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November 2016 - NIC News & Updates

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    In the News: Mothers in Prison

    This recent article, Mothers in Prison , by Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times highlights the increasing incarceration of women in prison and their stories. As one woman shared, “Prison got me sober, but it didn’t get me anywhere.” Kristof notes from his interview with her, “Each time she went to prison, she would get clean, and then once out she would return to drugs.” Kristof goes on to discuss discuss one potential alternative to imprisonment, a model program...
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    Female Veterans in the Criminal Justice System

    Female Veterans in the Criminal Justice System is one of many webinar recordings offered by the Battered Women’s Justice Project . If you missed this informative webinar, view the recording here . About the webinar: As criminal diversionary programs for justice-involved veterans continue to be implemented across our country, more attention is being directed towards female veterans in the criminal justice system. Though research is limited in this area, existing studies have female veterans...
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    NIC’s Evidence-Based Decision Making (EBDM) is in the News

    La Crosse County moves to implementation phase of evidence-based decision making initiative NIC’s initiative EBDM is a strategic method of applying research-supported principles to justice system decisions. EBDM’s goal is to build a framework across criminal justice agencies to protect public safety and to improve outcomes for the justice-involved. The initiative has just completed Phase V. During Phase V, the selected sites--Indiana, Virginia, and Wisconsin—created state-level...
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    Human Trafficking – Annual Report

    The U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking recently released the first Annual Report on human trafficking written by survivors. Although this report is not specific to justice involved women, it provides “actionable recommendations to the U.S. government for its work both nationally and internationally, as it collaborates with state and local governments.” An article from The Huffington Post summarizes five recommended areas from the report to enable the federal government to better...
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