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

9 Keys for Police to Secure Private-Sector Funding

This article from PoliceOne provides steps that law enforcement agencies can take to obtain private sector funding. Additionally, the article provides a list of eligible foundations as a starting point for agencies on their search.

Announcements

Reentry Conference and Resource Fair

Reentry Conference and Resource Fair

Hosted by the Archdiocese of San Francisco’s Office of Public Policy and Social Concerns, this conference will discuss the challenges that individuals returning home from incarceration face, as well as the best practices to address these challenges. It will also feature nonprofits and agencies that are working to support individuals returning home from incarceration.

Webinars

Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program Applicants

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 […]

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

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

9 Keys for Police to Secure Private-Sector Funding

This article from PoliceOne provides steps that law enforcement agencies can take to obtain private sector funding. Additionally, the article provides a list of eligible foundations as a starting point for agencies on their search.

Setting an Agenda to Address Race in Policing

Setting an Agenda to Address Race in Policing

This paper from Harvard’s Kennedy School and the National Institute of Justice presents ideas on how police executives can address issues of race in contemporary policing.

Recent Headlines

White House Announces New Plan to Combat Heroin in 15 States

The White House Office of Drug Policy said Monday that $2.5 million will be spent on a new initiative designed to combat the use and trafficking of heroin in 15 states, including Connecticut, by linking public health and law enforcement agencies with the goal of emphasizing treatment over punishment.

Miami’s Model for Decriminalizing Mental Illness in America

Miami-Dade County has long had a more acute problem than most. By one estimate, more than 9 percent of Miami residents suffer from a mental illness–a rate that is approximately three times higher than the national average. Yet over the course of the past decade, Miami-Dade County has emerged as a national model for how a county can develop strategies to combat the criminalization of mental illness.

Evaluation Trumps Incarceration in L.A. Police Dept. Mental Health Efforts

“The LAPD has a multilayered approach, which is necessary for a more comprehensive response to connect individuals with mental illness to the most appropriate services needed,” said Nicola Smith-Kea, policy analyst for the Law Enforcement Program of the Council of State Governments Justice Center.