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  • Increasing Collaboration Between Corrections and Mental Health Organizations: Orange County Case Study

    The use of the Mental Health Pretrial Release Program (MHPTR) by the Orange County Jail, in order to identify those individuals with mental illness

  • Improving Outcomes for People with Mental Illnesses Under Community Corrections Supervision: A Guide to Research-Informed Policy and Practice

    “This guide is organized around policymakers’ common questions about people with mental illnesses under community corrections supervision and the t

  • Improving Responses to People with Mental Illnesses: The Essential Elements of Specialized Probation Initiatives

    “This report articulates 10 essential elements for all probation interventions that involve people with mental illnesses, regardless of the particu

  • Improving Responses to People with Mental Illnesses: Tailoring Law Enforcement Initiatives to Individual Jurisdictions

    While this guide is written for police departments, sheriff’s offices should find it helpful for developing approaches to interacting with mentally

  • Adults with Behavioral Health Needs Under Correctional Supervision: A Shared Framework for Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Recovery

    “This white paper presents a shared framework for reducing recidivism and behavioral health problems among individuals under correctional control o

  • The Impact of Probation and Parole Populations on Arrests in Four California Cities

    This study’s purpose was to “determine the extent to which people on probation and parole contribute to the demands on the resources of local law e

  • Developing a Mental Health Court: An Interdisciplinary Curriculum

    “The goal of this project is to make existing research and practices accessible while encouraging learners to ask the right questions at the right

  • Promising Victim Related Practices in Probation and Parole Fact Sheet Series

    Access to eight fact sheets “on topics related to crime victims and victims’ needs throughout the community corrections process” is provided.

  • Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies: Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Job Readiness

    “Employment providers are already serving large numbers of individuals released from correctional facilities or who are required to find jobs as co

  • Voice of the Victim: A Perspective Spotlight Issue

    This special issue of Perspectives is “is dedicated to promoting innovative programs, policies and protocols that improve crime victims’ rights and

  • Guidelines for the Successful Transition of People with Behavioral Health Disorders from Jail and Prison

    The Behavioral Health Framework developed to “help professionals in the corrections and behavioral health systems take a coordinated approach to re

  • Medicaid and Financing Health Care for Individuals Involved with the Criminal Justice System

    “This brief outlines opportunities for states and local jurisdictions to improve public health and safety outcomes, and reduce spending on correcti

  • Reentry Matters: Strategies and Successes of Second Chance Act Grantees Across the United States

    If your agency is looking for ideas on how to provide effective reentry services then this report is a great place to start.

  • Traumatic Brain Injury in the Criminal Justice Population [Webinar]

    “This webinar discusses the prevalence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and its implications for the criminal justice system.

  • Critical Elements of Juvenile Reentry in Research and Practice

    The research on “what works” with youth involved in the juvenile justice system has grown substantially in the last two decades.

  • Reducing Recidivism: States Deliver Results

    This report is a great resource for those people looking for ideas on how to reduce statewide recidivism.

  • Core Principles for Reducing Recidivism and Improving Other Outcomes for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

    "The best way to help prevent a youth’s subsequent contact with the juvenile justice system is to prevent him or her from being involved with the s

  • Measuring Juvenile Recidivism: Data Collection and Reporting Practices in Juvenile Corrections

    "Reducing recidivism is a key indicator of success for juvenile corrections agencies." This interactive map is an excellent resource for finding ou

  • Justice Reinvestment in Hawaii: Analyses & Policy Options to Reduce Spending on Corrections & Reinvest in Strategies to Increase Public Safety

    "This report summarizes the CSG Justice Center’s findings and describes the data-driven policy framework that was provided to state policymakers an

  • Justice Reinvestment in West Virginia: Analyses & Policy Options to Reduce Spending on Corrections & Reinvest in Strategies to Increase Public Safety

    Efforts in West Virginia "to employ a data-driven "justice reinvestment" approach to develop a statewide policy framework that would reduce spendin

  • The Reentry of Adults Convicted of Sexual Offenses: A National Survey of Reentry Professionals

    Results are presented from "a national survey of stakeholders invested in the successful reentry of adults convicted of sexual offenses ...

  • Alabama's Justice Reinvestment Approach

    "Faced with the most crowded prison system in the nation and overwhelmed probation and parole systems, state leaders in Alabama pursued justice rei

  • Nebraska's Justice Reinvestment Approach: Reduce Prison Overcrowding and Expanding Probation and Parole Supervision

    "Faced with a prison system at 159 percent of capacity and expected to grow to 170 percent of capacity by FY2020, state leaders in Nebraska pursued

  • Franklin County, Ohio: A County Justice and Behavioral Health Systems Improvement Project

    "An extensive data analysis coupled with over 50 in-person interviews with local and state leaders led to the identification of key recommendations

  • Justice Reinvestment in Kansas: Strengthening Probation Supervision and Promoting Successful Reentry

    This report describes efforts of Kansas to implement justice reinvestment-"a data-driven approach designed to reduce corrections spending and reinv

  • Reducing Recidivism and Improving Other Outcomes for Young Adults in the Juvenile and Adult Criminal Justice Systems

    This brief, from the CSG Justice Center, is designed to help state and local officials better support young adults in the justice system.

  • Reducing Juvenile Recidivism Interactive Checklists

    "These interactive checklists can help state and local officials to assess whether their juvenile justice system’s policies and practices are align

  • Improving Responses to People with Mental Illnesses at the Pretrial Stage: Essential Elements

    "This report introduces essential elements for responding to people with mental illnesses at the pretrial stage, including decisions about pretrial