New Analysis Shows Reentry Programs Can Decrease Recidivism
WASHINGTON, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The United States Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has released new results from data collected from a multi-site evaluation of the Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative (SVORI). SVORI is a federal initiative that funds a number of locally-designed juvenile and adult reentry programs throughout the United States. Reentry programming and services are designed to facilitate offenders’ transition from prison, with the goal of increasing access to reentry services.
The re-analysis of previously collected data examined existing SVORI programs and found that participation in SVORI resulted in fewer arrests. Participation was also associated with a $3,567 per inmate reduction in arrest-related costs for adult males.
TITLE: Prisoner Reentry Services: what Worked for SVORI Evaluation Participants?
AUTHOR: Pamela K. Lattimore
About the NIJ
The National Institute of Justice — the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice — is dedicated to improving knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues through science. NIJ provides objective and independent knowledge and tools to reduce crime and promote justice, particularly at the state and local levels.
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), headed by Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary Lou Leary provides federal leadership in developing the nation’s capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims. OJP has six bureaus and offices: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime; and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART). More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.
SOURCE Department of Justice