Items tagged with "Prison"


articles  |   Housing and Services After Prison: Evaluation of the St. Leonard’s House Reentry Program

Published: December 18, 2016
More than 500,000 individuals are released from prison each year. As they return to their communities, they face obstacles in finding employment and housing, as well as significant debt, outstanding fines, and restitution payments. Two-thirds of this population are arrested again within three years. St. Leonard’s House in Chicago offers voluntary, supportive housing for men exiting prison. Program clients receive housing, substance abuse treatment, psychological services, life skills, mentoring, and education and vocational services. Authority researchers used qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection, as well as quasi-experimental design and advanced statistical analysis, to examine outcomes after program participation, including arrests, convictions, incarcerations, and employment.



publications  |   Housing and Services After Prison: Evaluation of the St. Leonard’s House Reentry Program

Published: December 18, 2016
More than 500,000 individuals are released from prison each year. As they return to their communities, they face obstacles in finding employment and housing, as well as significant debt, outstanding fines, and restitution payments. Two-thirds of this population are arrested again within three years. St. Leonard’s House in Chicago offers voluntary, supportive housing for men exiting prison. Program clients receive housing, substance abuse treatment, psychological services, life skills, mentoring, and education and vocational services. Authority researchers used qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection, as well as quasi-experimental design and advanced statistical analysis, to examine outcomes after program participation, including arrests, convictions, incarcerations, and employment.



articles  |   Women and reentry: Evaluation of the St. Leonard’s Ministries’ Grace House Program

Published: December 8, 2015
The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority has been evaluating St. Leonard’s Ministries programs since 2011. As part of that evaluation, Authority researchers examined administrative program data and outcomes of residents after program participation, conducted interviews with program staff and stakeholders and completed field observations to identify program components that are effective in contributing to successful resident outcomes, learn about the programs’ residents and operations, and analyze client outcomes. This report focuses on Grace House, a voluntary, residential, prisoner reentry program for women. Those accepted into the program receive housing, substance abuse treatment, psychological services, life skills mentoring, and education and vocational services.



news  |   Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform to host public hearing on safely reducing Illinois prison population September 1

Published: August 31, 2015

The Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform will hold a special meeting dedicated to hearing from the public on Tuesday, September 1, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Stratton Building, 401 S. Spring, Room 349 C, in Springfield.




news  |   Commission seeks public input on safely reducing prison population

Published: July 23, 2015

The Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform seeks the input of advocates, policy specialists, service providers, people with criminal records, and members of the general public on its work to safely reduce the state’s prison population by 25 percent in 10 years.