Corrections Professionals

Webinar - U.S. Paroling Authorities as Key Partners in Promoting the Governor’s Criminal Justice Policy Agenda

Of the many responsibilities U.S. governors have related to a state’s criminal justice system, one of the more important is appointing members and chairs of paroling authorities. Though paroling authorities vary in size and responsibilities, collectively they are responsible for deciding whether and when to release approximately 125,000 inmates on an annual basis.

Integrating Best Practices from Corrections and Workforce Systems to Match Jobseekers to Services: the IRES Pilot Project

Of the more than 2.3 million people incarcerated in correctional facilities across the United States, more than 90 percent will eventually return to their communities. Employment is a key aspect of successful reentry, but simply placing people in jobs is not the ultimate solution for preventing reoffending. An integrated approach is needed to ensure that criminal justice and workforce development systems utilize their available resources in ways that reduce recidivism and improve the employability of their shared population.

Onsite Training - 2017 Comprehensive Gang Model Workshop

Training on the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Comprehensive Gang Model will be offered by the National Gang Center (NGC) on June 13–15, 2017, in Denver, Colorado. The training is free; however, all other costs will be the responsibility of the participants (e.g., travel, meals, lodging, and transportation).

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BJA Webinar: Fiscal Year 2017 Prison Rape Elimination Act Program

The purpose of this webinar is to provide information on and respond to questions related to the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) solicitation titled, “Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Program: Strategic Support for PREA Implementation in Local Confinement Facilities Nationwide.” Applications are due on May 25, 2017.

View the FY 2017 PREA Program: Strategic Support for PREA Implementation in Local Confinement Facilities Nationwide solicitation.

Vera Institute of Justice Webinar - Prisoner Reentry as a Social Institution and Making Up of the ‘Ex-Offender’

In the era of mass incarceration, prisoner reentry has become an important social institution in the life worlds’ of the urban poor. This is especially the case for poor African-American men and women, Latinos, and increasingly poor white men. Yet we know little about the everyday experience of prisoner reentry or the broader implications of our current crime control strategies in shaping the experiences, interactions, and daily routines of urban life.

Research Partner Orientation Course_PSN FY16 Grantees

Since competitive funding for Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) began in fiscal year (FY) 2012, the Michigan State University (MSU) School of Criminal Justice, as a PSN Training and Technical Assistance provider, has hosted four PSN Research Partner Orientation Courses (RPOC) for more than 120 people from 47 cities. The RPOC is a one- to two-day training attended by, at a minimum, the PSN Project Coordinator or primary point of contact and the Research Partner (RP).