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




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

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.


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

Law Enforcement Naloxone Toolkit

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) recently launched a comprehensive resource for law enforcement agencies interested in establishing a naloxone program.

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

BJA Executive Session on Police Leadership Website

Designed as a resource for law enforcement, this website provides papers, discussion materials, audio and video resources, and more on the role of policing and police leaders in the twenty-first century.

Bureau of Indian Affairs

Expert Working Group Report: Native American Traditional Justice Practices

This report from the U.S Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs summarizes discussions and provides recommendations from an April 2013 Expert Working Group that focused on the use of traditional Native American justice interventions to respond to criminal and delinquent behavior.

Recent Headlines

BEND: Trying to Keep Pace in Deschutes County

In the spring of 2010, community stakeholders in Deschutes County set forth to establish a steering committee to identify the issues and work in a collaborative effort to deliver improved services to those suffering from mental illness. By winter of 2011, the committee had firmly established the Deschutes County Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), and the first 40-hour training was conducted for law enforcement officers based on a model used by the CIT in Memphis, Tenn.

From Broken Homes to a Broken System

Miskoo Petite, administrator of the Wanbli Wiconi Tipi juvenile detention center, stands outside the center’s greenhouse, which was used for a program to remind tribal youth of their history of living off the land and to instill in them an appreciation of nurturing life. The greenhouse was overtaken by weeds after a grant ended.