Synergistic Solution for Children of Incarcerated Parents: Girl Scouts Beyond Bars
Learning from Doing Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Second Chance Act Grant Program
Reauthorized in 2018, the Second Chance Act (SCA) aims to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for people returning from state and federal prisons, local jails, and juvenile facilities through the provision of federal grants. During this panel, National Institute of Justice-funded researchers will detail two ongoing evaluations of the SCA grant program:
- An evaluation of the effectiveness of the SCA grant program per Title V of the First Step Act.
- A longitudinal examination of the long-term impacts of the SCA program.
From Successful Reentry to Stronger Communities
Building Late-Life Resilience to Prevent Elder Abuse A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study of the EMPOWER Program
Crime Victim Legal Assistance Networks: Evaluating a New Service Model
Expanding Research to Examine the Impacts of Forensic Science on the Criminal Justice System
In 2004, the National Institute of Justice created the social science research on forensic sciences (SSRFS) research program to explore the impact of forensic sciences on the criminal justice system and the administration of justice. Much of the early research from the SSRFS program focused on DNA processing and the use of DNA in investigations and prosecutions.
Expanding Social Science Research to Examine the Impacts of Forensic Science on the Criminal Justice System
Building an Effective Research Partnership Between a University and a State Correctional Agency: Assessment of Drug Treatment in Pennsylvania Prisons
Appearance Assistance Program Final Planning Report
Dispensing Justice Locally: The Implementation and Effects of the Midtown Community Court
Reintegrating Juvenile Offenders Into the Community: OJJDP's Intensive Community-Based Aftercare Demonstration Program
"Keeping Track" Under Adverse Conditions
Crime and Grime Over Two Decades: Stability, Decline, and Spatial Inequality in Charm City Neighborhoods
Latest in Computer-Wear
Evaluation of OVC's Wraparound Victim Legal Assistance Network Demonstration Project
Evaluation of the Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth Demonstration Project
Temperature Sensors Embedded in Paint for Fire Debris Analysis and Arson Scene Investigations
Financial Exploitation Intervention Team Evaluability Assessment
Try Again, Fail Again, Fail Better: Lessons from Community Courts
Change doesn't come easy, particularly within an institution as large and complex as the criminal justice system. Greg Berman, Director of the Center for Court Innovation, offered lessons from several efforts to make reform stick in criminal justice settings. In particular, he focused on the development of community courts — experimental court projects that are attempting to reduce both crime and incarceration in dozens of cities across the U.S. and around the world.
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.
From the Academy to Retirement: A Journey Through the Policing Lifecycle
Professor Rosenbaum and a panel of colleagues discuss a study to demonstrate the feasibility of creating a foundation from which to launch studies about multiple aspects of policing using standardized definitions and measurement tools. Their goal is to advance knowledge about policing and translate data into evidence-based best practices that improve training, supervision and accountability systems. The effort is expected to produce a better understanding of what motivates police officers and makes them healthier, happier and more effective.
Addiction, the Brain, and Evidence-Based Treatment
The criminal justice system encounters and supervises a large number of drug abusing persons. Punishment alone is a futile and ineffective response to the problem of drug abuse. Addiction is a chronic brain disease with a strong genetic component that in most instances requires treatment. Involvement in the criminal justice system provides a unique opportunity to treat drug abuse disorders and related health conditions, thereby improving public health and safety.