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Report Shows That Prison Education Reduces Recidivism

“Evaluating the Effectiveness of Correctional Education: A Meta-Analysis of Programs That Provide Education to Incarcerated Adults,” funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, shows that correctional education reduces postrelease recidivism and does so cost-effectively. This bulletin also finds that correctional education may increase postrelease employment.

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Addressing Risk-Needs Responsivity for Tribal Probation Personal

The American Probation & Parole Association, with Bureau of Justice Assistance support, has released “Risk-Needs Responsivity: Turning Principles into Practice for Tribal Probation Personnel.” This bulletin provides an introduction to the principles of risk, need, and responsivity, and provides guidance on how tribal probation officers can incorporate each principle into everyday practice. JUSTINFO Free biweekly […]

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Forensic DNA Analysis Will Help Identify Remains

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has awarded funds to the University of South Florida to continue performing forensic archaeological fieldwork associated with identifying unmarked graves and bodies buried on the grounds of the Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Florida, a former state-run institution that closed in 2011. Learn more about: NIJ’s DNA program […]

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Forum Discusses Investigation of Sexual Violence

RTI International, with funding from the National Institute of Justice, is offering “Investigating Sexual Violence – Emerging Solutions and Best Practices.” Date: September 19, 2013 Time: 11:30 a.m. ET Location: Washington, DC

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Watch Video of Fingerprint Fundamentals Webinar

A video of the Webinar, “Fingerprint Fundamentals for the Legal Professional,” presented by West Virginia University Forensic Science Initiative with funding from the National Institute of Justice, will help attorneys understand the latent print process from the crime scene to the courtroom.

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New Information Available on PREA Audits

All confinement facilities covered under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards must be audited at least every 3 years to be considered compliant. The PREA Resource Center has added a new Web page to provide information on PREA audits, including how to become a DOJ-certified PREA auditor.

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Reporting Centers Do Not Reduce Recidivism

“Day Reporting Centers in New Jersey: No Evidence of Reduced Recidivism” discusses the findings of a randomized controlled trial about the effect of day reporting centers on recidivism. Researchers found that parolees under traditional supervision had lower recidivism rates than parolees in day reporting centers.

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New Justice Reinvestment Brief Released

The Urban Institute, with Bureau of Justice Assistance support, has released “The Justice Reinvestment Initiative: Experiences from the States.” This research brief chronicles the early activities and results of 17 states engaged in the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI). Collectively, the 17 states that have adopted the JRI model are projected to save $3.3 billion over […]

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Latest Issue of Research Report Digest Released

The National Institute of Justice has released the eleventh issue of its "Research Report Digest." This online publication provides brief descriptions of studies in various criminal justice disciplines (such as crime, violence, forensic sciences, and juvenile justice) along with evaluations of technologies that are used in the law enforcement and corrections fields.

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Training Discusses Native American Gang Members

The Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Community Corrections Institute are sponsoring "Managing Gang Members: Arrest to Reentry – Native American Street and Prison Gang Dynamics." Date: September 18-19, 2013 Location: Riverton, Wyoming

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"Smart on Crime" Recommendations Available

A recent Department of Justice study looked at different phases of the justice system to examine which practices are most successful at deterring crime and protecting the public, and which are not. As a result of this effort, the Attorney General has released “Smart on Crime: Reforming the Criminal Justice System for the 21st Century,” […]

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Forensic DNA Analysis Will Help Identify Remains

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has awarded funds to the University of South Florida to continue performing forensic archaeological fieldwork associated with identifying unmarked graves and bodies buried on the grounds of the Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Florida, a former state-run institution that closed in 2011. Learn more about: NIJ’s DNA program […]

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Guidance on Child Trauma

The Department of Health and Human Services recently issued a comprehensive guidance letter to child welfare professionals and providers serving children and families who have experienced severe trauma. Read the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Administrator Robert L. Listenbee’s message to the juvenile justice community concerning the guidance letter.

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OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2013

This Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention bimonthly newsletter highlights a presentation by members of the National Research Council on an OJJDP-funded report on recent advances in scientific understanding of adolescent brain development that should be more fully incorporated into juvenile justice policies and practices.

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President Obama Appoints Joye E. Frost as New OVC Director

Ms. Frost has served the Office for Victims of Crime since 1997, previously holding the titles of Principal Deputy Director, Acting Director, and Program Specialist. White House announcement Joye E. Frost biography Inventory Reduction Sale Stock up on materials for your personal collection, order a quantity of an essential publication for distribution to your colleagues, […]

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