The NRRC, a project of the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, will provide intensive technical assistance to support the design and implementation of strategies that unite corrections and workforce development partners in Philadelphia and Milwaukee counties.
Programs that can help reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jails, ranging from police training to certified peer support, are the basis for a new wave of national efforts highlighted Tuesday as Congressional leaders joined the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center and the National Association of Counties (NACo) to discuss potential federal reforms and a new national initiative driven by the two organizations.
Congress funded three key programs championed by the Council of State Governments Justice Center as part of an appropriations bill that provided $26.7 billion to support U.S. Department of Justice programs.
Since 2010, the Minnesota Department of Corrections (MN DOC) has partnered with NAMI to implement a CIT program in the state’s prison system to help prison staff respond effectively to people with mental illnesses.
Among the new awards are five $3 million Statewide Recidivism Reduction (SRR) implementation grants, awarded to Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Vermont.
Up to four states will be selected to participate in this effort to develop or improve policies and practices that divert justice-involved youth with behavioral health disorders to appropriate community-based programs and services.
Hosted by the Forensic Mental Health Association of California (FMHAC), this conference will host presentations and discussions on mental health systems, addiction treatment, mindfulness, computer forensics, complex trauma, and other topics
Hosted by the Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health, the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and the Yale School of Medicine, this conference provides a forum for researchers, clinicians, administrators, educators, policymakers, and grant funding leaders to network, share evidence, and learn about emerging research and relevant policy updates in the field of correctional health care.
During this webinar CSG Justice Center staff explain the training and technical assistance opportunities and resources available to 2014 JMHCP grantees.
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.
This toolkit from the Vera Institute of Justice provides resources and a guide on cost-benefit analysis (CBA), featuring several examples from the criminal justice field.
This report from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) provides information on themes, trends, and effective practices in state legislation on mental health care services during 2014.
This guide from the National Institute of Corrections provides information on the increasingly popular use of video conferencing technology to facilitate “visits” between people in correctional facilities and their family, friends, or other individuals.
This report from Mental Health America provides overall rankings for all 50 states and the District of Columbia on mental health status and access.
The National Association of Counties and the CSG Justice Center will work with initiative partners to integrate and maximize their existing resources to assist counties, as well as coordinate outreach to media and demonstrate a groundswell to both policymakers and practitioners.
According to a 2013 report, a three-year evaluation of 10 Michigan mental health courts found that participants re-offend at significantly lower levels than comparable groups of offenders who did not participate in the mental health courts.
Figures released today in the FBI’s Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report reveal overall declines in the number of violent crimes and property crimes reported to law enforcement during the first six months of 2014 when compared to figures from the first six months of 2013.
Government officials, nonprofit leaders and for-profit investors are striking deals that take on thorny challenges, such as helping ex-offenders avoid new crimes and expanding preschool access for at-risk children. Coming soon in Denver, officials want to use a deal potentially worth $8 million to $15 million to move up to 300 of the most chronically homeless into housing that’s coupled with mental health and substance abuse treatment.
The Tucson center offers an alternative to jails and hospital emergency rooms, which too often are destinations for substance abusers and mentally ill people in Bernalillo County, McNease said. Law enforcement officers deliver about half the center’s patients, he said.
Florida’s new Secretary of Corrections is facing questions from state lawmakers concerning confidence, inmate deaths, and complaints of abuse from officers. The main question appears to center on the agency’s ability to police itself.
A significant portion of state and federal prisoners are not receiving treatment for mental health conditions, according to research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health.
The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections is looking to make changes within their detention facilities for the well-being of mentally ill or unstable inmates.
A program aimed at decreasing the rate at which former Worcester County prisoners go back to jail will get a boost Friday with a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.
All of the Portland’s 163 officers have undergone Crisis Intervention Team training, or CIT, part of the Memphis model, Sauschuck says. New officers receive CIT training in their first year.
A pair of experts on prison reform from Texas made the case Thursday for efforts underway to make sweeping changes in Utah’s criminal justice system at the same time a new site is being sought for the Utah State Prison.