Research into Action: Presentation for Reentry, Smart on Crime, and Project Safe Neighborhoods meeting

We were very honored to present at the January 21st joint middle and eastern district advisory team meeting entitled: Reentry, Smart on Crime, and Project Safe Neighborhoods. Speakers from across the state and at the federal level shared thoughts on “Smart on Crime” initiatives. Many local speakers shared their personal experiences with having worked on re-entry programs and Project Safe Neighborhoods focused deterrence strategies.  Each speaker was able to tell their version of how they have seen various reentry and PSN strategies be successful– some with hard stats and data and others with anecdotal stories about how they have personally seen strategies change someone’s life for the better. The day was full of hope and encouragement to move forward by applying strategies that are “smart” to deter crime (i.e., focused and targeted on the most violent population) and that can assist offenders who have paid their debt to society move forward with the skills and assistance that they need to be productive.

Our presentation, Research into Action, can be accessed here: MDAT Research Presentation