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2014
Document 027899
Family-Youth Initiative
PbS Learning Institute, Inc. (Braintree, MA) .
An innovative strategy for addressing the needs of incarcerated youth and their families is described. It involves the use of “four standards for facilities that, when met, will lead to positive outcomes and best practices for working with families” (p. 4). Sections cover: PbS Family-Youth Initiative (FYI)—uniting facilities and families; creating the new normal for incarcerated youth; FYI development; PbS Family Survey; and additional PbS family data.... Read More
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6 pages
2013
Document 027683
Video: More Structured Interaction with Offenders to Help Change Behavior
By West, Norah. Washington State Dept. of Corrections (Olympia, WA).
“Community corrections officers in field offices across Washington state are part of a pilot project that uses an evidence-based intervention method to help offenders make positive changes in their thinking and behavior. Effective Practices in Community Supervision (EPICS) gives officers a way to build rapport with offenders and recognize positive behavior as well as ways to teach offenders positive social skills and techniques, and strategies to help offenders change their thinking. Research sh... Read More
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6 minutes
2013
Document 027802
A Lifetime of Punishment: The Impact of the Felony Drug Ban on Welfare Benefits
By Mauer, Marc; McCalmont, Virginia. The Sentencing Project (Washington, DC).
“PRWORA [Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act] imposed a denial of federal benefits to people convicted in state or federal courts of felony drug offenses. The ban is imposed for no other offenses but drug crimes. Its provisions that subject individuals who are otherwise eligible for receipt of SNAP [Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program] or TANF [Temporary Assistance to Needy Families] benefits to a lifetime disqualification applies to all states unless they act t... Read More
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12 pages
2013
Document 027904
Best Practice Standards: The Proper Use of Criminal Records in Hiring
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Washington, DC); The Legal Action Center. National H.I.R.E. Network (New York, NY); National Workrights Institute (Princeton, NJ).
“Hiring new employees is a critically important function in any business, government agency, or non-profit organization. Every hiring decision represents a major investment that employers must make with limited information. Checking criminal history is just a small part of this process, which may also include verifying education, prior employment and other reference information. The Best Practice Standards will help employers properly weigh adverse personal history to find those applicants who w... Read More
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30 pages
2012
Document 025948
Felony Disenfranchisement: An Annotated Bibliography
By Bronstein, Benjamin; Pierce, Jerome; Sangster, Achilles, II; Mauer, Marc, editor. The Sentencing Project (Washington, DC).
“This bibliography provides an overview of the scholarship on felony disenfranchisement over the past two decades … it will prove useful to policymakers, scholars, journalists, and others engaged in examining this fundamental issue of democratic participation” (p. 1). Annotations are provided for 71 journal articles and five books.... Read More
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37 pages
2010
Document 024675
Political Consequences of the Carceral State
By Weaver, Vesla M.; Lerman, Amy E..
This study is “the first systematic empirical exploration of how criminal justice involvement shapes the citizenship, political capital, and political voice of a growing swath of Americans” (p. 2). These sections follow and abstract: the political impact of the carceral state; characterizing the punitive intervention; understanding how the carceral state shapes citizenship; data and measures; results for the relationship between custodial involvement and political attitudes and behavior, reduced... Read More
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59 p.
2007
Document 023359
Legal and Evidence Based Practices: Application of Legal Principles, Laws, and Research to the Field of Pretrial Services
By VanNostrand, Marie. National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). Luminosity, Inc. (St. Petersburg, FL); Crime and Justice Institute (Boston, MA); National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC).
"[C]ritical legal principles applicable to defendants during the pretrial stage" are covered (p.3). Sections of this paper are: introduction and background; pretrial legal foundation -- presumption of innocence, right to counsel, right against self-incrimination, right to due process of law, right to equal protection under the law, right to bail that is not excessive, and summary of legal principles; evidence-based practices in pretrial services and community corrections; and summary and conclu... Read More
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33 p.
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