Procedures for permitting “volunteers and public visitors to provide a number of direct services to inmates, as well as serving as a link between the Department and the community” are explained. This policy covers: general procedures; operation of volunteer and intern programs; volunteer and public visitor information; student internship and practicum; and the canine service provider program.
This is a great website offering a lot of documents that may be helpful in setting up your own Veteran Treatment Court. “The Veterans Treatment Court [of York County] seeks to divert eligible veteran-defendants with substance dependency and/or mental illness that are charged with a criminal offense to a specialized criminal court docket. Veterans are identified through screening and assessments. The veterans voluntarily participate in a judicially supervised treatment plan that a team of court staff, veteran health care professionals, veteran peer mentors, AOD health care professionals and mental health professionals develop with the veteran.” Access is provided to: Veterans Court Manual; Application for Treatment Courts; Veterans Court Conditions; Veterans Court Referral Form; Veterans Court Participation Manual; Release of Information Form; Instruction for Applying; Mentoring Program Overview; Volunteer Mentor Application; Mentor Volunteer Description; Proposed Questions to Ask Veteran Court Applicants; and Mentor Program Policy/Procedures.
“Over the past few years, young women of color have been represented at a disproportionately high rate among clients coming to Community Legal Services (CLS) for help with barriers to employment caused by criminal records. This is particularly notable, as the vast majority of research, programming, and policy attention regarding criminal records and barriers to employment have focused on men. The impact of criminal records on young women seeking employment has largely been overlooked” (p. 2). This publication presents data showing the degree to which minority women are impacted by their past criminal records. Sections cover: issue overview; observations from CLS’s experiences with young female clients; local and national trends in arrest data, by gender; characteristics of women with criminal records; impact on employment; and five policy recommendations to address long-term joblessness of female offenders.