This brief highlights key evaluation findings from the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice, a six-city effort to promote more equitable, just, and respectful policing practices and improve relationships and trust between law enforcement and community members.
Law Enforcement Publications
This bulletin documents recent trends in juvenile arrests using data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Report.
This report explores how ending mass incarceration and repairing its extensive collateral consequences should begin by focusing on police work at the front end of the system.
The report examines how repeat arrests should be addressed through expanding access to social services; reducing the number of arrests; and creating pre-arrest diversion programs to address the misuse of jails.
This manual provides a starting place for jurisdictions looking to use data to better understand and improve the outcomes of people with mental illnesses and/or substance addictions who come into contact with the criminal justice system.
This online course provides a ten-step action plan to help a probation department visualize transformation of its practices from beginning to end and to align it with the four practices of recidivism reduction.
This publication examines existing data and expertise on mass violence, provides an analysis about its causes and impacts, and makes recommendations to inform policy and practice for a broad range of stakeholders.
This report provides an overview of relevant data related to how collateral consequences impact people with criminal records and outlines key recommendations for Congress.
This policy brief highlights five emerging cross-systems strategies local law enforcement and homelessness response leaders can use to respond to people who experience unsheltered homelessness and have frequent contact with law enforcement.
This report, updated in 2019, provides information on a wide range of evidence-based practices for screening and assessment of adults in the criminal justice system with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders.
This online resource is intended to offer promising practices for law enforcement and allied professionals as well as promote collaborative partnerships among them, with the ultimate goal of appropriately serving individuals with mental illnesses.
This publication examines how programs for veterans are improving public safety, creating opportunities for veterans struggling to re-acclimate to civilian life, and addressing mental illnesses among veterans.
This podcast episode explores America’s probation and parole system through a conversation between Laura Arnold and chart-topping hip-hop artist Meek Mill.
This set of learning resources for law enforcement includes podcasts, articles, and videos aimed at increasing awareness of intellectual and developmental disabilities.
This publication is the first national survey of sheriffs’ offices and police departments on issues related to how law enforcement is often on the front lines of psychiatric care, charged with responding to, handling, and even preventing mental illness crisis situations.
The resource is an online searchable directory that provides comprehensive and up-to-date information on topics that cover housing, education, employment, family support, mental health, and other topics related to reentry.
This report examines the effectiveness of crisis lines for law enforcement officers, efficacy of annual mental health checks for law enforcement officers, expansion of peer mentoring programs, and ensuring privacy considerations for these types of programs.
Each chapter of this publication describes the programs and their origins, focusing on elements that can be implemented elsewhere in the effort to protect the mental and emotional health of law enforcement officers, their nonsworn colleagues, and their families.
This publication from the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution outlines how prosecutors can better serve the needs of those who frequently interact with the criminal justice and other social systems by implementing collaborative and community-centered solutions.
The framework is intended to help jurisdictions advance comprehensive, agency-wide responses to people who have mental illnesses. These responses feature cross-system collaborations between the criminal justice and behavioral health systems.