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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.
New York TimesRebirth of Bronx Housing Complex Aims to Cut Crime and Increase HomesNew York TimesPhipps Houses does not keep statistics on crime in the complex. It is in the southeastern corner of the 48th Precinct, which had 223 robberies through Oct. 16 this year, compared with 283 during the same period last year, a […]
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BEHIND THE TAPE: A look at what is driving the violent crime trend in RockfordWREX-TVThe City of Rockford is in the midst of its worst violent crime rate in decades, similar to a peak it saw in the mid 1990's. Domestic violence, drugs, gangs, poverty, cuts to police forces: they all play a role in […]
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Dallas News (blog)Violent crime spree suspect last seen near Texas-Oklahoma border has hit list, authorities sayDallas News (blog)An Oklahoma man who's been wanted since Sunday in a string of violent crimes has a hit list with more people on it, authorities said. Michael Dale Vance Jr. was last seen near the Texas border after allegedly […]
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Which cities have the worst violent-crime rates in New York state? The answer is close to homeBuffalo Business FirstTwo Western New York cities have the worst violent-crime rates in the state, according to a new analysis of data from from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Niagara Falls finished 2015 with a ratio of 113.3 reported […]
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Federal jury in Oregon deliberates five hours before acquitting Ammon Bundy, his brother Ryan, and five co-defendants of conspiring to prevent federal employees from doing their jobs during the 41-day occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge,
Voters’ top priority is keeping communities safe, but large majorities also believe that the nation imprisons too many people for too long. A body of national- and state-level public opinion research dating to 2010 has found overwhelming support across political parties, regions, ages, genders, and racial/ethnic groups for policy changes that shift nonviolent offenders from […]
Since 2006, Pew has conducted national and state research chronicling the expansion of the American corrections system and the policies and practices that fueled the growth. The reports in this collection document the high cost to taxpayers and the low public safety returns of incarcerating many lower-level offenders. They also establish frameworks for reducing recidivism, moderating […]
Most criminal justice research focuses on the effectiveness of programs that seek to reduce recidivism by changing offender attitudes and behavior. Pew’s research, in contrast, has targeted the laws and practices that control who goes to prison and for how long. The publications in this collection evaluate policies that have been frequent components of state reforms […]
Effective sentencing and corrections reform requires leadership from the highest levels of government, people in local communities, and everywhere in between. This collection includes interviews with influential leaders who have played important roles in their states’ reform efforts.
For every person in prison, roughly two people are serving their sentences on probation or parole at a fraction of the cost of incarceration. Over the past 20 years, corrections professionals and researchers have identified a range of successful, community-based strategies that reduce the rate at which these individuals return to prison for new offenses […]
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UK and France accused of breaching human rights as children forced to sleep in makeshift conditions for second nightThe British and French governments were accused of breaching children’s human rights as up to 50 teenagers were abandoned by authorities in Calais and forced into an industrial estate near the cleared-out refugee camp to sleep in […]
Lisa O'Carroll in Calais, Amelia Gentleman and Alan Travis in London
Leaders of a California college town are working to relocate turkeys that have been harassing people on the streets. The Davis City Council voted this week to approve a wild turkey management plan, the Sacramento Bee reported. The plan includes trapping and relocating many of the birds and possibly...
A man was shot and injured in the Belair-Edison neighborhood of Northeast Baltimore on Thursday night, police said. The man was found shot in the 3700 block of Brehms Lane around 8:20 p.m., police said. He had multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to a hospital for treatment. Police had no more...
The Dunwoody Police Department is currently looking for Laverne Harold Squires, age 79, a Dunwoody Resident. Squires is suffering from Alzheimers. He was last seen leaving his residence at approximately 4:30PM on Friday. He left in ...
SANTA ANA – A motel converted into the first large-scale permanent supportive housing project in Santa Ana stands as a model for finding a solution to chronic homelessness in the county, city officials and service providers say. The Guest Inn and...