Planning and Assessing a Law Enforcement Reentry Strategy Tool

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.

Recent Posts

Megan Quattlebaum Named Director of the CSG Justice Center

Megan Quattlebaum Named Director of the CSG Justice Center

The Council of State Governments (CSG) recently announced that Megan Quattlebaum, research scholar in law at Yale University Law School and lecturer in law at Columbia University Law School, will be the next director of The CSG Justice Center.

BJA Launches Police-Mental Health Collaboration Toolkit at National Conference

BJA Launches Police-Mental Health Collaboration Toolkit at National Conference

Highlighting the role of police departments in advancing these approaches, BJA announced the Police-Mental Health Collaboration (PMHC) Toolkit at the 2016 International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference in San Diego, California. The PMHC Toolkit was developed in partnership with The Council of State Governments Justice Center and gathers best practices and resources to help law enforcement agencies partner with mental health providers to respond appropriately and safely to people with mental illnesses.

Announcements

Apply Now: Opening Doors to Public Housing Initiative

Apply Now: Opening Doors to Public Housing Initiative

The initiative will provide technical assistance for public housing authorities that, in collaboration with justice system partners, are seeking to plan and implement reentry programs and/or change their admissions policies regarding people with conviction histories.

Webinars

How Correctional Agencies Can Develop and Implement Collaborative Comprehensive Case Plans Correctional Facilities and Collaborative Comprehensive Case Plans

How Correctional Agencies Can Develop and Implement Collaborative Comprehensive Case Plans Correctional Facilities and Collaborative Comprehensive Case Plans

The webinar provides a conceptual overview of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office reentry program in Greenfield, Massachusetts, and discusses the program’s processes in three key areas: 1) interagency collaboration and information sharing; 2) staff training; and 3) screening and assessment as part of their collaborative comprehensive case plan process.

2017 JMHCP Category 2 Law Enforcement Planning Grantee Orientation

In this webinar, CSG Justice Center staff explain the training and technical assistance opportunities and resources that are available to Justice and Mental Health Collaboration law enforcement grantees. Staff from the Bureau of Justice Assistance also provide an overview of the post-award grand management requirements.

Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program and Budget

Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program and Budget

In this webinar, staff from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and The Council of State Governments Justice Center review information for Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program applicants and grantees on the grant management and budget process.

Publications

Police Officer Toolkit: PTSD and Military Veterans

Police Officer Toolkit: PTSD and Military Veterans

This toolkit from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Center for PTSD was created to assist police officers, or those who train police officers, to more effectively interact with veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder.

Model Programs Guide

Model Programs Guide

This online resource from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention contains information about evidence-based juvenile justice and youth prevention, intervention, and reentry programs.

Reforming Criminal Justice

Reforming Criminal Justice

This four-volume report from the Academy for Justice at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law covers dozens of topics within the areas of criminalization, policing, pretrial and trial processes, punishment, incarceration, and release.

Recent Headlines

Commissioners Opt in on ‘Stepping Up’ Initiative

The county’s criminal justice system, mental health services and other organizations have collaborated to initiate programs to help stem this issue already, such as with crisis intervention training.

New Evidence Links Medicaid Expansion to Lower Crime Rates

New economic research ties Medicaid expansion to lower crime rates and billions of dollars in “crime reduction benefits,” adding to the small body of empirical evidence on the effect of health care on criminal behavior.

Officers, Court Officials Selected for Program

The Gallia, Jackson, and Meigs Sheriff’s Offices in collaboration with Hopewell Health Centers have been selected to participate in the National Mental Health-Law Enforcement Learning Site Program through the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and The Council of State Governments Justice Center.

Douglas County, Oregon, Commissioners Sign ‘Stepping Up’ Resolution

In Douglas County, the goals under “Stepping Up” include: tracking how many people with mental illness are passing through the Douglas County jail; implementing mental health screening and assessments; expanding Crisis Intervention Training for law enforcement officers and others; assisting with efforts to open a crisis respite center for those experiencing a mental health crisis; and improving mental health services and communication between the criminal justice system, mental health providers and the community.