Department of Justice

March 13, 2018

Department of Justice reports high jail capacity despite declining incarceration rate

According to a recent U.S. Department of Justice report analyzing 2016 jail incarceration rates, nearly 20 percent of jails in 2016 were operating at or above 100 percent of their rated capacity, or the maximum number of beds assigned to a jail by an official rating. The report also found […]
March 30, 2016

Department of Justice announces National Reentry Week 2016

While GEO Care and its GEO Reentry Services division has been delivering reentry services for more than a decade, the importance of these services for offenders has gained public prominence in recent years. The Department of Justice and Attorney General Loretta Lynch recently underscored this by announcing National Reentry Week […]
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 […]
May 29, 2012

Department of Justice Study Finds Reentry Programs Help Reduce Re-arrests

The U.S. Department of Justice recently released a study that analyzed data collected over a four-year period from 11 adult and four juvenile reentry programs around the country.  Researches set out to answer the questions:  “what works, for whom, for how long and at what cost?” The study found evidence […]