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Fact Sheet Available on Evidence-Based Strategies for Reducing Recidivism (04/23/2014)
With funding from BJA, the Center for Court Innovation has released Evidence-Based Strategies for Working with Offenders. This fact sheet distills a growing body of research about evidence-based strategies in five areas for reducing recidivism among criminal offenders: assessment, treatment, deterrence, procedural justice, and collaboration.
Access NIJ Letter Regarding the Comprehensive School Safety Initiative (04/23/2014)
In a “Dear Colleague” letter, NIJ Acting Director Greg Ridgeway describes NIJ’s goals for the Comprehensive School Safety Initiative, and invites you to apply to study interventions that will have an impact on school safety. View the letter to learn more about this effort and opportunity.
Recidivism Data Released by BJS (04/23/2014)
BJS has released Recidivism of Prisoners Released in 30 States in 2005: Patterns from 2005 to 2010, which examines post-release offending patterns of persons released from state prisons in 2005 by offender characteristics, prior criminal history, and commitment offense. See the Corrections & Reentry>Recidivism section of for access to programs that aim to reduce recidivism.
Survey Finds Youth Benefit From Violence Prevention Programs (04/23/2014)
Findings from the OJJDP-sponsored National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence have been published in “Youth Exposure to Violence Prevention Programs in a National Sample.” This paper highlights how two-thirds of children ages 5-9 and three-quarters of youth 10-17 years old have benefited from formal bullying or violence prevention programs. For access to programs, see the Crime & Crime Prevention>Violent Crime page.
NCJA Seeking Outstanding Justice Program Nominations (02/26/2014)
The National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) is seeking nominations for its annual outstanding criminal justice program awards. Each year, NCJA honors five outstanding criminal justice programs that merit recognition for providing effective services to address crime-related issues in their communities. To learn more about this award or to nominate a program (deadline is April 18), see the NCJA site.
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