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.

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Police Foundation

Ideas in American Policing Lecture: “Harm-Focused Policing”

Hosted by the Police Foundation, this presentation by Jerry Ratcliffe, PhD, will examine potentially inadvertent harms perceived to affect communities, such as the consequence of some police activities, which are more challenging to assess than comparing and measuring violent crime counts or traffic accidents from one year to the next.

Coalition for Juvenile Justice

Coalition for Juvenile Justice 2015 Conference

The Coalition for Juvenile Justice annual conference, “At the Forefront: Emerging Challenges and Solutions to Reforming Juvenile Justice,” will focus on the latest research, developments, and challenges facing the juvenile justice field today.



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.

Recent Headlines

Portland Police Bureau Drafts New Policy On Responding to Mental Health Crises

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on January 05, 2015 at 5:00 AM, updated January 05, 2015 at 9:28 AM


Department of Justice inquiry

Deadline extended one week to apply for Portland community board overseeing police reforms
Oversight of mandated Portland police reforms: latest updates
Community coalition protests city of Portland’s appeal of federal judge’s order requiring annual hearings on police reforms
Portland city attorneys seek mediation in city’s appeal of federal judge’s order regarding oversight of police reforms
Portland’s contract to monitor police reforms will cost $315,000 annually, records show
The Portland Police Bureau has drafted a much-expanded policy that stresses the need for officers to recognize behaviors “characteristic” of mental illness and safely de-escalate encounters

Former Inmate Finds New Career Opportunities After JobTrain Program

Under the San Mateo County program, medium-security inmates spend 17 weeks in vocational training classes. The participants additionally receive job placement assistance and extensive follow-up support as they embark on their new careers after leaving prison.

Jail Education Pilot Shows Encouraging Results

The six-month program, which started in September, offers test preparation for the General Education Diploma and job-readiness training for inmates 16 to 24 years old who lack high-school educations.