Criminal Justice and the Planner s Role

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Criminal Justice and the Planner s Role"

Transcription

1 Criminal Justice and the Planner s Role Beth Altshuler Raimi + Associates April 18, 2015 American Planning Association Seattle, WA

2 2 Public Health Social Sustainability & Climate Change Equity Community Planning

3 3 Healthy Community Planning & SAFETY I don t care about more street trees and walking to the store if there are still drug dealers and gangs on my corner. I m scarred I ll get shot! Encouraging walkability needs to consider context Who lives there? Perceived v. actual safety?

4 Planners Community Safety Toolbox 4 Neighborhood watch / community policing Crime Prevention though Environmental Design Liquor store concentration Broken windows / Eyes on the Street

5 5 Mass Incarceration in the US

6 Incarceration Rates by Country 6 The US = 4.6% of the world population, but has 22% of all incarcerated people globally.

7 Incarcerated Persons per 100,000 70% 60% Racial Composition of the U.S., 2010 (US Census) 63.7% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 16.3% 12.2% 0% White Latino Black 2500 US Incarceration Rates by Race / Ethnicity, White Latino Black

8 64% of incarcerated have no GED or High School diploma Most inmates (71%) are serving tme for non-violent offences 8

9 Concentration in Neighborhoods 9 In some cities more than half of all young adult black men are currently under the correctional control prison, jail, probation, or parole One in three Black men born in 2001 will be incarcerated during their lifetime. Michelle Alexander. The New Jim Crow

10 Size of the problem 10 Today a total of 7.3 million individuals are under the control of the U.S. criminal justice system: 2.3 million prisoners behind bars, 800,000 parolees, 4.2 million people on probation If this population had their own city, it would be the second largest in the country. Ernest Drucker. Find A Plague of Prisons: The Epidemiology of Mass Incarceration in America, 2013.

11 11 Who s impacted by the criminal justice system and violence? Perpetrators of Crime Victims of Crime Families of Perpetrators and Victims Witness of Crime Residents of High Crime Areas People Who Hear About Crime (via friends or media)

12 Cycle of Neighborhood Poverty 12 High Concentrations of Formally Incarcerated High Poverty Neighborhood Destabilized Neighborhood and Families Lack of Jobs, Parks, Quality Schools, etc. Crime & Incarceration

13 13 Why should planners care about criminal justice? Health Economic Social Ethical

14 Health 14 Homicide is the #1 cause of death for black males yrs old (CDC, 2011)

15 15 Health impacts of neighborhood violence and incarceration Victims and perpetrators of community violence Death Bodily Injury Psychosocial Impacts Families of those involved in violence crime experience Loss of income Loss of social support due to death or injury of a loved one Residents of high incarceration neighborhoods Stress Infectious diseases Generalized anxiety and major depressive disorder

16 Economic 16 Economic

17 17 50% of released prisoners are rearrested within 1 year; 77% within 5 years.

18 18 Incarceration and law enforcement competes with state and municipal funds that could build community resiliency parks, schools, universities, health care, housing, public assistance

19 Social 19 Social

20 20

21 21

22 22

23 Social 23 More than 2/3 of incarcerated woman and half of men are parents of children under 18. Children of formally incarcerated parents likely in end up behind bars

24 Ethical 24 The growth in the U.S. prison population has had a major impact on families, communities, and state budgets. Its impacts have been most profound, however, among people of color and within poor, disinvested neighborhoods. For the most disinvested neighborhoods, it is not possible to talk about building community, economically or socially, without addressing both the conditions and policies leading to incarceration and the programs and strategies developed to enable ex-offenders to successfully return to their communities. Reentry: Helping former prisoners return to communities by Annie E Casey Foundation.

25 25 Coming Home Challenges of Re-Entry

26 26 The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Michelle Alexander s Thesis: Mass incarceration is a way to create a legally discriminatory racial caste system against black and brown Americans without talking about race. Formally incarcerated people are denied: the right to vote; the right to serve on juries; and the right to be free of legal discrimination in employment, housing, access to education, and public benefits.

27 Jobs: Ban the Box 27 Unemployment is a strong predictor of recidivism BUT Most public and private job applications ask about conviction history 45 cities and counties and 7 states have Banned the Box This almost guarantees the rejection 6 states BAN employment for reentry population Newark, NJ s Ban the Box legislation prohibits discrimination based on conviction history in public and private employment as well as housing

28 Housing 28 Formally incarcerated are not a protected class under fair housing laws Most Public Housing Authorities ban former convicted felons to live with their families leaving them homeless. NYC, LA County, and Chicago have pilot programs in public housing Supportive group housing faces strong NIMBYism

29 Homelessness 29 10% of California s parolees are homeless (30-50% in large urban areas) No Sit Lie laws criminalize having nowhere to go CA Jessica s law (2006) Prohibits sex offenders from living within ½ mile of a park or school CA supreme court found law unconstitutional this year

30 School to Prison Pipeline 30 Harsher school climate Zero-tolerance programs (Schools suspending and expelling students for minor offenses) School Resource Officers Metal detectors Juvenile justice youth are 38 times more likely to be incarcerated as an adult Convicted felons are not eligible for college financial aid

