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Vera Institute of Justice (New York, NY)

Jail Incarceration Trends

An interactive map from Vera that provides information on the incarcerate rate in jails for every county in the United States.

First-Episode Incarceration: Creating a Recovery-Informed Framework for Integrated Mental Health and Criminal Justice Responses

This report outlines an integrated framework that encourages mental health and criminal justice fields to collaborate when developing programs.

In Our Own Backyard: Confronting Growth and Disparities in American Jails

This website accesses the Incarceration Trend tool, which allows a jail to better understand its history of jail use and progress toward decarceration.

Culture, Language, and Access:; Key Considerations for Serving Deaf Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

This policy brief offers practical suggestions for expanding and enhancing Deaf survivors’ access to victim services and other supports.

Making PREA and victim services accessible for incarcerated people with disabilities: An implementation guide for practitioners on the adult and juvenile standards

The guide provides strategies to correctional agencies to aid compliance with PREA requirements for incarcerated people with disabilities.

The Price of Jails: Measuring the Taxpayer Cost of Local Incarceration

This report highlights how the surest way to safely cut costs is to reduce the number of people who enter and stay in jails.

Solitary Confinement: Common Misconceptions and Emerging Safe Alternatives

This report looks at most common misconceptions regarding solitary confinement while also describing promising alternatives reducing its use.

Bridging the Gap: Improving the Health of Justice-Involved People through Information Technology

These proceedings address the importance of using emerging HIT with mental health and substance use disorders by justice-involved people.

Relief in Sight? States Rethink the Collateral Consequences of Criminal Conviction, 2009-2014

This report reviews legislative reforms concerning collateral consequences in 41 states.

The State of Juvenile Justice: A National Conversation about Research, Results, and Reform

These research-based briefings review adolescent brain research, and the systemic causes of youth contact with the justice system.  

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