This grant supports early-career psychologists conducting research in the area of early intervention and treatment for serious emotional disturbance in children.
Mental Health Announcements
The Council of State Governments Justice Center (CSG Justice Center) released a new policy brief in partnership with the Legal Action Center today, entitled Medicaid and Financing Health Care for Individuals Involved with the Criminal Justice System.
Dates: December 11-13, 2013
Location: Orlando, FL
The National Institute of Mental Health is soliciting proposals for its Outreach Partnership Program from organizations in Alaska, District of Columbia, Michigan, and Missouri. The deadline for applying for this solicitation is December 18, 2013.
The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) wants to hear from you about who is making a difference in your community.
Date: December 3, 2013
Time: 1:00—2:00 pm ET
Date: December 2-5, 2013
Location: Washington, DC
Date: November 6, 2013
Time: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. ET
Date: October 30-November 2, 2013
Location: Chicago, IL
Date: November 1, 2013
Location: University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT
Workshops will cover a wide range of issues pertaining to gender-responsive and inclusive policies, approaches, and interventions for female adults and youth in the criminal justice system. Specific topics include assessments, trauma-informed care, employment, HIV risk reduction, and intimate partner violence.
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation recently launched the Models for Change Resource Center Partnership, which will provide training and technical assistance to program administrators, policymakers, and policymakers on a variety of juvenile justice issues.
Date: October 3-4, 2013
Location: Omni Hotel, Richmond, Virginia
In the webinar, nationally recognized experts on individuals with mental and co-occurring substance use disorders involved with the justice system will discuss the guidelines’ underlying key principles and evidence-based practices as well as how to apply the guidelines to make communities safer, use resources efficiently and effectively, and advance individuals’ recovery.
Historically, the widespread lack of health insurance coverage among the population involved with the criminal justice system has limited the ability of state and local criminal justice professionals to divert individuals to appropriate behavioral health treatments or to ensure that […]
How can the criminal justice system improve its responses to America’s veterans? Find out in this free, three-hour interactive webinar hosted in partnership by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration, the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, and Justice for Vets. Stakeholders in the criminal justice system, including judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys should attend this course.
Hosted by the Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network Presenter: Anne Helene Skinstad, Ph.D., Director of the National American Indian and Alaska Native Addiction Technology Transfer Center Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2013Time: 12:00 p.m. CDT To learn more about […]
The newly founded Alliance for International Risk Research (AIRR) offers a free monthly bulletin for practitioners, policymakers, and researchers interested in forensic risk assessment. To receive the first AIRR bulletin on September 1, 2013, please click here.
Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center Presented in collaboration with Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities and the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network, this webinar will discuss how jurisdictions can link multiple systems to increase participation and retention in community treatment. Specifically, participants will […]
Judicial Work at the Interface of Mental Health and Criminal Justice is a four-hour live interactive training designed for all judges who hear criminal cases. The program was created by judges and psychiatrists working in partnership with the American Psychiatric […]
Hosted by the National Criminal Justice Association This webinar, hosted in cooperation with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), will examine how the expansion of Medicaid and the creation of insurance exchanges, as mandated by the Affordable Care Act, will impact […]
The National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) and the Vera Institute of Justice (Vera) are asking criminal justice practitioners to respond to a survey that will help policymakers in Washington, D.C., better understand the impact of federal budget cuts on state and local crime fighting programs. The survey asks about budget and staff cuts, and asks respondents to describe the impact of the cuts in their own words. The deadline for completing the survey is Friday, July 26, 2013. To learn more about the survey, please click here.
In order to provide effective behavioral health treatment to youth involved in the juvenile justice system, juvenile justice authorities and their partners must be equipped to identify behavioral health treatment needs quickly, make referrals to appropriate services, and provide treatment and other necessary supports while in custody and as part of reentry.
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce-Justice-Science (CJS) approved the fiscal year 2014 bill that funds Department of Justice (DOJ) programs. The bill funds DOJ at $26.3 billion, a decrease of $720 million (3 percent) from the fiscal year 2013 enacted level.
The Council of State Governments Justice Center (CSG Justice Center), the Urban Institute, and the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) are excited to announce the expansion of three new focus areas on the What Works in Reentry Clearinghouse (Clearinghouse) website—Substance Abuse, Education, and Family programs. To assist users in navigating the complexity of reentry research, as well as get acquainted with the new sections, the Urban Institute and the CSG Justice Center will conduct a training webinar.
