President Obama unveiled his nearly $4 trillion budget proposal for 2016 this month, which allocates $1.14 billion for state and local law enforcement assistance.
In December, the National Reentry Resource Center and Dr. R. Karl Hanson and Dr. Guy Bourgon of Public Safety Canada hosted a second convening in a series of meetings focused on instituting a common language for improved risk communication.
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.
This 60-hour course will be delivered over a 4- to 5-week time period, and consists of live interactive web sessions, homework, and practice sessions, and culminates in a 3-day face-to-face advanced practicum at the National Corrections Academy.
The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections; the Pima County (Arizona) Department of Institutional Health; Rockdale County, Georgia; and the City of Wilmington, North Carolina have all been chosen by the CSG Justice Center’s National Reentry Resource Center to pilot the implementation of a web-based decision-support tool for corrections and treatment providers that aims to improve individual and program outcomes through use of evidence-based criminal justice and behavioral health principles.
The purpose of the program is to develop, enhance, and/or expand infrastructure and treatment service systems to individuals who experience chronic homelessness.
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 resource, hosted by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and developed by the National Center for Juvenile Justice, offers access to statistics on a variety of juvenile justice topics at the national, state, and county levels. Such […]
This publication from the RAND Corporation identifies and prioritizes potential improvements in technology, policy, and practice in both community and institutional corrections.
This publication from The Sentencing Project highlights policy changes in both adult and juvenile justice systems in 30 states and the District of Columbia during 2014. Highlighted policy changes relate to sentencing, probation and parole, collateral consequences, juvenile justice, mental health and substance use treatment, and more.
This article from the American Jail Association provides an overview of research and practice that point to the unique challenges faced by women who are involved with the justice system.
This report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics describes the health status and the health services and treatment received by individuals incarcerated at state and federal prisons as well at local jails.
More than $21 million dollars of that will go toward helping criminals who are suffering from mental illness.
Addressing the Lake County Board’s Law and Judicial Committee on Tuesday, Lake County Undersheriff Ray Rose described a pattern of recidivism that can form when an individual with mental-health issues ends up being arrested.
In a system that is often overlooked by the public and misused by law enforcement, Blacks account for more than one-third (36 percent) of the jail population, according to a new report from the Vera Institute of Justice, a nonpartisan research and policy group.
State Auditor Suzanne Bump today estimated that the state will save more than $5.3 million annually in health savings by utilizing Medicaid for eligible inmates who become inpatients at a medical facility.
A faith-based program inside an Arkansas prison matches inmates with outside mentors in an attempt to change the course of the inmates’ lives.
A new study finds that involuntary psychiatric treatment programs can keep people from cycling through ERs, jails, prisons, and homeless shelters—and therefore save taxpayers gobs of money. Is it worth it?
A pilot program to help keep kids out of the emergency room during mental health crises has had a larger impact than its leaders expected.
Cities and states are moving away from locking up juvenile offenders, offering treatment and other programs to prevent them from becoming hardened criminals.
Alaska Journal of Commerce By Elwood Brehmer Increasing Medicaid access to 41,000 more Alaskans will save the state several million dollars per year according to Gov. Bill Walker’s administration. In the first year of expansion, fiscal year 2016, the State […]
To reduce the number of people locked up in local jails around the U.S., the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced plans to give $75 million to local jail officials working on ways to remove nonviolent offenders, people too poor to afford bail and the mentally ill from behind bars.