The initiative will provide technical assistance for public housing authorities that, in collaboration with justice system partners, are seeking to plan and implement reentry programs and/or change their admissions policies regarding people with conviction histories.
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The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance will provide funding designed to improve school security by providing students and teachers with the tools they need to recognize, respond quickly to, and help prevent acts of violence.
The summit is a multidisciplinary gathering of professionals working together to tackle the major issues in fields dealing with violence, abuse, and trauma.
Presenters will discuss common barriers to implementing medication-assisted treatment in drug courts, and how these barriers can be addressed in a webinar hosted by the SAMHSA GAINS Center.
Applicants are invited to propose demonstration or pilot projects to be implemented in their agency that offer creative ideas to advance crime-fighting, community engagement, problem-solving, or organizational changes to support community policing.
The purpose of this program is to increase access to (and improve the quality of) community mental health and substance addiction treatment services through the expansion of Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics.
Selected applicants will learn to facilitate the training via a centralized Train-the-Trainer event and subsequently deliver the training program in their local communities across the country.
This webinar will explore how implementing mental health service standards within correctional facilities can break down barriers between administrative staff and individuals who have mental illnesses.
The conference will explore gaps in services, discover new and improved practices, share cutting edge research, and motivate participants to explore positive case outcomes for youth involved in the delinquency system.
Built on evidence-based principles, this training curriculum supports law enforcement and other service providers in fostering strong community relationships, enhancing interactions with youth, and creating effective interventions.
The conference will provide leaders dedicated to improving the administration of criminal justice with a forum for focusing attention on relevant legislation, law enforcement, prosecution, and defense-related needs and practices.
The conference will provide participants with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to provide effective legal services to victims of crime.
The conference will gather some of the nation’s most innovative policymakers and program leaders for a daylong conversation about how to build a more just system and how to welcome people returning from prison back into their communities.
The conference will provide 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.
The non-competitive awards program seeks to recognize innovative county government programs, including those that focus on improving public safety systems, justice systems, community crime prevention, and crisis intervention.
The purpose of this grant program is to support randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of social programs in any area of U.S. policy, including criminal justice initiatives, for which the funding agency will fund the RCT and the government or another entity will fund the program’s delivery.
This symposium is for law enforcement professionals to learn from experts in the field about resources and best practices when developing comprehensive officer safety and wellness strategies.
Since 1988, this annual conference has been a leader in promoting the development of the research base essential to improved service systems for children and youth with mental health challenges and their families, including youth involved in the juvenile justice system.
Stepping Up recently premiered an animated video describing how counties can collect accurate, accessible data on the number of people entering their jails who have mental illnesses, a critical first step for making measurable reductions to the prevalence of mental illness in jails.
Beginning in January 2017, the Stepping Up partners—The American Psychiatric Association Foundation, The National Association of Counties, and The Council of State Governments Justice Center—are launching a comprehensive approach to delivering technical assistance (TA) and facilitating communication among counties to move their initiatives forward.
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 Association Foundation and the CSG Justice Center with input from The National Judicial College and SAMHSA’s GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation.
The Council on Mentally Ill Offenders released its 15th annual report this month, highlighting ways to address the mental health needs of people in the justice system in California. The report cites the Stepping Up initiative—a national effort to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses and co-occurring substance use disorders in jails—as a sign of increasing attention to this issue and as an opportunity for action, with 21 California counties participating to date.
On May 25, the CSG Justice Center welcomed Mack Jenkins to its Justice Reinvestment team as a senior policy advisor. In his new role, Mr. Jenkins will leverage his nearly 40 years of criminal justice experience to assist supervision agencies in states across the country in adopting best practices to reduce recidivism and increase public safety.
The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced that $53 million in grants will be awarded to 45 jurisdictions under the Second Chance Act program in FY 2015. Including this year’s cohort of grantees, more than 700 SCA grants have been awarded to agencies and organizations in 49 states since 2008.
The CSG Justice Center’s Handbook for Facilitators is a companion resource to Developing a Mental Health Court: An Interdisciplinary Curriculum, a free online multimedia training that features a flexible series of engaging and comprehensive presentations and activities for people or groups interested in starting, improving, or learning more about mental health courts.
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges is now accepting submissions to its scholarly, peer-reviewed journal, “Juvenile and Family Court Journal.” Articles should focus on issues of interest to the field of juvenile and family justice, including child abuse and neglect, juvenile delinquency, dual status youth, domestic violence, substance use, child custody and visitation, judicial leadership, and related topics.
This brief from the National Association of Counties provides an overview of the potential impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on county jail systems across the country, particularly with the suspension and termination of Medicaid coverage.