The FAMCare Blog

Cops and No Counselors

Posted by GVT Admin on Nov 9, 2022 11:45:00 AM

Since the 1900s, U.S. public schools have employed a growing number of school resource officers (SROs) – sworn law enforcement officials. In 1975, only 1% of schools reported having police officers on site, but by 2018, approximately 58% of schools had at least one sworn law enforcement official present during the school week. Since 1998, the federal government has invested over $1 billion to explicitly increase police presence in schools, and over $14 billion to advance community policing, which can include SROs.

Read More

Topics: education, criminal justice, social issues

4 Reasons Why Re-Entry Programs are Important

Posted by GVT Admin on Jul 14, 2022 10:45:00 AM

Re-entry programs play an important role in "leveling the playing field" for some of society's most vulnerable members. The goal is to simplify this complex issue while emphasizing the importance of re-entry programs . These programs are critical in assisting our justice system in achieving its goal of increased public security while also assisting former inmates in becoming productive and successful members of society.

Read More

Topics: criminal justice, Adult Re-Entry

4 Elements of Successful Re-entry Programs for Inmates

Posted by GVT Admin on Jun 6, 2022 7:00:00 AM

As you proceed to discuss the major elements of effective inmate re-entry as part of the greater transitional justice system, it is necessary to recognize why society must conceive and respect inmates as Individuals, not simply prisoners.

Society and social services must begin to treat inmates as individuals from the outset of their sentence... Beginning Early!

Read More

Topics: criminal justice, social justice, Adult Re-Entry

CRIMINALIZING ADDICTION Society’s Big Mistake

Posted by GVT Admin on Mar 16, 2022 10:45:00 AM

The American Society of Addiction Medicine recognizes addiction as “a treatable, chronic medical disease involving complex interactions among brain circuits, genetics, the environment, and an individual’s life experiences. People with addiction use substances or engage in behaviors that become compulsive and often continue despite harmful consequences.”

Read More

Topics: mental health, criminal justice, social justice

Recidivism Reboot

Posted by GVT Admin on Jan 27, 2021 12:30:00 PM

When prisoners in the United States are released, they face an environment that is challenging and actively deters them from becoming productive members of society. Within three years of release, 67.8 percent of ex-offenders are rearrested and, within five years, 76.6 percent are rearrested.

Criminals are Criminals

Recidivism rates (or rates of repeat offending) are often used as a measure of effectiveness of prison systems and post-release offender management programs.  What’s more, studies show that the general public believes - “once a criminal, always a criminal”. They see “ex-cons” as “criminals waiting to happen again.”

Read More

Topics: criminal justice, social justice, Adult Re-Entry

Mass Incarceration in America

Posted by GVT Admin on Aug 28, 2019 7:27:57 PM

How did the United States, with 5% of the global population but 25% of its prisoners, become home to the largest prison system in the history of the world? Some say it’s an accomplishment. The U.S. is a law and order country and our criminal justice system is the envy of the world. Others feel quite differently and suggest that the “war on drugs” led to the mass incarceration of two generations of the urban poor.

Read More

Topics: Government, criminal justice, social justice, Adult Re-Entry

Criminal Justice Reconsidered... Part 2

Posted by GVT Admin on Jan 10, 2018 1:00:00 PM

criminal justice2.jpg

In September 2017, we told the story of Agnes Gund, the banking heiress who sold a Roy Lichtenstein masterpiece for $165 million and donated the proceeds to the Art for Justice Fund she founded. The purpose was to “do something about” the mass incarceration of minor drug offenders that filled American jails with 2.3 million people and distinguished the U.S. as the jailor of more of its citizens than any other country on earth.

Read More

Topics: Juvenile Justice, criminal justice

Subscribe Here!

Recent Posts


 

 

Posts by Tag

See all

 


 

Search the Blog