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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Criminal Justice Collaboration

 Many organizations and groups  that work for or with prisoners or ex offenders operate in silo,  duplicating efforts as they seek funds for doing almost the same thing.  We spend more  on Public Safety than education. (Approx.  $12,000 - education and $30,000- $60,000 for incarceration) 

It is great therefore to see some collaborative effort: Second Chance Mental Health Collaboration  
http://csgjusticecenter.org/nrrc/announcements/second-chance-act-and-justice-and-mental-health-collaboration-program-conferences-convene-this-week/
in an upcoming workshop.  We should remember that for every one incarcerated or denied employment because of their criminal past, there is loss of another possible taxpayer.

2 comments:

bail bonds las vegas said...

Jails and prisons on the whole, do not serve a great rehabilitative function. Punishment and public safety is what they're for, and I'm fine with that.

Glennor said...

Thanks for your comment. My concern is that studies show there is direct correlation between illiteracy and incarceration. We build prisons rather than strengthen the problems of illiteracy. Our world standing is #1 in incarceration and # 30 in education. People would still have jobs working in the education system
http://www.cnycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=978874#.U3NTaTHD-tU