The conference will bring together nearly 2,000 elected and appointed county officials to focus on federal policy issues, including those related to criminal justice, that impact counties and their residents.
The conference will gather some of the nation’s most innovative policymakers and program leaders for a daylong conversation about how to build a more just system and how to welcome people returning from prison back into their communities.
The non-competitive awards program seeks to recognize innovative county government programs, including those that focus on improving public safety systems, justice systems, community crime prevention, and crisis intervention.
The purpose of this grant program is to support randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of social programs in any area of U.S. policy, including criminal justice initiatives, for which the funding agency will fund the RCT and the government or another entity will fund the program’s delivery.
The annual meeting will provide relevant, timely, and thought-provoking educational sessions and offer attendees the opportunity to learn, grow, and network.
The foundation provides funding for projects that support the core values of racial equity, economic well-being, and fundamental fairness for all.
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.
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.