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jpowlina
Jan 28, 2022
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jpowlina
Jan 10, 2022
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Click here to view this email in a browserIN FOCUS Mentoring A relationship with a mentor can be a valuable resource for young people as they seek guidance during critical moments in their life. To support youth who face challenges in their adolescent development, research has shown that mentoring programs can improve self-esteem, academic achievement, and peer relationships. Through program funding, training and technical assistance services, research projects, and more, the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and its program offices are working to provide information and resources related to mentoring. Following are some topical resources: Mentoring for Enhancing School Attendance, Academic Performance, and Educational Attainment Mentoring Programs for Youth: A Promising Intervention for Delinquency Prevention National Mentoring Resource Center OJJDP Model Programs Guide: Mentoring During National Mentoring Month (January), see the Mentoring Special Feature to access additional information and resources from OJP and other federal agencies on this topic. View the Special FeatureLearn More U.S. Department of Justice | Office of Justice Programs | USA.gov Connect OJP Social Media Contact OJP | Unsubscribe OJP Services JUSTINFO Newsletter | Email Notifications | NCJRS Virtual Library | New Resources Office of Justice Programs
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jpowlina
Jan 07, 2022
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jpowlina
Jan 07, 2022
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jpowlina
Jan 07, 2022
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Reentry Central News Headlines Weekly News Headlines on Reentry and Criminal Justice Reform Beatrice Codianni, Managing EditorDecember 28, 2021Who's The Pusher Now? - BUKSTEL OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO Fired up, fed up and powerfully incisive as ever, maverick performer Ellen Bukstel, found herself ahead of the curve with her latest infectious opus, “Who’s The Pusher Now?” releasing the pro-pot legalization, Government Drug Wars hypocrisy themed song. Click here to see the video The National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls is committed to abolishing incarceration for women and girls. We hope that December's holidays and special occasions were joyful, and that the New Year brings you health, happiness, and prosperity...We’d love to start 2022 highlighting your organizations and the work you do to end mass incarceration and promote successful community integration. Email us at info@reentrycentral.org...In this week's news...The Justice Department Reverses Sending Federal Prisoners on Home Confinement Back to Prison...Vera Institute of Justice offers a trove of data, visualizations, and analytical tools on local jail and state prison populations and demographics...Too Little Too Late: Those in Charge of Parole in Georgia Overlook That the State's Prison System is a "Hotbed of Death and Despair"...Report: The Positive Impacts of Family Contact for Incarcerated People and Their Families...Read more!Pathways to Desistance From Crime Among Juveniles and Adults: White paper describes the known correlates of desistance from crime as well as the features associated with continued involvement in crime 12-28-2021 Read MoreVera Institute of Justice Unveils Updated Incarceration Trends Website Revised site includes a trove of data, visualizations, and analytical tools on local jail and state prison populations and demographics 12-26-2021 Read MoreThe Positive Impacts of Family Contact for Incarcerated People and Their Families In-person visitation is incredibly beneficial, reducing recidivism and improving health and behavior 12-23-2021 Read MoreJustice Department Reverses Sending Federal Prisoners on Home Confinement Back to Prison Advocates call on Biden to issue commutations to those on home confinement who still have prison time left on their sentences 12-22-2021 Read MoreToo Little Too Late: Those in Charge of Parole in Georgia Overlook the State's Prison System is a "Hotbed of Death and Despair" At least 450 people died in state custody from January of 2020 through September of 2021 12-21-2021 Read MoreNew Resource: Youth in Adult Courts, Jails and Prisons Resource reviews the history, harms, pathways and trends that treat children as if they were adults 12-18-2021 Read MoreReentry Central | 1414 Bickett Road | Sanford | NC | 27330 | PH. 203.415.1725Reentry Central | 1414 Bickett Road, Sanford, NC 27330Unsubscribe michaelrecord@hotmail.comUpdate Profile | Constant Contact Data NoticeSent by info@reentrycentral.org powered byTry email marketing for free today!
