recidivism

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 […]
August 6, 2015

County seeks to salvage funding for Sedgwick County Day Reporting Center

Sedgwick County and GEO Reentry Services, the operator of an innovative program for probationers, hosted an open house for local criminal justice officials and the media this week to highlight the program’s services, capabilities and results, and what GEO Reentry DRC staff and the local community heard loud and clear […]
February 19, 2015

GEO Reentry Services helps Lycoming County achieve positive initial results

Five months after it opened a reentry service center to alleviate jail crowding and reduce recidivism, Lycoming County commissioners released initial results and the program is achieving significant savings and reducing jail crowding. According to the commissioners’ office, the center has saved county taxpayers almost $313,000 in its first five […]
June 11, 2014

Denver Drug Court celebrates 20th anniversary

The Denver Drug Court recently celebrated its 20th anniversary after being established in 1994 as one of the first drug courts in the country.  The anniversary was commemorated at a special graduation ceremony, marking 24 participants’ completion of an intensive treatment program that includes probation supervision, in-court review hearings, substantial […]
April 2, 2014

Colorado DOC director discusses need for reentry programming

A fascinating and lengthy profile of the new Colorado Department of Corrections Executive Director, Rick Raemisch, highlights the importance of prison reform, including the need for successful reentry programming. Raemisch, who began the job after the tragic murder of former director Tom Clements by an ex-inmate, has decades of experience […]
March 5, 2014

GEO Reentry expands services in Tuolumne County

GEO Reentry has expanded our services in Tuolumne County, Calif., following an agreement with the county to expand the already existing day reporting program and to open an in-jail treatment program that will complement the day reporting center. The DRC can now take up to 75 offenders—up from 50—in their […]
February 28, 2014

New center in York City to help parolees return to society

GEO Reentry Services recently opened a day reporting center in York, Pa., to successfully prepare parolees for life after prison. The center was one of nine opened by GEO Reentry in Pennsylvania as part of a state initiative to reduce recidivism and the high costs of incarceration while enhancing public […]
February 26, 2014

Day reporting center to open in Richmond

GEO Reentry is excitedly preparing for the launch of a new day reporting center in Richmond, Va., which will open its doors in early March. The center will take up to 150 probationers and jail inmates diverted to community supervision to undergo an intensive day reporting program that targets reducing […]
February 19, 2014

Applications open for ‘smart supervision’ grant program

The grant program, Smart Supervision: Reducing Prison Populations, Saving Money, and Creating Safer Communities, created under the Second Chance Act, is now accepting applications from state, local and tribal agencies throughout the United States. Funded by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, the grant provides resources to […]
January 30, 2014

Study finds culture shift in reentry approach

Researchers studying the impact of the Second Chance Act say there has been a “culture shift” in the approach taken toward offender reentry with an emphasis on rehabilitation and evidence-based practices instead of services that only enforce reentry rules and regulations. The research, funded by the National Institute of Justice, is […]