31 Community Engagement 31 In 20 states felons permanently loose the right to vote 30 states exclude felons from Jury Service for life Over 6% of the adult population is excluded, including about 30% of black men Creation of disenfranchisement and mistrust of policy and government

32 32 Role of Planners

33 33 Know your Criminal and Juvenile Justice System Exchange data with law enforcement and jail Document incarcerated and formally incarcerated data in existing conditions reports THEY ARE A VULNERABLE POPULATION Invite County Probation, judges, law enforcement, and formally incarcerated to participate in community planning processes Ensure sensitivity around socioeconomic and physical impacts of jail expansion projects

34 ID policies that create barriers for ex-cons and their families Expand $ for resilience factors Rewrite local policies Advocate for policy change at the county and state level Shift police department away from mass arrests Mental health/substance abuse services Quality schools Job training Youth programs Parks Reentry centers Be an advocate for racial equity and anti-poverty programs 34

35 Discussion Questions for Planners 35 How can we combat NIMBYism toward the reentry population? What are the challenges in the planning profession do to addressing racial equity? How do you see violence and incarnation impacting the communities you work in?

36 36 Beth Altshuler, MCP MPH CPH Epidemiologist & Urban Planner

THINKING ABOUT CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM By Daniel T. Satterberg

THINKING ABOUT CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM By Daniel T. Satterberg K I N G C O U N T Y P R O S E C U T I N G A T T O R N E Y S O F F I C E JUSTICE DANIEL T. SATTERBERG PROSECUTING ATTORNEY COMPASSION PROFESSIONALISM INTEGRITY THINKING ABOUT CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM By

More information

Criminal Justice Policy Workgroup: Background Information

Criminal Justice Policy Workgroup: Background Information Criminal Justice Policy Workgroup: Background Information 1 Criminal Justice Vision Statement This vision statement was created using the data from our needs assessment, as well as the information presented

More information

Eliminating Barriers to Reentry: Positive Steps for Families

Eliminating Barriers to Reentry: Positive Steps for Families Eliminating Barriers to Reentry: Positive Steps for Families Georgia Justice Project Direct Service Holistic Criminal Defense Social service support, during case, after case, and after release Criminal

More information

Statistics on Women in the Justice System. January, 2014

Statistics on Women in the Justice System. January, 2014 Statistics on Women in the Justice System January, 2014 All material is available though the web site of the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS): http://www.bjs.gov/ unless otherwise cited. Note that correctional

More information

MEN AND BOYS OF COLOR: WHY IT MATTERS IN THE BAY AREA

MEN AND BOYS OF COLOR: WHY IT MATTERS IN THE BAY AREA MEN AND BOYS OF COLOR: WHY IT MATTERS IN THE BAY AREA Over the past year, racial disparities particularly those affecting young men and boys of color have been elevated in the national dialogue. President

More information

2012 Party Platforms On Criminal Justice Policy

2012 Party Platforms On Criminal Justice Policy 2012 Party Platforms On Criminal Justice Policy September 2012 1 2012 PARTY PLATFORMS ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE POLICY THE SENTENCING PROJECT The Washington Post recently reported that the gulf between Republicans

More information

FACT SHEET. Views from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency. Youth Under Age 18 in the Adult Criminal Justice System. Christopher Hartney

FACT SHEET. Views from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency. Youth Under Age 18 in the Adult Criminal Justice System. Christopher Hartney June 26 FACT SHEET Views from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency Youth Under Age 18 in the Adult Criminal Justice System Christopher Hartney Negative Impacts on Youth Processed in the Adult

More information

It s time to shift gears on criminal justice VOTER

It s time to shift gears on criminal justice VOTER It s time to shift gears on criminal justice VOTER TOOLKIT 2014 Who are the most powerful elected officials most voters have never voted for? ANSWER: Your District Attorney & Sheriff THE POWER OF THE DISTRICT

More information

in washington state BLACK WELL-BEING BEYOND

in washington state BLACK WELL-BEING BEYOND Creating an Equitable Future in washington state 20 5 BLACK WELL-BEING BEYOND Criminal Justice Strong communities depend on trust. When people feel confident that they are protected and have the opportunity

More information

Cabell County Drug Court

Cabell County Drug Court Program Handbook Cabell County Drug Court SCA Treatment Court Form 200 SR DCT Page 1 of 9 What is Drug Court? West Virginia s Cabell County Drug Court is a collaborative effort of legal, mental health,

More information

A PHILANTHROPIC PARTNERSHIP FOR BLACK COMMUNITIES. Criminal Justice BLACK FACTS

A PHILANTHROPIC PARTNERSHIP FOR BLACK COMMUNITIES. Criminal Justice BLACK FACTS A PHILANTHROPIC PARTNERSHIP FOR BLACK COMMUNITIES Criminal Justice BLACK FACTS Criminal Justice: UnEqual Opportunity BLACK MEN HAVE AN INCARCERATION RATE NEARLY 7 TIMES HIGHER THAN THEIR WHITE MALE COUNTERPARTS.

