The launching of a “Reentry Court Solutions”, “National Reentry Court Resource Center” marks a new focus on the reentry court model, as the alternative to prison.
The Conference of Chief Justices and Conference of State Court Administrators, reaffirming their support for drug courts, called for increased federal funding.
BREAKING NEWS: NOV.2, 2009 A $13 million grant program was announced by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment today. The grant’s purpose is to support 17 Juvenile and Adult Offender Reentry Programs across the nation. The funds appear to be aimed at persons leaving correctional settings, although not necessarily focused on reentry drug court as a grantee … Read moreCSAT Reentry Funding
NOV.3,2009: BREAKING NEWS An extraordinary development for California reentry court programs has come to our attention. The legislature has targeted both stimulus money and and other federal and state funds to reduce reliance on prisons through four innovative programs: 10 million dollars of federal funds will be distributed through a Parolee Reentry Accountability Program to support reentry courts. … Read moreFunding Alert: California
Missouri is one the few truely innovative states in the reentry court field, with both prison and jail based reentry courts (also called reintegration courts). According to Missouri Director of Probation Services, Scott Johnson, a single state agency that handles both probation and parole functions makes political and resource decisions less problematic. [According to Scott, … Read moreSpotlight on Missouri
Reentry Court Solutions is a reentry court resource center, focused on courts that provide a seamless transition from an individual’s pre-trial to in-custody to community status with the court’s involvement felt throughout the process.