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Formerly incarcerated individuals and the challenges of reentry

November 13, 2017

Social Work Today 11/13/17 “Gender can affect the postrelease experience as well. Women, for example, are more likely to have experienced traumas such as child abuse and interpersonal violence that put them at greater risk of revictimization and recidivism once they are released, in part because these traumas are associated with current mental health problems […]

Formerly Incarcerated Individuals and the Challenges of Reentry.

November 13, 2017

Social Work Today 11/13/17 “The formidable challenges formerly incarcerated people face with employment and housing can be exacerbated if they have mental health and/or addiction issues that were not adequately addressed while they were in prison.” – Jennifer Cobbina, CJRA Expert. Read the full story here.  

TPD policy outlines procedures implemented when deadly force is used

November 7, 2017

Topeka Capital-Journal 11/7/17 “Best practices concerning body cameras are still developing.” Justin Nix, CJRA Expert. Read the full story here.

What You Need to Know About Colleges That Allow Guns

November 3, 2017

U.S. News and World Report 11/03/17 “Parents may be reassured to know that generally these policies only allow licensed adults who have gone through criminal records checks and safety trainings to carry guns. The biggest misconception about these policies is that they will allow underage or even drunk students to have a gun.” – Gary […]

CJRA Newsletter – October 2017

November 1, 2017

Read the October 2017 newsletter here.

He helped IMPD put away a killer. Then his death became a warning: Don’t talk to police

October 19, 2017

The Crime Report “If you want to protect witnesses and families of victims, that’s simply an investment that needs to be made . . . It has to be understood by the mayor and the council that this is part of it.” – David Carter, CJRA Expert Read the full story here.

Study: Diverse workforce makes friendlier police departments

October 17, 2017

Houston Chronicle “A greater representation of minority officers may translate into better service provision and police–community relationships,” – Jacinta Gau, CJRA Expert Read the full story here.

Want Friendlier Cops? Hire More Blacks and Latinos, says Study

October 13, 2017

The Crime Report “Officers of color harbor much less negativity toward citizens and are more willing to see them as worthy of help, including for matters not involving serious crimes,” – Jacinta Gau, CJRA Expert Read the full story here.

Latino And Black Cops Are ‘Less Cynical’ Than White Ones, Study Claims

October 13, 2017

The Crime Report “Black and Latino officers seem to view citizens more favorably than white officers do, are significantly more likely to believe that victims deserve police assistance, and that they are genuinely helping people when they answer calls for service,” – Jacinta Gau, CJRA Expert Read the full story here.

Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock described as well-off gambler, loner

October 3, 2017

Fox Business “Most shooters are fairly young . . . [r]ight now with this particular case, it’s baffling. Why would a guy in his 60s who seems to be well off go and do a thing like that?.” – Laura Dugan, CJRA Expert Read the full story here.

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