This webinar provides an overview of the intersection of mental illness and the criminal justice system; describes factors contributing to the need for cultural competency as it relates to people in the criminal justice system who have mental illnesses; identifies strategies and best practices that judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys can employ when working with people of diverse backgrounds who have mental illnesses.
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The presenters of this webinar discuss overcoming the challenges to effective community engagement and explore ways to increase the number of juvenile record clearances.
This webinar explores ways that juvenile defenders and civil legal aid attorneys can partner to share expertise and provide essential legal representation for youth facing the collateral consequences of having criminal records.
This webinar provides an overview of the primer, Supporting People with Serious Mental Illnesses and Reducing Their Risk of Contact with the Criminal Justice System, a resource designed to help familiarize psychiatrists with the Risk-Need-Responsivity (RNR) Model—which is used by criminal justice professionals to identify the factors that contribute to a person’s risk of recidivism and tailor interventions based on the identified factors—and provide information on ways psychiatrists can help address the particular needs of this population.
During this webinar, judges and other court personnel learn about the tips for recognizing indications of a mental illness and/or substance use disorder in the courtroom, the process for treatment recommendation and referral for defendants with behavioral health needs, and how to collaborate with behavioral health care providers in their communities
This webinar explores the breadth of collateral consequences of a juvenile adjudication and discusses ways in which youth can overcome some of those barriers.
In this webinar, CSG Justice Center staff explain the training and technical assistance opportunities and resources available to FY17 JMHCP Category 3 Implementation & Expansion grantees.
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.
This webinar for mental health court curriculum state trainers discusses strategies to utilize trauma-informed court approaches in mental health courts.
During this recorded live session, presenters reviewed cutting edge research on trauma and its impacts; explored best practices for trauma interventions, services, and the development of a trauma-informed approach; and identified specific considerations for utilizing a trauma-informed approach when working with people involved in the justice system.
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.
This webinar provides an overview of three briefs that were recently published by National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges on the treatment of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders among youth.
This video, aired on DC Public Safety Television and produced by Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia (CSOSA) and the Office of Cable Television, provides an overview of CSOSA’ efforts to implement best practices for […]
This webinar, held on March 26th, 2013, provided an overview of emerging research about mental health courts and discussed its implications for mental health court practitioners and policymakers. During the webinar, mental health court researchers shared their findings and facilitated […]
This webinar, held January 10, 2013, provides an introduction to Developing a Mental Health Court: An Interdisciplinary Curriculum, a free online multimedia curriculum for individuals and teams seeking to start, maintain, or simply learn more about mental health courts. Featuring a combination […]
This webinar, held on August 16, 2012, provided an overview of how court-based programs (e.g., problem-solving courts) can effectively address the needs of participants with both mental health and substance use disorders. Roger Peters, PhD, one of the nation’s leading experts on this issue, discussed what court-based programs can do to ensure the success of participants with co-occurring disorders, including refining eligibility considerations, implementing screening and assessment, connecting participants with evidence-based treatment, and making enhancements to treatment and supervision strategies. The webinar concluded with a Q & A session in which Dr. Peters answered questions from webinar attendees.
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Staff from the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Justice Center provided an overview of the kinds of technical assistance that will be available to 2011 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program grantees and how they can take advantage of these resources.
Recognition of the significance and prevalence of trauma issues for individuals in the criminal justice system is growing and systems are responding by becoming trauma-informed. In Trauma Services in Criminal Justice Settings: What, Why & How, Joan Gillece, Ph.D. presented information on what trauma is and how it can affect those involved in the criminal justice system. Flo Hepola, a mental health clinician, addressed the challenges to providing trauma services in the criminal justice setting and ways practitioners can address these challenges. The webinar concluded with a question-and-answer session with the presenters.
This webinar provided practitioners with an orientation to data collection in mental health courts and offered concrete skills for working with data in Microsoft Excel. The webinar featured perspectives on collecting data from Cynthea Kimmelman, director of administrative services at the Bronx Mental Health Court (NY), one of the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Mental Health Court Learning Sites. Andrew Barbee, senior research associate at the CSG Justice Center, demonstrated basic Excel features that facilitate data collection and analysis. This portion of the presentation included step-by-step instructions on how to best use selected features in Microsoft Excel 2003 (Excel 2007 analogs will be mentioned). The webinar concluded with a question-and-answer session with Ms. Kimmelman and Mr. Barbee, as well as Hallie Fader-Towe, policy analyst, CSG Justice Center, who provided perspectives on the issue of data collection among mental health courts nationwide.
This webinar explored why the rights due to victims in traditional criminal court proceedings are not always made available to individuals who are victimized by people accepted into mental health courts. Panelists suggested practical solutions for improving victims’ rights policies and highlighted recommendations from the Justice Center publication, Guide to the Role of Crime Victims in Mental Health Courts, developed with support from the Office for Victims of Crime. Panelists also outlined strategies for involving victims at various points in the mental health court process without compromising adherence to medical privacy mandates and principles.
This webinar will highlight two jurisdictions—the State of Oklahoma and Douglas County, Nebraska—and explain how they used Collaborative Comprehensive Case Plans to enhance their case planning processes and promote recovery, successful diversion from the criminal justice system to treatment, or reentry to the community among their participants. There will be time for questions at the end of the webinar.
During this webinar, participants will learn about the integration of social learning and/or cognitive behavioral approaches, as well as other-risk reduction strategies, in employment program models. These lessons are especially useful for corrections and workforce development administrators and practitioners as well as community-based reentry service providers who are interested in improving employment outcomes for people assessed as being at a moderate to high risk of reoffending.