Fulton is in the Skill Building Unit, a small prison program in Washington state that has been attempting to better address the needs of this special population for the past year.
ZANESVILLE – Even for people who don’t have a mental illness or know anyone who does, the mental health crisis training that area law enforcement officers are going through is still important.
On Wednesday, October 22, 2014, Montgomery County Juvenile Court, South Community Inc., along with the support of the Ohio Department of Youth Services, hosted a community overview to kick off the expansion of much needed outpatient adolescent substance abuse and co-occurring treatment in the community! South Community, Inc., a private behavioral health group, and Montgomery County Juvenile Court collaborated to bring the program, The Seven Challenges, to the area.
During the past several months, states and cities as varied as Illinois; Nebraska; New Jersey; Indianapolis; Louisville, Ky.; and New Orleans and have adopted so-called Ban the Box laws. In total, some 70 cities and 13 states have passed such laws — most in the past four years.
Prompted by changing police tactics and a zero-tolerance attitude toward small crimes, authorities have made more than a quarter of a billion arrests over the past 20 years, the Federal Bureau of Investigation estimates.
A recent report from the National Woman’s Law Center and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund highlights findings that show African American pre-K–12 female students were suspended at six times the rate of white female students during the 2011–12 academic year, more than any other group of girls (and several groups of boys).
In its first status report on Los Angeles County jail reforms, the Office of Inspector General said commanders were committed to reforms, but changing the attitudes of some deputies would be a slow, difficult process.
After serving time in multiple Kentucky prisons, Beccia was placed at Blackburn. Shortly after his arrival, he joined the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Second Chances Program, which allows inmates to work with horses. He saw it as an opportunity that was twofold: He could focus on turning his life around and work with horses.
A study of prison reforms in Nebraska is beginning to home in on some reasons why state prisons are so overcrowded.
The CSG Justice Center is helping Alabama tackle prison reform and is working to reduce prison overcrowding in Nebraska and Washington.