- Call for Applications for the Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies Pilot Project
- Solicitation and Webinar for Second Chance Act Comprehensive Community-based Adult Reentry Program Utilizing Mentors
- Solicitation and Webinar for Second Chance Act Two-phase Adult Reentry Demonstration Program
- Register Now for Webinar: “An Overview of Sex Offender Reentry: Building a Foundation for Professionals”
- Governor Bentley Asks Nonprofit for Prison Help
The strategies presented here support the National Research Council’s recently published report calling for broad goals to which juvenile justice reform should be directed: holding youth accountable for wrongdoing, preventing further offending, and treating youth fairly.
Conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the 2010 National Mental Health Services Survey (N-MHSS), is a biennial survey of specialty mental health treatment facilities.
National Forum Brings Together 13 States Competing for “Statewide Recidivism Reduction” Grants Teams of policymakers—including governors’ advisors and corrections agency administrators from 13 states—met in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, March 27th to discuss strategies to improve success rates for people released […]
This glossary by the Community Oriented Correctional Health Services (COCHS) provides explanations and definitions of health care and correctional terms.
This brief from the National Institute of Corrections presents information and guidance for corrections and law enforcement on interacting with members of the population involved with the criminal justice system who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI).
The Council of State Governments Justice Center is accepting applications for jurisdictions interested in becoming pilot sites to test the strategies outlined in the recently released Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies: Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Job Readiness white paper.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) of the U.S. Department of Justice is now accepting applications for a Senior Policy Advisor position that will oversee efforts to improve state, local, and tribal justice system responses to people with behavioral health problems, and to increase the number of individuals involved with the criminal justice system who have access to health care.
U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is now accepting applications for its FY2014 Visiting Fellows Program.
This webinar discusses how staff from multiple agencies can work together toward the shared outcomes of reducing recidivism and promoting recovery for people involved in the justice system.
This video, aired on DC Public Safety Television and produced by Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia (CSOSA) and the Office of Cable Television, provides an overview of CSOSA’ efforts to implement best practices for […]
In this webinar presenters discuss the unique challenges that law enforcement and mental health service providers face on college campuses, strategies for engaging campus stakeholders (e.g., students, faculty, administration and community residents), and information sharing.
This webinar provides an overview of the Second Chance Act Statewide Recidivism Reduction (SRR) Grant Program. It is intended for policymakers from 13 states–Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Vermont, and West Virginia–that received SRR planning grants from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance in FY2013.
This CSG Justice Center hosted webinar provided an overview of eligibility criteria and the enrollment process for SSI/SSDI and Medicaid benefits; discussed the federal SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) training program as a way to improve enrollment; and offered success stories and lessons learned from the field.
Presentation to the Michigan Law Revision Commission on the structural allowances for disparity in the state’s sentencing system, and the public safety impacts of sentencing, time served, and supervision.
This brief from the CSG Justice Center enumerates those states that have enacted statutes relating to arming teachers and school staff. To download the brief, click here.
This brief from the CSG Justice Center highlights states that authorize sworn police officers in schools, whether municipal or county school resource officers, or school police officers from school districts’ own police agencies.
This CSG Justice Center brief spotlights all 50 states’ legislation regarding general school climate, alternative education for suspended and expelled students, and school improvement plans.
This CSG Justice Center brief provides summaries on the 18 states that collect or otherwise report on school disciplinary actions.
JUSTICE CENTER IN THE NEWS
Since 1980, Michigan’s biggest growth industry has been its prison system.
Get ready to hear a lot more about big changes, specifically sentencing reform, in relation Alabama’s prison crisis.
The Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental Affairs and Military Affairs, and the House Committee on Public Safety held a joint informational briefing on the status of the implementation of the Hawaii Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI) yesterday.
As Idaho officials have begun considering the implementation of the state’s sweeping new prison reform law passed by the Legislature, two key state agencies are taking a hard look at current usages of some very specific government services. Additionally, policy experts from a national nonprofit group that advised the Legislature on the undertaking of the reforms are working with the state to aid in its implementation.
Gov. Robert Bentley, Chief Justice Roy Moore and four lawmakers said Tuesday they had formally requested to be part of a federal program aimed at helping states cut corrections spending.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Gov. Robert Bentley formally announced today that Alabama has requested assistance from outside groups that could “transform the landscape of our criminal justice system for the better.”