The 28th Annual Research and Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health, hosted by the University of South Florida, is now accepting proposals for research benefiting children, youth, and families.
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Hosted by the Center for the Advancement of Public Action at Bennington College, this two-day conference will discuss incarceration in America with a focus on improving the justice system, which has the highest documented rate of incarceration in the world.
Hosted by the National Federation of Families, this conference will discuss current issues and trends related to children’s mental health from a family-driven and youth-guided perspective.
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.
Criminal justice systems from Seattle to Miami with aggressive jail-diversion efforts have cut inmate headcounts — and lowered recidivism rates. L.A. County has taken tentative steps to join them. The board of supervisors in July endorsed the concept of broadbased diversion, and last week pledged $756,000 for a pilot program.
This week 14 police officers from seven different agencies in Dane County took part in the first ever Crisis Intervention Training program. It is training designed to assist police officers responding to individuals in mental crisis.
The National Institutes of Health has awarded $380,000 to the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill to sign prisoners up for Medicaid.