Council of State Governments Justice Center

April 15, 2015

Four sites selected to pilot new web-based reentry tool

The National Reentry Resource Center, created by the Council of State Governments Justice Center, has selected four sites to implement their web-based decision-support reentry tool for corrections and treatment providers. The evidence-based tool is designed to improve individual and program outcomes through criminal justice and behavioral health principles, according to […]
January 27, 2015

Pilot reentry project to be implemented in Milwaukee and Philadelphia

The National Reentry Resource Center, an initiative of the Council of State Governments Justice Center, is launching a pilot reentry project designed to aid former prisoners in finding employment in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, and Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. The pilot program, called the Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies Pilot Project, will roll […]
December 30, 2014

Smart criminal justice programs funded by Congress

In encouraging news for smart approaches to crime, Congress recently passed the 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill, which includes $26.7 billion to support United States Department of Justice programs, including the Second Chance Act, justice reinvestment and the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration. The Second Chance Act, enacted in 2008, authorizes […]
December 8, 2014

GEO Reentry programs part of Justice Reinvestment Act success

BOULDER, Colo.—Dec. 8, 2014—A new report released in November on North Carolina’s Justice Reinvestment Act and its impact three years later suggests that smart approaches to reentry programming and probation supervision can positively impact the risk of recidivism among offenders while maintaining public safety and reducing the high costs of […]