With support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Project TEAM will provide on-site technical assistance to a federally recognized Indian tribe and a state or local government partner working together to develop a joint-jurisdiction collaborative initiative in the courts or criminal justice system.
Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ET
The National Alliance on Mental Illness is accepting workshop proposals for its 2014 annual conference, which will take place September 3–6, 2014 in Washington, D.C.
JUSTICE CENTER WEBINARS
During this webinar, FY 2013 SRR Planning Grantees were provided information on how to successfully complete the planning process, including submission of the Planning and Implementation (P&I) Guide, and were positioned to competitively apply for implementation funding.
The practice of neighborhood-based supervision allows parole officers to interact closely with parolees within their social environment, as well as with community organizations and residents, providing them with insight into the parolees’ susceptibility to negative influences in the neighborhood.
This webinar was offered to Second Chance Act mentoring grantees interested in learning strategies to fund and sustain their programs. Panelists discussed the elements of a successful sustainability plan, sources of funding for juvenile and adult programs, how to build effective collaborations, and effective uses of program data.
Presented in collaboration with Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities and the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network, this webinar discusses how jurisdictions can link multiple systems to increase participation and retention in community treatment.
Community corrections researchers and practitioners face many barriers when trying to implement evidence-based programs and practices in the field.
Developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation in collaboration with the Council of State Governments Justice Center and the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the guidelines promote the criminal justice partnerships that are necessary to develop successful approaches for identifying individuals in need of services, determining what services those individuals need, and addressing these needs during transition from incarceration to community-based treatment and supervision.
Presentation to the Michigan Law Revision Commission on CSG’s latest analysis of sentencing data, and how Michigan’s sentencing guidelines affect and interact with corrections resources, parole decisions and supervision.
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The appropriate use of federal Medicaid dollars to help expand health care coverage for individuals involved with the criminal justice system presents an opportunity to achieve reductions in state and local spending, while minimizing known health and public safety concerns associated with reentry following incarceration.
The program snapshots in this publication illustrate the positive impact these reentry initiatives can have by focusing on areas vital to successful reintegration back into the community, including employment, education, mentoring, and substance abuse and mental health treatment.
JUSTICE CENTER IN THE NEWS
It’s encouraging to see more schools moving away from a culture of punishment and toward positive approaches that keep children in school.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Faced with mounting evidence that get-tough policies in schools are leading to arrest records, low academic achievement and high dropout rates that especially affect minority students, cities and school districts around the country are rethinking their approach to minor offenses.
For states expanding Medicaid to childless adults, the Affordable Care Act presents an opportunity that hasn’t gained as much attention as the hobbled rollout of the law’s online marketplaces: the chance to save millions on health care in prison systems and lower the number of ex-convicts who commit new crimes.
AMERICA releases 700,000 prisoners a year. Their prospects are bleak. Three-quarters drink too much or take drugs. One in six has mental-health problems. Most struggle to find a job or a place to stay. Within three years, two-thirds of them are back in prison.
The program interviews Henry Rosen, Policy Analyst, Reentry Program, National Initiatives, Council of State Governments Justice Center and Phoebe Potter, Senior Policy Analyst, Reentry Program, National Initiatives, Council of State Governments Justice Center.
LINCOLN — Relieving overcrowding in Nebraska’s state prisons and adopting other prison reforms are going to take time.