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NIJ issues 1st evaluation of adult prisoner re-entry courts

from National Institute of Justice

The National Institute of Justice recently released its first of three evaluations of several federally funded adult re-entry courts. NIJ examined eight fledgling programs around the country, documenting implementation barriers, as well as policies, practices and community response. Although they are in a diverse set of locations, the NIJ study notes several commonalities among the courts, including: emphasis on post-release services, substance abuse treatment, the use of court hearings for monitoring participant progress, drug testing and a team approach to decisions on sanctions and rewards. more

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