education

By CSG Justice Center Staff This is the first in a series of posts on aspects of successful reentry. Each post will include curated resources related to the featured reentry topic. Employment Can Improve Reentry Outcomes Employment is widely seen by reentry service providers, researchers, policymakers, and people who were previously incarcerated as crucial to …

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Mar 28

Register for Webinar: Reducing Barriers to Employment—Building Partnerships with Civil Legal Aid

Hosted by the Clean Slate Clearinghouse with funding support from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance. Date: Wednesday, April 11 Time: 2–3 p.m. ET This webinar explores how civil legal interventions can reduce the number of obstacles to employment facing jobseekers who …

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Mar 19

In State-of-the-State Speeches, Governors Point to Criminal Justice Reform as Priority

By Carla Sinclair, CSG Justice Center staff Since January, governors across the country have taken to their statehouses’ podiums to deliver their annual State of the State addresses, reviewing the past year’s progress and outlining their goals and policy priorities for the future. Many governors used their State of the State addresses to highlight criminal …

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Mar 13

Register for Webinar: Improving Education Quality in Juvenile Justice Facilities

Hosted by the American Youth Policy Forum The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) aims to provide all children with a significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps. This webinar will discuss what that goal means for students educated in juvenile justice facilities, focusing on a new …

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Mar 06

4th Annual REAL Help Conference

The 4th Annual ReEntry Alliance for Louisiana (REAL) Help conference will offer over 30 sessions focused on successful reentry best practices, with a special focus on women returning to their communities. The two-day event provides networking opportunities for reentry professionals and community organizers from across the state. Conference tracks include: housing; employment and entrepreneurship; health and …

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