Employment-Reentry and Criminal Offenders-Council of State Governments

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This is radio show 196.

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Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2014/03/employment-reentry-criminal-offenders-council-state-governments/

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Current Radio Program:

The program interviews Henry Rosen, Policy Analyst, Reentry Program, National Initiatives, Council of State Governments Justice Center and Phoebe Potter, Senior Policy Analyst, Reentry Program, National Initiatives, Council of State Governments Justice Center.

The program addresses research from the Council of State Governments Justice Center addressing new ways of looking at and implementing employment for people on parole and probation supervision. Funding sources and partner agencies are available in the documents below.

The website for the full report is  https://www.bja.gov/Publications/CSG-Reentry-and-Employment.pdf .

The full report and summation (Project Overview) are available at http://csgjusticecenter.org/reentry/the-reentry-and-employment-project/integrated-reentry-and-employment/.

The website for the Council of State Governments Justice Center is http://csgjusticecenter.org/ .

Special Announcements:

A top priority for Attorney General Eric Holder’s Department of Justice is to invest in scientific research to ensure that the Department is both tough and smart on crime. The Office of Justice Programs’ CrimeSolutions.gov website shapes rigorous research into a central, reliable, and credible resource to inform practitioners and policy makers about what works in criminal justice.

A new website lists and evaluates prisoner re-entry programs nationwide. The What Works in Reentry Clearinghouse was developed for the National Reentry Resource Center by the Council of State Governments Justice Center and the Urban Institute, with funding provided by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance through the Second Chance Act. The site can be seen at http://whatworks.csgjusticecenter.org

The National Reentry Resource Center is a project of the Council of State Governments Justice Center, and is funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, US Department of Justice. Please see the Center’s website at http://www.nationalreentryresourcecenter.org/.  Please see “Federal Interagency Reentry Council” page which includes the Reenty MythBusters at http://csgjusticecenter.org/nrrc/projects/firc/. CSOSA is a member of the Federal Interagency Reentry Council.

Several requesters have asked for national research on reentry. The Office of Justice Program’s National Institute of Justice reentry research portfolio supports the evaluation of innovative reentry programs. To access these studies and NIJ’s entire reentry research portfolio visit www.nij.gov/nij/topics/corrections/reentry/welcome.htm .

The Office of Violence Against Women offers stalking response tips for corrections, prosecutors, judges, law enforcement, victims and victim advocates. They are posted on OVW’s website at www.ovw.usdoj.gov .

The National Institute of Corrections Information Center is one of the largest repositories for corrections research and information in the country. See  www.nicic.gov/Library.

Correctional Social Media:

The Pew Center on the States Public Safety Performance Project offers a video on research to reduce recidivism as well as brief but powerful overviews of reentry and sentencing research. See http://www.pewstates.org/projects/public-safety-performance-project-328068 .

The U.S. DOJ Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships recently held two successful webinars on Faith and Community Based approaches to Reentry and Responsible Fatherhood Initiatives. Click the links below to watch/listen to these informative webinars.

  1. Faith and Community Based Approaches to Responsible Fatherhood and its Impact on Delinquency Prevention, see https://bjatraining.org/2012/04/10/faith-and-community-based-approaches-responsible-fatherhood-and-its-impact-delinquency
  2. A Look at Faith & Community-Based Approaches to Offender Reentry, seehttps://bjatraining.org/a-look-at-faith-community-based-approaches-to-offender-reentry

The Louisiana Department of Corrections/Division of Probation and Parole is offering radio shows on offender reentry. Please visit their website athttp://doc.la.gov/pages/reentry-initiatives/reentry-radio/ .

The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services offers podcasts at http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/pio/podcasts.html.

The Minnesota Department of Corrections offers a YouTube channel at http://m.youtube.com/user/minnesotadoc .

The Facebook page for the Rhode Island Department of Corrections ishttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Rhode-Island-Department-of-Corrections/400377866663063

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Facebook Page is  http://www.facebook.com/cacorrections .The Twitter page is  http://twitter.com/cacorrections .

Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency:

We welcome your comments or suggestions at leonard.sipes@csosa.gov.

The website for the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency is http://www.csosa.gov/.

The program is hosted by Leonard Sipes. The producer is Timothy Barns

Comments offered on “DC Public Safety” television and radio programs are the opinions of participants and do not necessarily represent the policies of CSOSA or other government agencies.


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