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last updated 5-16-2022

Published: | Author: Congressional Research Institute for Social Work & Policy

This brief describes how the Smart Decarceration Grand Challenge and the work of Dr. Pettus-Davis led to the First Step Act, a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill recently passed by both chambers and signed by the President.

Published: | Author: Henry Glass | Source: The Christian Science Monitor

"Experts hope that the broad and diverse coalition that has grown around criminal justice reform – from progressive civil rights groups to conservative religious and business groups – stays for the long haul."

Published: | Source: Open Minds

 "The State of Pennsylvania is implementing a recidivism reduction and criminal justice reform project developed by Safe Streets and Second Chances (S3C). The project is the S3C Initiative 5 Key Model for Reentry Program Demonstration Project; it is a research initiative conducted by Florida State University. The Pennsylvania effort is a partnership between S3C, Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania, and the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC)."

Published: | Author: AN-LI HERRING | Source: 90.5 WESA

Over half of Pennsylvania’s state prisoners end up back behind bars within five years of their release, according to official data. But the state is now participating in a study on how to bring that number down.

Published: | Author: Barbara Miller | Source: Observer-Reporter

About 80 inmates from Washington County who are being released from state prisons will be part of a four-state study aimed at reducing recidivism and helping former inmates find jobs. 

Published: | Author: KATE GIAMMARISE | Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Funding from The Charles Koch Institute will allow Pennsylvanians returning home from prison in Allegheny, Fayette and Washington counties to participate in a national re-entry initiative that aims to help them succeed after incarceration.

Published: | Author: MEGAN GUZA | Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Some inmates in Pennsylvania prisons will be part of a four-state pilot program that will track and monitor them upon their release with the goal of keeping them from ending up back behind bars.

Published: | Source: Tallahassee Democrat

 On July 26, Carrie Pettus-Davis, Ph.D., with the FSU College of Social Work will discuss re-entry as it applies to inmates and formerly incarcerated people in Tallahassee to help support their transition back into their community. 

Published: | Author: Michelle Ye Hee Lee | Source: The Washington Post

A new project funded by the network aligned with billionaire industrialist Charles Koch is tracking and monitoring 1,100 inmates in four states after they are released from prison starting Aug. 1 to help them successfully reintegrate into society.

Published: | Source: The Crime Report

1,100 inmates from Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania and Kentucky will be monitored starting this week to help them reintegrate into society