Did Sean Payton deserve a “Madoff sentence”?

The recent sanction of New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton by Commissioner Roger Goodell and the accompanying debate on the severity and harshness of his one-year suspension has significant parallels in the sentencing of criminal defendants in high profile cases. The one that comes immediately to mind is the sentencing of Bernie Madoff.

Medical Service Runner/Floater

Department: CBAI Residential Reports To: Deputy ED FLSA Status:  Non-exempt General Purpose of the Job: Our Medical Service Runner/Floater is responsible for insuring that assigned individuals consistently attend PCP and Podiatry medical appointments as scheduled. Provide emergency coverage in ALU’s as requested. Essential Duties of the Job: Retrieves individuals and transports them to assigned medical appointments, Insures that all necessary paperwork is secured for fulfilling medical appointments, Insure that post-appointment paperwork is completed by the HCP, Secures follow-up and referral appointments from the HCP, If permissible, Continue reading →

Day Habilitation/Vocational Training Deputy Director

Job Title: Day Habilitation/Vocational Training Deputy Director Department: CDP Reports To: CDP Director FLSA Status: Exempt GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE JOB: This is a full-time position charged with the comprehensive coordination and facilitation of all components related to the provision of Day Habilitation and Vocational Training supports via CDP. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: General duties: Responsible for the supervision and implementation of all facets of supports provided by the Day Habilitation and Vocational Training components of the CDP. Utilizes a Cellular to maintain ongoing communication Continue reading →

Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Auto Mechanic?

Do you live in Baltimore City? Are you a man or woman between the ages 16-29 who is interested in jumpstarting a career in the Automotive Industry? If so, we have a program just for you! In response to the Freddie Gray uprisings, NCIA, Catholic Charities of Baltimore, and One Baltimore for Jobs (1B4J) formed a partnership to offer a FREE ongoing General Mechanics Training Program to individuals from the areas that were most affected by the unrest. We had one goal in mind: to Continue reading →

NYPD Inspector General Confirms “Broken Windows” Policy Success is a Myth

The NYPD Office of the Inspector General issued a report yesterday confirming what many criminal justice academics, journalists, and advocates have been saying for years: the NYPD’s intrusive “Broken Windows” policy had no measurable effect on serious crime.  The report concluded that not only does aggressively policing “quality of life disorders” not prevent serious crime, its “cost is paid in police time, in an increase in the number of people brought into the criminal justice system and, at times, in a fraying of the relationship between the police Continue reading →

NCIA files FOIA request with BOP for Compassionate Release Data

The BOP has come under strident criticism in recent years for its failure to adequately respond to inmates’ requests for compassionate release (also called Reduction in Sentence “RIS”).  Groups like Human Rights Watch, Families Against Mandatory Minimums, and Public Source have written about the paucity of inmate compassionate release requests that successfully make it through the layers of bureaucracy, as well as the inadequacy of the BOP’s record keeping.  However, a critical April, 2013 report by the DOJ Inspector General seems to have been the Continue reading →