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

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The Effects of Adolescent Development on Policing

This brief from the International Association of Chiefs of Police is designed to help law enforcement officials who interact with youth better understand normal adolescent development and behavior.

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OJJDP’s Statistical Briefing Book on Youth

This resource, hosted by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and developed by the National Center for Juvenile Justice, offers access to statistics on a variety of juvenile justice topics at the national, state, and county levels. Such […]

Announcements

Open Society Foundation

Call for Applicants to the Pre-Booking Diversion initiative

The Open Society Foundations is now accepting applications for its Pre-Booking Diversion Initiative. Informational calls will be held to explain this grant opportunity. They are listen-only events, but participants can email questions in advanc

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

iacpSquare

The Effects of Adolescent Development on Policing

This brief from the International Association of Chiefs of Police is designed to help law enforcement officials who interact with youth better understand normal adolescent development and behavior.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

OJJDP’s Statistical Briefing Book on Youth

This resource, hosted by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and developed by the National Center for Juvenile Justice, offers access to statistics on a variety of juvenile justice topics at the national, state, and county levels. Such […]

Recent Headlines

LEAD Program for Low-Level Drug Criminals See Success

The Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program is working even better than its creators had hoped, reducing criminal-recidivism rates by up to 60 percent for the poor, chronically homeless, low-level drug dealers, users and prostituted people it was designed to help.

The Social Worker in the Cop Car

At the Houston Police Department, a licensed clinical social worker or caseworker rides along when police answer an emergency call regarding a person presumed to be mentally ill. Some 30 of those ride-along professionals now work out of that department’s relatively new Mental Health Division.

Drug-Offender Monitoring Comes to the Smartphone

Attorneys looking to give drug offender clients an easy, stigma-free way to comply with court-ordered monitoring may want to check out a new smartphone app from Outreach Smartphone Monitoring (OSM). While monitoring is a core feature of the OSM app, it’s also loaded with tools designed to help offenders more easily meet drug rehabilitation goals and, hopefully, integrate them more quickly back into society.

San Antonio, Where Policing the Mentally Ill Means Treating Them

The San Antonio police’s strategy for responding to calls involving people who are mentally ill is being hailed as a national model amid rising anger over police brutality toward and high incarceration rates of people with mental health issues.

In Wake of Public Outcry Over Shootings, LAPD Training Focuses on Empathy

“I’m starting to see these people need help,” Alredo Morales, 12 year LAPD veteran says. “I didn’t really see that when I was on patrol.” Along with de-escalation techniques, he learned about schizophrenia, autism and obsessive compulsive disorders – issues often lurking behind difficult interactions.