Research at Florida State University’s College of Social Work Examines Internal and External Barriers of Reentry

The second of four reports from a groundbreaking study conducted by the Institute for Justice Research and Development (IJRD) at Florida State University’s College of Social Work, led by Dr. Carrie Pettus-Davis, was released earlier this week. The second quarterly report provides additional information on the internal and external barriers facing formerly incarcerated individuals, focusing on the psychological toll of reentry, the impact on reentry on family members, and the different ways men and women experience re-entry.

Launched in May 2018, the multi-state, multi-site trial is testing the effectiveness of the innovative 5-Key Model for Reentry in 50 prisons across the nation. Learn more about the Charles Koch Foundation’s support of Pettus-Davis’ research here, and read more about the findings of the first report here.

01-28-2020 04:09pm

Fourteen Universities Show How Faculty, Students Can Create Programs That Foster Cooperation Over Conflict

Fourteen universities are joining a new pilot initiative launched by Chicago-based education nonprofit Interfaith Youth Core, bringing together students and faculty on campuses across the country to leverage their diverse beliefs and backgrounds to counter polarization.

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01-16-2020 04:33pm

UCLA Brings Together Engineering and Law Scholars to Study How to Harness Benefits of Emerging Technology

UCLA's new Institute for Technology, Policy, and Law will advance scholarship and address issues at the intersection of technology and the legal system, examining the impact of artificial intelligence, robotics, digital free speech and other new technologies on our society.

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01-15-2020 01:34pm

UNC Citation Project Seeks to Improve Public Safety by Exploring Alternatives to Arrest

The Criminal Justice Innovation Lab (CJIL) at the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Government recently launched The Citation Project, which aims to improve policing practices through rigorous evaluation of citation in lieu of arrest.

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