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Stepping Up Technical Assistance Opportunities in 2017

Stepping Up Technical Assistance Opportunities in 2017

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.

Apply for Training: Judicial Work at the Interface of Mental Health and Criminal Justice

Apply for Training: Judicial Work at the Interface of Mental Health and Criminal Justice

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.

Apply Now: Smart Policing Initiative

Apply Now: Smart Policing Initiative

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.

Apply Now: Smart Prosecution Initiative Training and Technical Assistance Program

Apply Now: Smart Prosecution Initiative Training and Technical Assistance Program

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.

Stepping Up Featured in Report to California Legislature

Stepping Up Featured in Report to California Legislature

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.