This week in the news: Read about leading states and candidates in justice system reform, the racial disparities recently unveiled within opioid addiction treatment, several legislative updates on public defense and education after reentry, and more.
This week in the news: Read about the presidential candidates’ debates over voting rights for individuals who are incarcerated, the unexpected surge of a possible meth crisis, problem-solving courts in Indiana, and more.
This week in the news: Read about the new studies said to be shaping justice system reform, how Congress is considering a new bipartisan bill that would allow individuals who are incarcerated access to Pell Grants, additional roadblocks to the First Step Act, racial disparities in Baltimore’s justice system, and more.
This week in the news: Read about the benefits of expungement, how more areas in the United States are turning to drug courts, what the US Department of Justice is doing to make sure opioids are responsibly distributed, and how juvenile justice systems in the country are working to give youth a second chance.
This week in the news: Read about the legislation put out by Congressman Elijah E. Cummings and US Senator Cory Booker in honor of Second Chances Month meant to ease the barriers to re-entry, the voting rights that could be in jeopardy, and the objections raised over president Trump’s top pick for the No. 2 post at the Department of Justice.
It’s finally spring and April – a month our criminal justice community has dedicated as Second Chance Month. At JPO, we join our community in bringing attention to the importance of second chances and the need to ensure that those impacted by the criminal justice system gain opportunities to restore their voting rights, find employment, get a driver’s license, have their record(s) expunged, and more. Continue reading “Spring is a Time for Renewal and for Second Chances”
This week in news: Read about the need to focus on women when considering criminal justice reform and the benefits of expunging records for those who have served their time, hear from JPO Director Ball on treatment courts, find out about Ohio’s new sentencing proposals for drug possession, and more.
This week in news: public and private stakeholders discuss what comes next after passage of the First Step Act; the CDC releases the latest report on the opioid crisis; and youth justice issues make headlines at the National Conference on Juvenile Justice.