March 8, 2016

Journal: California reform measures did not affect crime rate

A large-scale study by researchers from major California universities found the state’s prison downsizing efforts have had little to no impact on the crime rate. The findings were published in The Annals of the American Academy of Political & Social Science this month. UC-Irvine Professor Charis Kubrin, a criminologist who guest edited the […]
February 24, 2016

Reentry providers meet to discuss what works

In the largest event of its kind, more than 1,400 federally funded providers of reentry and mental health services convened recently for a pair of overlapping conferences aimed at sharpening efforts to reduce rearrest and reincarceration rates and improve other mental health outcomes for people in contact with the criminal […]
December 24, 2013

Justice Department announces more than $62 million to strengthen reentry, probation and parole programs

In working with counties and correction agencies nationwide, officials at GEO Reentry Services have seen firsthand the importance of targeted, effective programs meant to make an offender’s transition back to the community a smooth one. Empowering an offender to live a productive life once back in the community decreases recidivism […]
December 17, 2013

Legislators: Prison overpopulation tied to lack of treatment

Legislators in Vermont recently took an opportunity to acknowledge the need for more treatment and programming focused on reducing recidivism in its correctional facilities, while also noting the ineffectiveness of incarceration without treatment. Vermont Senator Dick Sears, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said in mid-November that the drug sweeps […]