Recent Posts

National Institute of Corrections

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

Center for Children's Law and Policy

Apply Now for Racial and Ethnic Disparities Project Support

The Center for Children’s Law and Policy (CCLP) is now accepting applications from local jurisdictions interested in receiving intensive site-based technical assistance to implement strategic, data-driven efforts to reduce racial and ethnic disparities, or disproportionate minority contact, in their juvenile justice system.

National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice

Apply Now for Youth Mental Health Training

The Mental Health Training Initiative will offer up to six sites train-the-trainer instruction on the “Mental Health Training Curriculum for Juvenile Justice,” which was developed for juvenile justice staff on topics including adolescent development, mental health disorders and treatment, the critical role of families, and practical strategies for engaging and interacting with youth.

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Call for Proposals: Reclaiming Futures Grant

The $2 million grant will be used to add new sites that will implement the Reclaiming Future model and pilot an intervention approach called Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT).

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.