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The Impact of De-escalation Training on Police Use of Force in Louisville, KY

By Hannah Bolotin | November 16, 2022

What effect does de-escalation training have on police use of force? In this analysis, the Council reviews research on the effectiveness of the Police Executive Research Forum’s ICAT training in the Louisville Metro Police Department.

Are People With a Mental Health Diagnosis More Likely to Do Time in Solitary?

By Hannah Bolotin | November 16, 2022

This piece highlights a study that explores the relationship between a person’s mental illness diagnosis and solitary confinement, what might explain the association, and what can be done.

Los Angeles Gang Violence Prevention Program Uses Public Health Model to Reduce Violent Crime

By maxine | November 16, 2022

This piece reviews a community-based public health initiative designed to reduce violence by groups of youth in Los Angeles – and discusses what the research findings may mean for similar programs in LA and beyond.

UpClose with Chief Justice Michael Boggs

By Zelle Calina | November 10, 2022

This month’s member spotlight features Chief Justice Michael Boggs, appointed to the Supreme Court of Georgia on December 7, 2016

UpClose with Jeffrey Korzenik

By Zelle Calina | November 10, 2022

This month’s member spotlight features Jeffrey Korzenik, the Chief Investment Strategist for Fifth Third Bank.

UpClose with Richard Jerome

By Zelle Calina | November 10, 2022

This month’s member spotlight features Richard Jerome, civil rights lawyer and expert in police accountability.

Meeting 8: Task Force on Long Sentences

By cbailey | November 2, 2022

At CCJ’s Task Force on Long Sentences’ eighth meeting (September 7, 2022), members focused on prison programs and conditions for people serving long prison terms, defined by the Task Force as those of ten years or more. Task Force consultant Roger Przybylski (RKC Group) presented on prison programs, reentry, and release planning for longtermers. Key…

Meeting 7: Task Force on Long Sentences

By cbailey | November 2, 2022

At CCJ’s Task Force on Long Sentences’ seventh meeting (August 13, 2022), members reviewed the statutory and discretionary “back end” laws, policies, and practices that determine the time individuals who receive long sentences actually serve before release. Members heard from Professor Kevin Reitz (University of Minnesota Law School), who presented key findings from a recently…

Meeting 6: Task Force on Long Sentences

By cbailey | November 2, 2022

At CCJ’s Task Force on Long Sentences’ sixth meeting (July 13, 2022), criminologist Roger Przybylski (RKC Group) reviewed findings from CCJ’s Long Sentences by the Numbers analysis and the research about long sentences and their impact on public safety. While this meeting summarized existing literature, the Task Force also is conducting original research on the…

Meeting 5: Task Force on Long Sentences

By cbailey | November 2, 2022

At CCJ’s Task Force on Long Sentences’ fifth meeting (June 8, 2022), members reviewed research findings on how court practices and different sentencing rationales drive long prison terms. Dr. Brian Johnson (University of Maryland) provided members with an overview of research on how court practices influence long sentences. Key Findings from the Presentation: Long prison…