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Document 029978
Tribal Legal Code Resource: Domestic Violence Laws Guide for Drafting or Revising Victim-Centered Tribal Laws Against Domestic Violence
By Deer, Sarah; White Eagle, Maureen; Stoner, Kelly; Martell, Carrie A.; White, Hallie Bongar; Clairmont, Bonnie; Gardner, Jerry; Singleton, Heather Valdez. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (Washington, DC). Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) (West Hollywood, CA).
"All governments should be very concerned about domestic violence against Native women. Tribal governments across the United States are creating programs to improve response to violent crime. As sovereign governments, tribes can assert jurisdiction in criminal and civil actions involving assaults against Native women … As sovereign governments, many tribes have asserted concurrent or exclusive criminal and/or civil jurisdiction in domestic violence cases. A key piece of responding to domestic vi... Read More

235 pages
Document 031426
Toolkit: State Strategies to Enroll Justice-Involved Individuals in Health Coverage
By Zemel, Sarabeth; Cardwell, Anita; Corso, Chiara. Jacob & Valeria Langeloth Foundation (New York, NY). National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) (Portland. ME).
Health insurance options available through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) offer new opportunities to enroll individuals involved in the criminal justice system into coverage and provide access to physical and behavioral health services critical to their successful reentry into the community. Many individuals involved in the criminal justice system are now eligible for Medicaid under the ACA, including many young, low-income males who did not previously qualify for Medicaid. With one exception, fe... Read More

Document 031353
Who Gets Time for Federal Drug Offenses? Data Trends and Opportunities for Reform
By Taxy, Samuel A.; Kotonias, Cybele. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (Washington, DC). Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections (CCTF) (Washington, DC); Urban Institute (Washington, DC).
"Almost half of the 195,809 federally sentenced individuals in the Bureau of Prisons are serving time for drug trafficking offenses, but little is known about their criminal histories or the nature of their offenses. This brief examines both, finding that many people in federal prison for drug crimes have minimal or no criminal histories, and most were not convicted of violent or leading roles. Nonetheless, many serve long prison sentences due to mandatory minimum sentencing laws. Lasting reduct... Read More

3 pages
Document 031201
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Confinement Settings: A Review for Correctional Professionals
By Brown, Jerrod; Hesse, Mario L.; Wartnik, Anthony; Long-McGie, Jeffrey; Andrews, Tina; Weaver, Mary; Olson, Janae; Burger, Phyllis; Kolakowsky-Hayner, Stephanie A.; Rohret, Bob.
"Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a serious lifelong disorder that has been largely understudied within the context of corrections. FASD is a complicated, and often misunderstood and challenging disorder. Individuals with FASD who are confined to a correctional setting may be perceived as lazy, manipulative, irritating and self-defeating, especially when correctional staff lack an awareness and understanding of the disorder. The aim of this article is to present suggested approaches tha... Read More

19 pages
Document 018479
Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, February 2003
National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
Contents of these proceedings include: meeting highlights; "The Future of Jail Legislation, Resources, and Funding by Michael Thompson; "Legislation, Resources, and Funding: A Perspective From Our Professional Associations" by Stephen Ingley, Jim Gondles, and Tom Faust; open forum discussion with professional associations' representatives; "Handling Legislation and Dealing Effectively with Funding Authorities" by Calvin Lightfoot and Thompson; "The Role of Professional Standards and Internal Aff... Read More
57 p.
Document 016898
Community Notification and Education
By Matson, Scott. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
Differences in state laws regarding sex offender notification are examined, as well as innovative approaches to community notification and education in the U.S. This report contains the following sections: introduction; background; state variations; identifying offenders for notification; methods of notification; legal issues; are notification laws effective?; innovative approaches; unintended consequences; reducing unintended consequences; educating communities; conclusion; and organization co... Read More
20 p.
Document 005816
Victims and Probation: Building a Collaborative Relationship, an Analysis of Legislation
By Omole, Omolola E.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Rutgers University. School of Criminal Justice. Program Resources Center (Newark, NJ); National Assocation of Probation Executives (Austin, TX).
Title of project: The role of victims and probation: building a collaborative relationship. Paper presented at the session titled "Victims and Victimization," American Society of Criminology 38th Annual Meeting, October 29-November 1, 1986, Atlanta, Georgia.... Read More
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