Funded through the Second Chance Act, this program provides resources to states, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribes to develop and implement more effective and evidence-based probation and parole practices that effectively address people’s needs and reduce recidivism.
This program develops and provides a range of training, technical assistance, and resources to state, tribal, community, and private organizations that serve minority youth who are in or are at risk of entering the juvenile justice system.
This program uses alternatives to incarceration that have been shown to produce better outcomes for youth.
Beginning in January 2017, the Stepping Up partners—The American Psychiatric Association Foundation, The National Association of Counties, and The Council of State Governments Justice Center—are launching a comprehensive approach to delivering technical assistance (TA) and facilitating communication among counties to move their initiatives forward.
Judicial Work at the Interface of Mental Health and Criminal Justice is a four-hour live interactive training designed for all judges who hear criminal cases. The program was created by judges and psychiatrists working in partnership with the American Psychiatric Association Foundation and the CSG Justice Center with input from The National Judicial College and SAMHSA’s GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance is now soliciting applications for the Smart Policing Initiative to support implementation and evaluation of unique approaches to chronic crime problems, emerging crime problems, or barriers to police agencies’ ability to address such problems.
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance is now accepting applications for the Smart Prosecution project, which seeks to enable prosecutorial agencies to identify and define their most pressing crime problems and institute lasting cultural and organizational changes that foster reliance on and effective use of evidence-based practices, data, and technology.
The Council on Mentally Ill Offenders released its 15th annual report this month, highlighting ways to address the mental health needs of people in the justice system in California. The report cites the Stepping Up initiative—a national effort to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses and co-occurring substance use disorders in jails—as a sign of increasing attention to this issue and as an opportunity for action, with 21 California counties participating to date.
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance is accepting applications for direct grants to states through the Justice Reinvestment Initiative: Maximizing State Reforms.
The McCourt School of Public Policy’s LEAD Conference is an annual event that brings together experts and key stakeholders to examine a particular policy challenge and discuss potential solutions.