People involved with the criminal justice system experience high rates of communicable and chronic disease, as well as mental health and substance use disorders.
Mental Health Webinars
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 […]
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.
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.