Predicting Risk for Re-Offending

I have noted before the work by former New Jersey AG Anne Milgram at the Arnold Foundation to bring evidence-based systems to the criminal justice system. Applying what she calls “moneyball” to criminal justice, rather than creating a strict “redemption period” as noted by Profs. Blumstein and Nakamara, Milgram build a risk assessment tool to… Continue reading Predicting Risk for Re-Offending

AG Holder and Secretary Perez Tour Jail; Tout Jobs

On July 29, 2014, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Labor Secretary Tom Perez toured a correctional facility in Boyds, Maryland touting the benefits of jobs and education programs for inmates to help them prepare for a work life after prison.  As reported by NPR, Secretary Perez said that “We have 2,700 American job centers… Continue reading AG Holder and Secretary Perez Tour Jail; Tout Jobs

Business Leaders and Policy Makers Meet at White House: How Government Can Help—or Hinder—Employment for Ex-Cons

On July 1, 2014, according to a blog posting from the Council of State Governments, “[b]usiness executives and policymakers found common ground during a meeting at the White House on Monday designed to review ways in which government can help—or hinder—efforts to improve employment outcomes for people with criminal records.”  The program, “Pathways to Prosperity:… Continue reading Business Leaders and Policy Makers Meet at White House: How Government Can Help—or Hinder—Employment for Ex-Cons