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DC Public Policy Forum & Hill Day 2016

Please join ICCA when we host our Community Corrections Public Policy Forum in Washington, D.C. on Monday February 29th and Hill Day on Tuesday March 1st, 2016

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.

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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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Government of Canada Announces College Research Funding / New research projects will contribute to stronger, safer, healthier Canadian communities

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 01/21/16 -- Colleges and polytechnics across Canada are receiving nearly $6 million in federal support through the Community and College Social Innovation Fund (CCSIF) to address a range of social issues, including poverty, community safety and local economic development.

Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan today announced funding for 27 research projects, alongside James Maloney, Member of Parliament for Etobicoke - Lakeshore.

Today's event featured the project of Humber College's Jeanine Webber. Her two-year impact study is receiving nearly $200,000 to examine the Toronto Police Service's Neighbourhood Officer Program-which assigned neighbourhood officers to 17 selected neighbourhoods to increase police presence and address community problems. Dr. Webber and her team will partner with the Toronto Police Service as part of the study, which promotes public confidence through the scientific evaluation of a police program, while also engaging a greater number of community residents in the evaluation process.Government of Canada Announces College Research Funding / New research projects will contribute to stronger, safer, healthier Canadian communities

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 01/21/16 -- Colleges and polytechnics across Canada are receiving nearly $6 million in federal support through the Community and College Social Innovation Fund (CCSIF) to address a range of social issues, including poverty, community safety and local economic development.

Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan today announced funding for 27 research projects, alongside James Maloney, Member of Parliament for Etobicoke - Lakeshore.

Today's event featured the project of Humber College's Jeanine Webber. Her two-year impact study is receiving nearly $200,000 to examine the Toronto Police Service's Neighbourhood Officer Program-which assigned neighbourhood officers to 17 selected neighbourhoods to increase police presence and address community problems. Dr. Webber and her team will partner with the Toronto Police Service as part of the study, which promotes public confidence through the scientific evaluation of a police program, while also engaging a greater number of community residents in the evaluation process.

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ICCA's 2016 Annual Conference will be held in Toronto, Canada and what a coincidence The New York Times voted it #7 out of 52 places to visit in 2016! Now you really gotta go!

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Canada's largest city is ready for its close-up.

Toronto is remaking itself as Canada's premier city, quietly slipping out of the shadow of Montreal and Vancouver. Last year, the Queens Quay on Lake Ontario reopened, part of the largest continuing urban revitalization project in North America. It now has bike and pedestrian paths and new streetcars that link green spaces and promenades that will be full of public art. The Junction, a former industrial area, has emerged as Toronto's most stylish neighborhood for its bars, live music and coffee shops. And the city is becoming easier to visit: a train now whisks travelers downtown from the airport in 25 minutes, and Air Canada offers extended stopovers for connecting passengers. Toronto has long been known for its cultural diversity and continues to draw major artistic and sporting events, including the Toronto International Film Festival each September, and the 2016 N.B.A. All-Star game, held outside the United States for the first time.

More Here: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/01/07/travel/places-to-visit.html?place=toronto

 


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A TV news article with ICCA Past President Phil Nunes

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Some federal prisoners being released early this weekend, including in Ohio

By Mike Bowersock 

 

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 COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — It was the late 1980s and early 1990s, and the drug busts were almost nightly.

 The city of Columbus, and the nation, plagued by crack cocaine and laws were stiffened to try to stop it.

 Now, 6,000 of those people rounded up in the raids are being released from prison early.

 They have spent decades in prison.

 In recent years, legislators and judges have wondered if keeping them locked up is the right thing to do.

 This weekend, thousands are being released to halfway houses to go through the process of job training, dealing with addictions, and everything else that comes with a reintroduction.

 There are 99 here in Ohio, and some have already made the move.

 "We're talking about low-level, nonviolent drug offenders," said Phil Nunes with Alvis, a series of halfway houses and reintroduction facilities throughout the state.

 "Back in the 80s and 90s when crack cocaine was so prevalent, the federal government stepped in. (They took) what would ordinarily be an actual state statue and created a federal legislation statute, so now crack cocaine became not just a state offense it now became a federal offense."

 That's why so many of them received stiff sentences.

 Letting them out early, if there is no violence in their history, is a way to save money. But Nunes says it's something more.

 "It's saving us money as well as getting those people out of an expensive prison bed, but it's also saving human potential because these people can get a chance at getting a restart in their life."

 Of course, the drug convictions of the crack era aren't the only offenders.

 The average sentence reduction for those who've applied for retroactive sentencing since the amendment is 23 months, lowering the average sentence from 131 months to 108 months, the Justice Department said.

 Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates said they were "modest reductions" for drug offenders, who will have served "substantial prison sentences."

 "The Department of Justice strongly supports sentencing reform for low-level, non-violent drug offenders," she said in a statement. "The Sentencing Commission's actions — which create modest reductions for drug offenders — is a step toward these necessary reforms."

 

 


 

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