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.
Developing a Mental Health Court: An Interdisciplinary Curriculum
On October 22, 2013, about 200 Oregon judges took part in the training module Judicial Work at the Interface of Mental Health & Criminal Justice in Gleneden Beach, Oregon.
Charged with supporting and providing technical assistance to problem-solving courts in their states, a group of state-level trainers came together last month for a train-the-trainer event on how to use Developing a Mental Health Court: An Interdisciplinary Curriculum—a free, online curriculum that offers research and best practices on designing and implementing mental health courts.
This video series from the Justice Management Institute provides a brief overview of sentencing and corrections in the U.S., the Risk-Need-Responsivity principles, and the characteristics of effective change management efforts. The series can be used as an introduction to the [...]
On September 12, 2013, the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, and the Illinois Asset Building Group cosponsored a webinar exploring criminal defendant/prisoner debt in the U.S. and [...]
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and the Center for Mental Health Services is now accepting applications for the FY2014 Develop and Expand Behavioral Health Treatment Court Collaboratives grant programs.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is accepting applications for Fiscal Year 2014 Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment in Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts and Juvenile Treatment Drug Courts.
The NADCP training conference is the largest criminal justice and mental health conference devoted exclusively to veterans involved in the criminal justice system and veterans treatment courts.
This webinar, held on March 26th, 2013, provided an overview of emerging research about mental health courts and discussed its implications for mental health court practitioners and policymakers. During the webinar, mental health court researchers shared their findings and facilitated [...]
On January 24, 2013, the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) released Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) grant applications. On February 19, 2013, the Council of State Governments Justice Center (CSG Justice Center) hosted a webinar [...]
This webinar, held January 10, 2013, provides an introduction to Developing a Mental Health Court: An Interdisciplinary Curriculum, a free online multimedia curriculum for individuals and teams seeking to start, maintain, or simply learn more about mental health courts. Featuring a combination [...]
This report from Human Rights Watch describes privatized probation systems, which are funded primarily through fines paid by offenders, and documents cases in which probationers were jailed when they did not pay such fines.
This report from the Vera Institute of Justice summarizes state-level mandatory sentencing reforms since 2000, discusses their impact, and offers recommendations to jurisdictions considering similar efforts.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics has published data on felony defendants in large urban counties for cases filed in 2009, along with follow-up data for up to one year after the filing date (two years for homicide cases).
Yuma County Superior Court has been selected as one of four county courts and one city court in Arizona to pilot the Public Safety Assessment-Court (PSA-Court) pre-trial risk assessment tool.
A state official Wednesday was confident that the problem of mentally ill detainees kept at the Clark County Detention Center because of a lack of residential placements for them can be resolved.
The Kent County Board of Commissioners accepted $33,730 from the State of Michigan last week to fund a pilot program to determine if earlier involvement by court-appointed attorneys will help speed cases through the system, and enhance their services.
Allen County is getting another specialized court to assist those in transition from incarceration back into societ