In February 2014, President Obama announced the historic My Brother’s Keeper initiative, an effort to provide greater opportunities to boys and young men of color, who as a group face disproportionate challenges and obstacles in school, with the criminal justice system, and within their communities and families.
The aim of this tool is to facilitate an informed discussion among law enforcement agencies and community partners regarding reentry strategies. This material does not constitute a step-by-step guide in creating and implementing a reentry program but rather provides an overview of topics that should be considered and addressed within that development process.
In October 2013, 104 government agencies and nonprofit organizations across the country were awarded grants through the Second Chance Act to help improve the outcomes for and reduce recidivism among individuals leaving prisons, jails, and juvenile facilities.
On January 16, 2014 Congress passed the $1 trillion omnibus federal spending package, which includes a $51.6 billion Commerce-Justice-Science (CJS) appropriations bill. Under this bill, the Second Chance Act would receive $67.7 million in funding, the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act (MIOTCRA) would receive $8.2 million, and the Justice Reinvestment Initiative would receive $27.5 million, which includes $1 million for the Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections.
Hosted by the Tribal Law and Policy Institute, this conference will discuss programs that serve the unique needs of individuals from Native American communities who are victims of crime.
The National Institute of Corrections is accepting applications from organizations, groups, or individuals to enter into a cooperative agreement to plan, develop, and implement a strategic communication plan for the Evidence Based Decision Making (EBDM) in Local and State Criminal Justice Systems initiative.
In this webinar presenters discuss the unique challenges that law enforcement and mental health service providers face on college campuses, strategies for engaging campus stakeholders (e.g., students, faculty, administration and community residents), and information sharing.
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 will provide an overview of the kinds of technical assistance that will be available to 2012 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program grantees and how they can take advantage of these resources. Grantees will have the opportunity to [...]
In this webinar, held July 26, 2012, representatives from the Houston Police Department and the Los Angeles Police Department will discuss the programs they have developed to work more effectively with individuals with mental illnesses who frequently come in contact with law enforcement and emergency services personnel.
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The career and education guides at FireScience.org focus on public service and safety careers including firefighting, law enforcement, forestry, paramedics, and more.
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention has released a free, online training series on effective juvenile interviewing and interrogation techniques.
This report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) examines the five-year post-release recidivism patterns of individuals released from state prisons in 2005.
This brief from the National Institute of Corrections presents information and guidance for corrections and law enforcement on interacting with members of the population involved with the criminal justice system who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI).
This report by the Pretrial Justice Institute summarizes the progress towards implementing the recommendations made at the Attorney General’s 2011 National Symposium on Pretrial Justice, on how to promote fair, safe, and effective pretrial justice.
Chances are someone in your family or someone you know is impacted by mental illness. The numbers in Kentucky are in the tens of thousands and rising, but the amount of funding is going down. As a result law enforcement is getting called to fill in the gap.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has formed a new panel to study and recommend improvements to West Virginia’s juvenile justice system.
The new mental health assessment center will have a direct impact on law enforcement.
Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed a bill Thursday aimed at reducing the state’s juvenile facility population by over half in five years. HB2490 calls for justice system officials to write “reentry plans” before juveniles are released from correctional facilities and revises probation requirements.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 9-2 Tuesday to enact Laura’s Law, a program created by the state to compel those suffering from disabling mental illness into outpatient treatment.