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  • Does correctional education impact recidivism rates?
    The following resources provide information and data on the impact of correctional education: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Correctional Education The Use and Impact of Correctional Programming for Inmates on Pre- and Post-Release Outcomes How Effective Is Correctional Education, and Where Do We Go From Here? The Results of a Comprehensive Evaluation The Effects of Postsecondary Correctional Education... Read More
    Last Updated: March 8, 2018

  • What is the average educational level of incarcerated individuals?
    A comparison of the educational attainment of state and federal prison inmates, jail inmates, and pr... Read More
    Last Updated: December 29, 2017

  • What is a therapeutic community?
    In general, therapeutic communities (TCs) are drug-free residential settings that use a hierarchical... Read More
    Last Updated: December 29, 2017

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  • The First Step Act of 2018: Risk and Needs Assessment System, NIJ, July 2019, NCJ 253185. (102 pages).

  • Stakeholder Statements Submitted in Response to NIJs First Step Act Listening Sessions, NIJ, July 2019, NCJ 253115. (107 pages).

  • Promising Practices Guidelines for Residential Substance Abuse Treatment, BJA-Sponsored, November 2017, NCJ 253061. (46 pages).
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  • Jail-Based Medication-Assisted Treatment: Promising Practices, Guidelines, and Resources for the Field, BJA-Sponsored, October 2018, NCJ 252973. (44 pages).
    PDF  NCJRS Abstract   

  • Managing the Seriously Mentally Ill in Corrections, NIJ-Sponsored, 2019, NCJ 252787. (35 pages).
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  • Juvenile Residential Facility Census 2016: Selected Findings, OJJDP, December 2018, NCJ 251785. (20 pages).
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