U.S. 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 […]
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 […]
July 17, 2012

What Works in Reentry Clearinghouse Unveiled

The National Reentry Resource Center recently publicized the What Works in Reentry Clearinghouse at the third annual Second Chance Act Training conference in Washington, D.C. The Clearinghouse, which is hosted on the NRRC website, was created to be the primary online resource for criminal justice practitioners, service providers such as […]