More information

TRAYVON S LAW BILL SUMMARY

TRAYVON S LAW BILL SUMMARY TRAYVON S LAW BILL SUMMARY In light of the tragic death of Trayvon Martin and the overwhelming national awareness around numerous issues surrounding this case, the NAACP advocates for creating a set of

More information

Working Paper # 2009-09 March 4, 2009. Prisoner Reentry and Rochester s Neighborhoods John Klofas

Working Paper # 2009-09 March 4, 2009. Prisoner Reentry and Rochester s Neighborhoods John Klofas Center for Public Safety Initiatives Rochester Institute of Technology John M. Klofas, Ph.D, Director Chris Delaney, Deputy Director John.klofas@rit.edu (585) 475-2423 Working Paper # 2009-09 March 4,

More information

The Murphy Roadmap: Criminal Justice Reform

The Murphy Roadmap: Criminal Justice Reform The Murphy Roadmap: Criminal Justice Reform Paid for by Friends of Patrick Murphy. PAGE 2 THE MURPHY ROADMAP: CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM The Murphy Roadmap: Criminal Justice Reform We need to restore balance

More information

Publicly Available Data On Crime and Justice in the District of Columbia

Publicly Available Data On Crime and Justice in the District of Columbia Publicly Available Data On Crime and Justice in the District of Columbia Presented by Criminal Justice Coordinating Council Statistical Analysis Center Overview Today the goal is to highlight publicly

More information

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION PUBLIC SAFETY REALIGNMENT: PERSPECTIVES FROM THE STATE

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION PUBLIC SAFETY REALIGNMENT: PERSPECTIVES FROM THE STATE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION PUBLIC SAFETY REALIGNMENT: PERSPECTIVES FROM THE STATE WHAT IS PUBLIC SAFETY REALIGNMENT? PUBLIC SAFETY REALIGNMENT Revises the definition of a felony

More information

A Preliminary Assessment of Risk and Recidivism of Illinois Prison Releasees

A Preliminary Assessment of Risk and Recidivism of Illinois Prison Releasees A Preliminary Assessment of Risk and Recidivism of Illinois Prison Releasees David E. Olson & Gipsy Escobar Department of Criminal Justice Loyola University Chicago Presented at the Justice Research and

More information

AB 109 is DANGEROUS. Governor Brown signed AB 109 the Criminal Justice Realignment Bill into law on April 5, 2011.

AB 109 is DANGEROUS. Governor Brown signed AB 109 the Criminal Justice Realignment Bill into law on April 5, 2011. AB 109 is DANGEROUS Governor Brown signed AB 109 the Criminal Justice Realignment Bill into law on April 5, 2011. Governor Brown stated in his signing message on AB 109 - "For too long, the state s prison

More information

Running head: THE RACIAL CASTE SYSTEM IN AMERICA 1

Running head: THE RACIAL CASTE SYSTEM IN AMERICA 1 Running head: THE RACIAL CASTE SYSTEM IN AMERICA 1 The Racial Caste System of America Erica Lynn Sukovich College Park High School THE RACIAL CASTE SYSTEM OF AMERICA 2 Abstract The United States of America

More information

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION PUBLIC SAFETY REALIGNMENT: PERSPECTIVES FROM THE STATE Erin Sasse, Chief Office of External Affairs erin.sasse@cdcr.ca.gov (916) 445-4950 WHAT IS

More information

Reentry on Steroids! NADCP 2013

Reentry on Steroids! NADCP 2013 Reentry on Steroids! NADCP 2013 Panel Introductions Judge Keith Starrett Moderator Judge Robert Francis Panelist Judge Stephen Manley Panelist Charles Robinson - Panelist Dallas SAFPF 4-C Reentry Court

More information

Reentry & Aftercare. Reentry & Aftercare. Juvenile Justice Guide Book for Legislators

Reentry & Aftercare. Reentry & Aftercare. Juvenile Justice Guide Book for Legislators Reentry & Aftercare Reentry & Aftercare Juvenile Justice Guide Book for Legislators Reentry & Aftercare Introduction Every year, approximately 100,000 juveniles are released from juvenile detention facilities

More information

Criminal Justice Study Consensus Questions

Criminal Justice Study Consensus Questions 1 Criminal Justice Study Consensus Questions Questions correspond to the sections of the study materials. Each question should be answered on the Likert scale of 1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3

More information

Dear Students of Social Work,

Dear Students of Social Work, Dear Students of Social Work, Social work in the criminal justice system and in particular in aftercare is crucial work although it takes place in a secondary setting. What has been the trend in the other

More information

Criminal Justice 101. The Criminal Justice System in Colorado and the Impact on Individuals with Mental Illness. April 2009

Criminal Justice 101. The Criminal Justice System in Colorado and the Impact on Individuals with Mental Illness. April 2009 Criminal Justice 101 The Criminal Justice System in Colorado and the Impact on Individuals with Mental Illness April 2009 Acronyms DOC = Department of Corrections DYC = Division of Youth Corrections DCJ

More information

Proposition 5. Nonviolent Offenders. Sentencing, Parole and Rehabilitation. Statute.

