National Institute of Corrections - https://nicic.gov/
NIC provides training through our catalog of data-driven research as well as our online Learning Management System. We have corrections experts and researchers on staff to answer questions. We also provide technical assistance (on-site training) to agencies and facilities to help evolve their practices in ways that benefit their operations and their communities. We also provide leadership and data to help advance correctional policies, procedures, practices, and operations nationwide.
American Probation and Parole Association - http://www.appa-net.org/eweb/
As the voice of the community corrections industry, the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) serves as the field’s leading professional membership association. Our work is supported by thousands of passionate members throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as other countries actively involved in strengthening community corrections work. APPA has members at all levels of government and the private sector, including: Community corrections professionals, service providers, libraries and educators, research students, volunteers, concerned citizens, corporations, public policy advocates, and others with an interest in criminal and juvenile justice.
Evidence-based Decision Making (EBDM) - https://info.nicic.gov/ebdm/
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC), in partnership with the Center for Effective Public Policy, built the Evidence -Based Decision Making Initiative (EBDM) initiative to create game-changing criminal justice system reform. EBDM is a strategic and deliberate method of applying empirical knowledge and research-supported principles to justice system decisions made at the case, agency, and system level and seeks to equip criminal justice local and state policymakers with the information, processes, and tools that will result in measurable reductions of pretrial misconduct, post-conviction reoffending, and other forms of community harm resulting from crime.
National Reentry Resource Center - https://nationalreentryresourcecenter.org/
The NRRC was established by the Second Chance Act (Public Law 110-199). Signed into law in 2008 and reauthorized in 2018, the Second Chance Act authorizes federal grants to government agencies and nonprofit organizations to provide reentry services—including employment assistance, substance use treatment, housing, family programming, mentoring, victims support, and other services—and to support corrections and supervision practices that aim to reduce recidivism. The American Institutes for Research (AIR) operates the NRRC in collaboration with BJA, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), and BJA's SCA training and technical assistance providers at AIR, The Council of State Governments Justice Center, the Vera Institute of Justice, and RTI International.
CrimeSolutions.Gov - https://crimesolutions.ojp.gov/
A resource of the National Institute of Justice that provides and uses research to rate the effectiveness of programs and practices in achieving criminal justice related outcomes in order to inform practitioners and policy makers about what works, what doesn't, and what's promising in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services.
Suggested Assignment for Students: Give students a topic (e.g., cognitive behavioral interventions) and ask them to locate 2-3 examples each of programs that are shown on Crimesolutions.gov to be effective, promising and have no effects on that topic area. Also, have students include a summary of how the site defines effective, promising and no effects. This will give them an opportunity to use a resource used in the corrections field to begin determining what some of the evidence-based practices in community corrections are. The students also could be asked to review the original research studies cited for the programs to get more details and present their findings.
Justice Reinvestment, Council of State Governments - https://csgjusticecenter.org/projects/justice-reinvestment/
JRI is funded by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance with support from The Pew Charitable Trusts and utilizes criminal justice, behavioral health, and other reentry experts from the CSG Justice Center to:
- Collect data that is often siloed and under-analyzed to spotlight the most pressing trends and drivers of crime, recidivism, and costs;
- Meet with a range of stakeholders and assess statutes, policies, and current practices;
- Deliver findings and recommendations to state leaders and stakeholders in clear, compelling, and actionable presentations;
- Help address implementation challenges once changes are adopted; and
- Establish an ongoing data monitoring process.
GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation - https://www.samhsa.gov/gains-center
SAMHSA’s GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation helps to expand community services for adults who are in the criminal justice system and experiencing a mental and/or substance use disorder. SAMHSA’s GAINS Center provides technical assistance and support to the following:
- Professionals working in the fields of behavioral health and criminal justice
- States and communities across the country who are working to achieve integrated systems of mental health and substance use services
The GAINS Center provides information and skills training to help individuals and organizations at the local, state, regional, and national levels implement effective, integrated programming that will transform the criminal justice and behavioral health systems.
Washington State Institute of Public Policy - https://www.wsipp.wa.gov/
The Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP) is a nonpartisan public research group located in Olympia, the hub of Washington State government. WSIPP is a team of multidisciplinary researchers who conduct applied policy research for the state legislature in a creative and collaborative environment. WSIPP is strongly committed to the core values of nonpartisanship, quality, and impartiality. Created in 1983, WSIPP has become nationally and internationally recognized for the design, depth, and quality of its research reports and benefit-cost analyses.
What Works in Reentry Clearinghouse - https://whatworks.csgjusticecenter.org/
The What Works in Reentry Clearinghouse is a “one-stop shop” for research on the effectiveness of a wide variety of reentry programs and practices. What Works now features programs rated by the National Institute of Justice’s CrimeSolutions.gov, a website that presents programs that have undergone rigorous evaluations and meta-analyses. CrimeSolutions.gov assesses the strength of the evidence about whether these programs achieve criminal justice, juvenile justice, or crime victim services outcomes in order to inform practitioners and policy makers about what works, what doesn’t, and what’s promising.
Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development - https://www.blueprintsprograms.org/
The Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development mission is to provide a comprehensive registry of scientifically proven and scalable interventions that prevent or reduce the likelihood of antisocial behavior and promote a healthy course of youth development and adult maturity. We also advocate for evidence-based interventions locally and nationally and produce publications on the importance of adopting high-scientific standards when evaluating what works in social and crime prevention interventions.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Model Programs - https://www.ojjdp.gov/mpg/
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP’s) Model Programs Guide (MPG) contains information about evidence-based juvenile justice and youth prevention, intervention, and reentry programs. It is a resource for practitioners and communities about what works, what is promising, and what does not work in juvenile justice, delinquency prevention, and child protection and safety.