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jpowlina
Jan 07, 2022
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The following information from Deputy Commissioner and Director Robert Maccarone is being sent to all ATI Program Directors/CRTF Coordinators. For Immediate Release: 1/5/2022GOVERNOR KATHY HOCHUL GOVERNOR HOCHUL ANNOUNCES 'JAILS TO JOBS' -- A NEW INITIATIVE TO IMPROVE RE-ENTRY INTO THE WORKFORCE AND REDUCE RECIDIVISM 'Jails to Jobs' Will Help Connect Formerly Incarcerated Individuals With Education and Opportunity Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the 'Jails to Jobs' initiative as part of her 2022 State of the State. 'Jails to Jobs' aims to improve re-entry into the workforce and reduce recidivism by focusing on connecting previously incarcerated individuals with education, resources and opportunities for job placement. "There is no justice in a system that continues to unduly punish formerly incarcerated individuals who have served their time and paid their debts to society," Governor Hochul said. "We know how the proper training, opportunity, or college degree can lift up any New Yorker no matter where you come from, which is why we must harness the power of education to help formerly incarcerated individuals with re-entry, while also ensuring the justice system itself doesn't stand in the way of someone trying to improve their life." Despite New York's advancements in creating a fairer criminal justice system, many people in state prisons struggle to access educational opportunities. The expansion of higher-education opportunities for incarcerated populations provides clear benefits by reducing recidivism, increasing post-release employment, and saving taxpayer money. Incarcerated people who participate in correctional education programs are 43 percent less likely to reoffend and 13 percent more likely to obtain and retain employment after returning to their community. Taxpayers save roughly $5 for every $1 invested in prison education, and recidivism rates decrease due to this investment. Governor Hochul's 'Jails to Jobs' plan will help incarcerated and formerly incarcerated New Yorkers attain critical job skills and secure long-term employment, helping reduce recidivism and increase public safety. This will be completed through: · Refocusing Parole Officers on Career Planning and Job Placement: To better support employment opportunities for parolees and further reduce recidivism, Governor Hochul will propose that the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) and the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DJCS) collaborate to train a network of nearly 100 of the State's parole officers and re-entry specialists on career planning and job placement. The agencies will also provide evidence-based training and other labor-focused development programs, ensuring that all of New York's parole and probation professionals are prepared to support each individual's return to their family and community. By 2023, nearly all of the 700 parole officers in New York State would receive this workforce training. · Enabling Voluntary, Private-Sector, In-Prison Employment Opportunities that Pay a Competitive Wage: Governor Hochul will propose a constitutional amendment to allow for public-private partnerships that would enable hybrid work-release programs within prisons. These partnerships, which would be voluntary and pay a competitive wage, would provide critical private sector job skills to incarcerated individuals. · Expanding Vocational, Job Readiness, and Re-Entry Programs: To strengthen existing career programs, Governor Hochul will direct DOCCS to review and expand current vocational programming, such as the re-entry computer lab pilot, and implement new initiatives, including vocational training that would allow incarcerated individuals to obtain commercial driver's licenses. · Restoring the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) for Incarcerated Individuals: Governor Hochul will propose legislation to reverse the longstanding ban on providing State financial aid to incarcerated individuals and require universities contracting with DOCCS provide career counseling and degrees with meaningful career paths. · Allowing for Educational Release as an Earned, Re-Entry Opportunity: State law currently allows for up to 14 hours per day of educational release for educational, vocational, or related purposes; however, the majority of incarcerated individuals enrolled in college do not qualify due to the nature of their crime. To remedy this, Governor Hochul will propose legislation to expand those eligible by allowing for incarcerated individuals who qualify for Limited Credit Time Allowance (LCTA) to participate in educational release, and to expedite the awarding of a six month LCTA credit against their sentence for this cohort. · Passing the Clean Slate Act: Governor Hochul will push to pass the Clean Slate Act, criminal justice reform legislation that would allow for certain felony records to be sealed after seven years and certain misdemeanor records be sealed after three years, following the completion of a sentence. To be eligible for records sealing, an individual would have to have completed their prison sentence and community supervision; not have been convicted of a sex crime; and not since have acquired subsequent convictions in New York State or have pending charges during the waiting period. Reasonable exceptions will be made for appropriate categories of employment. · Piloting a New Approach to Transitional Housing for Post-Incarceration Individuals: Governor Hochul will create a pilot program that aims to improve a formerly incarcerated individual's ability to secure stable housing, preventing them from ending up in the shelter system. This pilot program would work with a residential treatment facility to provide stable housing for 90 days as the individual pursues a job and permanent housing. · Eliminating Outdated Supervision Fees to Reduce Barriers for Individuals Returning to Society After Incarceration: Under New York State's current supervision fee statute, DOCCS is required to collect a supervision fee of $30.00 per month for each person over the age of 18 on parole and post-release supervision. But the parolee population has limited income and employment opportunities, and parolees often struggle to pay these fees, resulting in a low collection rate. To facilitate re-entry for more than 30,000 parolees, Governor Hochul will propose eliminating these outdated supervision fees, reducing the financial burden on parolees. · Fully Staffing the Parole Board and Prohibit Outside Employment for Board Members: State Law permits the Board of Parole to have up to 19 members, each appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate for a six-year term. However, as the parole board currently comprises just 15 members, Governor Hochul will nominate individuals to fill the four additional seats, increasing the board's capacity to hear cases. Additionally, to further increase the board's capacity and ensure that board members' sole professional focus is on hearing cases, Governor Hochul will prohibit Parole Board Members from outside employment. · Facilitating Access to ID Cards and Other Vital Records to Enhance Opportunities for Released Persons: Incarcerated individuals often struggle to provide the documents needed to obtain a DMV Non-Driver ID card. To facilitate access to documentation needed post-incarceration that would assist in the issuance of a DMV Non-Driver ID card, Governor Hochul will propose legislation to permit a sentence and commitment or a certificate of conviction to be deemed authorization for DOCCS to obtain a certified birth certificate or transcript of birth on behalf of an incarcerated individual for the purpose of providing State identification upon release. Governor Hochul will also expand the successful pilot program established by DOCCS and DMV to process Non-Driver IDs for parolees to include a pilot program that allows for the issuance prior to the release of incarcerated individuals.
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jpowlina
Mar 30, 2021
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