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Cultivating Change

How the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office and the Restoring Promise Initiative Are Transforming Incarceration for Young Men

Traditional criminal justice responses have fallen short on meeting the needs of young adults involved in the justice system. Across the country, policymakers are starting to address the legacy of unbalanced policies and practices that have resulted in the uniquely American phenomenon of 2.2 million people being incarcerated—a legacy that dispropor...

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  • Alex Frank, Matthew Lowen, Kevin Maccioli, Shawn MacMaster, Selma Djokovic
March 05, 2019
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Safe Alternatives to Segregation Initiative

Findings and Recommendations for the Virginia Department of Corrections

In recent years, a diverse range of corrections practitioners, national and international organizations, policymakers, and the public have called for reform of restrictive housing (also known as segregation or solitary confinement) in prisons and jails. They cite the potentially devastating psychological and physiological impacts of spending 22 to ...

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  • Byron Kline, Elena Vanko, Léon Digard
December 20, 2018
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Sharing Behavioral Health Information across Justice and Health Systems

Opportunities in the District of Columbia

People with mental health and substance use problems are overrepresented at all stages of the criminal justice system in the United States. However, decision makers, health care providers, and staff often work with only a fraction of the behavioral health information that exists about their clients. Expanding the availability of behavioral health d...

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  • Marilyn Sinkewicz, Yu-Fen Chiu, Leah Pope
December 07, 2018
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Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office Case Study

Sheriff’s Office Hires Formerly Incarcerated Community Members to Promote Alternatives to Enforcement

Since 2009, the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) in Michigan has been successfully implementing an innovative community outreach program that employs formerly incarcerated individuals as outreach workers (OWs). OWs assist with proactive policing strategies such as referring community members to resources, applying system expertise to help i...

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  • Rebecca Neusteter, Megan O'Toole, Libby Doyle
December 05, 2018
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