criminal justice reform

January 29, 2019

ADAPPT Residential Reentry Center Serves Those in Need

Staff and reentrants at ADAPPT Residential Reentry Center in Reading, Pennsylvania spent the holiday season participating in voluntary community service around the City of Reading. It is a longstanding tradition at ADAPPT that supports reentrants’ behavioral therapies while servicing less fortunate community members. “At ADAPPT we are convinced of the […]
January 23, 2019

Luzerne County Electronic Monitoring Celebrates 20 years in Operation

GEO Reentry Services of Luzerne County Pennsylvania recently celebrated two decades of service in Luzerne County. Staff commemorated the occasion with an open house, welcoming stakeholders in the community to tour the facility, observe programs, and enjoy lunch. Guests were able to see first-hand the various options for electronic monitoring […]
January 15, 2019

First Step Act Marks Further Reform in Criminal Justice System

The First Step Act, which passed the U.S. Senate 87-12 and the House 358-36, will usher in significant changes to federal sentencing laws as well as improvements to programs that aim to reduce recidivism and provide support to people who are involved in the criminal justice system. The bill was […]
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 […]