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Yesterday, President Obama unveiled his $3.9 trillion 2015 budget proposal, which allocates $27.4 billion to justice programs
On February 12, 2014, Council of State Governments Justice Center staff led two training sessions on the Mental Health Court Curriculum at the Alabama Association of Drug Court Professionals Annual Training event in Montgomery.
The National Juvenile Justice Network’s Juvenile Justice Resource Hub provides a high-quality overview of key issues in juvenile justice as well as strategies for change and resources, including research, toolkits, and links to national experts.
On January 14, 2014, Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) hosted the Building Bridges Revisited summit, which brought together some 275 government officials, state policymakers, community members, and advocates to discuss ways to improve criminal justice policies in the state.
On any given day, close to 2.7 million children, or 1 in 28, have a parent in prison or jail—an increase of more than 80 percent since 1991. For African-American children, the rate is 1 in 9. The arrest and […]
Hosted by the National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health at the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, the Training Institutes will focus on improving services and supports for children, adolescents, and young adults with or at risk for mental health challenges and their families.
Hosted by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC), this training workshop will help workforce development employees who work with individuals involved with the criminal justice system address the multiple challenges associated with employment retention.
The National Council for Community Behavioral Health Care offers a nationally recognized eight-hour training to teach how to help people in an emergency situation that stems from from mental illness or substance abuse.
The National Reentry Resource Center hosted this webinar for organizations responding to the Smart Supervision solicitation.
The National Reentry Resource Center hosted this webinar to assist organizations with their 2014 applications for the Adult Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders Second Chance Act grant.
This webinar discusses the prevalence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and its implications for the criminal justice system.
Presented in collaboration with the Center for Health and Justice (CHJ) at Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC) and the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network, this webinar discusses how jurisdictions can increase client engagement and retention by adopting a systems approach.
Hosted by the National Transitional Jobs Network (NTJN), this webinar addresses barriers to employment for veterans and people with mental health conditions who are experiencing or at-risk of homelessness.
If implemented, the package of policies outlined in the framework has the potential to generate significant savings in Idaho and estimates a 15-percent reduction in recidivism.
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.
Presentation of strategies and policy options to reduce spending on corrections and increase public safety delivered to the Idaho Justice Reinvestment Working Group on December 11, 2013, at the Idaho State Capitol.
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JUSTICE CENTER IN THE NEWS
Gov. Dave Heineman wants to hold off on any consideration of building new prison cells until a comprehensive study of lower-cost alternatives is completed.
After 10 months of research, long hearings and hard work by all three branches of Idaho’s state government, the justice reinvestment bill won quick and unanimous support this afternoon in the House Judiciary Committee.
When it comes to fighting the war on drugs, community-based substance abuse treatment programs should be a tool that is readily available for the judicial system.
The Idaho Senate has voted unanimously in favor of the justice reinvestment bill, sending it to the House side. The 35-0 vote on SB 1357 followed enthusiastic debate in favor of the measure, which would invest in reforms to the state’s probation and parole system and community treatment programs, while moving to prioritize prison space for more-violent offenders.
Gov. Dave Heineman penned a one-paragraph letter last week that could put some needed heft behind legislative efforts to improve Nebraska’s prison system. The letter signals the administration’s willingness to consider outside, expert advice on how best to manage criminals before they re-enter society. For any governor, that step is rare.
After strong support from sheriffs, prosecutors, the courts and more, and lots of questions from lawmakers, the justice reinvestment bill, SB 1357, has won unanimous support from the Senate Judiciary Committee and is headed to the full Senate.