The workshop is designed for communities interested in developing integrated strategies to better identify and respond to the needs of adults with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders who are in contact with the criminal justice system.
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Hosted by the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice and the Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Collaborative for Change This two-part webinar series focuses on families and the juvenile justice system. The first webinar, “Working with Families,” will […]
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation is now accepting applications for its on-site training, “How Being Trauma-Informed Improves Criminal Justice System Responses.”
The Criminal Justice Advisory Council (CJAC) announced plans for a comprehensive analysis of Salt Lake County’s jail population in an effort to identify ways to reduce re-offense rates among people released from jail and design strategies to improve outcomes for the large portion of the jail population struggling with mental and substance abuse disorders.
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.
It’s a concept known as prisoner re-entry, one that is gaining traction in California — partly out of necessity — as state authorities struggle to shrink prison populations and local officials grapple with swelling ranks inside local jails.
This month, mental health and correctional professionals from all over the nation gathered in Chicago to address a problem that many are not aware of. People denied mental health services who end up homeless or incarcerated as criminals. The conference, called “The Cost of Doing Nothing,” sponsored by the Kennedy Forum was held at Chicago’s Palmer House Hilton.
purred by a lawsuit aimed at the high number of inmates with mental illness being kept in solitary confinement, the Department of Correction has since taken a systemwide look at all mentally ill inmates and how it can better help them through appropriate medical care to helping department employees spot signs of mental illness and how to respond.