Proposition 5. Nonviolent Offenders. Sentencing, Parole and Rehabilitation. Statute. Proposition 5 Nonviolent Offenders. Sentencing, Parole and Rehabilitation. Statute. SUMMARY This measure (1) expands drug treatment diversion programs for criminal offenders, (2) modifies parole supervision

More information

Removal of Youth in the Adult Criminal Justice System: A State Trends Update. Rebecca Gasca on behalf of Campaign for Youth Justice

Removal of Youth in the Adult Criminal Justice System: A State Trends Update. Rebecca Gasca on behalf of Campaign for Youth Justice Removal of Youth in the Adult Criminal Justice System: A State Trends Update Rebecca Gasca on behalf of Campaign for Youth Justice Juvenile Court founded in 1899 to create a separate justice system for

More information

Myths about Criminal Justice 17 Summary 18 Key Terms 19 Review Questions 19 In the Field 20 On the Net 20 Critical Thinking Exercises 20

Myths about Criminal Justice 17 Summary 18 Key Terms 19 Review Questions 19 In the Field 20 On the Net 20 Critical Thinking Exercises 20 CONTENTS PART ONE The Foundations of Criminal Justice 1 CHAPTER ONE Criminal Justice in the United States: An Overview 3 Criminal Justice: An Institution of Social Control 4 Crime and Criminal Law 4 Criminal

More information

Testimony Submitted for the Record. On behalf of the

Testimony Submitted for the Record. On behalf of the Testimony Submitted for the Record On behalf of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, Catholic Charities USA, and The Society of St. Vincent

More information

To the Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on The Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights

To the Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on The Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights Statement of The Sentencing Project To the Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on The Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights Hearing on The State of Civil and Human Rights in the United States

More information

New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD) Mike Estrada Program Manager Community Corrections

New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD) Mike Estrada Program Manager Community Corrections New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD) Mike Estrada Program Manager Community Corrections NMCD is comprised mainly of two (2) divisions. They are: Adult Prisons Probation and Parole NMCD works with individuals

More information

Young Women of Color with Criminal Records: A Barrier to Economic Stability for Low- Income Families and Communities

Young Women of Color with Criminal Records: A Barrier to Economic Stability for Low- Income Families and Communities Young Women of Color with Criminal Records: A Barrier to Economic Stability for Low- Income Families and Communities March 2014 2 Overview Over the past few years, young women of color have been represented

More information

TRENDS IN U.S. CORRECTIONS

TRENDS IN U.S. CORRECTIONS TRENDS IN U.S. CORRECTIONS 1,600,000 U.S. State and Federal Prison Population, 1925- : 1,516,879 1,400,000 1,200,000 Number of People 1,000,000 800,000 600,000 400,000 200,000 1925 1928 1932 1936 1940

More information

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Justice-Involved Populations 1. Can Medicaid pay for any health care services provided within jails or prisons? No. Under the ACA (and prior to the ACA), no health care

More information

An Outcome Analysis of Connecticut s Halfway House Programs

An Outcome Analysis of Connecticut s Halfway House Programs An Outcome Analysis of Connecticut s Halfway House Programs Stephen M. Cox, Ph.D. Professor Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice Central Connecticut State University Study Impetus and Purpose

More information

RI Office of Management and Budget Performance Report

RI Office of Management and Budget Performance Report Annual Overtime Expenditures (in millions) Average Hourly Wage RI Office of Management and Budget Performance Report RI Department of Corrections April 11, 213 Corrections Budget Fiscal Year 213 Expenditures

More information

Women in the Criminal Justice System. Briefing Sheets

Women in the Criminal Justice System. Briefing Sheets Women in the Criminal Justice System Briefing Sheets May 2007 WOMEN IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: AN OVERVIEW During the last 20 years, there has been a profound change in the manner in which women are

More information

Criminal/Juvenile Justice System Primer

Criminal/Juvenile Justice System Primer This primer provides an overview of the key roles and responsibilities of justice system actors both adult and juvenile - within LA County. It also provides insight into some of the key challenges and

More information

Camden Proves Police And Community Can Build Mutual Trust

Camden Proves Police And Community Can Build Mutual Trust Camden Proves Police And Community Can Build Mutual Trust Today, Governor Christie visits Camden County Police Headquarters with Camden Mayor Dana Redd and Chief of Police Scott Thomson to discuss the

More information

Current Issues in the Rehabilitation of Convicted Felons in Florida. Jessica Bratton

Current Issues in the Rehabilitation of Convicted Felons in Florida. Jessica Bratton Current Issues in the Rehabilitation of Convicted Felons in Florida Jessica Bratton Incarceration is a primary form of punishment for felony offenses in the state of Florida (Ward&Brown, 2004).According

More information

2007 Innovations Awards Program APPLICATION

2007 Innovations Awards Program APPLICATION 2007 Innovations Awards Program APPLICATION CSG reserves the right to use or publish in other CSG products and services the information provided in this Innovations Awards Program Application. If your

More information

PLANNING AGENCY Criminal Justice Program An Inventory of Its Published Records and Reports

PLANNING AGENCY Criminal Justice Program An Inventory of Its Published Records and Reports MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY Minnesota State Archives PLANNING AGENCY Criminal Justice Program An Inventory of Its Published Records and Reports OVERVIEW OF THE RECORDS Agency: Criminal Justice Program

