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2nd World Congress

 The American Probation and Parole Association and the International Community Corrections Association are excited to invite you to join us for the Second World Congress on Community Corrections. Along with many sponsoring organizations, we look forward to offering you an outstanding selection of speakers and time to network, engage, learn, share, and build relationships across the continents. Please join your colleagues around the world at this Second World Congress, located at Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, 404 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90071.

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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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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.




July 14-16, 2015
Los Angeles, California, USA


The American Probation and Parole Association and the International Community Corrections Association are excited to invite you to join us for the Second World Congress on Community Corrections.

Along with many sponsoring organizations, we look forward to offering you an outstanding selection of speakers and time to network, engage, learn, share, and build relationships across the continents.

Please join your colleagues around the world at this Second World Congress, located at Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, 404 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90071.

Schedule of Events 



July 14 - Welcome Evening Reception
July 15 - Opening Keynote, Workshops, Evening Reception
July 16 - Plenary Keynote, Workshops, Closing Keynote
July 12-15 - APPA 40th Annual Training Institute

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Crosspoint has found a home on East Side

Two weeks ago, Crosspoint Inc. quietly put a nagging legal challenge behind it.

In two months, the nonprofit will quietly celebrate the fifth anniversary of its East Side halfway house, at the site of an old Sisters of the Holy Spirit convent.

If the word “quietly” is the common thread here, that’s just the way Crosspoint CEO Kevin Downey likes it. After all, Crosspoint’s emergence on the East Side resulted in the most polarizing, vitriolic zoning battle this city has seen in the past 10 years.

Five-and-a-half years ago, former District 2 Councilwoman Sheila McNeil lamented in the pages of the San Antonio Express-News that the opening of the 100-bed East Side facility for transitioning former criminals would “mean the ruin of the entire inner-city community.”





Veterans Treatment Courts: A Second Chance for Vets Who Have Lost Their Way

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) will be conducting a live-streaming internet broadcast on justice-involved veterans, highlighting the lifesaving role being played by veterans treatment courts across the country. The three-hour broadcast titled “Veterans Treatment Courts: A Second Chance for Vets Who Have Lost Their Way,” will be aired live on Wednesday, August 26, 2015.

From WWII through the continuing global war on terror, there are approximately 21.5 million veterans in the U.S. today. So many of these men, and increasingly women, return home damaged mentally and physically from their time in service. These wounds often contribute to their involvement in the criminal justice system. As a result, veterans are overrepresented in our jails and prisons.

For these justice-involved vets, Veterans Treatment Courts are providing a pathway to recovery so that they can be restored to functioning and contributing members of society.

Veterans Treatment Courts, or VTCs, provide hope, restore families and save lives. The first VTC, founded in 2008 in Buffalo, New York, has inspired the creation of more than 220 courts of similar nature in jurisdictions, both large and small, across the country. Hundreds more are in various stages of planning and implementation.

These courts have the support of the communities they serve, as well as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and local service providing agencies. Critical to the success of VTCs are veterans who volunteer to be trained and serve as mentors to justice-involved veterans. 

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OMB No. 1121-0329

             Approval Expires 07/31/2016

U.S. Department of Justice

            Office of Justice Programs

             Bureau of Justice Assistance


              The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications for funding for the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by providing resources to state, tribal, and local governments to implement comprehensive approaches to address the detection, prevention, and response to sexual abuse within confinement environments.

PREA Program: Demonstration Projects to Establish

“Zero Tolerance” Cultures for Sexual Assault in Correctional Facilities

FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement



Eligible applicants are limited to states, units of local governments, and federally recognized Indian tribes (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior). BJA welcomes applications that involve two or more entities; however, one eligible entity must be the applicant and the others must be proposed as subrecipients. The applicant must be the entity with primary responsibility for administering the funding and managing the entire program. Only one application per lead applicant will be considered; however, subrecipients may be part of multiple proposals. BJA may elect to make awards for applications submitted under this solicitation in future fiscal years, dependent on the merit of the applications and on the availability of appropriations. 

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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.







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

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. 




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