Parole and probation
Long Term Effects of Drug Court Participation: Evidence From a 15-Year Follow-Up of a Randomized Controlled Trial
A Conceptual Replication of the Strategic Training Initiative in Community Supervision (STICS)
An Experimental Demonstration of Training Probation Officers in Evidence-Based Community Supervision
Five Things About Reentry
Directors of Justice Department Science and Research Offices Talk Reentry
Director of the National Institute of Justice Nancy La Vigne, Ph.D., and Director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics Alex Piquero, Ph.D., discuss important topics, programs and initiatives related to reentry and recidivism.
NIJ Director Nancy La Vigne Discusses Evidence-Based Strategies for Successful Reentry
NIJ Director Nancy La Vigne highlights the importance of evidence-based strategies for successful reentry. This strategy emphasizes the need for tailored and holistic support that starts during confinement and continues after release, with a focus on family involvement, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and community supervision.
Translating evidence-based practices from community to corrections: An example of implementing DBT-CM
A Leg Up: NIJ’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program
NIJ Director Dr. Nancy La Vigne joins the show to interview Dr. Marie Garcia, Director of NIJ’s Criminal Justice Systems Division and a former NIJ graduate research fellow. They discuss the application process, Marie’s experience as a fellow while at Temple University, and advice for future applicants.
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Inclusive Research: Engaging with the People Closest to the Issue
In this video, NIJ Director Nancy La Vigne, Ph.D., discusses inclusive research, one of her top priorities.
NIJ is committed to supporting research that makes a positive impact on our justice system. Whatever form that research takes, we should spend time engaging with the people who are closest to the issue under study. Inclusive research is valuable because it has the potential to improve the quality of data collected and the accuracy of its interpretation and is defined by four core principles:
NIJ FY23 Research and Evaluation on Sentencing and Resentencing
Gender and community supervision: Examining differences in violations, sanctions, and recidivism outcomes
A Supervision Policy with Scope: Revisiting Washington State's Swift-and-Certain Initiative
Revisiting Washington State's Swift-and-Certain Initiative
Desistance from Crime: Interventions to Help Promote Desistance and Reduce Recidivism
No single criminal justice agency can promote desistance on its own. Partnerships across state, local, and federal agencies — along with the support of family and community stakeholders — are instrumental in supporting desistance from crime and reducing recidivism.
Law enforcement, courts, corrections, and community supervision agencies play a key role in the desistance process and reducing recidivism.