More information

How to Apply for a Pardon. State of California. Office of the Governor

How to Apply for a Pardon. State of California. Office of the Governor How to Apply for a Pardon State of California Office of the Governor Statement of Philosophy A California Governor's pardon is an honor traditionally granted only to individuals who have demonstrated exemplary

More information

SOUTH LOS ANGELES YOUTH OFFENDER RE-ENTRY PROGRAM A GRANT PROPOSAL

SOUTH LOS ANGELES YOUTH OFFENDER RE-ENTRY PROGRAM A GRANT PROPOSAL SOUTH LOS ANGELES YOUTH OFFENDER RE-ENTRY PROGRAM A GRANT PROPOSAL www.campaignforyouthjustice.org Guadalupe Torres California State University, Long Beach May 2015 INTRODUCTION Arrest Rates In the City

More information

External Advisory Group Meeting June 2, 2015

External Advisory Group Meeting June 2, 2015 External Advisory Group Meeting June 2, 2015 1. There seems to be an extended wait from disposition to sentence where defendants are in jail awaiting the completion of the pre-sentence report. How many

More information

Criminal Records & Employment: Data on the Disproportionate Impact on Communities of Color

Criminal Records & Employment: Data on the Disproportionate Impact on Communities of Color Criminal Records & Employment: Data on the Disproportionate Impact on Communities of Color Updated November 30, 2009 Madeline Neighly Margaret (Peggy) Stevenson Oakland, California 510-409-2427 mneighly@nelp.org

More information

County of San Diego SB 618 Reentry Program. May 3, 2007

County of San Diego SB 618 Reentry Program. May 3, 2007 County of San Diego SB 618 Reentry Program May 3, 2007 1 California Recidivism - The Highest Return to Prison Rate in the Nation In FY 2006-07 it is estimated that San Diego County will convict over 16,000

More information

Gordon J. Campbell, Chair Members of the Board NYC Board of Correction 51 Chambers Street, Room 923 New York, NY 10007 December 19, 2014

Gordon J. Campbell, Chair Members of the Board NYC Board of Correction 51 Chambers Street, Room 923 New York, NY 10007 December 19, 2014 Natalie M. Chin Assistant Professor of Clinical Law Director Michael F. Higgins Clinical Instructor of Law Staff Attorney Advocates for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Clinic Gordon

More information

Incarcerated Women and Girls

Incarcerated Women and Girls Incarcerated and Over the past quarter century, there has been a profound change in the involvement of women within the criminal justice system. This is the result of more expansive law enforcement efforts,

More information

SUMMARY OF KEY FINDINGS

SUMMARY OF KEY FINDINGS SAN FRANCISCO JUSTICE REINVESTMENT INITIATIVE: RACIAL AND ETHNIC DISPARITIES ANALYSIS FOR THE REENTRY COUNCIL SUMMARY OF KEY FINDINGS SAN FRANCISCO JUSTICE REINVESTMENT INITIATIVE: RACIAL AND ETHNIC DISPARITIES

More information

SENTENCING REFORM FOR NONVIOLENT OFFENSES: BENEFITS AND ESTIMATED SAVINGS FOR ILLINOIS

SENTENCING REFORM FOR NONVIOLENT OFFENSES: BENEFITS AND ESTIMATED SAVINGS FOR ILLINOIS SENTENCING REFORM FOR NONVIOLENT OFFENSES: BENEFITS AND ESTIMATED SAVINGS FOR ILLINOIS LISE MCKEAN, PH.D. SUSAN K. SHAPIRO CENTER FOR IMPACT RESEARCH OCTOBER 2004 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS PROJECT FUNDER Chicago

More information

Policy Perspective Treatment and Recovery for Individuals and Families Experiencing Addiction January 11, 2016

Policy Perspective Treatment and Recovery for Individuals and Families Experiencing Addiction January 11, 2016 Policy Perspective Treatment and Recovery for Individuals and Families Experiencing Addiction January 11, 2016 Addiction and Recovery in the 2016 political arena The issue of addiction has been addressed

More information

Most states juvenile justice systems have

Most states juvenile justice systems have BRIEF I Setting the Stage: Juvenile Justice History, Statistics, and Practices in the United States and North Carolina Ann Brewster Most states juvenile justice systems have two main goals: increased public

More information

Restructuring Proposal for the Criminal Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County

Restructuring Proposal for the Criminal Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County Chicago-Kent College of Law From the SelectedWorks of Daniel T. Coyne 2010 Restructuring Proposal for the Criminal Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County Daniel T. Coyne, Chicago-Kent College of

More information

Issue Brief: Social Economic Status/ Class Criminal Justice in the U.S.

