Yesterday, President Obama unveiled his $3.9 trillion 2015 budget proposal, which allocates $27.4 billion to justice programs
On February 12, 2014, Council of State Governments Justice Center staff led two training sessions on the Mental Health Court Curriculum at the Alabama Association of Drug Court Professionals Annual Training event in Montgomery.
This new online resource center from the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice at Policy Research Inc. offers a collection of resources that focus on the following topics: mental health screening, diversion models, mental health training for juvenile justice staff and police, evidence-based practices, family involvement, and juvenile competency.
In October 2013, 104 government agencies and nonprofit organizations across the country were awarded grants through the Second Chance Act to help improve the outcomes for and reduce recidivism among individuals leaving prisons, jails, and juvenile facilities.
On January 16, 2014 Congress passed the $1 trillion omnibus federal spending package, which includes a $51.6 billion Commerce-Justice-Science (CJS) appropriations bill. Under this bill, the Second Chance Act would receive $67.7 million in funding, the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act (MIOTCRA) would receive $8.2 million, and the Justice Reinvestment Initiative would receive $27.5 million, which includes $1 million for the Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections.
Hosted by the National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health at the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, the Training Institutes will focus on improving services and supports for children, adolescents, and young adults with or at risk for mental health challenges and their families.
Hosted by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC), this training workshop will help workforce development employees who work with individuals involved with the criminal justice system address the multiple challenges associated with employment retention.
The National Council for Community Behavioral Health Care offers a nationally recognized eight-hour training to teach how to help people in an emergency situation that stems from from mental illness or substance abuse.
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 December 2013 webinar, Benjamin Chambers of the National Juvenile Justice Network discusses the prevalence of mental health and substance abuse issues among youth in the juvenile justice system.
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.
Presented in collaboration with Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities and the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network, this webinar discusses how jurisdictions can link multiple systems to increase participation and retention in community treatment.
Community corrections researchers and practitioners face many barriers when trying to implement evidence-based programs and practices in the field.
People involved with the criminal justice system experience high rates of communicable and chronic disease, as well as mental health and substance use disorders.
This webinar focused on the transition of juveniles from placement to community and on how community supervision and treatment providers can best support youth with behavioral health needs following release from out-of-home placement.
This webinar, held on March 26th, 2013, provided an overview of emerging research about mental health courts and discussed its implications for mental health court practitioners and policymakers. During the webinar, mental health court researchers shared their findings and facilitated [...]
This publication from the National Juvenile Justice Network summarizes the major changes to be expected in the provision of mental health services to youth under the Affordable Care Act.
This publication from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides data about key indicators of behavioral health problems including rates of serious mental illness, suicidal thoughts, substance abuse, underage drinking, and the percentages of those who seek treatment for these disorders.
Mental Health and Juvenile Justice presents community-based treatment interventions as an effective alternative to institutionalization.
This report from the National Association of Counties provides information on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and related issues at county jails. It discusses healthcare coverage eligibility and enrollment for qualified individuals held in county jails, as well as for individuals who are preparing to reenter the community.
This report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration presents the results from the 2012 National Survey on Drug and Health. It provides detailed tables of the national estimates on the prevalence of mental disorders and mental health service use among youth and adults.
So began a 40-hour training session for the latest crop of South Florida police officers who now wear a pin with the letters “C.I.T.” on their uniforms. CIT stands for Crisis Intervention Team, and the intense, weeklong course serves as a sort of boot camp for cops when it comes to handling — and defusing — situations where mental health comes into play.
A state official Wednesday was confident that the problem of mentally ill detainees kept at the Clark County Detention Center because of a lack of residential placements for them can be resolved.
With the National School Climate Survey reporting that as many as 64 percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youths likely to suffer from depression, suicide attempts and substance abuse, organizations across the state are joining together to implement early-intervention services in schools and the community.
Allen County is getting another specialized court to assist those in transition from incarceration back into societ
Governor Deval Patrick said today that the use of restraints and seclusion in handling mentally ill individuals in state prisons should be restricted to cases where there is a “serious and immediate” danger to the inmate and others.
Legislative auditor sees “room for improvement” in meeting care standards and a need for greater oversight.
Medicaid will already be expanding under Obamacare to include more low-income individuals and families, but soon prisoners coming out of jail may also be eligible for its benefits. Certain states will be able to save millions of dollars — in Ohio’s case, $18 million this year — in health care costs for prisoners, if they choose to give ex-inmates Medicaid elibigibility, state health officials say.
Landing time in an Ohio prison could also soon get you help enrolling into health care coverage under Obamacare.
The Franklin County Criminal Justice Planning Board held its first quarterly meeting of the year today and launched an exciting initiative: the County Justice and Behavioral Health Systems Improvement Project.
“This new funding will provide SAMHSA with unprecedented opportunities to implement dynamic new initiatives called for in the President’s plan, “Now is the Time,” by expanding and improving mental health services across many critical areas. It will also provide new proactive services designed to identify children with mental health conditions earlier and get the children and their families help they need as soon as possible so that they can jumpstart their recovery to healthy, productive lives.”