recidivism reduction

Webinar - The Top 10 Reasons to Start a Police Homeless Outreach Team

Un-arresting away homelessness in your community through the development of a homeless outreach team is one of the hottest trends in policing today. If your agency continues to struggle with more questions than answers about effective responses to homelessness, consider the top 10 reasons why you should start a homeless outreach team.

Homelessness is expensive. Each chronically homeless person on the streets of your community consumes up to $30,000 annually in public resources (such as jail stays and emergency room visits).

Webinar - Improving Job Readiness and Retention for Higher Risk Populations

For the overwhelming majority of people in federal and state prisons who will eventually reenter the community, finding employment plays a critical role in preventing recidivism. That said, it is not strictly job placement services that can make the difference between reincarceration and successful reentry; ensuring people who are returning to communities from incarceration have the skills to not only find, but also retain, jobs is also key.

Across juvenile detention centers in California, the InsideOUT Writers (IOW) Program promotes positive development and offers an outlet for self-expression to incarcerated youth. With roots in a program started in 1996 by Sister Janet Harris, chaplain of a Los Angeles, California juvenile hall, IOW empowers participants to express themselves and cultivate self-confidence and self-appreciation through creative writing classes and writing retreats.

Please join the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) for the webinar, “Cost-Benefit Analysis for Reducing Recidivism” on Thursday, May 19 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. ET. All interested criminal justice professionals are encouraged to participate.