Developing a Mental Health Court: An Interdisciplinary Curriculum

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A Message from The CSG Justice Center’s Executive Committee Chair and Vice-Chair

A Message from The CSG Justice Center’s Executive Committee Chair and Vice-Chair

The tragedies of the past week weigh heavily on us. As public safety officials in our respective states, we were outraged to see the very people working to protect the public murdered because of the uniform they wear. We also feel deeply for residents of communities who, because of the color of their skin, fear the people who have sworn an oath to protect them.

State Standards: Building Better Mental Health Courts

State Standards: Building Better Mental Health Courts

As formal “mental health courts” (MHCs) enter their third decade in existence, policymakers are increasingly looking to distill the best of research and practice into state standards that foster high-quality programing and accountability for MHCs in their states.

Q&A with Julian Adler of the Red Hook Community Justice Center

Q&A with Julian Adler of the Red Hook Community Justice Center

As the nation’s first multijurisdictional community court, the Red Hook Community Justice Center in Brooklyn has served as a neighborhood hub for clinical services, community service, youth programs, and other social supports since its founding in 2000.

DC Courts Are Connecting Individuals with On-Site Treatment

DC Courts Are Connecting Individuals with On-Site Treatment

Having an urgent care clinic located only feet away from courtrooms allows judges and court staff to guarantee that people have access to services. For many defendants, this may be the first contact they’ve had with a mental health professional. Moreover, for some, this treatment may well reduce the likelihood that they will be arrested in the future.

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Developing Program Phases in a Mental Health Court

Developing Program Phases in a Mental Health Court

As jurisdictions refine their practices within mental health courts they often seek additional information on using a phased approach as a way to structure program participation. How are program phases created? What makes them effective? How many program phases should a mental health court have? This webinar focusses on answering these questions and others.

Webinar: “Expungement: Policy and Practice in the South”

Webinar: “Expungement: Policy and Practice in the South”

This webinar provides an overview of policy trends regarding the expungement/sealing of criminal record information in the South, using case studies of southern states including South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, ¬¬and Maryland.

Publications

It Takes a Village: Diversion Resources for Police and Families

It Takes a Village: Diversion Resources for Police and Families

This brief explores juvenile assessment resource centers, crisis response centers, and crisis intervention teams across the country that address the needs of youth and connect families to resources and services without the need for juvenile justice involvement.

Updated Inventory of Evidence-Based, Researched-Based, and Promising Practices: For Prevention and Intervention Services for Children and Juveniles in the Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, and Mental Health Systems

Updated Inventory of Evidence-Based, Researched-Based, and Promising Practices: For Prevention and Intervention Services for Children and Juveniles in the Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, and Mental Health Systems

As directed by a bill passed by the Washington State legislature in 2012 regarding prevention and intervention services for children and juveniles, this report reflects promising program applications and the Washington State Institute for Public Policy’s ongoing work on systematic research reviews and its benefit-cost model.

The Prosecution of Youth as Adults

The Prosecution of Youth as Adults

This report analyzes the use of direct file by district attorneys in California to transfer youth into the adult criminal justice system.

Recent Headlines

Rauner Signs Juvenile Justice Reform Bills

“We need to think strategically, thoughtfully, compassionately, about helping people come back, have a second chance and be productive citizens,” Rauner said.