Program Quality and Performance Measurement
Reentry Programs and the Researchers Who Evaluate Them: What It Takes to Build an Effective Partnership
CSG Justice Center staff spoke with four Second Chance Act Innovations in Reentry Initiative grantees about their experiences fostering effective partnerships between criminal justice practitioners and the researchers evaluating their programs. These programs span the country and the justice system, serving clients within courts, prisons, jails, and in the community.
Following four principles of corrections system improvement—organizational development, use of risk and needs assessments, quality improvement, and data collection and management—states like Vermont participate in SRR in an effort to reduce the likelihood of recidivism for every person under correctional supervision.
Dr. Hynes has managed and overseen a number of grant programs related to recidivism reduction (including two Second Chance Act (SCA) grants) that were funded by the U.S. Department of Justice and the National Institutes of Health. He recently visited the CSG Justice Center to speak to new SCA grantees about smart approaches to managing their grants.