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NCJ Number: NCJ 239213     Find in a Library
Title: Reducing Homeless Populations' Involvement in the Criminal Justice System: Resource Guide
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 05/2012
Page Count: 21
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
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Type: Technical Assistance
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This publication consists of an annotated listing of the U.S. Justice Department’s (DOJ’s) resources available to assist in reducing homeless populations’ involvement in the criminal justice system.
Abstract: Information is provided on DOJ resources categorized as “Publications,” “Research,” “Grant Programs & Technical Assistance,” and “Other Resources.” Six annotations are provided under the “Publications” category. Among the topics addressed in these publications are effective alternatives to incarceration, homeless encampments, panhandling, persons with mental illness, prisoner reentry and community policing, the promotion of partnerships between police and community supervision agencies, and case studies in problem solving in countering crime and other public-safety problems. Two publications are listed under the “Research” category. One addresses profiles of homeless and housed offenders and differences in criminal justice responses to these two offender groups. The second research project focused on the experience of violence in the lives of homeless women. Information on “Grant Programs & Technical Assistance” distinguishes the resources as being “general” and pertinent to the following topics related to the justice system’s response to homeless offenders: judicial system, justice and mental health, the Second Chance Act, victims of crime, tribal justice systems, State and local governments, and grant-management resources. Each grant listing contains information on the program name, the amount of funding for fiscal year 2012, the DOJ sponsor, the Web link, the program contact person, and a description of the funded program. Listings under “Other Resources” focus on the Access to Justice Initiative, the Housing and Civil Enforcement Section of the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division, and the Special Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Grants or contracts ; Diversion programs ; Research uses in policymaking ; Crime control policies ; Police policies and procedures ; Homeless offenders ; Homeless persons
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