Among the new awards are five $3 million Statewide Recidivism Reduction (SRR) implementation grants, awarded to Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Vermont.
The bill would provide incentives and resources to state, local, and tribal governments and nonprofit organizations for substance use treatment, prevention, and recovery efforts.
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 workshop is designed for communities interested in developing integrated strategies to better identify and respond to the needs of adults with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders who are in contact with the criminal justice system.
Hosted by the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice and the Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Collaborative for Change This two-part webinar series focuses on families and the juvenile justice system. The first webinar, “Working with Families,” will [...]
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation is now accepting applications for its on-site training, “How Being Trauma-Informed Improves Criminal Justice System Responses.”
This webinar provides an overview of three briefs that were recently published by National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges on the treatment of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders among youth.
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 resource package from the Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Collaborative for Change provides information on the prevalence, identification, and treatment of co-occurring disorders among youth involved with the juvenile justice system.
This report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides policymakers with essential information about treatment service expenditures for mental health disorders and substance use disorders, sources of financing, and estimated spending trends from 2010–2020.
This report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides guidelines for clinicians to address the needs of men with substance use disorders who are in recovery.
This report from the U.S. Accountability Office provides information on Medicaid eligibility, including eligibility for a proportion of individuals under correctional supervision.
This report is a summary of the discussions held at the Large Jail Network meeting hosted by the National Institute of Corrections.
Since 2008, court officials have begun to step in to prevent jail time for veterans suffering from mental health disorders. Judge Robert Russell of Buffalo, N.Y., has offered one solution—specialized veterans treatment court.
An audit of the Department of Correctional Services, released Monday by the Legislative Performance Audit Committee, found issues of concern with the reliability of DCS data regarding inmates, as well as the department’s use of segregation.
The Correctional Association of NY (CA) testified yesterday before the New York State Assembly’s Committees on Correction and Mental Health, demanding state officials to improve care for people with mental health needs.
At the urging of Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey and others lobbying to keep mentally ill people from being locked up in county jails, Los Angeles County supervisors voted Wednesday to fund several programs for people undergoing psychiatric crises.
It’s been 10 years since the new mental health system took over in Nebraska. This has meant big changes at both state and local levels for treating residents with behavioral health issues.
The Illinois prison system will add four mental-health treatment units and 350 clinical-staff employees to improve circumstances for inmates who are mentally ill, according to a plan made in response to a federal lawsuit.
Michigan is getting nearly $13 million in federal grants to help improve students’ health and safety.
The New Hampshire Department of Corrections has set up a treatment center at the state prison in Berlin for inmates with mental health and substance abuse disorders.
WASHINGTON — President Obama will nominate veteran New York federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch to succeed outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder as the nation’s top law enforcement officer.
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Administrator Mary K. Wakefield, Ph.D., R.N., today announced $51.3 million in Affordable Care Act funding to support 210 health centers in 47 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to establish or expand behavioral health services for nearly 440,000 people nationwide.