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American Probation and Parole Association (APPA), in partnership with International Community Corrections Association (ICCA), are co-hosting the World Congress on Community Corrections, at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in Los Angeles, California, USA, on July 14-16, 2015.

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ICCA 23rd Annual Conference

 

The International Community Corrections Association invites you to attend the 23rd Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts November 8 - 10, 2015

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Journal of Communtiy Corrections

The official journal of the International Community Corrections Association, Journal of Community Corrections (JCC) is the most widely read and widely respected journal of policy, research, and programs for community-based rehabilitation and treatment of offenders. The original “what works” journal of evidence-based interventions, JCC brings readers the best thinking of today’s foremost experts in articles that are written, designed, and edited to stimulate action and achieve results.

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The supervision of returning citizens and provision of supportive services to these individuals outside of jail or prison. Community corrections includes parole, probation, residential and employment services, and other support programs.
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2nd Chances Siting Project

Gathering the collective wisdom of veteran community correction professionals from within its own membership, the International Community Corrections Association has created a Tool Kit for siting new or expanded community corrections programs and facilities.

 

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American Probation and Parole Association (APPA), in partnership with International Community Corrections Association (ICCA), are co-hosting the World Congress on Community Corrections, at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in Los Angeles, California, USA, on July 14-16, 2015.

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March 24, 2015

The National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) is seeking nominations for its annual NCJA Outstanding Criminal Justice Programs Awards. These awards honor successful criminal justice programs that use promising practices to address important crime and justice issues in communities.

Programs are evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Does the program address an important criminal justice issue? 
  • Does the program demonstrate collaboration among criminal justice and allied agencies or disciplines?
  • Can the program provide quantitative evidence of its effectiveness in accomplishing program goals?
  • Does the program leverage federal, state, local or other non-governmental funds and resources?
  • Can the program be easily replicated in other jurisdictions?

The NCJA will honor these winning programs at the 2015 National Forum on Criminal Justice during an Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, August 4. This year's National Forum will take place August 2-4 in Atlanta, Georgia. Travel expenses will be provided for one representative from each winning program.

To learn tips and tricks for submitting successful nomination packages check out the webcast from our webinar on March 4. 

A selection committee will review the nominations and select one program from each NCJA region and one outstanding tribal program to receive the award. The tribal program may be from any region in the country. To see previous award winners, please click here.

Nominations can be submitted online or by hard copy. An individual or agency may nominate as many programs as they wish. Please complete one form for each program. 

A representative from the state agency administrator (SAA) along with the program director must sign each nomination form. To find the state administering agency in your state, please click here. Forms without these signatures will not be considered. 

Nominations for outstanding programs must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. ET on Friday, April 17, 2015. Nominations will be accepted online, or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.", fax (202) 448-1723 or mail to: NCJA, 720 7th St. NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC 20001.

 


 

 

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In remembrance of a great man, Norm Chamberlain, we would like to share this video showing how dedicated he was. Norm will be sorely missed by everyone.

"Norm was a tremendous gift not only to Pioneer, but to the entire Rainier Valley community and we will all miss him tremendously.  He and his wife Barb, have dedicated their lives to Pioneer, and this company would not be what it is today without their combined efforts."

Please click here to watch the video.

 


Irish Innocence Project Secures First Pardon 


Thanks to the work of the Irish Innocence Project at Griffith College Dublin and the ‘Justice for Harry Gleeson’ group, it was announced recently that Harry Gleeson – a Tipperary man wrongfully executed for the murder of his neighbour, Moll McCarthy, in 1941 - will be the first recipient of a presidential posthumous pardon from the Irish State.

SAVE THE DATE - 26th & 27th JUNE 2015
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The Irish Innocence Project International Conference

on Wrongful Convictions, Human Rights and the Student Learning Experience - 26th of June 2015

This conference will be a first of its kind. Never before have law, journalism and innocence work professionals, exonerees and higher education students from Ireland and around the globe been invited to come together to share their clinical experience pursuing innocence and human rights work. The conference features a keynote address by Gareth Peirce, who successfully overturned the wrongful convictions of the Guildford Four and the Birmingham Six, as well as a talk by Innocence Project co-founders Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld, and presentation by “48 Hours” American television journalist and lawyer Erin Moriarty. 

