The Juvenile Justice Resource Hub now includes a section identifying systemic issues and recommended policy approaches for juvenile indigent defense. A project of the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange and the National Juvenile Justice Network, with support from the MacArthur Foundation’s [...]
Developing a Mental Health Court: An Interdisciplinary Curriculum
This webinar, taking place on Thursday, November 14, 2013, from 12-1 p.m. EDT, will highlight the innovative use of peers, individuals with personal experience with addiction and the criminal justice system, in drug courts, with examples from two programs that are part of the SAMHSA-funded Adult Treatment Court Collaborative Grant Program: The Behavioral Health Collaborative (Warren County, Tennessee) and The Eau Claire County Treatment Court Collaborative (Eau Claire County, Wisconsin).
The Center for Court Innovation recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Midtown Community Court.
Justice Center Webinars
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 guide from the Pretrial Justice Institute and the National Association of Counties is intended to assist elected officials seeking to enhance existing or develop new pretrial justice practices in rural areas. By identifying the characteristics, strengths, and challenges in rural [...]
This report from the Indian Law and Order Commission presents findings and recommendations based on one of the most comprehensive assessments ever undertaken of criminal justice systems serving Native American and Alaska Native communities. Topics include jurisdiction and intergovernmental collaboration, [...]
This report from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) presents the results from LJAF’s large-scale, two-year research project focused on the role that data and analytics can play in helping judges determine what risk defendants who have been arrested pose to public safety and whether they should be detained in jail or released prior to trial.
Texans by a wide margin support more treatment and rehabilitation programs for non-violent lawbreakers instead of prison time, a new poll showed Monday, the latest indication of a significant about-face by voters on the issue in recent years.
At their Dec. 4, 2013 meeting, Washtenaw County commissioners authorized acceptance of a $150,000 grant to establish the Washtenaw County Trial Court’s Peacemaking Court. The grant, awarded by the State Court Administrator’s Office, is for funding from Oct. 1, 2013 through Sept. 30, 2014…Like tribal peacemaking programs and restorative justice programs, the Peacemaking Court will provide a great benefit to youth and the community in juvenile cases by reducing recidivism and giving youth a diversionary option to avoid a record that can preclude future educational and employment opportunities.
For military veterans who find themselves afoul of the law due to substance abuse or mental health issues, a system called veterans treatment courts is giving them an alternative to prison time.