Treatment of Sex Offenders (From Managing Adult Sex Offenders: A Containment Approach, P 13.1-13.15, 1996, Kim English, Suzanne Pullen, and Linda Jones, eds. - See NCJ- 162392)
One Solution to Resource Limitations: Using Probation Officers as Psycho-Educational Group Leaders (From Managing Adult Sex Offenders: A Containment Approach, P 17.1-17.12, 1996, Kim English, Suzanne Pullen, and Linda Jones, eds. - See NCJ-162392)
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.
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.