Sep

22

Community-Level Steps for Cross-Sector Collaboration to Increase Housing Opportunity (Part of the “Thinking Outside the Box Housing Webinar Series”)

Past Event
September 22, 2022, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm , Eastern

Community-Level Steps for Cross-Sector Collaboration to Increase Housing Opportunity

📅 September 22, 2022 | 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET

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The Action Points Framework: Four Key Steps to Expanding Housing Opportunities

📅 May 19, 2022 | 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET

Hosted by The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, Bureau of Justice Assistance, and Corporation for Supportive Housing

State and local leaders are beginning to understand that providing affordable, permanent housing is fundamental to reducing justice system involvement, particularly for people with behavioral health needs. However, affordable housing is scarce nationwide, and people who have been involved in the justice system face a number of barriers to accessing available housing, including stigma and prohibitions based on criminal records. In light of these challenges, this webinar is the first in a series that will equip justice system leaders with the tools for meaningful collaboration with housing, behavioral health, and other key partners to fully leverage available funding to provide and develop housing for people leaving the justice system.

In this webinar, participants will gain an understanding of the evidence of the role of housing in preventing and reducing involvement with the justice system, as well as other important outcomes. Attendees will be introduced to a framework that can guide communities in increasing housing options for people within the justice system who have behavioral health needs. Finally, participants will hear from one state that has successfully implemented a cross-system approach to increase housing for people with justice involvement.

 

Speakers:

  • Charles Francis, Project Manager, Behavioral Health, CSG Justice Center
  • Richard Rowe, Senior Program Manager, Corporation for Supportive Housing
  • Zac Schnaffer, Supportive Housing Services Manager, Office of Homeless Initiatives, Colorado Department of Local Affairs

Prioritizing Housing Resources for People in the Justice System

📅 June 23, 2022 | 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET

Hosted by The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH)

The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center and CSH are pleased to announce the second session of our Thinking Outside the Box housing webinar series, Prioritizing Housing Resources for People in the Justice System. Participants will learn about how to connect people in contact with the justice system to homelessness and housing systems. This webinar will introduce participants to the basics of housing Continuums of Care (CoCs), CoC prioritization processes, and resources available through the American Rescue Plan. Speakers will include representatives from communities that are making this population a priority and rethinking their prioritization processes. Participants will leave this webinar with knowledge of the benefits and processes of connecting people to evidence-based housing and supportive service interventions.

Speakers:

  • Thomas Coyne, Senior Policy Analyst, Behavioral Health, CSG Justice Center
  • Brooke Page, Southwest Director, CSH
  • Katie Kitchen, Director, Ohio, CSH
  • Dylan Shubitz, Director of Intake and Special Programs · Housing Authority of the City of Austin

Key Development Concepts and Housing Models for Justice System Leaders

📅 July 21, 2022 | 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET

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Hosted by The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, and the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH).

The third Thinking Outside the Box housing webinar, hosted by the CSG Justice Center and CSH, will focus on key development concepts and housing models for justice system leaders. This webinar will introduce participants to core housing development concepts and strategies related to funding capital, operations, and services. Participants will review housing models and interventions for people impacted by the justice system. This webinar will introduce justice leaders to steps they can take to engage development partners and build a cross-sector development team. Speakers will include people from communities and organizations that have undertaken housing development inclusive of people in the justice system. Participants will leave this webinar with the confidence needed to engage their housing and other partners in housing development discussions.

Speakers:

  • Charley Francis, Project Manager, Behavioral Health, CSG Justice Center
  • Brian McShane, Associate Director, Metro Team, CSH
  • Margaret Adams, Senior Program, Southwest, CSH


Making the Case for Housing

📅 August 18, 2022 | 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET

Hosted by The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center; the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH); and Luken Solutions

This webinar will introduce participants to the context and data supporting a focus on people who frequently cycle between public systems (jails, emergency rooms, shelters, etc.). Participants will gain an understanding of methods for quantifying these system costs. This webinar will demonstrate a tool that can combine system and (anonymous) individual data to tell a compelling story to policymakers, tailored to each unique community. Speakers include representatives from communities that have made the “business case” to increase investments in housing. Participants will leave this webinar with an understanding of how to begin to make the “business case” themselves.

Speakers:

  • Thomas Coyne, Senior Policy Analyst, Behavioral Health, CSG Justice Center
  • Kim Keaton, Director of Data and Analytics, CSH
  • Katie Bonamasso, Senior Program Manager, CSH
  • Sally Luken, President, Luken Solutions

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This project was supported by Grant No. 2019-ZB-BX-K002 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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