Suicide Among Justice-Involved Veterans: Understanding Risk and Meeting Needs

By Rachel Yen | September 28, 2023

This brief examines that association by exploring current research on the overlapping risk factors for veteran suicide and justice system involvement, as well as some unique effects that criminal justice contact may have on veteran suicide.

CCJ Unveils New Interactive Resource on Key Criminal Justice Trends

By Rachel Yen | September 13, 2023

This new resource is a one-stop shop tracing decades-long changes in crime and victimization, arrests, incarceration, and community supervision.

Alternatives to Prosecution and Incarceration for Justice-Involved Veterans: A Model Policy Framework

By Rachel Yen | September 6, 2023

Veterans encountering the criminal justice system confront a patchwork of interventions designed to help them, but many fall through the cracks. This policy roadmap encourages jurisdictions to expand alternatives to prosecution and incarceration for veterans and allow those whose cases are diverted to pursue record expungement.

UpClose with Tina Nadeau

By Rachel Yen | August 31, 2023

This month’s member spotlight features Tina Nadeau. Tina Nadeau was appointed Associate Justice to the New Hampshire Superior Court in 1996, and in 2011, was appointed Chief Justice of the Superior Court. Justice Nadeau received a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire in 1985, and she received her law degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law in 1989. 

New CCJ Analysis Estimates First Step Act Releases Have Lower Recidivism Rates, Arrests

By Rachel Yen | August 21, 2023

People released under the First Step Act (FSA) are estimated to have lower recidivism rates and fewer arrests than similarly situated people released from federal prison prior to the Act’s implementation, according to a new analysis released today by the Council on Criminal Justice.

First Step Act: An Early Analysis of Recidivism

By Rachel Yen | August 21, 2023

This analysis estimates recidivism rates among individuals released from BOP prior to the FSA who had similar risk profiles and were tracked for similar periods of time as those released under the FSA.

What Shapes the Public’s Confidence in Law Enforcement?

By Rachel Yen | August 16, 2023

This research examines how the racial and gender diversity, behavior, and effectiveness of police departments influence public confidence in law enforcement and the belief that police can be held accountable.

Does Stable Employment Post-Release Reduce Recidivism?

By Rachel Yen | August 16, 2023

This analysis highlights research that suggests secure employment following imprisonment can significantly reduce recidivism, a finding that held regardless of a person’s past work experience and criminal history.

Receiving a Ticket Reduces the Likelihood of Voting

By Rachel Yen | August 16, 2023

Do traffic stop tickets influence how likely motorists are to vote? In this analysis, the Council reviews a study showing that receiving a ticket negatively affects participation in elections. This impact was larger for midterm elections and varied by race.

Meeting #4: Exploring Changes in Homicide and Motor Vehicle Theft Rates

By Rachel Yen | August 15, 2023

In the Crime Trends Working Group’s fourth meeting, members reviewed CCJ’s latest crime trends report and discussed changes in homicide and motor vehicle theft rates.