July 27, 2011

Senators introduce Second Chance Reauthorization Act

Senator Leahy (D-VT) and Senator Portman (R-OH) have introduced the Second Chance Reauthorization Act, a step forward for continued reentry funding. The Second Chance Act was first enacted in 2007, and provided resources and support to local corrections agencies, nonprofits, education institutions, service providers, and families to help offenders reintegrate […]
July 21, 2011

Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Centers in California

News stories documenting California’s correctional challenges are prominent today. The California correctional system is the largest in the United States. Its prisons have been operating well above their intended design capacity for years. California has one of the highest recidivism rates in the country, mainly due to technical parole violations. […]
July 14, 2011

Napa County wins state award for probationer program

The California State Association of Counties awarded its prestigious Merit Award to Napa County in recognition of the county’s Adult Correctional System Master Plan. Designed with input from local law enforcement, judges and corrections officials, the plan created a better system for county officials to supervise and rehabilitate criminal offenders. […]
July 1, 2011

Graduated sanctions help community corrections agencies ease offenders into successful community life

Because 95% of all prisoners will reenter our communities, facilitating a successful transition from incarceration to freedom is possible and necessary. Moreover, because these returning prisoners often move to clusters within urban areas, providing services for them is efficient through centralized community-based reentry centers. Returning prisoners usually face five challenges: […]