On February 4, 2014, national leaders in the criminal justice and behavioral health fields gathered in Washington, D.C., to discuss the Access to Treatment: Bringing NIATx to Corrections Project, a partnership between the Council of State Governments Justice Center (CSG Justice Center) and NIATx.
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.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is accepting applications for the Services Grant Program for Residential Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women, totaling up to $25.2 million for up to three years. The purpose of this program is [...]
Co-hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health (NNED), the 4th Annual NNED Training Opportunity offers five training tracks to build skills in evidence-supported and culturally appropriate consumer practices [...]
Date: April 22–24, 2014
Location: San Francisco, CA
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 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 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.
On the same day Martha Coakley released her plan to improve behavioral health services, her Democratic rival for governor Steven Grossman released a competing vision that called for a moratorium on the expansion or new construction of state and county prisons and to reinvest those dollars into treatment and rehabilitation facilities.
The City of Tonawanda police department has formed a crisis intervention team of officers who specialize in dealing with residents who suffer from mental illness.
More and more these days, police officers are responding to calls involving people with mental illnesses. It’s a national trend, and Rosemount Police Chief Eric Werner said Rosemount’s numbers follow the same line up.
Under the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of Medicaid, 25 states and the District of Columbia have broaden their health coverage for low-income individuals and the uninsured—the population the law was originally intended to help.
The Department of Mental Health is asking state lawmakers for a million dollars to put more mental health counselors in public schools.
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 new study by researchers at Duke University documented a ripple effect of behavioral problems in middle schools where higher numbers of students repeated a grade.
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