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2014
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Environmental Scan 2013 8th Edition
National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
“Beginning in the late 1990’s, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Information Center began scanning social, economic and corrections issues to inform the development of programs and services offered by NIC. This report, now in its 8th edition, has continued to evolve into a popular tool corrections practitioners also use to inform their work in jails, prisons and community corrections. Since there are many issues beyond what is addressed in this environmental scan that potentially will ... Read More

34 pages
2012
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Families Unlocking Futures: Solutions to the Crisis in Juvenile Justice
Justice for Families (J4F) (Oakland, CA); DataCenter (Oakland, CA).
'The work of this report and the work of Justice for Families is designed to set the record straight: to correct misperceptions about system-involved youth and their families; to demonstrate the depth of engagement by system-involved youth and their families; and to assert the critical need for these families' active participation and leadership in rede-signing the youth justice system in order to secure safer and more prosperous communities' (p. 10-11). The following sections are contained in t... Read More
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56 pages
2012
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Improving Access to Services for Female Offenders Returning to the Community
By Garcia, Marie; Ritter, Nancy. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
This 'evaluation of re-entry services for female offenders shows that increasing access can lead to modest improvements in key areas' (p. 1). Topics discussed include: the use of SVORI (Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative) to gauge the need of female offenders re-entering communities; outcomes for SVORI women and non-SVORI women such as employment and substance use; implications for policy and practice'provision and delivery of post-release services; and where to go from here.... Read More
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5 pages
2012
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Public Opinion on Sentencing and Corrections Policy in America
Pew Charitable Trusts. Pew Center on the States. Public Safety Performance Project (Washington, DC). Public Opinion Strategies (Alexandria, VA); Mellman Group (Washington, DC).
Thoughts regarding the state of corrections and sentencing in the United States are presented. Topics discussed include: key takeaways; underlying attitudes—there are too many people in prisons, with prisons often being unnecessary for non-violent crime; policy solutions—divert more non-violent offenders from prison, reduce prison time for non-offenders, require supervision in the community for all released offenders, and improve probation and parole supervision. The bottom line is that “Some of... Read More
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8 pages
2012
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Public Attitudes to Youth Crime: Report on Focus Group Research
By Jacobson, Jessica; Kirby, Amy. Great Britain. Home Office (London, England).
Public attitudes towards youth crime regarding its extent, anti-social behavior (ASB), restorative justice, and volunteering to help youth are examined. While the findings are from Great Britain, some very important observations are made that can be applied to other countries. Sections following an executive summary include: introduction; local concerns; participants’ views on four scenarios of youth offending and method(s) of response (disposal) to each; restorative justice; community involveme... Read More
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33 pages
2011
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Campaign for Youth Justice Youth Justice System Survey
GBA Strategies (Washington, DC).
The opinions of the general public regarding the juvenile justice system are determined. Topics covered are: key survey findings; focusing on rehabilitation and getting youth out of adult correctional facilities; beliefs about youth crime and the juvenile justice system; youth facilities vs. adult jails; the establishment of a minimum age to try youth in adult courts with decisions being made by judges; adult vs. juvenile court decided on a case-by-case basis; implementing key reforms to the juv... Read More
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2011
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Environmental Scan 2011
National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
“Beginning in the late 1990’s, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Information Center began scanning social, economic and corrections issues to inform the development of programs and services offered by NIC. This report, now in its 6th edition, has continued to evolve into a popular tool that is also used by corrections practitioners to inform their work in jails, prisons and community corrections. Since there are many issues beyond what is addressed in this environmental scan that poten... Read More
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40 pages
2010
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Exploring Public Awareness and Attitudes about Sex Offender Management: Findings from a National Public Opinion Poll
Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD); Center for Effective Public Policy (Washington, DC).
Results are provided from a national opinion poll “that was designed to further insights into public awareness and perceptions” regarding sex offender management (p. 1). Findings include: primary source of public knowledge and information about sex offenders; perceptions about the relative risk of stranger-perpetrated sex offenses against children; assumptions about reoffending among sex offenders; opinions about factors influencing sex offender-specific policy development; perceived effectivene... Read More
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