The conference will be divided into two tracks: public policy and operational policy. The public policy track will focus on defining what the criminal justice system intends to achieve and why those measureable outcomes are desired. The operational policy track will focus on how evidence-based practices increase the likelihood of improving public safety.
On June 27-30, the City of San Antonio will host the 2013 National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) National Convention, which will bring together nearly 2,000 attendees to discuss mental health issues, network, and gain inspiration. There are over 75 […]
Bureau of Justice Assistance Releases Second Chance Act Comprehensive Statewide Adult Recidivism Reduction Planning Program Grant Solicitation The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance recently released the solicitation for the Second Chance Act Comprehensive Statewide Adult Recidivism Reduction […]
On April 30, 2013, the President Barack Obama declared May “National Mental Health Awareness Month.” By making the proclamation, the White House hopes to shed light on this issue and to “redouble our efforts to address mental health problems in […]
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families recently announced the availability of competitive grants authorized by the Abandoned Infants Assistance Act. State and local governments, public and private institutions of higher education, Native American […]
On March 27, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance released the Adult Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders Second Chance Act grant solicitation. State, local, and tribal governments are invited to apply for this funding […]
On March 15, 2013, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) hosted leaders from the fields of criminal justice and behavioral health from 70 nonprofit, association, and advocacy organizations to discuss recent policy efforts to improve outcomes for people with mental illnesses involved in the criminal justice system. In particular, the forum was designed to explore the implications of a new framework for using information about individuals’criminogenic risk and behavioral health needs to promote public safety and recovery and prioritize scarce criminal justice and behavioral health resources.
Registration is now open for the 2012 CIT International Conference, to be held in Las Vegas, NV, on August 20-22. To register for this event, click here.
Conference organizers have also issued a call for presentations. To submit a presentation proposal, click here. Proposals are due by March 17, 2012.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice, is currently accepting applications for FY 2012 grants to establish new drug courts or enhance existing drug court services, coordination, and offender management and recovery support services. The purpose of the Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program is to provide financial and technical assistance to states, state courts, local courts, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments to develop and implement drug courts that effectively integrate evidenced-based substance abuse treatment, mandatory drug testing, sanctions and incentives, and transitional services in a judicially supervised court setting with jurisdiction over substance-abusing offenders.
Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET, March 8, 2012.
On Monday, President Obama unveiled his fiscal year 2013 budget. The $3.8 trillion budget allocates $28.2 billion to justice programs.
The CSG Justice Center applauds the inclusion of $80 million for Second Chance Act programs and $6 million for Justice Reinvestment initiatives in the President’s Budget. The budget also proposes that funding for the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act (MIOTCRA)—the funding source for the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program—be combined with a drug and mental health courts program into a $52 million problem solving grants initiative.
The 2012 CIT International Conference will be August 20 – 22, 2012 at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. To learn more about this event, visit the CIT International website.
In FY 2011, BJA received 279 applications for funding under the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP), only 40 of which were awarded due to limited funding. In FY 2012, JMHCP faces further reductions to its appropriation. The peer review process in FY 2011 yielded a high number of qualified and competitive applications, many of which remain unfunded. The peer review process, while serving a valuable function in assisting BJA staff in making funding decisions, is also costly and is funded with JMHCP program funds. By relying on the peer review results of FY 2011 and forgoing a new competitive application process including peer review in FY 2012, BJA is able to maximize the number of awards made to the field. Therefore, BJA will not be issuing a FY 2012 JMHCP solicitation and instead will recommend FY 2012 JMHCP awards from the long list of unfunded, qualified, and highly competitive FY 2011 applications.
The 37th National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies Annual Conference and Training Institute will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina. The conference, entitled “Game Plan for Change”, will be held on September 13-16, 2009. This conference will bring together pretrial […]
An evidence-based cognitive behavioral curriculum from the National Institute of Corrections (NIC), Thinking for a Change (T4C) has broadly influenced the correctional field and the way correctional facilitators work with offenders and inmates. Studies show that T4C, which can be delivered to correctional clients by trained facilitators, can reduce recidivism among offenders.
To download the recently released third version of T4C, click here.