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NEW New Program Takes Rare Approach of Treating Homeless People Like Human Beings—And It Works

Systemic Reforms

A Conservative Case for Prison Reform

From the Sentencing Project: "Recommendations for Juvenile Justice Reform"- http://sentencingproject.org/doc/NJJDPC%20Opportunities%20for%20Obama%20Administration_Final.pdf

A skid row project that deserves a chance

Economic Policy Institute's "American Jobs Plan":  http://www.epi.org/index.php/american_jobs/understanding_the_jobs_crisis

Another "New Deal" idea who's time has come: The Jobs Imperative 

Raising revenue by closing loopholes and making big corporations and Wall Street pay the same in taxes as average citizen.  Result: $100 billion increase in revenues that could easily fund health care for everyone:  http://www.ctj.org/pdf/healthcarefinancing.pdf.

Related articles about taxing the wealthy: Taxing the Wealthy

A New Progressive Era?

Breaking the School-to-Prison Pipeline

The Need to “Think Out of the Box”

Confronting Substance Abuse: A Series of Articles

Drug Rehabilitation or Revolving Door?

Study Finds Drug Treatment is Cost-Effective Alternative to Prison

What Maryland is doing about drug abusers in the criminal justice system:  http://www.justicepolicy.org/images/upload/08-02_REP_MDJudges_DP-MD.pdf

Mentally Ill Offenders

Mentally ill prisoners get a second chance

Policy Changes

Policy Briefs from the Justice Policy Institute

Homeboy Industries (a program for ex-gang members): go to this web site: http://www.homeboy-industries.org/

        See related story: Now the giant awakes

        Update: L.A.'s Homeboy Industries lays off most employees

 

Some Modest Proposals to Reduce Crime

A Road Map to Prevention

Good Intentions or Planned Failures?

An Assessment of the Detention Diversion Advocacy Project

  The Detention Diversion Advocacy Project and Girls

A Sensible Approach: Gender-Responsive Strategies for Female Offenders

Reentry Programs

Mental health court seen as example for state

Taking a different path

Reforming Prisons

Delancey Street (operated by ex-cons in San Francisco) web site: http://www.delanceystreetfoundation.org/

Insight Prison Project: http://www.insightprisonproject.org/

Reentry Programs: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/evaluation/program-corrections/reentry-index.htm

Restorative Justice Section

Two stories on Restorative Justice

Grieving mother hopes motion for mercy will prevail

Women Offenders

New!!!  Court program helps women turn their lives around

A Sensible Approach: Gender-Responsive Strategies for Female Offenders

 

 

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