Magazine article Corrections Forum

Social Services for Nonviolent Offenders Can Cut Recidivism

Magazine article Corrections Forum

Social Services for Nonviolent Offenders Can Cut Recidivism

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Government Executive

The U.S. Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Assistance is bringing together law enforcement officials from across the U.S. for candid assessments of what's working - and perhaps more important, what's not - in the criminal justice system, says Government Executive magazine. Under the leadership of Domingo Herraiz, the bureau is building on a decade-long partnership with the Center for Court Innovation, a New York City-based think tank, to fix well-known failures of the judicial process, including sluggish courts, recidivism, and a significant loss of public trust. BJA started its first grass-roots problem- solving criminal justice initiative in 2005. The enterprise funded 10 demonstration projects with the goal of using coordinated, rather than piecemeal, crime-fighting techniques.

The program applies a multifaceted approach to punishment in nonviolent cases, notably in areas such as the Bronx, San Diego, and Seattle. …

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