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February 2016 - NIC News & Updates

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    A Second Chance at Recovery for Women in Wilmington, North Carolina

    This recent article from The Council of State Governments, A Second Chance at Recovery for Women in Wilmington, North Carolina , describes the Leading Into New Communities’ (LINC) residential reentry center’s RESET program. RESET, which stands for Reentry Systems of Effective Treatment.,is a six-month program, funded by a FY2014 Second Chance Act (SCA) grant, and designed specifically for women with a co-occurring substance use and mental disorder and a moderate- to high-risk of committing...
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    Women in Detention: A Guide to Gender-Sensitive Monitoring

    From Penal Reform International this report, Women in detention: a guide to gender-sensitive monitoring , is “designed to help bodies monitoring places of detention incorporate a gender perspective into their work and to address the problem of violence against women and girls in detention. The main focus of the paper is the situation of women in detention in the criminal justice system, though the discussion is in many cases equally relevant to women deprived of liberty in other contexts, such...
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    Infographic: Working with Justice-Involved Women

    From the National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women , this infographic brings together key statistics about women in the criminal justice system. Highlighted statistics: Education: 42% of women in state prisons have not completed high school Employment prior to arrest: 37% earn less than $600 per month Maternal incarceration significantly impacts children: 64% of mothers in state prison lived with at least one of their children just prior to imprisonment View infographic ----------------...
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    Tune in Live: Effective Partnerships for Family-Focused Reentry Services from Urban Institute

    The Urban Institute is presenting this upcoming free webinar on family-focused reentry services. The Urban Institute promotes using information and evidence based reporting to improve lives and strengthen communities. Webinar Description: This webinar will focus on the importance of partnerships in delivering holistic services to fathers and families impacted by incarceration. Community-based organizations serving individuals and families affected by incarceration frequently partner with governmental...
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