Online Course: Ten Steps to Transforming Probation Departments to Reduce Recidivism
The American Probation and Parole Association has released an online course designed in partnership with the National Reentry Resource Center. The course provides a ten-step action plan to help a probation department visualize transformation of its practices from beginning to end.
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance is seeking applications for the Second Chance Act Pay for Success Initiative: Outcomes-Based Contracting to Lower Recidivism and Homelessness. With two categories focusing on (1) reentry services and (2) permanent supportive housing (PSH) programs, this grant program will assist local, state, and tribal governments in converting reentry and PSH service contracts into outcomes-based contracts to ensure accountability and improve performance. The 54-month project period includes up to 12 months of initiating contracts and planning, followed by 36 months of implementation activities and 6 months of validating outcomes and developing a final report.
[OPINION] Epstein Suicide Highlights Staffing Crisis in U.S. Prisons and Jails
"Critics sometimes refer to American prisons as 'warehouses,' but that suggests that people go out the same way they came in. Recent events remind us that understaffed prisons can cause harm, not only for people who are incarcerated, but also those who work there," writes Megan Quattlebaum (above), director of the CSG Justice Center, in the Aug. 22 edition of The Hill.