Members of Congress and representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice and the CSG Justice Center welcome grantees, discuss the importance of the Second Chance Act, and introduce the National Reentry Resource Center.
The Honorable Sam Brownback (KS), United States Senate; The Honorable Danny Davis (IL), United States House of Representatives; The Honorable Bobby Scott (VA), United States House of Representatives; Jim Burch, Acting Director, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), U.S. Department of Justice; Rep. Pat Colloton, Kansas House of Representatives; Member, Council of State Governments Justice Center Board of Directors; Michael Thompson, Director, Council of State Governments Justice Center.
The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center wishes everyone a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season. As…Read More
In partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), The…Read More
The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center wishes everyone a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season. As you decide what causes to support for Giving Tuesday on November 29, please consider giving to the CSG Justice Center.Read More
In partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center is seeking applicants to join the nationwide Criminal Justice-Mental Health Learning Sites Program, which will highlight effective approaches from crisis response through courts, jails, probation, and community-based programs.Read More
With unanimous consent, the U.S. Senate passed the bipartisan Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Reauthorization Act of 2022 yesterday, officially approving the legislation sponsored by Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Representatives Bobby Scott (D-VA), Steve Chabot (R-OH), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), and Tom Emmer (R-MN). The bill will expand and improve upon the success of the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act (MIOTCRA) to give the country’s criminal justice and mental health systems the tools they need to serve some of their most vulnerable individuals. It will also provide the resources to help communities divert people from the criminal justice system when appropriate.Read More
While crime and incarceration rates in New Hampshire are low, a large portion of the incarcerated population has an identified mental illness or substance use disorder, and behavioral health needs are a driver of jail incarceration and supervision revocations to prison.Read More
On November 3, 2022, the New Hampshire Governor’s Commission on Mental Illness and the Correction System met for the third time to review preliminary findings from the county jail data analysis conducted by CSG Justice Center staff.Read More