Mental Health Webinars and Video

Justice Center Webinar Archive

SSI and Medicaid: Powerful Tools for Reentry

SSI/SSDI and Medicaid: Powerful Tools for Reentry Success

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.

Seminar on Assisted Outpatient Treatment

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.

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A Trauma-Informed Effective Reinforcement System for Girls

This webinar reviews the framework of the Trauma-Informed Effective Reinforcement System (TIER) for Girls, a female responsive, research-based model that offers an effective alternative to compliance-focused behavior management systems for short-term detention and residential programs.

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Mental Health Courts Research Roundup: Applying Research to Practice

This webinar, held on March 26th, 2013, provided an overview of emerging research about mental health courts and discussed its implications for mental health court practitioners and policymakers. During the webinar, mental health court researchers shared their findings and facilitated […]

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Responding to the Second Chance Act Adult Grant Program

On January 22, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance released the fiscal year 2013 solicitation for the Second Chance Act Adult Mentoring and Transitional Services for Successful Reentry Program.

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Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program Applicants

On January 24, 2013, the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) released Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) grant applications. On February 19, 2013, the Council of State Governments Justice Center (CSG Justice Center) hosted a webinar […]

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Engaging and Involving Families of Justice-Involved Youth

This webinar, presented by the CSG Justice Center, features practical approaches to increasing and improving family engagement and involvement in the juvenile justice system. With support from the MacArthur Foundation, the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice has […]

Webinar Archive: Evidence-based Practices in Tribal Communities Challenges and Solutions

The incorporation of indigenous knowledge into community-based wellness and mental health programming can lead to significantly more positive outcomes for individuals in Tribal populations who are receiving these services. In this webinar, held September 27, 2012, Dr. Anthony J. Ernst provided an overview of how indigenous knowledge can be applied to existing wellness models to create more effective programming for Tribal populations. This webinar also looked at the challenge of implementing evidence-based practices in the context of Tribal wellness and mental health programs. In addition, Dr. Ernst highlighted current efforts to apply indigenous knowledge in community-based programming, as well as ways to develop similar programming.

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Adults with Behavioral Health Needs under Correctional Supervision

This webinar, held October 2, 2012 provided an overview of the report, “Adults with Behavioral Health Needs under Correctional Supervision: A Shared Framework for Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Recovery.” This report provides a practical framework to assist corrections, mental health, and substance abuse policymakers and professionals to work collaboratively at the systems level to prioritize scarce treatment and supervision resources for the large number of adults with mental health and substance use disorders who cycle through the criminal justice system.

Webinar Archive: Addressing Co-occurring Disorders in Adult Court-Based Programs

This webinar, held on August 16, 2012, provided an overview of how court-based programs (e.g., problem-solving courts) can effectively address the needs of participants with both mental health and substance use disorders. Roger Peters, PhD, one of the nation’s leading experts on this issue, discussed what court-based programs can do to ensure the success of participants with co-occurring disorders, including refining eligibility considerations, implementing screening and assessment, connecting participants with evidence-based treatment, and making enhancements to treatment and supervision strategies. The webinar concluded with a Q & A session in which Dr. Peters answered questions from webinar attendees.

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Webinar Archive: Innovative Law Enforcement Strategies for Interacting with People that Frequently Require Emergency and Crisis Services

In this webinar, held July 26, 2012, representatives from the Houston Police Department and the Los Angeles Police Department will discuss the programs they have developed to work more effectively with individuals with mental illnesses who frequently come in contact with law enforcement and emergency services personnel.

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Webinar Archive: Fostering Criminal Justice/Mental Health Collaboration: Building Lasting Partnerships

In this webinar, held July 19, 2012, government and court officials from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania highlighted innovative efforts to bring together diverse stakeholders in planning and implementing criminal justice and mental health initiatives. In addition to discussing the successes and challenges they have experienced in their own state and counties, the presenters addressed how participants may adapt the Criminal Justice Advisory Board model for their own communities.

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Webinar Archive: Women Engaged in the Criminal Justice System

This webinar, held July 12, 2012, discussed the current research and best practices related to the successful management and treatment of women in the criminal justice system. Rachelle Ramirez, Center for Effective Public Policy, and Dr. Krista S. Gehring, University of Houston-Downton presented an overview of the research regarding women and the criminal justice system, with a particular focus on behavioral health. The webinar also included a discussion about gender-specific criminogenic risk and need assessment tools, as well as the importance of responsivity for females.

