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May 23, 2024

Taking Action to Reduce Deaths in Custody

Offering better protections and opportunities for people who come into contact with our criminal legal system is critical in preventing and reducing deaths in custody.


Enhancing Corrections Spaces and Cultures

May 7, 2024

Enhancing Corrections Spaces and Cultures

Former fellow Danielle Rudes, Ph.D. discusses her recent fellowship, which focuses on enhancing corrections spaces and culture.


Community Courts Initiative

April 30, 2024

Justice That Prioritizes Prevention, Not Punishment

Innovative approach aimed at reducing recidivism and increasing overall public safety while being responsive to the needs of local communities.


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April 30, 2024

Protecting the Youngest Victims of Substance Use

A recent study found that more than 40 percent of Americans know someone who died from an overdose.


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April 30, 2024

"Reaching Rural" Helps Under-Resourced Communities

The Reaching Rural Initiative was designed to provide support to rural communities, which face unique challenges in confronting the substance use crisis.


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April 30, 2024

Impacts of the Second Chance Act

Celebrating 15 years of Second Chance Act programs.


Community Supervision Strategies

April 5, 2024

Making Probation and Parole More Effective

Supporting people on community supervision is vital to ensuring a successful transition from incarceration and reentry to their communities.


Postconviction Testing of DNA Evidence

April 2, 2024

Postconviction Testing of DNA Evidence Exonerates Texas Man

The Postconviction Testing of DNA Evidence Program provides funding to ensure that the right person is convicted, and justice is done.


DNA Capacity Enhancement for Backlog Reduction Program

April 2, 2024

DNA Funding for Forensics Labs Eases Case Backlogs

Forensic crime labs often struggle to keep up with the volume of requests for evidence analysis due to shortages in staff and equipment.


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February 26, 2024

Improving Outcomes for Justice-Impacted Individuals with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

Studies by the OJP BJS found that about two out of every five people in America’s jails and prisons suffer from mental health disorders.


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February 6, 2024

Employing Mental Health Clinicians to Improve Police Outcomes

“Police have been tasked with too much historically. They've really been tasked with responding to behavioral health issues because we didn't have a better option.


Attorney General Miyares, Robin Gauthier, Executive Director of Samaritan House, presenting at a Press Conference for 100% BATT (Businesses Alliance Against Trafficking)

January 30, 2024

United Against Labor Trafficking

Addressing child labor exploitation and child trafficking is critical to advancing the health, education and well-being of children and families in the United States.


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January 12, 2024

Remembering Richard Rosenfeld

The American criminal justice community suffered a profound loss with the passing of Richard Rosenfeld, a distinguished professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice.


Date Created: January 31, 2022