The federal Government has recently doubled down on their investment in drug courts. What was once a minor $6 million federal program has grown to over a hundred million dollar Goliath.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has funded The “Justice Reinvestment Initiative” which is having an extraordinary effect on prison reform in many states
The National Reentry Resource Center, provides highlights of BJA’s administration of the “Second Chance Act”, over its first five years
A 1 Year Process Evaluation had been released by NIJ, the first of 5 process, impact, and cost-benefit evaluations to be completed on 8 State Reentry Courts
April 16, 2012 The Bureau if Justice Assistance (BJA) has announced a solicitation available to states interested in reducing statewide recidivism. This program will assist states in developing and implementing comprehensive plans to reduce statewide recidivism rates. Applicants must be state departments of corrections to be eligible and the deadline is May 21, 2012. That … Read more“Second Chance” Solicitation for Statewide Recidivism Reduction
Reentry Courts cannot be applicants under 2012 “Second Chance Act” Solicitations, but ought to be “key stakeholders”, part of a community of beneficiaries.
California, which is moving swiftly towards a county-based parole revocation system should look seriously at BJA’s three year funding of reentry court efforts
“A Conversation about Strategies for Offender Reintegration”, brings together reentry court practitioners to discuss the effectiveness of Reentry Courts