The overcrowding and mismanagement facing the corrections systems in the U.S. today have lead to inhumane treatment of prisoners and lawsuits against correctional facilities that has created a high volume of civil-rights violation cases within our judicial system. Not only do courts have to develop a way of examining the validity and efficiency of the information used in gathering and presenting these claims, but likewise create programs that allow victim and community involvement within the criminal justice system.
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In June 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance sponsored a focus group of policymakers, court practitioners, parole and probation administrators, and researchers to take stock of reentry courts. This report summarizes the discussion.
This report describes the challenges women face in obtaining housing, reuniting with family, and avoiding drug use and criminal behavior after their return to the community. Recommendations for improvements in policies and practices specific to increasing the successful reintegration of women are also presented.
This report contains the recommendations of Governor Richardson's Task Force on Prison Reform.
The purpose of this research is to evaluate the impact of the PLRA and the AEDPA. The goal was to determine the extent to which AEDPA and the PLRA have affected the number of habeas corpus petitions and prisoner lawsuits filed, respectively.
The number of new jobs for probation officers, parole officers and juvenile probation/parole officers is expected to increase 18% by the end of the decade. ProbtionOfficerEDU.org was created as a resource for the thousands of men and women who will be filling these important positions in the coming years. ProbationOfficerEDU.org provides information on the degree requirements, application process, training procedures and salary expectations for probation and parole officers in hundreds of judicial districts and community corrections divisions across the United States.
Discusses the origin and implementation of a Re-Entry Court Program in Richland County, Ohio.
This article discusses restorative justice implementation efforts.
This document explains the importance of community corrections to the cost-effective sanctioning and treatment of criminal offenders and indicates that greater cooperation between the courts and community corrections programs is needed.