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Call for Applicants for Trauma-Informed Trainings

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.”

Press Releases

Salt Lake County Launches Sweeping Study of Jail Population

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.

Conference Promotes Improved Responses to People With Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System

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.

Recent headlines

Audit on Prison Issue Released, Recommendations Made

An audit of the Department of Correctional Services, released Monday by the Legislative Performance Audit Committee, found issues of concern with the reliability of DCS data regarding inmates, as well as the department’s use of segregation.