To spark and sustain criminal justice reform reform beyond the biggest cities, The Vera Institute of Justice is awarding an inaugural round of grants to community-based and/or statewide organizations committed to reducing incarceration rates and resisting unnecessary jail expansion in small and rural communities.
National Reentry Resource Center Announcements
National Reentry Resource Center Announcements
During this session, BJA will consult closely with tribal stakeholders to determine how tribal assistance funds will be awarded for comprehensive justice system planning; tribal justice facilities; court system enhancements; alcohol and substance abuse programs; civil and criminal legal assistance; alternatives to incarceration; addressing violent crime in tribal communities; and other priorities.
The RSAT program assists states and local governments in the development and implementation of substance addiction treatment programs in state, local, and tribal correctional and detention facilities.
This program provides funding for research and program evaluation projects that inform efforts to prevent and reduce gang activity, violence, and victimization in the United States.
The program aims to provide support to organizations as they strengthen and/or expand their existing mentoring activities with active chapters, subawardees, and/or other mentoring organizations. Mentoring activities include direct one-on-one, group, peer, or a combination of these types of mentoring services for at-risk and high-risk youth populations.
This course will focus on the neurology of addiction and will offer practical solutions for judges to manage all case types affected by drug addiction so they can find ways to effectively deal with these issues to help reduce recidivism.
The purpose of this program is to help communities take advantage of the opportunity to treat some of their most vulnerable residents with opioid addictions by establishing a comprehensive continuum of care that starts in jail and extends to treatment providers in the community.
The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform is seeking applications for its 2019 Youth in Custody Certificate Program, which will be held at Georgetown University on July 22–26, 2019. The training is designed to help leaders implement or accelerate systemic change to improve outcomes for youth in custodial settings.
This program provides resources to state, local, and tribal courts to enhance drug court programs and systems for nonviolent offenders with addictions, including those related to opioid abuse and overdose; and to enhance veterans treatment court programs and systems for offenders with both addictions and a history of violence related to post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of their service.
This program provides funding to promote and expand services for incarcerated parents and their minor children younger than 18, and provide services to children of incarcerated parents gain more access to services that support their needs.
The program provides funding for rigorous research to examine initiatives that incorporate promising practices, strategies, or programs to reduce recidivism.
The program will provide participating jurisdictional teams with training and intensive technical assistance designed to reorient and restructure fundamental juvenile probation/parole policies and practices in order to improve outcomes for youth and communities.
The 2019 Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management’s international conference will examine new and emerging global challenges that warrant pragmatic and evidence-informed policy responses, including criminal justice and employment.
This conference is the only national event that focuses exclusively on local jails and detention facilities. Topics this year will include issues related to mental health; bail reform; comprehensive reentry for people with opioid addictions; trauma-informed training; and caring for veterans.
The conference will focus on drugs, crime, and reentry, bringing together hundreds of people from around the country together to explore the latest advancements and issues in the treatment and recovery of justice-involved people with behavioral health needs.
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is offering training to criminal justice professionals and government contractors. The NIC will provide qualified facilitator trainers at no cost while the host agency provides the training facility and instructional support.
This online resource provides volunteers, agencies, and other practitioners working to integrate CoSA models in their communities with the strategies, tools, and resources needed to implement the relevant practices supported by research.
Top officials from every state contributed to the research effort that culminated in these workbooks, which were developed to provide a framework for discussions that took place at the 50-State Summit on Public Safety held in November 2017 in Washington, DC.
The training institute features a portfolio of on-site training opportunities addressing critical topics in juvenile justice, including probation system review training and multi-system information and data sharing.
The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced that $53 million in grants will be awarded to 45 jurisdictions under the Second Chance Act program in FY 2015. Including this year’s cohort of grantees, more than 700 SCA grants have been awarded to agencies and organizations in 49 states since 2008.
A group of bipartisan lawmakers introduced on Thursday, Sept. 10, legislation that would allow people who were formerly involved with the criminal justice system to apply for federal jobs without disclosing previous criminal history until the final stages of hiring.
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges is now accepting submissions to its scholarly, peer-reviewed journal, “Juvenile and Family Court Journal.” Articles should focus on issues of interest to the field of juvenile and family justice, including child abuse and neglect, juvenile delinquency, dual status youth, domestic violence, substance use, child custody and visitation, judicial leadership, and related topics.
This brief from the National Association of Counties provides an overview of the potential impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on county jail systems across the country, particularly with the suspension and termination of Medicaid coverage.
The Collateral Consequences Resource Center launched in the fall of 2014 provides news and commentary about developments in courts and legislatures, practice and advocacy resources, and information about how to obtain relief from collateral consequences in various jurisdictions.
Understanding and addressing challenges associated with putting people with criminal records on pathways to employment requires a two-way dialogue between business leaders and government officials.