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.
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.
On January 16, 2014 Congress passed the $1 trillion omnibus federal spending package, which includes a $51.6 billion Commerce-Justice-Science (CJS) appropriations bill. Under this bill, the Second Chance Act would receive $67.7 million in funding, the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act (MIOTCRA) would receive $8.2 million, and the Justice Reinvestment Initiative would receive $27.5 million, which includes $1 million for the Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections.
On January 13, 2014 the House and Senate appropriators released the $1 trillion omnibus federal spending package, which includes a $51.6 billion Commerce-Justice-Science (CJS) appropriations bill.
Co-hosted by CIT International and Monterey County Behavioral Health, this year’s conference features presentations from experts and leaders in the law enforcement and behavioral and mental health fields as well as a variety of workshops to develop and improve crisis intervention.
The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking applications for funding to improve public safety and victim services in tribal communities.
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.
To watch an archived recording of this webinar, click here.
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This resource from the International Association Chiefs of Police presents the findings from its annual survey on the use of social media by law enforcement agencies.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics has published data on felony defendants in large urban counties for cases filed in 2009, along with follow-up data for up to one year after the filing date (two years for homicide cases).
This publication from the Center for Effective Public Policy outlines a new probation framework that determines the optimal amount of probation supervision needed to reduce recidivism.
DART is based on data compiled by the City’s Criminal Justice Agency, which tracked re-arrests for roughly 230,000 adult defendants charged with crimes in New York City in 2009 for a year after their initial arrests.
With guidance from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the National Criminal Justice Training Center at Fox Valley Technical College developed this directory of technical assistance (TA) providers for tribal justice programs.
So began a 40-hour training session for the latest crop of South Florida police officers who now wear a pin with the letters “C.I.T.” on their uniforms. CIT stands for Crisis Intervention Team, and the intense, weeklong course serves as a sort of boot camp for cops when it comes to handling — and defusing — situations where mental health comes into play.
Solving truancy issues within Montrose County RE-1J schools has been a community collaboration for the past three years, and officials are pleased with the efforts so far.
With overcrowded prisons affecting taxpayers’ pocketbooks, two proposed bills aim to reduce incarceration for certain non-violent offenders.
West Virginia is preparing to launch a select program that will offer community-based substance abuse treatment to people on probation, parole and supervised release.
While they say the intent is good, Charles County educators have some concerns with new state disciplinary regulations. Members of the Maryland State Department of Education adopted new regulations Jan. 28 regarding student discipline, which are intended to change the way school systems handle suspensions and expulsions and end racial disparities in how they are dispensed.