Pennsylvania Poised to Reform Probation and Parole
Pennsylvania has the highest rate of people on parole in the country and a ballooning probation population, but three Justice Reinvestment Initiative bills that passed the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this month could change that.
National Reentry Resource Center Highlights Face to Face Engagement Between Elected Officials and People Impacted by the Criminal Justice System
The Face to Face initiative calls on policymakers from across the political spectrum to publicly engage with people who have firsthand experience with the criminal justice system. This collection of stories highlights a number of governors and features the voices of those who stand to benefit from criminal justice policy that is developed with personal experiences in mind.
U.S. Senators Express Support for the Justice Reinvestment Initiative
Senate leaders recently took strong bipartisan action in support of three programs in FY2020—the Second Chance Act, the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act, and the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI)—aimed at increasing public safety and reducing recidivism at the local and state levels.
The Council of State Governments Justice Center is looking to hire several people to work on Justice Reinvestment and other projects. If you are interested in working with a smart and dedicated team of criminal justice professionals, please consider applying.