Background Checks Show Their Value in Nursing

The News-Leader is a paper that serves the outer-suburban parts of Virginia in Staunton.  A headline appeared in that paper’s Dec. 6, 2014 edition, Without background checks, nurses’ problems stay hidden.  The story noted how [a]s a first-time drug offender, Tammy Giza pleaded guilty to possessing controlled substances in Montgomery County[, Virginia] and worked off… Continue reading Background Checks Show Their Value in Nursing

Benefits and Challenges to Hiring Ex-Convicts: A Conversation in Atlanta

The Justice Center of the Council of State Governments (CSG) highlighted a conference in Atlanta, Reducing the Risk of a Criminal Record: The Employer’s Perspective. At this conference state leaders and business executives convened to address barriers to employment faced by individuals with criminal records, and to discuss strategies for improving employment outcomes. The Justice… Continue reading Benefits and Challenges to Hiring Ex-Convicts: A Conversation in Atlanta

The Left and the Right Meet Again, and They Agree

In November 2014, there was a Justice Reinvestment National Summit in San Diego convened by Pew, the Justice Center of CSG and the BJS.  There has been a lot of attention paid to the areas of bipartisan agreement to reducing crime and this was highlighted in joint presentation from former Speaker of the House Newt… Continue reading The Left and the Right Meet Again, and They Agree