Systems Mapping Center (SMC)

The Systems Mapping Center (SMC) is a program developed by Policy Research Associates Inc (PRA) that provides a range of resources and tools to help policymakers and practitioners better understand and address complex social issues. The SMCs primary focus is on using systems mapping and analysis to identify the underlying drivers of social problems, and […]

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Take Action – Reentry2030

The Council of State Governments (CSG) has launched Reentry2030, an initiative that aims to reduce recidivism and improve reentry outcomes for people returning from prisons, jails, and other correctional facilities. The initiative focuses on advancing research and developing policy solutions to create more effective reentry systems. Take Action, a section of the Reentry2030 website, provides

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The Crime Report

The Center on Media, Crime and Justice (CMCJ) is a think-tank based at John Jay College of Criminal Justice that aims to promote and improve the quality of reporting on criminal justice issues. The Center runs several programs, including The Crime Report, which provides news and analysis on criminal justice issues from around the world,

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Transforming the System

The Transforming the System project aims to promote public understanding and policy change to transform the criminal justice system in the United States. The project provides a range of resources, including research reports, issue briefs, and communications toolkits, to support advocates, policymakers, and other stakeholders in their efforts to promote criminal justice reform. The resources

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Trauma Training for Criminal Justice Professionals

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Trauma Training for Criminal Justice Professionals is an online training program that offers guidance on the impact of trauma on the criminal justice system. The program is designed to provide criminal justice professionals with the skills and knowledge they need to effectively address the needs of

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Treatment Alternatives and Diversion

The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) Treatment Alternatives and Diversion (TAD) program is a state-level initiative in Wisconsin, USA. It is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, with the goal of reducing recidivism rates and incarceration costs by offering alternative treatment and diversion options for individuals who are involved in the criminal justice system.

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Youth.gov | Diversion Programs

Youth.gov is a federal government website, developed by the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs (IWGYP), that serves as a comprehensive resource for information on youth programs and services. Their Diversion Programs section provides information on programs that aim to divert youth away from the traditional juvenile justice system, offering them alternative paths that are

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