Second Chance Act Adult Reentry Courts: Program Characteristics and Preliminary Themes From the National Institute of Justice's First-Year Evaluation

Lindquist, Christine; Walters, Jennifer Hardison; Rampel, Michael; Carey, Shannon M.
July 2013
Criminal Justice Research Review;Jul/Aug2013, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p121
The article presents the reentry courts where intensive judicial oversight is combined with rehabilitative services and used as an approach to address specific problems among criminal justice populations. It refers to reentry courts as specialized courts that reduce recidivism and improve public safety by using judicial oversight to apply graduated sanctions and positive reinforcement, to marshal resources to support prisoner's integration and promote positive behavior by returning prisoners.


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