Tag Archives: justice reinvestment

Meet the Candidates Videos – Johnson County Attorney Race

Below are videos of Janet Lyness and John Zimmerman, candidates for Johnson County Attorney. These videos are from Iowa City Channel 4. Janet Lyness * * * John Zimmerman Advertisements

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This mentoring program results in a 44% drop in violent crimes

“[We need to make sure that] our criminal justice system doesn’t just function as a pipeline from underfunded schools to overcrowded jails.” ~ Barack Obama Learn more here http://www.whitehouse.gov/my-brothers-keeper

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Johnson County Attorney Race – Commentary by Greg Johnson

Friday, 2 May 2014 The Democratic Party nomination for Johnson County Attorney has gained much media attention, and plenty of involvement among local residents. I wanted to share some of my thoughts about the two candidates. Janet Lyness Two weeks ago I met with Janet Lyness to learn more about her campaign. Although I’d worked […]

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Fed Commits $27.4 Billion Invested in Justice Reform

Yesterday, President Obama unveiled his $3.9 trillion 2015 budget proposal, which allocates $27.4 billion to justice programs. The President’s budget provides $115 million in continued support for Second Chance Act programs. This represents an important federal investment in evidence-based strategies to increase public safety and reduce recidivism by authorizing funding for the development and coordination […]

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Netherlands Closing 19 Prisons Due to Lack of Criminals

In 2009, the Dutch justice ministry announced the planned closing of eight prisons in the Netherlands due to a declining crime rate which was expected to continue. Now, in 2013, there are 19 prisons scheduled to be closed. This is caused, in part, by a continued decline in crime rates. Additionally, those who are convicted […]

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Justice Center Has Global Reach

Through our growing base of supporters, and by developing our website as an online resource for those in justice services, we’re beginning to have a global impact. The maps below show some of the recent visitors to the website. Click any map for a larger view. This national and global recognition helps bring positive attention […]

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U.S. Moves to Support Reform Efforts in Justice

[Source: “U.S. Moves to Support Reform Efforts in Justice,” CSG Justice Center, 6 September 2013] Attorney General Eric Holder announced steps to reform the criminal justice system’s treatment of nonviolent drug offenders at the Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates in San Francisco on August 12, 2013. “Too many Americans go […]

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Guidelines for Care for Transitioning from Jails and Prisons for Persons with Behavioral Health Disorders

Guidelines for Care for Transitioning from Jails and Prisons for Persons with Behavioral Health Disorders Hosted by SAMHSA’s GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation, this webinar will introduce the “Guidelines for Care for Transitioning from Jails and Prisons for Persons with Behavioral Health Disorders.” Developed in collaboration with the Council of State Governments Justice Center and […]

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The McKean Corrections System as a Model Prison and Reform System

[Source: “A Model Prison,” The Atlantic Monthly, November 1995, by Robert Worth] The following is an excerpt from an article published by the Atlantic Monthly about the McKean Correctional Facility. [Read full article] * * * Approaching McKean, the federal correctional institution in Bradford, Pennsylvania, one is not likely to think of a prison. The […]

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Attorney General Eric Holder Speech – Video and Transcript – San Francisco

[Source: “Attorney General Eric Holder Delivers Remarks at the Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates,” Justice Department, 12 August 2013] * * * The following is a transcript of Attorney General Eric Holder’s remarks at the Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates on 12 August 2013 in […]

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Hawaii’s Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE)

Video Summary. Whether you are an Offender, Attorney, Judge, Probation Officer, Police Officer, or a Provider, this seven (7) minute movie could change your life. Judge Steven Alm explains how the HOPE Program works to his packed courtroom. * * * From the Los Angeles Times: The first thing you notice about 1st Circuit Judge […]

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Inside Out Prison Exchange Program

Video Summary. Henry Baskin, Esq. is the host for Due Process. This episode explores the Inside Out Prison Exchange Program offered by the University of Michigan at Dearborn.

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Putnamville Prison Inmates Build and Maintain a Horse Rescue Farm in Collaboration with the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation

Putnamville Prison Inmates built and now and maintain a Horse Rescue Farm in collaboration with the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. “They cut down the trees, they planed the boards, they built the barns, poured the concrete, seeded the pastures, built the fencing. They’ve done it all,” Barbara Holcomb, equine vocational instructor, says. Holcomb runs the farm, […]

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Justice Department and Council of State Governments Identify States Cutting Correction Costs While Reducing Recidivism and Improving Safety

[Source: Justice Department Press Release, 12 April 2013] * * * Justice Department and Council of State Governments Identify States Cutting Correction Costs While Reducing Recidivism and Improving Safety Bi-Partisan Efforts Result in Major Justice Reforms The Department of Justice and the Council of State Governments (CSG) highlight 17 states that have cut corrections costs […]

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CSG Justice Center Congressional Staff Briefing on Justice Reinvestment

Summary. Below is a video of the Congressional Staff Briefing on Justice Reinvestment; Lessons Learned in the States on Reducing Recidivism & Curbing Corrections Costs. Recorded on 12 April 2013 at 2103 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. Selected Quotes from the Video “Justice Reinvestment is a bi-partisan data-driven criminal justice approach to assist states […]

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