The Criminal Justice Advisory Council (CJAC) today announced plans for a comprehensive analysis of Salt Lake County’s jail population in an effort to identify ways to reduce reoffense rates among people released from jail and design strategies to improve outcomes for the large portion of the jail population struggling with mental and/or substance use disorders.
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.
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.
In October 2013, 104 government agencies and nonprofit organizations across the country were awarded grants through the Second Chance Act to help improve the outcomes for and reduce recidivism among individuals leaving prisons, jails, and juvenile facilities.
This webinar will provide an overview of threat assessment programs for both K-12 schools and higher education campus settings, discuss school/campus threat assessment strategies and programs, and provide resources to meet standards of practice in threat assessment.
“Criminology at the Intersections of Oppression” is this year’s theme for the American Society of Criminology’s (ASC) annual meeting.
In this webinar presenters discuss the unique challenges that law enforcement and mental health service providers face on college campuses, strategies for engaging campus stakeholders (e.g., students, faculty, administration and community residents), and information sharing.
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 [...]
This webinar will provide an overview of the kinds of technical assistance that will be available to 2012 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program grantees and how they can take advantage of these resources. Grantees will have the opportunity to [...]
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.
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This report from the Office of Justice Programs Diagnostic Center provides a discussion of the issues and evidence surrounding the use of body-worn cameras among law enforcement.
The career and education guides at FireScience.org focus on public service and safety careers including firefighting, law enforcement, forestry, paramedics, and more.
This guide from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention provides information to help law enforcement differentiate between physical abuse and accidental injury during a child abuse investigation.
Updates to the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s state and territory fact sheets include updated statistics related to BJA investments, program highlights from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program, crime trends, and other criminal justice information.
This report by the International Association of Chiefs of Police provides 33 recommendations on how law enforcement leaders, in collaboration with partners at the local, state, and national levels, can improve responses to at-risk youth and youth involved with the juvenile justice system.
INDIANAPOLIS – Because more than 25-percent of Marion County’s jail population is classified as mentally ill, many officers are required to take a 40-hour program that teaches them how to handle those individuals.
“How do we divert people earlier rather than later from a criminal justice system where things get very expensive?” asked Rob Bovett, legal counsel for the Association of Oregon Counties.
n 2011, the U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Assistance awarded a $600,000 grant to the Washington, D.C.-based Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), which in turn chose Minneapolis’ Somali-American community as its subject.
Justice officials said they were impressed by Minneapolis’ work so far to build trust with its immigrant population. But they also made it clear they want the project to result in a national model other cities can replicate.
Chances are someone in your family or someone you know is impacted by mental illness. The numbers in Kentucky are in the tens of thousands and rising, but the amount of funding is going down. As a result law enforcement is getting called to fill in the gap.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has formed a new panel to study and recommend improvements to West Virginia’s juvenile justice system.