The year mystery surrounding the kidnapping case of Jaycee Dugard ended this week when a sex offender admitted to correction authorities that he abducted her. Dugard was years-old when she was snatched from the street in front of her house in All of this played out in a residential neighborhood. All of this got us thinking — what are the recidivism rates for sex offenders? We found this report released a few years ago by the Department of Justice.
Juvenile Recidivism: A Second Chance | Point Park University Online
Many of the issues we face from day to day in local government are ambiguous and refuse to adhere to our jurisdictional boundaries. We often meet this expectation, but when issues arise at the intersection of professional adversity and human suffering, a collaborative, inclusive, multijurisdictional, and multitiered process can make all the difference. The mental health docket, as implemented in Loudoun, is a docket complemented by a structured post-plea program designed to provide direct support for defendants diagnosed with serious mental illness. Its mission is to provide coordination between the mental health and criminal justice communities to reduce recidivism, improve public safety, and support people with serious mental illness. This is accomplished by developing individualized, comprehensive, community-based treatment plans reinforced by court supervision.
Alternatives to Youth Incarceration
The U. Department of Education announced today the release of new guides and resources to help justice-involved youth transition back to traditional school settings. The resources include a guide written for incarcerated youth; a newly updated transition toolkit and resource guide for practitioners in juvenile justice facilities; a document detailing education programs in juvenile justice facilities from the most recent Civil Rights Data Collection; and a website that provides technical assistance to support youth with disabilities with transitioning out of juvenile justice facilities.
In a win-win for the public, these New York prisoners proudly earned their college degrees—while they were still behind bars. Hudson Link is capable of offering the degree program for free thanks to private donations and sponsorships. The organization currently operates out of five different New York prisons, including the Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining where this emotional graduation ceremony below took place last month. To date, Hudson Link has awarded degrees to inmates.