Both conference and film festival programs are expected to be high impact, high profile events attended by international VIPs, celebrities and dignitaries. The aim of these two robust days are to:

  • Increase understanding and awareness of wrongful convictions as a human rights issue
  • Promote the role that both law and the media has in addressing miscarriages of justice
  • Inspire a new generation of young people to pursue innocence and human rights work

We would be delighted to welcome our friends and colleagues from around the globe. We are also encouraging students with a passion for justice and human rights to come and are offering discounted prices for them. For more information or to register, go to this link.


Dublin is a dynamic, historic city with outstanding museums and attractions, abundant pubs, traditional Irish music and dance, and top-rated restaurants. Enjoy the Irish experience while you’re here. 


 
Register and Prepare for "Offender Reentry: The Value of Victim Involvement" live broadcast

Live Broadcast Registration and Preparation Information

Offender Reentry: The Value of Victim Involvement

There is still time to join us for a three hour live broadcast focusing on the unique opportunities and challenges of including victims in the offender reentry process.

“I think during reentry that a crime victim should be viewed as an opportunity, not an obligation. They can bring great input to the process.” – Anne Seymour, National Victims Advocate

February 18, 2015

9am PT / 10am MT/AZ / 11am CT/ 12pm ET

Register Now at this link http://nicic.gov/training/ib2015feb

Overview

Join us for a live broadcast focusing on the unique opportunities and challenges of including victims in the offender reentry process. During this three hour program, we will explore the current points in the criminal justice reentry continuum where victims can and should have a voice. By including victims we can obtain more balanced information about the offender and their offense history which can positively impact reentry decisions. This approach can result in better outcomes for the community, offenders and victims through enhanced offender accountability, increased victim satisfaction, and community safety.


Find out more here



Christine M. Cole has been appointed as the Executive Director of the Crime and 

Justice Institute at Community Resources for Justice. Headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices and contracts around the nation, the Crime and Justice Institute (CJI) works to make criminal and juvenile justice systems more efficient, promoting accountability while achieving better outcomes.


 

"We are thrilled that Christine will be joining our staff," said Scott Harshbarger, chair of the CRJ board of directors. "Her experience across many disciplines, combined with her national and international network of professional contacts, will be important as we move our work at CJI to the next level."

     More details here.


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PRETRIAL SERVICES: AN EFFECTIVE ALTERNATIVE TO MONETARY BAIL

California's Public Safety Realignment Act, which shifted the responsibility of adults convicted of low-level offences from the state to the counties, was intended to encourage counties to employ innovative and effective alternatives to incarceration. Many California counties, however, have continued to rely heavily on incarceration, pushing their jails to capacity. In an attempt to reduce jail overcrowding, attention is turning to the 63 percent of people held in county jails who have not been convicted of a crime. Many of these people are waiting for their day in court in jail - not because they pose a risk to public safety, but simply because they cannot afford to post bail.

Read the full document here.



 

 CCCN

CCCN's next meeting is scheduled for March 4-5, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

The Community Corrections Collaborative Network (CCCN) will meet in Washington, D.C. on March 4-5, 2015. Network members will be in town to support the International Community Corrections Association’s D.C. day, which is scheduled for Tuesday, March 3, 2015. The CCCN will take part in a panel discussion on community corrections. Following ICCA’s D.C. day, at the network meeting, the CCCN will host a roundtable discussion with both national experts and our local federal partners on the Affordable Care Act and Community Corrections. This discussion will help shape our network’s goals to leverage the opportunities the ACA provides.

CCCN’s 2014 brief titled “Key Opportunities to Advance Safe and Smart Community Corrections Policies”

“The Affordable Care Act provides a significant opportunity to help the field reduce the use of incarceration and meet individuals’ needs outside the criminal justice system. Under the health care reform expansion, up to 15 million previously uninsured low income adults will be eligible for health care coverage. This change alone creates the opportunity to support the drug treatment, mental health and associated needs of millions of individuals before they end up more entrenched in the criminal justice system. We can accomplish this through diversion and drug courts, and pay for the treatment of individuals leaving correctional facilities, and those who are currently on probation, parole and pretrial supervision status.”

