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Discussing the Future of Justice-Involved Young Adults

September 2015

New science in brain development is transforming young adult involvement with the justice system. On Tuesday, September 8, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason, and experts from NIJ and the Harvard Kennedy School Program in Criminal Justice who serve on the Executive Session on Community Corrections discussed the future of justice-involved young adults.

An Examination of Justice Reinvestment and Its Impact on Two States

June 2010

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.

Police Officer Crimes and Police Integrity

February 2017
Dr. Philip Stinson, Bowling Green State University, discusses the findings of his research on crimes committed by police officers.

However, in some cases, at times due to the stressors of the job and frequent exposure to trauma and violence, officers engage in misconduct or criminal behavior. The National Institute of Justice understands what’s at stake for public safety and officer wellness when we ignore warning signs of officers struggling with occupational hazards and other psychological hardships.

NIJ FY 13 Desistance From Crime Over the Life Course

Closing Date
NIJ seeks proposals to conduct research that enhances knowledge of the process of desistance from crime. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals for bold, innovative approaches to enhancing understanding of the processes underlying desistance from crime.

NIJ FY 12 Desistance From Crime Over the Life Course

Closing Date
NIJ seeks proposals to conduct research that enhances our knowledge of the process of desistance from crime. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals that demonstrate bold, innovative approaches to expanding our understanding of the processes underlying desistance from crime.