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Second Chance Act Highlights

Vermont’s Statewide Recidivism Reduction Strategy: Highlights and Progress


Don't forget to register for this upcoming webinar:
How to Use the Revamped National Inventory of Collateral Consequences of Criminal Conviction Website

Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center, with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 31
Time: 1–2 p.m. ET
The National Inventory of Collateral Consequences of Conviction (NICCC) was recently overhauled to incorporate new features that improve the usability and accuracy of the online resource. This webinar will provide an overview of the new NICCC site and show how attorneys, judges, policymakers, advocates, and people who have criminal records can leverage this one-of-a-kind resource to better navigate and understand these often overlooked policies.

Featured Web Posts

North Dakota Explores Expanding Alternatives to Incarceration and Behavioral Health Services for People in the Criminal Justice System


Victim Advocates from Five States Gather to Develop Strategies to Improve Restitution and Help Victims Recover Financially


Groundbreaking 50-State Report on Public Safety Updated with 2017 Data

Featured Funding and Other Opportunities

2019–21 Juvenile Justice Youth Advisory Council
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Deadline: Nov. 16
Youth in Custody Practice Model Initiative
Center for Juvenile Justice Reform
Deadline: Jan. 11
FY 2019 Thinking For A Change Facilitator Training
Deadline: Rolling

Featured Publications and Resources

Linking People with Criminal Records to Employment in the Healthcare Sector
Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program Resource Center
Justice Reinvestment in Wyoming: Second Presentation
CSG Justice Center
Criminal Background and Job Performance
IZA Journal of Labor Policy
Decarceration Strategies: How 5 States Achieved Substantial Prison Population Reductions
The Sentencing Project

Reimagining Prison Web Report
Vera Institute of Justice
Getting to Zero: A 50 State Study of Strategies to Remove Youth from Adult Jails
UCLA School of Law
Probation and Parole Systems Marked by High Stakes, Missed Opportunities
The Pew Charitable Trusts
Repairing the Road to Redemption in California
Californians for Safety and Justice
The Importance of the Company You Keep: The Effectiveness of Social Support Interventions for Prisoners
American Enterprise Institute
The Turning Point: Getting on the Road to Ending the Over-Incarceration of People with Mental Health and Substance Use Needs
American Civil Liberties Union of California

Featured Upcoming Events and Webinars

Webinar: SOAR—A Reentry Tool for Individuals Involved in the Criminal Justice System
SAMHSA’s SOAR TA Center and GAINS Center, Oct. 24
Webinar: Stepping Up Four Key Measures #3—Increasing the Number of People with Mental Illnesses Connected to Treatment
National Association of Counties, Oct. 25
What Works in Reentry Seminar and Livestream
NIJ, Oct. 29, Washington, DC
Webinar: Youth in Custody Practice Model Initiative
Center for Juvenile Justice Reform, Nov. 8
NCTI Facilitator Certification Training to Deliver Cognitive Behavior Change Curricula
American Probation and Parole Association and the National Curriculum and Training Institute, Dec. 3–7, Harrisburg, PA

Featured Media Clips

Could an Ex-Convict Become an Attorney? I Intended to Find Out
The New York Times Magazine—National
Opinion: And Justice for All—What Works at the Interface of Mental Health and Criminal Justice
National Council for Behavioral Health—National
More Women Are behind Bars Now. One Prison Wants to Change That.
The Marshall Project—Connecticut
'Believe in Redemption': A 17-Year-Old Murderer's 2nd Chance, and the Team Helping Him Succeed
The Advocate—Louisiana
Milwaukee Nonprofit Offers Ex-Offenders Support, Resources
The Associated Press—Wisconsin

Bringing Arts and Culture into the Work of Public Safety and Criminal Justice
Next City—Pennsylvania
Opinion: The Prison ‘Old-Timers’ Who Gave Me Life
The New York Times—New York
Gov. Brown Signs Bills to End Sentencing of 14- And 15-Year-Olds in Adult Criminal Court, Support Exonerated People after Prison
Los Angeles Sentinel—California
Pa. Banking on Program Providing Former Inmates with Financial Literacy
Watch: Employ Milwaukee Second Chance Highlights*
Employ Milwaukee—Wisconsin
Watch: Palm Beach County Reentry Success Story*
Palm Beach County—Florida

*Integrated Reentry and Employment Project pilot sites
This project was supported by Grant No. 2016-MU-BX-K011 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.
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