Issue Brief: Social Economic Status/ Class Criminal Justice in the U.S. Issue Brief: Social Economic Status/ Class Criminal Justice in the U.S. Key Words: Criminal Justice, Low Socio Economic Class, Discrimination, Inequality, Description: This brief focuses on the relationship

More information

Prepared by: Bexar County Court at Law No. 1 Adult Drug Court Program. Drug Courts

Prepared by: Bexar County Court at Law No. 1 Adult Drug Court Program. Drug Courts Prepared by: Bexar County Court at Law No. 1 Adult Drug Court Program Drug Courts presentation Presiding Judge: Honorable Al Alonso Session Objectives: As a result of this session, you will be able to:

More information

* Now that we have introduced criminal justice & the major institutions of the CJS, today we will review: Processing cases through the CJS:

* Now that we have introduced criminal justice & the major institutions of the CJS, today we will review: Processing cases through the CJS: SOC 3395: Criminal Justice & Corrections Lecture 2: Overview of the Canadian Criminal Justice System 2 * Now that we have introduced criminal justice & the major institutions of the CJS, today we will

More information

Historical Overview. Criminal Justice LIFE AND DEATH FROM UNNATURAL CAUSES 113

Historical Overview. Criminal Justice LIFE AND DEATH FROM UNNATURAL CAUSES 113 Criminal Justice Historical Overview The Supreme Court s famous Dred Scott ruling in 1857, stating that African Americans had no rights which the white man was bound to respect, demonstrates the inherently

More information

REMARKS THE HONORABLE KAROL V. MASON ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS AT THE

REMARKS THE HONORABLE KAROL V. MASON ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS AT THE REMARKS OF THE HONORABLE KAROL V. MASON ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS AT THE MIDDLE COLLEGE OF NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY ON THURSDAY, MARCH 24,

More information

Mental Health & Addiction Forensics Treatment

Mental Health & Addiction Forensics Treatment Mental Health & Addiction Forensics Treatment Sheriffs: Help needed to cope with September 15, 2014 mentally ill INDIANAPOLIS - A sheriff says county jails have become the "insane asylums" for Indiana

More information

*****THIS FORM IS NOT A PROTECTIVE ORDER APPLICATION OR A PROTECTIVE ORDER*****

*****THIS FORM IS NOT A PROTECTIVE ORDER APPLICATION OR A PROTECTIVE ORDER***** SHAREN WILSON CRIMINAL DISTRICT ATTORNEY OF TARRANT COUNTY, TEXAS PROTECTIVE ORDER UNIT Family Law Center Phone Number 817-884-1623 200 East Weatherford Street # 3040 Fax Number 817-212-7393 Fort Worth,

More information

Racial Disparities in MS Criminal Justice System Initial Literature Review

Racial Disparities in MS Criminal Justice System Initial Literature Review Racial Disparities in MS Criminal Justice System Initial Literature Review In her ground breaking book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness 1, author Michelle Alexander examines

More information

Racial Disproportionality in the Criminal Justice System

Racial Disproportionality in the Criminal Justice System Racial Disproportionality in the Criminal Justice System ALEXES HARRIS, PhD Associate professor University of Washington Department of Sociology yharris@uw.edu Outline of Presentation I. Definitions and

More information

PROPOSAL. Expansion of Drug Treatment Diversion Programs. December 18, 2007

PROPOSAL. Expansion of Drug Treatment Diversion Programs. December 18, 2007 December 18, 2007 Hon. Edmund G. Brown Jr. Attorney General 1300 I Street, 17 th Floor Sacramento, California 95814 Attention: Ms. Krystal Paris Initiative Coordinator Dear Attorney General Brown: Pursuant

More information

Storyboard for Domestic Violence Data Story

Storyboard for Domestic Violence Data Story Storyboard for Domestic Violence Data Story Story accessible at: http://www.savi.org/savi/datastories.aspx?vizid=796 Version 3.3.2015 Exploring Domestic Violence Patterns and Trends in Marion County Introduction:

More information

Promoting Successful Rehabilitation and Reentry of Ex-Drug Offenders Rachel Cooper cooper@cppp.org Jeanie Donovan donovan@cppp.org

Promoting Successful Rehabilitation and Reentry of Ex-Drug Offenders Rachel Cooper cooper@cppp.org Jeanie Donovan donovan@cppp.org February 21, 2013 Promoting Successful Rehabilitation and Reentry of Ex-Drug Offenders Rachel Cooper cooper@cppp.org Jeanie Donovan donovan@cppp.org To promote the successful rehabilitation and reentry

More information

: RACE AND IMPRISONMENT IN TEXAS. The disparate incarceration of Latinos and African Americans in the Lone Star State

: RACE AND IMPRISONMENT IN TEXAS. The disparate incarceration of Latinos and African Americans in the Lone Star State : RACE AND IMPRISONMENT IN TEXAS The disparate incarceration of Latinos and African Americans in the Lone Star State A ny discussion about the impact of incarceration in this country must acknowledge that

More information

Testimony of Adrienne Poteat, Acting Director Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia

Testimony of Adrienne Poteat, Acting Director Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia Testimony of Adrienne Poteat, Acting Director Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight And Government

More information

*****THIS FORM IS NOT A PROTECTIVE ORDER APPLICATION OR A PROTECTIVE ORDER*****

*****THIS FORM IS NOT A PROTECTIVE ORDER APPLICATION OR A PROTECTIVE ORDER***** SHAREN WILSON CRIMINAL DISTRICT ATTORNEY OF TARRANT COUNTY, TEXAS PROTECTIVE ORDERS Family Law Center Phone Number 817-884-1623 200 East Weatherford Street # 3040 Fax Number 817-212-7393 Fort Worth, Texas

