Council of State Governments

October 30, 2018

CSG Justice Center releases national public safety report

The Council of State Governments Justice Center has published a new 50-State Report on Public Safety using the most recent crime and arrest data from 2017. The report aims to help officials in all 50 states effectively address their specific public safety challenges by compiling relevant data from reputable sources […]
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 6, 2015

Two states selected to develop strategies for employing people with criminal records

Pennsylvania and Wisconsin were recently chosen by the National Reentry Resource Center to receive assistance in developing smart strategies to help people with criminal records find employment. As researchers have found, gaining employment is a key step for many in maintaining a crime-free life following a criminal conviction. Yet finding […]
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 […]
December 2, 2014

GEO Reentry programs part of Justice Reinvestment Act success in North Carolina

Enacted only three years ago, the Justice Reinvestment Act is already showing great success in North Carolina through the implementation of sentencing reform and smart approaches to probation supervision and reentry programming. GEO Reentry Services is proud to play a part in that success, operating six reentry centers in key […]
July 23, 2014

Focus group sought to provide feedback on programs designed to reduce recidivism

The American Probation and Parole Association, in collaboration with the Council of State Governments Justice Center, is looking for focus group participants to provide feedback on the tools necessary to successfully implement evidence-based practices in an effort to reduce recidivism. According to organizers, participants will help design the scope and […]
October 12, 2012

Steadily declining recidivism across the country

The Council of State Governments Justice Center’s National Reentry Resource Center released a policy brief that found  70 percent of all states currently have steady or declining recidivism rates. According to the brief released in September, several states including Texas, Ohio, Kansas and Michigan have experienced “significant declines in their […]