Hosted by the Tribal Law and Policy Institute, this conference will discuss programs that serve the unique needs of individuals from Native American communities who are victims of crime.
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The National Institute of Corrections is accepting applications from organizations, groups, or individuals to enter into a cooperative agreement to plan, develop, and implement a strategic communication plan for the Evidence Based Decision Making (EBDM) in Local and State Criminal Justice Systems initiative.
Hosted by the International Community Corrections Association, “Doing What Matters: Integrating Innovative Practices,” will bring together policymakers, criminal justice practitioners, and researchers to highlight fundamental values in criminal justice research and practice.
The Council of State Governments Justice Center (CSG Justice Center) applauded members of the Senate Judiciary Committee for their overwhelmingly bipartisan vote to approve the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Act (JMHCA) of 2013.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—More than 300 criminal justice and mental health experts gathered today to share strategies that improve outcomes for justice-involved people with mental illnesses. The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, with the support of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Office of Justice Programs, hosted this fifth national conference, which brings together researchers, practitioners, and public officials annually.
WASHINGTON, D.C.–U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and U.S. Rep. Richard Nugent (R-Fla.) recently announced that they will be introducing bipartisan legislation with 25 cosponsors that would help improve access to mental health services for people who come into contact with the criminal justice system. The bipartisan Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Act (JMHCA) of 2013 builds upon the successes of Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act (MIOTCRA) and supports law enforcement training, mental health and veterans treatment courts, as well as provides resources for corrections systems and other collaborative approaches.
Chances are someone in your family or someone you know is impacted by mental illness. The numbers in Kentucky are in the tens of thousands and rising, but the amount of funding is going down. As a result law enforcement is getting called to fill in the gap.
Counties across Tennessee spend millions of dollars every year on health care for prisoners, but a new state law passes some of those costs to the federal government.The General Assembly passed Public Chapter No. 926 earlier this year.
The ballroom was packed at the Annual Luncheon on Tuesday, as attendees vied to hear Denise O’Donnell, director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) deliver the keynote address.