More information

Trends in U.S. Corrections

Trends in U.S. Corrections Trends in U.S. Corrections 1,600,000 U.S. State and Federal Prison Population, 1925-2014 2014: 1,508,636 1,400,000 1,200,000 1,000,000 800,000 600,000 400,000 200,000 0 1925 1930 1934 1938 1942 1946 1950

More information

CJ-310 ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

CJ-310 ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE INTRODUCTION ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE Welcome to,. This course is designed to provide a range of information about the criminal justice system and to teach criminal justice students fundamental concepts

More information

Know Your Rights Under the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance

Know Your Rights Under the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance Know Your Rights Under the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance February 26, 2014 Michelle Natividad Rodriguez Staff Attorney mrodriguez@nelp.org About 1 in 4 U.S. Adults Has an Arrest or Conviction Record

More information

Know your rights. Q: What If police, FBI, or immigration agents contact me? Do I have to answer questions?

Know your rights. Q: What If police, FBI, or immigration agents contact me? Do I have to answer questions? Know your rights What rights do I have as a non-immigrant, F-1/J-1 visa holder? Whether or not you re a citizen, you have rights under the United States Constitution. The Fifth Amendment gives every person

More information

Consequences of Convictions for Sex Crimes

Consequences of Convictions for Sex Crimes Consequences of Convictions for Sex Crimes Sex Offender Registration Act, Sex Offender Commitment Act, Lifetime Supervision for Sex Offenders SORA 29 Chapter 40 1 Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA):

More information

Austin Travis County Integral Care Jail Diversion Programs and Strategies

Austin Travis County Integral Care Jail Diversion Programs and Strategies Jail Diversion Diversion programs serve as critical strategies in preventing people with mental illness who commit crimes from entering or unnecessarily remaining in the criminal justice system. Interception

More information

Introduction. 1 P age

Introduction. 1 P age Introduction The New York City criminal justice system is made up of many different agencies and organizations. These include the independent judiciary, the five elected District Attorneys and the Special

More information

Development of Forensic Nursing in Australia: Associate Professor Linda Saunders 4 th December 2008

Development of Forensic Nursing in Australia: Associate Professor Linda Saunders 4 th December 2008 Development of Forensic Nursing in Australia: Associate Professor Linda Saunders 4 th December 2008 Working with Offenders Country Total Criminal Population Population Australia 20,090,437 22,458 Canada

More information

Seattle Job Assistance Legislation Regulating the use of criminal history in employment decisions. Frequently Asked Questions

Seattle Job Assistance Legislation Regulating the use of criminal history in employment decisions. Frequently Asked Questions Seattle Job Assistance Legislation Regulating the use of criminal history in employment decisions Frequently Asked Questions This Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) sheet addresses some of the most common

More information

Violence Against Women

Violence Against Women Background Violence against women impacts the lives of countless women and their families across the United States. Women and girls of all ages, income levels, racial and ethnic communities, sexual orientations

More information

Neighborhoods and Re- Entry in Detroit: Mapping Prison Data

Neighborhoods and Re- Entry in Detroit: Mapping Prison Data Neighborhoods and Re- Entry in Detroit: Mapping Prison Data August 2015 Data Driven Detroit Sabiha Zainulbhai - - Data Analysis Intern I. Introduction Understanding criminal justice- involved populations

More information

Chapter 22 The Economics of Crime

Chapter 22 The Economics of Crime Chapter 22 The Economics of Crime Multiple Choice Questions 1. Crime victims are disproportionately a. Whites B. Minorities 2. Crime is committed disproportionately by a. Whites B. Minorities 3. When blacks

More information

State Notes TOPICS OF LEGISLATIVE INTEREST July/August 2008

State Notes TOPICS OF LEGISLATIVE INTEREST July/August 2008 Mental Health Courts: A New Tool By Stephanie Yu, Fiscal Analyst For fiscal year (FY) 2008-09, appropriations for the Judiciary and the Department of Community Health (DCH) include funding for a mental

More information

Contra Costa County: A Model for Managing Local Corrections

Contra Costa County: A Model for Managing Local Corrections JFA Institute Conducting Justice and Corrections Research for Effective Policy Making Contra Costa County: A Model for Managing Local Corrections Prepared by James Austin, Ph.D. Robin Allen Roger Ocker

More information

Knowledge Brief Are Minority Youths Treated Differently in Juvenile Probation?

