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Upon #reentry, offenders who go to a new neighborhood are more likely to stay clear of crime.


For researchers and practitioners, finding the best way to work together can be difficult. NIJ-funded researchers at the Vera Institute of Justice have written a partnership report outlining best practices based on their work with the District Attorney’s Office of New York County. Read the report (pdf, 31 pages).

The Vision 21 Crime Victims Research Award recognizes researchers that have made a significant contribution to the understanding of crime victims’ issues. Nominate a researcher today!

In this Research for the Real World seminar, Dennis Rosenbaum explores how the quality and fairness of decision-making by police leaders influences whether officers and communities are satisfied with their interactions and accept their decision-making authority. Watch now!

Criminal convictions bring additional sanctions that can prevent successful re-entry. NIJ partnered with the American Bar Association to create the National Inventory of the Collateral Consequences of Conviction, which collects legal statutes related to convictions in the U.S. Learn more.

License Place Readers —

Opportunities and Obstacles

A new report from RAND. Rear section of a patrol car with two mounted licence plate readers on the trunk.

NIJ Opens Challenge on Randomized Controlled Trials

Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are one of the most effective methods for producing rigorous evaluations. NIJ is offering a Challenge to encourage the use of RCTs to address criminal justice problems. Contestants will submit completed RCTs to NIJ; the first five contestants who get five successful RCTs will win. A prize of up to $100,000 is available.