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 (CSG) 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.
This workshop hosted by the Institute of Medicine will explore the relationship between mental health and violence.
Project TEAM is now accepting applications for its training and technical assistance opportunity for tribal, state, and local governments to develop a collaborative joint jurisdictional initiative.
This webinar will provide an overview of Project TEAM’s training and technical assistance opportunity for tribal, state, and local governments to develop a collaborative joint jurisdictional initiative.
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.
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.
This brief from the American Probation and Parole Association and the Council of State Governments addresses the misperceptions around information sharing between health service providers and criminal justice agencies.
This resource tool from JBS International, Inc., and Georgetown University National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health provides information on existing research, knowledge, practices, and approaches that are effective in addressing trauma.
This tip sheet from the National Juvenile Justice Network and Safely Home Campaign discusses the fundamental characteristics of effective community-based supervision programs, including being evidence-based, using a strength-based/positive youth development approach, having court accountability and family engagement elements, using follow-up [...]
This brief from Child Trends assesses the long-term influence depressive or suicidal symptoms in adolescence may have on transitions to adulthood.
The effort, dubbed “Stepping Up: A National Initiative to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jails,” follows the rise in the number of people with mental disorders booked into local jails, now estimated to top two million annually.
The Benton County jail is joining a growing number of corrections facilities in the state and beyond in helping some uninsured, soon-to-be released inmates apply for Medicaid coverage.
Corrisoft says its Alternative to Incarceration via Rehabilitation (AIR) program uses a bracelet paired with a smart phone allowing around-the-clock communication with participants.
North Dakota lawmakers outlined legislative proposals Wednesday to begin filling serious gaps in the state’s mental health services that are especially dire in the west.
In the spring of 2010, community stakeholders in Deschutes County set forth to establish a steering committee to identify the issues and work in a collaborative effort to deliver improved services to those suffering from mental illness. By winter of 2011, the committee had firmly established the Deschutes County Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), and the first 40-hour training was conducted for law enforcement officers based on a model used by the CIT in Memphis, Tenn.
Programs in jails and probation offices have helped nearly 1,000 soon-to-be-released and recently released inmates sign up for the health coverage.
Wilson explains that in a Circle of Support, a professional case manager helps the offender forge strong relationships with both informal, or “natural” supports, and professionals.
Members of the Wake County Sheriff’s Office met with the Durham Police Department’s Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) on Wednesday to learn about the city’s unique method of dealing with crisis intervention.
LITTLE ROCK, AR– Lawmakers and prison officials are recommending major upgrades to the state’s parole system to stop ex -offenders from going back to prison.
MOBILE, Alabama — Something has to change. At least that’s what activists, community leaders, other residents said during a forum on Alabama’s troubled prisons held Monday at the AL.com office, 18 S. Royal St., Mobile. About 50 people attended the two-hour event. They posed questions and possible solutions for the prison system.