June 30, 2013

National Reentry Resource Center Newsletter, June 28, 2013

In This Issue...

What Works In Reentry Clearinghouse Update — "Champions of Change" for Children of Incarcerated Parents — Justice Reinvestment in Idaho — Capitol Hill Briefing on Responsible Fatherhood — Funding Opportunities — Upcoming Events — New Publications — Media Clips
What Works in Reentry: Three New Focus Areas Added to Research Hub
The Council of State Governments Justice Center, the Urban Institute, and the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance are excited to announce the expansion of three new focus areas on the What Works in Reentry Clearinghouse website—Substance Abuse, Education, and Family programs. To learn more about the clearinghouse, click here.
White House Honors "Champions of Change" for Their Work with Children of Incarcerated Parents

On June 12, 2013, the White House hosted the "Children of Incarcerated Parents Champions of Change" event, honoring 12 individuals dedicated to improving the lives of children with parents in prison or jail. Speakers at the event included Secretary Kathleen Sebelius of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Deputy Attorney General James Cole of the U.S. Department of Justice, both of whom emphasized the importance of helping incarcerated parents maintain relationships with their children, and lessening the trauma and stigmatization these children often endure. To learn more about the event, click here.
Idaho Launches Justice Reinvestment Initiative

Leaders in Idaho recently held a kickoff event on June 18, 2013 to launch their "Justice Reinvestment Initiative." Idaho Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter joined state leaders to announce the initiative to avert prison growth and reduce recidivism, with the goal of addressing these issues during the 2014 legislative session. To learn more. To learn more, click here.
Capitol Hill Briefing on Responsible Fatherhood

On June 12, 2013, Congressman Danny Davis (D-IL) hosted a briefing called "Responsible Fatherhood: Promoting the Best Interests of Children." Members of Congress and community stakeholders attended the briefing and discussed the promotion of legislation and public policy that improves opportunities for fathers to be connected with their children and families. Others spoke about policies affecting lower income minority families and communities of color, such as TANF Welfare Reform, child support, and criminal justice. To learn more, click here.
Funding Opportunities

Bureau of Justice Assistance Releases Statewide Adult Recidivism Reduction Grant Solicitation
Applications are due by Friday, June 28, 2013, 11:59 p.m. ET. For more information and to download this solicitation, click here.

National Institute of Corrections Accepting Proposals for Numerous Resource Development Projects

To learn more, click here.
New Publications

Best Practice Standards: The Proper Use of Criminal Records in Hiring—A guide from the Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

Stories of Transition: Men and Women in Allegheny County Collaborative's Reentry ProgramA report from the Allegheny County Department of Human Services
PTSD, Trauma, and Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders in Detained Youth—A bulletin from The U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
A Structured Evidence Review to Identify Treatment Needs of Justice-Involved Veterans and Associated Psychological Interventions—A report from  The U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs.
Treatment Improvement Protocols (TIPs): TIP 51—Substance Abuse treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women, and TIP 56—Addressing the Specific Health Needs of Men—Best practice guidelines from  The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Upcoming Events

Film: Herman's House

The film explores solitary confinement and the transformative power of art.

Airs on PBS on July 8, 2013

Webinar: Providing Youth Access to Counsel to Improve Facility Conditions

Dates: July 17, 2013
Time: 2:00 p.m. ET

To learn more about this webinar, click here.

Workshop: Becoming an Evidence-Based Organization: Building Capacity and Sustainability

Dates: August 6-7, 2013
Location: Atlanta, Georgia

To learn more about this workshop, click here.

Workshop: "What Works" to Protect the Public, Cut Costs, and Reduce Recidivism: Putting Evidence-Based Principles into Action

Dates: August 8-9, 2013
Location: Atlanta, Georgia

To learn more about this workshop, click here.

Media Clips
Ohio will privatize prison food service this fall in a $110 million deal
The Plain Dealer—June 25, 2013 | Ohio

Have a criminal record? Bill would limit employers' ability to ask about it

The Record—June 25, 2013 | New Jersey

Oregon lawmakers broker deal to flatline state prison growth for 5 years
The Oregonian—June 24, 2013
 | Oregon

Rhode Island Senate panel advances bill banning employers to ask about criminal past until first interview
The Providence Journal—June 21, 2013 | Rhode Island

Prison releases pose no danger, experts testified
Los Angeles Times—June 21, 2013 | California
A second chance for ex-offenders
The New York Times—June 19, 2013 | National

Getting out of jail and staying out
The National Journal— June 19, 2013 | National

Idaho leaders: How can we reduce crime, spending?
The Idaho Statesman—June 18, 2013 | Idaho

Idaho launches justice reform push
The Spokesman-Review—June 18, 2013 | Idaho

A muppet whose dad is behind bars
The Chicago Tribune—June 18, 2013 | National

York County probation officers offer ex-cons a helping hand
The Charlotte Observer—June 16, 2013 | North Carolina
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