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National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Call for Nominations for Justice Innovation Awards

The Innovator of the Year award will honor an active NCJFCJ member who has inspired, sponsored, promoted, or led an innovation or accomplishment of national significance in juvenile justice, family law, and/or domestic violence.

U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance

Call for Applications to the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program

The program is designed to increase public safety and improve access to effective treatment for people with mental disorders who are involved with the criminal justice system by facilitating collaboration among the criminal justice, juvenile justice, mental health treatment, and substance use systems.

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Ask the Experts—Assessment, Treatment, and Supervision Strategies for Professionals Working with Individuals with Sex Offense Convictions

In this webinar the panelists summarize empirical research on assessment, treatment, and supervision of individuals convicted of sex offenses; describe how the research relates to practice and policy; present some examples of evidence-based treatment and supervision models; and give recommendations of effective strategies for practitioners working in the field.

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JUSTICE CENTER IN THE NEWS

Find Out What the Billionaire Conservative Koch Brothers Are Up to Now, and How It Affects Alabama

State Sen. Cam Ward co-authored a guest column for AL.com Sunday headlined: “Prison Reform Through the Conservative Lens.” Ward, head of Alabama’s Prison Reform Task Force, now has some high-powered company in preaching that the conservative thing to do is stop wasting money building prisons, filling them up, and building more: Industries, known for bankrolling anti-Obama Care ads and countless GOP candidates.

Prison Reform Through the Conservative Lens: Guest Opinion

As Alabama’s Legislative Session gets closer, the momentum for prison reform is at an all-time high. The current prison overcrowding crisis provides a great opportunity for the Legislature to address a problem that has increased in urgency for years.

Bill Takes Stab at Prison Reform

MONTGOMERY — Looking to solve the crowding problem in Alabama’s prison system, state Sen. Cam Ward has a 112-page draft of a bill on his desk that he says would significantly reduce the number of inmates.

Op-ed: Solutions for Alabama’s Prisons

As Alabama’s legislative session gets closer, the momentum for prison reform is at an all-time high. The state’s current prison overcrowding crisis provides a great opportunity for the Legislature to address a problem that has increased in urgency for years.