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In recent years, many juvenile courts have adopted in-home detention with electronic monitoring tethers as an alternative to institutional incarceration. A new study examined whether this approach reduces recidivism among girls involved in the juvenile justice system. The study found that tethers failed to reduce reoffending among the girls; in fact, they may be harmful […]

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Read the May 2021 newsletter here.

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05/21/21-Al Jazeera “DC is a little bit of a different oasis, as far as extremism, or even public demonstration,” Brian Levin, CJRA Expert.

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05/18/21-Medical Express “This federal initiative represents a substantial opportunity to reverse the tide of a decades-long trend of growing rates of incarceration,” Zachary Hamilton, CJRA Study.

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05/12/21-Open Minds “This federal initiative represents a substantial opportunity to reverse the tide of a decades-long trend of growing rates of incarceration,” Zachary Hamilton, CJRA Study.

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In 2007, the Los Angeles mayor’s office launched a program to respond to gang violence. A new study estimated the effect of the program on violent and property crime. The study found that violent crime dropped in areas where the program offered services, but property crime did not decline. The success of the program, which […]

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Passed in 2018, the First Step Act sought to address re-entry challenges for inmates in the federal prison system. The legislation called for developing an assessment tool to identify inmates for release who had the lowest likelihood of recidivism. A new study assessed how the tool was developed and is used, finding that a greater […]

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05/05/21-Forbes “Business leaders must do more than offer stand alone self-serving formulaic press releases. They should leverage not only condemnation of anti-Asian bigotry, but also use their brick and mortar and online locations as conduits for information on how to get assistance in the languages that victims speak. Additionally, they should inculcate the values of […]

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05/03/21-News Medical “This federal initiative represents a substantial opportunity to reverse the tide of a decades-long trend of growing rates of incarceration,” Zachary Hamilton, CJRA Study.

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05/01/21-My Droll “This federal initiative represents a substantial opportunity to reverse the tide of a decades-long trend of growing rates of incarceration,” according to Zachary Hamilton,” CJRA Study.

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