Topics in CJ/MH: Mental Illness and Violence

Tragic incidents involving people with mental illnesses who are violent, although rare, tend to draw intense media and public attention. This can intensify existing misperceptions about the relationship between mental illnesses and violence. This feature, which draws from the recently published Responding to a High-Profile Tragic Incident Involving a Person with a Serious Mental Illness and corresponding webinar, highlights some key points regarding the relationship between mental illness and violence.

Webinar Archive: Measuring Program Performance in Mental Health Courts

The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) has developed and piloted a set of Performance Measurements for Mental Health Courts, which were released in October 2010. This webinar introduced the core and supplemental measures developed and piloted through the initiative and outlined “next steps” for the NCSC involving this initiative, as well as how interested courts can implement the proposed measures.

Webinar Archive: Trauma Services in Criminal Justice Settings: What, Why & How

Recognition of the significance and prevalence of trauma issues for individuals in the criminal justice system is growing and systems are responding by becoming trauma-informed. In Trauma Services in Criminal Justice Settings: What, Why & How, Joan Gillece, Ph.D. presented information on what trauma is and how it can affect those involved in the criminal justice system. Flo Hepola, a mental health clinician, addressed the challenges to providing trauma services in the criminal justice setting and ways practitioners can address these challenges. The webinar concluded with a question-and-answer session with the presenters.

Webinar Archive: Working with Data for Mental Health Court Practitioners, Part Two: Data Analysis and Communication

The second part of Working with Data for Mental Health Court Practitioners presented perspectives on data analysis, including considerations for doing cost-benefit analyses and offer suggestions for generating data-based communications for internal and external audiences. Andrew Barbee, senior research associate at the CSG Justice Center, presented different types of data analysis and offered suggestions for how to use analysis for program management and research. Cynthea Kimmelman-DeVries, director of administrative services at the Bronx Mental Health Court (N.Y.), one of the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Mental Health Court Learning Sites, discussed developing data-based communications for different audiences.

Webinar Archive: Working with Data for Mental Health Court Practitioners, Part One: Data collection and manipulation

This webinar provided practitioners with an orientation to data collection in mental health courts and offered concrete skills for working with data in Microsoft Excel. The webinar featured perspectives on collecting data from Cynthea Kimmelman, director of administrative services at the Bronx Mental Health Court (NY), one of the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Mental Health Court Learning Sites. Andrew Barbee, senior research associate at the CSG Justice Center, demonstrated basic Excel features that facilitate data collection and analysis. This portion of the presentation included step-by-step instructions on how to best use selected features in Microsoft Excel 2003 (Excel 2007 analogs will be mentioned). The webinar concluded with a question-and-answer session with Ms. Kimmelman and Mr. Barbee, as well as Hallie Fader-Towe, policy analyst, CSG Justice Center, who provided perspectives on the issue of data collection among mental health courts nationwide.

Webinar Archive: Ensuring Access to Medicaid for Individuals with Mental Illnesses Reentering Their Communities from Prison: A Program Model from Oklahoma

The webinar, held on October 29th, described an innovative program to ensure that eligible individuals have access to Medicaid on their release date or soon after, including evaluation data documenting the program’s effects. Bob Mann, from the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, detailed components of the program, which involved extensive collaboration among the state’s corrections, mental health, and Medicaid agencies. Dr. Henry Ireys, of Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., presented results of an evaluation of the impact of the program on Medicaid enrollment, service use, and other outcomes. Seth Prins, from the Council of State Governments Justice Center, highlighted the Justice Center’s federal benefits tools. Finally, there was a question and answer session with the presenters.

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Webinar Archive: Improving the Mental Health Court Response to Crime Victims

This webinar explored why the rights due to victims in traditional criminal court proceedings are not always made available to individuals who are victimized by people accepted into mental health courts. Panelists suggested practical solutions for improving victims’ rights policies and highlighted recommendations from the Justice Center publication, Guide to the Role of Crime Victims in Mental Health Courts, developed with support from the Office for Victims of Crime. Panelists also outlined strategies for involving victims at various points in the mental health court process without compromising adherence to medical privacy mandates and principles.

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Judges and Psychiatrists Partner to Deliver Training in Illinois on Individuals with Mental Illnesses in the Courts

The Judges’ Criminal Justice/Mental Health Leadership Initiative (JLI) recently partnered with the newly formed Psychiatric Leadership Group (PLG) to design a training on effectively identifying and managing individuals with mental illnesses in the courts. The two groups collaborated with the Administrative Office of Illinois Courts (AOIC) to train over 60 Illinois judges this May in Springfield.