Category Archives: Justice

Prisoner Reentry: How Technology Can Improve the Success of Your Programs

With incarceration rates in the United States continuing to rise, nonprofits must do everything they can to help justice-involved individuals successfully reenter the community. These individuals face several barriers once released, such as a lack of access to housing and mental health services. Without these services or a network of encouragement or …

How Social Solutions Supports Reentry Workforce Development Programs

Reentry Workforce Development Programs Almost one in three adults in the United States has a criminal record that can prove to be a barrier to employment. Increasingly, state corrections departments and agencies that partner with them are assessing the work they do and how the criminal justice system should work. Rather than viewing corrections as merely …

5 Reentry Case Work Best Practices

Each year, more than 600,000 citizens return to their communities throughout the U.S. after serving time in federal and state prisons. Meanwhile, 11.4 million people also cycle through local jails. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, nearly 1 in 3 Americans of working age have had an encounter with the criminal justice system. Those …

Assessing Mental Health in the Criminal Justice System with TCU

Analyzing the Problem Mental health diagnoses are increasingly common among those in the criminal justice system. Experts have estimated that over ten million people cycle in and out of corrections each year. Recent studies suggest that at least 16 percent of inmates in jails and prisons have a serious mental illness. Three decades ago, the percentage …

How Data-Driven Justice is Changing Lives and Saving Resources

Over 11 million people pass through our country’s 3,100 jails annually, many charged with low-level crimes. This costs roughly $22 billion each year. In county jails, 64% of inmates suffer a mental illness, 68% have an addictive disorder, and 44% have a chronic health condition. A small number of these vulnerable people go through our jails, hospital …

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