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Fewer Prisoners, Less Crime: A Tale of Three States

Three states – New York, NewJersey, and California – have achieved prison population reductions in the range of 25%. They have also seen their crime rates generally decline at a faster pace than the national average.

Gender Identity Disorder: Health Care Services

This policy explains how the health care needs of those offenders with a DSM-IV diagnosis of Gender Identity Disorder (GID) are ensured.

Safe & Respected: Policy, Best Practices & Guidance for Serving Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming Children and Youth in the Child Welfare, Detention, and Juvenile Justice Systems

This guide offers concrete guidance, strategies for success, and resources that will enable staff to meet the specific needs of children and youth.

Solitary Confinement and Risk of Self-harm Among Jail Inmates

This analysis examines self-harm and diversion from a punitive setting to a therapeutic setting outside solitary confinement.

Juvenile Facility Staff Responses to Organizational Change

This report details the effects of juvenile justice facility reform and deinstitutionalization on the ground, drawing from research about facilities in New York.

A Community Court Grows in Brooklyn: A Comprehensive Evaluation of the Red Hook Community Justice Center: Final Report

This study examines the effectiveness of the RHCJC in tackling multiple problems that contribute to public safety in the local community.

Three Quarter Houses: The View from the Inside

This report is the first to vigorously examine the conditions to be found in Three-Quarter Houses. 

Nothing About Us Without Us! The Failure of the Modern Juvenile Justice System and a Call for Community-Based Justice

The need for a renewed effort in bringing the practice of juvenile justice back under the influence of the community is explained.

A Statewide Evaluation of New York’s Adult Drug Courts: Identifying Which Policies Work Best

This study documented the positive impact of drug courts in New York on re-arrest and re-conviction both.

Testing the Effects of New York’s Domestic Violence Courts: A Statewide Impact Evaluation

The study is a quasi-experimental evaluation of 24 domestic violence courts throughout New York State.

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