"Today when I think of reentry court, I am reminded that nearly every offender sentenced to time in custody will return to the community from whence they came. And thus, every sentencing court is in fact, a reentry court, creating a pathway for the offender’s reentry into society." -Jeff Tauber

TO BE PUBLISHED IN 2019, NADCP’s 25th Year Anniversary: “A Personal History of NADCP and the Drug Court Movement: 1990-2001”

EDITING: THE FINAL FRONTIER The excerpts from the Book.”A Personal History of NADCP and the Drug Court movement; 1990-2001″, by Jeffrey Tauber, is available on this website, directly below this article (and In the box on the right  marked “Book Updates”). A Final Version is planned for Publication in 2019, the 25th year anniversary of … Read moreTO BE PUBLISHED IN 2019, NADCP’s 25th Year Anniversary: “A Personal History of NADCP and the Drug Court Movement: 1990-2001”

Vision 1: Integrating Traditional Community Justice Into Penal Systems

A Prison administered by a Non-Profit Corporation could play an important part in building traditional community responsibility and accountability into our prisons

Urban Institue reports on “Justice Reinvestment Initiative”

 January 28, 2014 The Urban Institute has issued a positive report on seventeen states that have adopted the “Justice Reinvestment Initiative”and issued the following statement, “Seventeen Justice Reinvestment Initiative states are projected to save as much as $4.6 billion through reforms that increase the efficiency of their criminal justice systems. Eight states that had JRI … Read moreUrban Institue reports on “Justice Reinvestment Initiative”

NIJ Impact Evaluation on Reentry Courts due soon

A National Institute of Justice preliminary evaluation of eight reentry courts provides an excellent description of the participating jurisdictions’ structures

California prison terms for violent criminals more than double

In an article published by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice, the Center disputes Governor Brown’s argument that all those who could safely be released from prison had already been released. The Center relies in part on a recent study by the Pew Center for the States (click on image on the left, to obtain … Read moreCalifornia prison terms for violent criminals more than double

An Overview of a Court-Based Sentencing System

The following  diagram and descriptive analysis of an Evidence-Based Sentencing System were published in September  as a development tool for California Counties building realignment sentencing structures.  (A 12 Part Series on Sentencing Systems, can be found to under “SENTENCING SYTEMS” (or by clicking on the diagram below)   AN OVERVIEW OF A SYSTEMIC SENTENCING MODEL   PDF … Read moreAn Overview of a Court-Based Sentencing System

Court-Based Realignment Recommendations

  Published on September 9, 2012, I have set out possible sentencing reforms, based on the “Twelve Part Series on Evidence-Based Sentencing Systems” that may be relevant to a California County’s Realignment Process.  PDF SENTENCING AND MANDATORY SUPERVISION UNDER PC 1170(H)  Start the risk assessment and classification process at plea or sentencing if possible, so the judge can … Read moreCourt-Based Realignment Recommendations

Reentry Court Judge Receives Judiciary’s Top Honor

Nov. 20, 2012 For those who have questioned the efficacy and ultimately the relevance of Reentry Courts in the criminal justice system, the following news should be of great interest. I present the following News Release from the National Center for State Courts: Williamsburg, Va. — Indiana Superior Court Criminal Division Judge John F. Surbeck Jr. … Read moreReentry Court Judge Receives Judiciary’s Top Honor

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