Oct 6, 2010

John Jay's Occasional Reentry Series Oct. 15: Do Reentry Courts Reduce Recidivism

Our former researcher, now Assistant Professor at Washington State University, Zachary Hamilton, will be presenting at the Prisoner Reentry Institute's Occasional Series on Reentry Research on October 15th of this month.  His presentation will review the results of an evaluation he conducted on the impact of the Harlem Community Justice Center's Parole Reentry Court on parolee recidivism rates. Read the full study here and hope to see you there!

Occasional Series on Reentry Research

Friday, October 15: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Do Reentry Courts Reduce Recidivism? Results from the Harlem Parole Reentry Court

Zachary Hamilton
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice Program
Washington State University

Discussants will include
Honorable Leo Sorokin
United States Magistrate Judge
Boston, MA


Braulio Rodriguez
Participant, Harlem Reentry Court

Reentry courts have been identified by practitioners and policy makers as a promising way to address the challenges that prisoner reentry poses for communities and individuals returning home. This research presents findings from an evaluation of the Harlem Parole Reentry Court. Results indicate a significant reduction in re-convictions for new crimes but an increase in parole revocations for technical violations, suggesting a “supervision effect.” Policy implications will also be discussed.

Event will take place at John Jay College of Criminal Justice
899 Tenth Avenue (b/w W. 58th and 59th Streets), Room 630.

Events will be webcast live via the National Reentry Resource Center website.