The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is now accepting proposals for original research and/or secondary analysis of existing data on girls who are at-risk and are involved with the justice system.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance of the U.S. Department of Justice is now accepting applications from nonprofit organizations interested in maintaining the operations, including training and technical assistance, for the National Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Resource Center
The Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program provides states and units of local governments with funding for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, strategic planning, research evaluation (including forensics), data collection, training, and other activities.
This podcast episode from DC Public Safety Radio examines the Employer-Driven Employment Model, a new framework developed by the National Institute of Corrections that aims to help improve employment outcomes for job seekers who have criminal records.
During webinar, officials from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance explained the grant program application process.
This webinar provides an overview of violence among females involved with the criminal justice system, trauma-informed and gender responsive services, and a social-ecological model of violence.
This webinar discussed the Women’s Risk Needs Assessment (WRNA), and provided participants the opportunity to discuss the benefits and challenges of WRNA, best practices for implementing gender-responsive assessments with or without other assessment tools, and resources and recommendations to help address challenges to using WRNA.
This webinar explains and clarifies the issues related to allowable uses of federal Medicaid funds for incarcerated individuals, and provides an example of how corrections departments can leverage cost savings as a result.
This interactive tool for ranking corrections innovations can be used by corrections professionals, policymakers, and the public to identify opportunities where changes in tools, technology, practices, and/or approaches can help corrections agencies respond effectively to problems and help reach goals
This brief from the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform focuses on the key phases and components of the Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM) and provides guidance for jurisdictions interested in implementing it.
In this book, William R. Kelly discusses the policy, process, and funding innovations and priorities that the U.S. needs in order to effectively reduce crime, recidivism, victimization, and the high costs associated with the criminal justice system.
This brief from the National Center for Juvenile Justice’s Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice, and Statistics Project discusses the results of the first systematic scan of validated risk/needs assessment tools that are being used in juvenile probation agencies across the country.
This curriculum from the Equity Project is designed to help juvenile justice practitioners support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth.
A new initiative, “Stepping Up,” unites state and local governments and the American Psychiatric Foundation to promote research-based practices to tackle our overreliance on jail as mental health treatment, such as in-jail counseling programs that reduce the chances of repeat offenders.
JournalStar.com – Government & Politics By Zach Pluhacek Two measures aimed at addressing concerns with Nebraska’s prisons and criminal justice system passed with overwhelming support from state lawmakers on Thursday. The first bill (LB598), which passed 47-0, takes aim at […]
Lynn Patrone will head up the Pennsylvania Department of Correction’s newly-created Office of Mental Health Advocate in an effort to ensure offenders are getting the treatment they need in and out of prison.
Sometimes people with mental health issues can have a hard time getting back on their feet when leaving a psychiatric hospital or being released from jail. But for the past two and a half years, the Critical Time Intervention program has helped these folks in Orange and Chatham counties transition to new homes.
One-third of the inmates at Cook County Jail in Chicago are mentally ill, branding it as one of the largest psychiatric facilities in the country. Cook County is also the biggest jail in the U.S., housing some 9,000 prisoners on a daily basis. Now, a clinical psychologist, Nneka Jones Tapia, will be taking over the jail as executive director. She’ll head the jail with a fresh perspective on mental health — a sorely needed viewpoint in a country that often sweeps mental illness under the rug, and behind bars.