Highlights

[Apply Now] Transforming Juvenile Probation Certificate Program

[Apply Now] Transforming Juvenile Probation Certificate Program

The program will support multidisciplinary teams from state and local jurisdictions—including probation leadership, judges, attorneys, and other key stakeholders—to fundamentally rethink their system-wide approach to probation to increase public safety and improve youth outcomes.

[Apply Now] Innovations in Supervision Initiative: Building Capacity to Create Safer Communities

[Apply Now] Innovations in Supervision Initiative: Building Capacity to Create Safer Communities

The program, funded by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, provides funding for probation and parole agencies to implement more effective practices to reduce recidivism and for a training and technical assistance provider to assist in developing a model for probation agencies to partner with other justice agencies to further mutual public safety goals.

[Apply Now] Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program

[Apply Now] Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program

The program, funded by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, is designed to increase public safety and improve access to effective treatment for people with mental illnesses or co-occurring mental illnesses and substance addictions involved with the criminal justice system by facilitating collaboration among the criminal justice, juvenile justice, mental health treatment, and substance addiction treatment systems.

[Apply Now] Second Chance Act Comprehensive Community-based Adult Reentry Program

[Apply Now] Second Chance Act Comprehensive Community-based Adult Reentry Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance is seeking grant applications from community- and faith-based organizations and Native American tribes interested in developing and implementing comprehensive and collaborative programs that support people who are reentering communities after incarceration, particularly through reentry programs that demonstrate strong partnerships with corrections, parole, probation, law enforcement, and other reentry service providers.

North Dakota Explores Expanding Alternatives to Incarceration and Behavioral Health Services for People in the Criminal Justice System

North Dakota Explores Expanding Alternatives to Incarceration and Behavioral Health Services for People in the Criminal Justice System

At a recent North Dakota Justice Reinvestment Oversight Committee meeting, CSG Justice Center staff highlighted recent decreases in prison admissions that resulted from alcohol and drug offenses and probation revocations. These declines seem to be the cause of a 6.5-percent drop in the state’s total prison population in FY2018, which exceeded expectations, and have reinforced the state’s efforts to increase behavioral health services for people in the criminal justice system.

Second Chance Act Spotlight: Darius Dennis, Norfolk, Virginia

Second Chance Act Spotlight: Darius Dennis, Norfolk, Virginia

“I have the motivation to be in control of my own choices—for how I see my future and how I see my children’s future,” Darius Dennis said. “That’s what the program taught me. So it was absolutely the right thing for me at the right time.”

In Focus: Implementing Mental Health Screening and Assessment

In Focus: Implementing Mental Health Screening and Assessment

This brief is designed to help counties identify the number of people booked into jails who have serious mental illnesses (SMI) and to better connect these individuals to treatment. Determining the number of people who have SMI in jails allows counties to develop or refine strategic plans that will have the greatest impact on addressing this population’s needs.