Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and MacArthur Foundation Announce $2 Million in Funding for Juvenile Justice Programs
When it comes to information sharing between community health care providers and criminal justice health systems, according to Ben Butler of Community Oriented Correctional Health Services, today’s “connectivity” landscape is reminiscent of the early days of cellphones.
Congress took a significant first step toward continuing the work of the Second Chance Act today as the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to reauthorize the bipartisan bill.
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.
At the April 29th hearing—“Law Enforcement Responses to Disabled Americans: Promising Approaches for Protecting Public Safety”—Director Denise O’Donnell of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) delivered statements about the department’s support for evidence-based practices and promising interventions for individuals with mental illnesses and/or disabilities who are involved with the justice system.
The Mental Health Training Initiative will offer up to six sites train-the-trainer instruction on the “Mental Health Training Curriculum for Juvenile Justice,” which was developed for juvenile justice staff on topics including adolescent development, mental health disorders and treatment, the critical role of families, and practical strategies for engaging and interacting with youth.
Hosted by the National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health, ¬this conference will discuss current issues and trends pertaining to children’s mental health from the perspective of a family-driven and youth-guided approach.
The program awards grants for individuals to undertake advocacy and media projects that advance, reform, initiate change, or engage conversations and debates on a range of issues facing the U.S. criminal justice system.
This webinar explains and clarifies the issues related to allowable uses of federal Medicaid funds for incarcerated individuals, and provides an example of how corrections departments can leverage cost savings as a result.
This video is a webcast of the April 2014 conference, “Health Reform and Criminal Justice: Advancing New Opportunities,” cohosted by the Community Oriented Correctional Health Services (COCHS) and the journal Health Affairs.
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.
This CSG Justice Center hosted webinar provided an overview of eligibility criteria and the enrollment process for SSI/SSDI and Medicaid benefits; discussed the federal SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) training program as a way to improve enrollment; and offered success stories and lessons learned from the field.
This webinar discusses the prevalence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and its implications for the criminal justice system.
Hosted by the National Transitional Jobs Network (NTJN), this webinar addresses barriers to employment for veterans and people with mental health conditions who are experiencing or at-risk of homelessness.
In this webinar held December 5, 2013, CSG Justice Center staff provided an overview of the technical assistance available to 2013 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) grantees.
In this December 2013 seminar hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, presenters examined research findings, implications, and outcomes of Assisted Outpatient Treatment, as well as other topics related to people with serious mental illnesses.
Presented in collaboration with Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities and the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network, this webinar discusses how jurisdictions can link multiple systems to increase participation and retention in community treatment.
This webinar reviews the framework of the Trauma-Informed Effective Reinforcement System (TIER) for Girls, a female responsive, research-based model that offers an effective alternative to compliance-focused behavior management systems for short-term detention and residential programs.
This report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health and Services Administration provides an overview of behavioral health in the United States, with data provided by the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.
The report, “Leading Change 2.0: Advancing the Behavioral Health of the Nation 2015–2018” provides the agency’s strategic plan for increasing awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders, expanding prevention efforts, promoting emotional health and wellness, increasing access to effective treatment, and supporting recovery.
This guide from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides tips for professional care providers and administrators in understanding the role of culture in the delivery of substance use and mental health services.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has developed a free smartphone app that provides parents, caretakers, educators, and others with information and support to address youth bullying.
This report from The Opportunity Agenda provides an overview of the U.S. public discourse on crime, the criminal justice system, and criminal justice reform.
Pulaski County is one of three Virginia school divisions chosen for a pilot program to train public school teachers and employees to recognize mental health issues in students and link them with appropriate services.
A 24-member panel — the Prison Reform Task Force — is working with the Council of State Governments Justice Center to analyze the system and find ways to reduce overcrowding, reduce recidivism and improve public safety.
Since 1997, states have been able to bill for Medicaid-enrolled inmates who leave prisons or jails longer than 24 hours for health treatment in a hospital or nursing facility.
Clinton Township’s 41-B District Court is adding substance to its sobriety court as part of a recently received federal grant.
Arizona must significantly improve health-care and mental-health-care treatment for about 33,000 prison inmates under a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit brought in 2012 by prison-rights groups. That suit charged that the state unconstitutionally denies adequate care to inmates in state prisons and routinely keeps mentally ill prisoners in solitary confinement under brutal conditions. Under the settlement announced Tuesday, the state does not admit any wrongdoing.
A proposed settlement in a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of 33,000 Arizona prisoners would bring about major healthcare reforms to the state prison system.
A new study focusing on women in the McLean County jail shows most female inmates arrive with mental health issues and a history of abuse that derails their lives and disrupts their connection to their children.
Last week Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced a new statewide inmate re-entry effort that will be more comprehensive in scope than the one currently in place. The effort includes the creation of new statewide re-entry coordinator position and an online re-entry portal.
Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Crews announced today a number of measures aimed at ensuring the appropriate care and custody for Florida inmates with mental health conditions and protecting public safety.
Federal officials have rejected a last-ditch effort by Los Angeles County to maintain control over its jails and will move forward with a consent decree to address longstanding problems with mental health care in the troubled facilities.