You can access a copy of the CCCN’s brief at: http://static.nicic.gov/UserShared/2014-07-29_cccn_brief_from_spring_meeting_7__25_14.pdf

The Community Corrections Collaborative Network (CCCN) is comprised of the leading associations nowrepresenting nearly 90,000-plus probation, parole, pretrial, and treatment professionals around the country, including the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA), the Association of Paroling Authorities International (APAI), the Federal Probation and Pretrial Officers Association (FPPOA), the International Community Corrections Association (ICCA), the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP), the National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies (NAPSA), and the National Association of Probation Executives (NAPE).

This is the first time in community corrections, that the leading associations have come together to speak with one voice. The CCCN is highly committed to making a difference in community corrections.

View our newly revised position paper, “Safe and Smart Ways to Solve America’s Correctional Challenges”, here:http://community.nicic.gov/wikis/cccn/cccn-s-position-paper-safe-and-smart-ways-to-solve-america-s-correctional-challenges.aspx

Additional CCCN resources:

Community Corrections Collaborative Network, Radio Show 223, Greg Crawford, CPS at NIC, and Network Manager for the CCCN, along with Spurgeon Kennedy, Vice President of the National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies, and Phil Nunes, President of the International Community Corrections Association:http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/audio/2014/09/community-corrections-collaborative-network-national-institute-corrections/

 "A National Consensus on Community Corrections-National Institute of Corrections" Radio Show 196, Greg Crawford, CPS at NIC, and Network Manager for CCCN along with Spurgeon Kennedy, Vice President of the National Association of Pretrial Services.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Greg Crawford, Network Manager, and Correctional Program Specialist at NIC at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 202-514-4273.

 

 


 


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Correctional Populations in the United States, 2013
Lauren E. Glaze, Danielle Kaeble
 
Just released 12/19/14

Presents statistics on offenders supervised by adult correctional systems in the United States at yearend 2013, including offenders supervised in the community on probation or parole and those incarcerated in prison or local jail. The report provides the size and change in the total correctional population during 2013. It details the slowing rate of decline in the population since 2010 and the downward trend in the correctional supervision rate since 2007. It also examines the impact of changes in the community supervision and incarcerated populations on the total correctional population in recent years. Findings cover the size of the male and female correctional populations and compare the rates of change in the populations by correctional status since 2000. Appendix tables provide information on other correctional populations, including prisoners under military jurisdiction, inmates held by correctional authorities in the U.S. territories and commonwealths, and jail inmates held in Indian country facilities, and estimates of the total correctional population by jurisdiction and correctional status. Findings are based on data from several BJS correctional data collections.
 

Highlights:
  • An estimated 6,899,000 persons were under the supervision of adult correctional systems at yearend 2013, a decline of about 41,500 from yearend 2012.
  • The decline in the correctional population during 2013 (0.6%) was less than 1% for the second consecutive year, down from 2.1% in 2010 when the fastest annual decline in the population was observed.
  • For the second consecutive year, the community supervision (down 0.6%) and incarcerated (down 0.5%) populations declined by less than 1%.
  • All of the decline in the correctional population during 2013 resulted from decreases in the probation (down 32,100) and local jail (down 13,300) populations.
  • About 1 in 35 adults (2.8%) in the United States was under some form of correctional supervision at yearend 2013, unchanged from 2012.
  • About 1 in 51 adults was on probation or parole at yearend 2013, compared to 1 in 110 adults incarcerated in prison or local jail.

 

 


 

 

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Please join ICCA when we host our Community Corrections Public Policy Forum in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday March 3, 2015

This forum will feature criminal justice leaders from the Private & Public sectors in order to highlight current trends, pending legislation and relevant updates for those working within community corrections.

Registration Now Open!

 


 

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American Probation and Parole Association (APPA), in partnership with International Community Corrections Association (ICCA), are co-hosting the World Congress on Community Corrections, at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in Los Angeles, California, USA, on July 14-16, 2015.

Register Here!


 


 

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The International Community Corrections Association invites you to attend the 23rd Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts November 8 - 10, 2015

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