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Impact Evaluation of the Adolescent Behavioral Learning Experience (ABLE) Program at Rikers (July 2015) - The Vera Institute of Justice served as the independent evaluator of the nation's first social impact bond--an innovative form of pay-for-success contracting that leverages private funding to finance public services--to fund the Adolescent Behavioral Learning Experience (ABLE) for youth at Rikers Island. Vera employed a quasi-experimental design to determine whether participation int he ABLE program led to reductions in recidivism for youth passing through the jail. Vera determined that the program did not lead to a reduction in recidivism for program participants.
Education Suspended: The Use of High School Disciplinary Records in College Admissions (May 2015) - This report, written by CCA's Executive Director, Dr. Marsha Weissman and Emily NaPier highlights findings from CCA's national surveys of college admissions officials and high school guidance counselors. It concludes that the collection and disclosure of high school disciplinary records in the college admission process is arbitrary and likely to disproportionately create barriers to higher education for students of color and students with disabilities.
The Bronx Defenders People's Guide: RAP Sheets- This resource by the Bronx Defender's details relevant information about the different types of RAP sheets and how to locate and request each type. Additionally it goes through what types of information should be sealed on your record and steps to correct RAP sheet errors. A useful resource for clients as well as attorneys and advocates.
Visit Reentry Net/NY Issue Modules: Padilla Compliance Guide | People's Guide | Employment & Licensing | Housing | Discharge Planning - These modules serve as a starting point for accessing the resources available on Reentry Net, and direct users the most useful and frequently accessed resources from the Library.
Remember to visit our Monthly Mailing Archive for highlighted reports, toolkits, and training materials from the past year.
8/25: Effective Representation of Deaf Clients and Guidelines for Working with ASL Interpreting Teams
Hosted by Legal Services New York
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Legal Services NY
40 Worth St. Suite 606
This training will provide tools and techniques for providing effective representation of Deaf clients in a legal services setting. They will address some ways in which Deafness/Deafhood may impact legal needs, experiences, and expectations of Deaf families. You will learn directly from ASL and CDI interpreters how to identify the communication needs and preferences of Deaf clients and how to best utilize interpreters in client sessions and in the courtroom and more.
8/31: New York Area Reentry Meetup
Hosted by the Osborne Association
325 Malcolm X Blvd. (126th street)
This event is a space to connect with other professionals in the re-entry field throughout the New York City and Westchester areas to talk about our work and how we can work together as well as respect each other's individuality. It is a private event for re-entry professionals only. Networking activities and free hors d'oeuvres for the first hour. Cash bar and happy hour drinks $6.
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