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Braga, Piehl, and Hureau evaluated the Boston Reentry Initiative (BRI). The BRI is an interagency initiative designed to prevent former violent offenders from engaging in criminal behavior by helping them transition from jail back to their Boston neighborhoods. The initiative involves the development of individual reintegration plans during and after offenders’ incarceration. Case workers and mentors draw on a variety of programs to support the transition into the community, including substance abuse and mental health treatment and vocational development.
The authors utilized a quasiexperimental design to evaluate the crime prevention efforts of the BRI, comparing the recidivism patterns of BRI participants and an equivalent comparison group. The recidivism measures used in this study were any new arrests and arrests for after release from jail. Despite having high rearrest, the results indicate that the BRI participants had lower rearrest rates than those in the comparison group. While these differences narrowed over time, the BRI participants had lower rearrest rates at one, two and three years post-release than the comparison group.
The full study, Violent Offenders Released to the Community: Evaluation of the Boston Reentry Initiative and Delinquency at: the November 2009 issue of Journal of Research in Crimehttp://jrc.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/46/4/411.
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With nearly 190,000 inmates, the federal prison system is the largest in the nation, far exceeding those of California, Texas, and other states. But the reach of federal corrections extends well beyond prison walls. In 2015, approximately 115,000 offenders were serving a period of post-prison community monitoring known as supervised release—nearly three times as many […]
Adam Gelb directs Pew’s public safety performance project, which helps states advance policies and practices in adult and juvenile sentencing and corrections that protect public safety, hold offenders accountable, and control corrections costs.
From a peak of 1 in 100 in 2007-08, the U.S. incarceration rate has dropped back to 1 in 115 adults, according to an analysis of federal Bureau of Justice Statistics data conducted by The Pew Charitable Trusts.
Over the five-year period from 2010 to 2015, the nation’s imprisonment rate fell 8.4 percent while the combined violent and property crime rate declined 14.6 percent, according to statistics released by the U.S. Department of Justice. Thirty-one states cut both rates simultaneously.
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