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Recidivism Programs at a Glance
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Recidivism Practice Outcomes at a Glance
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Corrections & Reentry


Recidivism is the act of relapsing into a problem or criminal behavior during or after receiving sanctions, or while undergoing an intervention due to a previous behavior or crime. In criminal justice settings, recidivism is often measured by criminal acts that result in rearrest, reconviction, or return to prison.



OJP Publications

A Study of the Impact of Screening for Poly-Victimization in Juvenile Justice, NIJ-Sponsored, 2017

Comprehensive Juvenile Justice Reform: Phase I and Phase II, OJJDP-Sponsored, 2017

Getting Smart on Juvenile Justice: Implementing Statewide Reforms, OJJDP-Sponsored, 2017

Hawaii's Act 201: Comprehensive Reform Implementation Successes, OJJDP-Sponsored, 2017

Kansas's Senate Bill 367: Comprehensive Reform Implementation Successes, OJJDP-Sponsored, 2017

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