Success in the Media

“Nothing Works” in Corrections Replaced by “Nothing Works Well?”

Subtitles Do offender rehabilitation programs significantly reduce crime? Fifth in a series of articles on parole and probation research and practice. If swift but certain programs don’t work, we may be out of options. Author By Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of supervising public affairs for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist […]

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What Works in Parole and Probation-Minnesota Comprehensive Offender Reentry Plan

  Subtitles Does parole and probation research show declines in arrests and reincarceration? What Works in Parole and Probation? Third in a series of articles on parole and probation research and practice. By Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for […]

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Percent of Released Prisoners Returning to Incarceration

Crime in America.Net-Updated in November of 2014 and July of 2016. We have a reader request; she asks about recidivism of people released from prison (arrests, convictions, returns to prison). The report below summarizes the five principle studies: Federal Offender Recidivism-June of 2016 Please buy my book:“A Must Have Book,” Success With The Media: Everything […]

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Successful offender reentry program in San Diego

The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) recently released its third annual report on the San Diego Prisoner Reentry Program. The key program components are based on best practices and include conducting screenings and assessments and providing case management and services to meet identified needs. The report describes the program implementation, outlines the research methodology, […]

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Offender Reentry–New Research: Crime News

Dear Gentlereaders: Although we would love to read more about the research listed below, it’s contained in a document that requires a subscription even though it was funded by tax paid research. Crime in America staff. Braga, Piehl, and Hureau evaluated the Boston Reentry Initiative (BRI). The BRI is an interagency initiative designed to prevent […]

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