Knowledge Brief Are Minority Youths Treated Differently in Juvenile Probation? Knowledge Brief Are Minority Youths Treated Differently in Juvenile Probation? While many studies have examined disproportionate minority contact at the front end of the juvenile justice system, few have

More information

Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Maricopa County

Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Maricopa County Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Maricopa County The ACA provides that beginning January 1, 2014, or sooner at the State s option, states must expand Medicaid to certain adults who are under age 65 with

More information

Comprehensive Transitional Case Management for Ex-offenders living with HIV/AIDS in Maryland Melissa Dawalt Advisors: Jessica Pollak-Kahn and

Comprehensive Transitional Case Management for Ex-offenders living with HIV/AIDS in Maryland Melissa Dawalt Advisors: Jessica Pollak-Kahn and Comprehensive Transitional Case Management for Ex-offenders living with HIV/AIDS in Maryland Melissa Dawalt Advisors: Jessica Pollak-Kahn and Nathalia Drew My Internship The Maryland AIDS Administration

More information

SEALING OF RECORDS. Conviction / Acquittal / Dismissal CLARK COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY S OFFICE. DAVID ROGER District Attorney

SEALING OF RECORDS. Conviction / Acquittal / Dismissal CLARK COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY S OFFICE. DAVID ROGER District Attorney SEALING OF RECORDS Conviction / Acquittal / Dismissal CLARK COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY S OFFICE DAVID ROGER District Attorney NOTICE: This Website contains instructions for using the Clark County District

More information

Petrus UW-L Journal of Undergraduate Research X (2007)

Petrus UW-L Journal of Undergraduate Research X (2007) Fighting the Addiction: The Effectiveness of the La Crosse County Drug Court Program Erin R. Petrus Faculty Sponsor: William G. Zollweg, Department of Sociology/Archeology ABSTRACT The purpose of the research

More information

CERTIFICATES OF RELIEF FROM DISABILITIES AND CERTIFICATES OF GOOD CONDUCT

CERTIFICATES OF RELIEF FROM DISABILITIES AND CERTIFICATES OF GOOD CONDUCT CERTIFICATES OF RELIEF FROM DISABILITIES AND CERTIFICATES OF GOOD CONDUCT What You Can Do About Criminal Convictions When Looking for Work If you are an individual with a criminal record in New York who

More information

Part I Improvements to Existing Programs

Part I Improvements to Existing Programs Section-by-Section Analysis of the Second Chance Act: Sec. 1. Short Title. Part I Improvements to Existing Programs This section names the short title of the act as the Second Chance Act of 2007: Community

More information

CORRELATES AND COSTS

CORRELATES AND COSTS ANOTHER LOOK AT MENTAL ILLNESS AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE INVOLVEMENT IN TEXAS: CORRELATES AND COSTS Decision Support Unit Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Another Look at Mental Illness and Criminal

More information

The Color of Justice

The Color of Justice The Color of Justice An Analysis of Juvenile Adult Court Transfers in California JANUARY Page 20001 : An Analysis of Juvenile Adult Court Transfers in California By Mike Males, PhD and Dan Macallair, MPA

More information

Texas HOPE Literacy, Inc.

Texas HOPE Literacy, Inc. Mission Statement Texas HOPE Literacy, Inc. Texas HOPE Literacy is an existing initiative that has served as the leading volunteer peer-driven literacy program in Texas prisons. The Texas Department of

More information

Queens District Attorney s Office and Queens Treatment Court Embraces the Ten Key Components

Queens District Attorney s Office and Queens Treatment Court Embraces the Ten Key Components Queens District Attorney s Office and Queens Treatment Court Embraces the Ten Key Components Presented by: Douglas L. Knight, Director of Alternative Sentencing, Queens District Attorney s Office Donna

More information

FY MOE Budget April Presented by: Brendon Woods, Public Defender

FY MOE Budget April Presented by: Brendon Woods, Public Defender FY 2015 16 MOE Budget April 2015 Presented by: Brendon Woods, Public Defender To zealously protect and defend the rights of our clients through compassionate and inspired legal representation of the highest

More information

Data-Driven Policy. Interagency guidance and analysis

Data-Driven Policy. Interagency guidance and analysis Playing the Long Game: Improving Criminal Justice in Texas Since the enactment of justice reinvestment legislation in 2007, Texas has closed three correctional facilities and averted/saved billions of

More information

Governor Jennifer M. Granholm,

Governor Jennifer M. Granholm, Analyses of Crime, Community Corrections, and Sentencing Policies Governor Jennifer M. Granholm, Senate Majority Leader Michael D. Bishop, and Speaker of the House Andy Dillon requested intensive technical

More information

Maryland Courts, Criminal Justice, and Civil Matters

Maryland Courts, Criminal Justice, and Civil Matters Maryland Courts, Criminal Justice, and Civil Matters Presentation to the New Members of the Maryland General Assembly Department of Legislative Services Office of Policy Analysis Annapolis, Maryland December

More information

Services Provided for Polk County Residents

Services Provided for Polk County Residents Providing Successful, Evidence-Based Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment to Men, Women and Adolescents in Polk, Highlands and Hardee Counties for over 39 years. 1 Services Provided for Polk County

More information

DOC Oversight Hearing: Testimony on Impact of Placing Youth at DC Jail Witnesses Call for Removal of Youth from DC Jail, Changes in DC Law

DOC Oversight Hearing: Testimony on Impact of Placing Youth at DC Jail Witnesses Call for Removal of Youth from DC Jail, Changes in DC Law For immediate release October 29, 2007 Contact: Liz Ryan Campaign for Youth Justice (202) 558-3580 (office) (703) 309-5433 (cell) DOC Oversight Hearing: Testimony on Impact of Placing Youth at DC Jail

More information