Law Enforcement

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

My Borther's Keeper

President Obama Launches Historic My Brother’s Keeper Initiative

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.

Announcements

U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance

Senior Policy Advisor Job Opportunity at the Bureau of Justice Assistance

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) of the U.S. Department of Justice is now accepting applications for a Senior Policy Advisor position that will oversee efforts to improve state, local, and tribal justice system responses to people with behavioral health problems, and to increase the number of individuals involved with the criminal justice system who have access to health care.

Webinars

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Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program Applicants

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 [...]

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Webinar Archive: Innovative Law Enforcement Strategies for Interacting with People that Frequently Require Emergency and Crisis Services

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.

To watch an archived recording of this webinar, click here.

To download a PDF of the PowerPoint presentation used in this webinar, click here.

Publications

Officers in Schools: A Snapshot of Legislative Action

This brief from the CSG Justice Center highlights states that authorize sworn police officers in schools, whether municipal or county school resource officers, or school police officers from school districts’ own police agencies.

Recent Headlines

Gainesville school officials implement new juvenile code changes

Gainesville schools have eliminated about 700 days of out-of-school suspension for students this academic year after implementing changes from the state juvenile code.The revised code was adopted by the Georgia General Assembly last year, with a Jan. 1 implementation date, and aims to reduce recidivism among truant, drug-using and other students with behavioral problems. The goal is prevention rather than suspension or prosecution.

Osewego County Combats Jail Overcrowding with Technology

Housing an inmate in another county costs between $90 and $100 per day. Todd says he’s looking into other options to save money, including electronic monitoring bracelets for people who meet pre-trial release criteria.

Educators, Law Enforcement Train to Assess Threats at Schools

With the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School and recent stabbings at a Pennsylvania high school in the rearview mirror, Indiana State Police’s school safety liaison focused on threat assessment Wednesday during a training session in Lake Station.

Law Enforcement Pushes for Trained Resource Officers

A combined effort from the Elko County School District, Elko County Sheriff’s Office and Elko Police Department will provide school resource officers to patrol the 17 public schools in the county.