recidivism

Understanding Recidivism Through Child Abuse and Mental Health

In 2016, Chicago struggled with the highest number of homicides the city has seen in more than a decade. Lawmakers...

Stop, Children, What’s That Sound? The Unintended Consequences of Police Contact on Juveniles

Study finds that “stop, question, and frisk” interactions between juveniles and police lead to an enhanced likelihood of future youth delinquency.

Support Children of Incarcerated Parents by Supporting Their Caregivers

A group support program for caregivers of children with incarcerated parents resulted in positive impacts for caregivers’ depressive symptoms and family outcomes.

America’s Prisons: Warehouses or Criminal Creators?

A study of Cook County Courts seeks to pinpoint the true effects of imprisonment on employment and recidivism.

Juvenile Incarceration: Are We Locking Away Our Nation’s Future?

Incarcerated juveniles experience significant academic and social consequences compared to juveniles charged with similar crimes but not incarcerated.

Bullet Proof: The Role of Policy and Data in Gun Control

The Director of the Violence Inquest for Solutions and Alliance (VISA) discusses the slow process of changing the culture of gun violence

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Working Out: The Benefits of a Transitional Jobs Program for Ex-Offenders

A prisoner reentry program just might be the holy grail of job creation. If only politicians cared.