Presented in collaboration with Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities and the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network, this webinar discusses how jurisdictions can link multiple systems to increase participation and retention in community treatment.
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Community corrections researchers and practitioners face many barriers when trying to implement evidence-based programs and practices in the field.
People involved with the criminal justice system experience high rates of communicable and chronic disease, as well as mental health and substance use disorders.
This webinar focused on the transition of juveniles from placement to community and on how community supervision and treatment providers can best support youth with behavioral health needs following release from out-of-home placement.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
This webinar will provide an overview of the kinds of technical assistance that will be available to 2012 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program grantees and how they can take advantage of these resources. Grantees will have the opportunity to […]
In October 2012 the CSG Justice Center hosted a webinar that provided an overview of the report, Adults with Behavioral Health Needs under Correctional Supervision: A Shared Framework for Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Recovery. In response to substantial interest from members of the audience […]
Hosted by the Council of State Governments Justice Center On October 2, 2012, the CSG Justice Center hosted a webinar that provided an overview of the report, “Adults with Behavioral Health Needs under Correctional Supervision: A Shared Framework for Reducing Recidivism […]
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, […]
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.
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.
Treating substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders and matching treatment to the target population is essential for improving individual outcomes and public safety. In this National Reentry Resource Center webinar, held on September 8, 2011, the presenters — Dr. […]
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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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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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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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.
This webinar explored successful practices for directing youth with mental health disorders, including those with co-occurring substance dependence, to treatment.
Staff from the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Justice Center provided an overview of the kinds of technical assistance that will be available to 2011 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program grantees and how they can take advantage of these resources.
This webinar reviewed the prevalence, impact, and treatment of trauma for youth involved in the juvenile justice system.
This webinar featured innovative collaborations between law enforcement and mental health agencies working to improve the response to people with mental illnesses through specialized policing response (SPR) programs.
This webinar reviewed key concepts of risk assessment and its implementation in juvenile justice agencies. Topics covered included how to select a tool, how risk assessment differs from mental health screening, how the approach should differ depending on the juvenile justice setting, and some key points for effective implementation.
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.
Presenters discussed the origins and applications of the toolkit Responding to a High-Profile Tragic Incident Involving a Person with a Serious Mental Illness, released by the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors and the CSG Justice Center.
Speakers presented cognitive behavioral interventions from the worlds of criminal justice and mental health that were created to specifically target the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors associated with criminal justice recidivism.
Staff from the Bureau of Justice Assistance provided an overview of the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program and the recently released FY2011 solicitation for potential applicants.
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.
Staff from the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Justice Center provided an overview of the kinds of technical assistance that will be available to 2010 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program grantees and how they can take advantage of these resources.
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.
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.
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.
This webinar provided an overview of the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program and the current FY2010 solicitation for potential applicants. Bureau of Justice Assistance staff discussed program eligibility, the required application materials, and other important information and resources.
On December 16th, Lourdes Rosado provided strategies to improve outcomes for youth and reduce their deeper involvement into the juvenile and criminal justice systems.
In a webinar on November 18th, Dr. Jennifer Skeem provided an overview of how criminogenic risk factors contribute to the involvement of people with mental illnesses in the criminal justice system.
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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Presented by Dr. Thomas Grisso, this webinar described the purpose, process, and implementation of mental health screening for youth entering juvenile justice settings. Audio and slides available.
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.
Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program Webinar Series: HIPAA: Myths, Facts, and Cross-systems Collaboration by John Petrila (March 23, 2009). Click here for the PowerPoint presentation from this webinar. For further inquiries about this webinar or the webinar series, please contact Elizabeth Meyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The webinar provided an overview of the JMHCP grants and practical information about the current FY2009 solicitation for potential applicants. It also featured a Q & A portion with Bureau of Justice Assistance presenters to address concerns or confusion about the grant solicitation
The webinar provided an overview of the JMHCP grants and practical information about the current FY2009 solicitation for potential applicants. The webinar featured a Q & A portion with Bureau of Justice Assistance presenters to address concerns or confusion about the grant solicitation.
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.