Goose Meets Gander at White House, Denied Entry

White House Door Isn’t Always Open to Ex-Cons Visitors with a criminal record say roadblocks show a disconnect with Obama’s message of redemption Colleen McCain Nelson, Gary Fields The Wall Street Journal Aug. 23, 2015 6:00 a.m. ET President Barack Obama, as part of his push to overhaul the criminal-justice system, has said ex-offenders should… Continue reading Goose Meets Gander at White House, Denied Entry

More Moneyball

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation announced in June 2015, that As was reported today by The New York Times in “Turning the Granting of Bail Into a Science,” the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) is launching one of the most significant criminal justice reform initiatives currently underway in the United States. Twenty-one new jurisdictions will… Continue reading More Moneyball

Risk Assessment and Predicting Future Crime

We have discussed in this space before the work by former New Jersey Attorney General, Anne Milgram (D) and the Laura and John Arnold Foundation to better predict risk of reoffending in a criminal justice context.  You can read earlier postings here and here. We mention this because risk assessment is in the news again, this… Continue reading Risk Assessment and Predicting Future Crime