Partnerships for Public Safety
The downside of downsizing: Persistence of racial disparities following state prison reform
NIJ FY22 Design, Implementation, and Testing of a National Model for Technical Violations
With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals for funding for rigorous research and evaluation projects from accredited academic institutions in partnership with supervising agencies to design, implement, and test parole or probation supervision models that reduce revocations for technical violations while ensuring successful re-entry and minimizing recidivism through adoption of appropriate revocation policies coupled with evidence-based services. Applicants to this solicitation must be accredited...
An Outcome Evaluation of a Prison Work Release Program: Estimating Its Effects on Recidivism, Employment, and Cost Avoidance
Custodial Parole Sanctions and Earnings After Release From Prison
NIJ Recidivism Forecasting Challenge Webinar Transcript
Challenge has closed
Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry. Winners will be notified by August 16, 2021, and posted online.
Winners are to submit paper outlining the variables that were tested, indicating which were of statistical significance and which were not, by September 17, 2021.
DARYL FOX: Good afternoon, everyone. Welcome to today's webinar. NIJ's Recidivism Forecasting Challenge, hosted...
Research and Evaluation on a National Model for Technical Violations, Fiscal Year 2021
Opportunities and Challenges Abound as Prison Populations Decrease
Examining the Effects of Community-Based Sanctions on Offender Recidivism
Drug Testing for Youthful Offenders on Parole: An Experimental Evaluation
California Study Looks at Factors Leading to Parole Revocation
Standardizing Parole Violation Sanctions
Strategies for Effective Parole Supervision: Ohio's Graduated Sanction Guidelines
Supervision Regimes, Risk, and Official Reactions to Parolee Deviance
Parole Violations and Revocations in California: Analysis and Suggestions for Action
Supervision Intensity and Parole Outcomes: A Competing Risks Approach to Criminal and Technical Parole Violations
State Responses to Mass Incarceration
Researchers have devoted considerable attention to mass incarceration, specifically its magnitude, costs, and collateral consequences. In the face of economic constraints, strategies to reduce correctional populations while maintaining public safety are becoming a fiscal necessity. This panel will present strategies that states have undertaken to reduce incarceration rates while balancing taxpayer costs with ensuring public safety.
NIJ Journal Issue No. 263
Less Prison, More Police, Less Crime: How Criminology Can Save the States from Bankruptcy
Professor Lawrence Sherman explains how policing can prevent far more crimes than prison per dollar spent. His analysis of the cost-effectiveness of prison compared to policing suggests that states can cut their total budgets for justice and reduce crime by reallocating their spending on crime: less prison, more police.
Going Home (or Not): How Residential Change Might Help the Formerly Incarcerated Stay Out of Prison
Dr. Kirk discusses how Hurricane Katrina affected those formerly incarcerated persons originally from New Orleans and their likelihood of returning to prison. Kirk also discussed potential strategies for fostering residential change among those who were incarcerated, focusing specifically on parole residency policies and the provision of public housing vouchers.
Reforming New Orleans' Criminal Justice System: The Role of Data and Research
With its criminal justice system in disarray following Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans invited the Vera Institute of Justice to examine the city's court and jail operations. For five years, Vera has been tracking arrest-to-first-appearance time, custodial arrests versus summonses, the granting of pretrial release, and many other decision-making points. Based on analysis of these data, Vera is making policy recommendations to assist with the implementation of new procedures and to ensure performance monitoring.
An Examination of Justice Reinvestment and Its Impact on Two States
Funded in part by the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Pew Center on the States, the justice reinvestment project is a data-driven strategy aimed at policymakers to "reduce spending on corrections, increase public safety and improve conditions in the neighborhoods to which most people released from prison return." Representatives from two states where the justice reinvestment strategy is currently being implemented will discuss how it is being used to reduce the rate of incarceration and how states can reinvest in local communities.
What Works in Probation and Parole
How can we prevent reoffending and reduce costs? Research points to a number of solutions. At the Tuesday plenary, Judge Steven Alm from Hawaii will describe his successes with hard-core drug offenders. “Swift and sure” is his motto. West Virginia Cabinet Secretary James W. Spears will discuss the issues from his state's perspective, and Adam Gelb, Director of the Pew Charitable Trust's Public Safety Performance Project, will lend a national overview.