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Desktop Guide for Working with Youth in Confinement

Divided into two parts, this guide first explores the background principles, concepts, and knowledge at the core of juvenile justice and services for youth in confinement, and then highlights quality practice, including the skills needed to effectively serve youth in confinement.

Announcements

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Listening Session: Improving Community Mental Health Services

This listening session will discuss criteria development for Section 223 of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014. The goal of Section 223 is to create certified community behavioral health clinics, which will focus on improving outcomes by increasing access to community-based behavioral health care, expanding the availability and array of services, and improving the quality of care delivered to people with mental health and/or substance use disorders.

WEBINARS

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School Discipline Webinar for School Administrators, Educators, and Staff

This webinar reviews a groundbreaking report released by the CSG Justice Center in June 2014, which provides 60 bipartisan field-driven policy and practice recommendations to provide students with safe, productive learning environments; effectively respond to students’ behavioral health needs; limit […]

PUBLICATIONS

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Idaho’s Justice Reinvestment Approach

Justice reinvestment legislation was enacted in March 2014 and the state is projected to avert between $221 and $288 million in construction and operating costs by FY2019.

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Second Presentation to Nebraska Justice Reinvestment Working Group

Presentation of intermediate analyses, including contributors to Nebraska’s prison crowding, information on felony sentencing distribution, and effective strategies to reduce a person’s risk of reoffending, delivered to the Nebraska Justice Reinvestment Working Group on August 25, 2014.

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Justice Reinvestment in Hawaii: Analyses & Policy Options

In June 2011, Governor Neil Abercrombie and House and Senate leaders in Hawaii requested technical assistance from the Council of State Governments Justice Center (CSG Justice Center) to employ a data-driven justice reinvestment approach to develop a statewide policy framework that would reduce spending on corrections and reinvest savings in strategies that increase public safety.

JUSTICE CENTER IN THE NEWS

Opinion: Sheriffs, Victims Unite for Justice Reinvestment

While there is no one-size-fits-all model, justice reinvestment is designed to hold offenders accountable, control taxpayer costs, and keep communities safe – goals that sheriffs and victims heartily endorse.

This American Life: Is This Working?

In the latest installment of National Public Radio’s “This American Life,” CSG Justice Center Director Michael Thompson discusses school discipline in the United States.

Guidelines Aimed at Slowing Growth of Inmate Count

Officials studying ways to reduce Alabama prison overcrowding and inmate recidivism say new sentencing guidelines that were implemented in 2013 are expected to stabilize and slow the growth of the state’s prison population.

Sentenced Reform Has Slowed, Not Stopped, Inmate Growth

A 24-member panel — the Prison Reform Task Force — is working with the Council of State Governments Justice Center to analyze the system and find ways to reduce overcrowding, reduce recidivism and improve public safety.

The Role of Medicaid in Successful Reentry

Since 1997, states have been able to bill for Medicaid-enrolled inmates who leave prisons or jails longer than 24 hours for health treatment in a hospital or nursing facility.