Front End Reentry Courts allow offenders to avoid long prison sentences by completing a short term in a prison rehabilitation program.
Governors are calling for drug courts (called reentry-drug courts), designed for the high-risk offender, to be used as a last resort, before long prison terms.
Ohio reforms intended to reduce priosn populations, not reducing prison numbers as judges refuse to use discretion to keep nonviolent offenders out of prison
Governor Brown should face the more difficult issues surrounding priosn reform in California
In the Dallas Reentry Court, participants are given a final opportunity to engage in treatment under the court’s jurisdiction and avoid a formal prison term
“Best OF” Series: Published in February 2012, this primer on State Court Jurisdiction is an important introduction into potential opportunities for court involvement in prisoner reentry The “Court Jurisdiction Chart” (above) is designed to help you analyze whether your state has the potential for a Court-Based Reentry System (or Judicially Supervised Reentry System) and/or Reentry Court 1. … Read moreState Jurisdiction in Court Based Reentry Systems
12/10/12 A recent article in the Evansville Courier Press impressed me with its description of the Vanderburgh Superior Court, Judges Wayne Trockman and David Kiely and their Reentry court programs, which will receive nearly $1 million in grants and state reimbursements that will allow it to nearly double in size. Of special note are the Re-Entry and Forensic … Read moreIndiana Reentry Court Gets $1 Million Federal Grant
Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts Jr. presented the 2012 “William H. Rehnquist Award” for Judicial Excellence, to Judge John Surbeck,
Sentencing a felon to 18 years in prison for a technical violation of Drug Court rules needs to be replaced with intermediate sanctions, which may include jail
Ohio felons who are sentenced to prison, may be rejected by Prison authorities and required to go community corrections programs, available in their community
Having completed a 3 hour training on the efficacy of Front-End/Early Intervention Reentry, I provide a link to my research on existing court-prison contacts
Early Intervention Reentry Courts were well represented at the NADCP Conference by Akron and Dallas reentry courts, both of whom have successful court programs
“Front-End” alternatives to prison can be systemically structured to allow for a Community Corrections level , a jail level, and a short term prison level.
Sentencing court systems are not new, as urban communities in particular, have used them in the past and they have proven to be both cost and time effective.