Since the mental health court was implemented, everyone who is booked into the Joplin City Jail is given a brief mental health screen, a process that Jail Administrator Shane Dotson said was unprecedented in Joplin prior to the establishment of the mental health court program.
The aim of this tool is to facilitate an informed discussion among law enforcement agencies and community partners regarding reentry strategies. This material does not constitute a step-by-step guide in creating and implementing a reentry program but rather provides an overview of topics that should be considered and addressed within that development process.
Following in the footsteps of two Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program grantees—Olathe and Overland Park, Kansas—11 other cities in Johnson County, Kansas, will partner with the Johnson County Mental Health Center to implement a mental health co-responder program this year.
The tragedies of the past week weigh heavily on us. As public safety officials in our respective states, we were outraged to see the very people working to protect the public murdered because of the uniform they wear. We also feel deeply for residents of communities who, because of the color of their skin, fear the people who have sworn an oath to protect them.
Throughout California this summer and fall, the #SchoolsNotPrisons tour is combining arts and community engagement to raise awareness around criminal justice, school discipline reform, and public safety issues.
The 12-month program is specifically tailored for mid-senior level leaders who have a proven track record in advocacy, activism, and community organizing, and have been incarcerated or under supervision in the criminal or juvenile justice systems.
In this webinar, officials from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and The Council of State Governments Justice Center explain the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program and how law enforcement agencies can apply for this grant.
This webinar examines secondary trauma and compassion fatigue as experienced by corrections professionals. It brings together the latest research on the physiological impact of trauma exposure with simple, realistic techniques that can mitigate the negative effects, improve personal well being, and enhance professional longevity.
In this webinar BJA representatives provide an overview of the JMHCP solicitation, explain the law enforcement priority consideration, discuss eligibility and application materials, and lead a question and answer session.
In this webinar presenters discuss the unique challenges that law enforcement and mental health service providers face on college campuses, strategies for engaging campus stakeholders (e.g., students, faculty, administration and community residents), and information sharing.
On January 24, 2013, the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) released Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) grant applications. On February 19, 2013, the Council of State Governments Justice Center (CSG Justice Center) hosted a webinar […]
This report details recent evaluations of Bureau of Justice Assistance-funded programs, which include services, grant administration, and criminal justice policy designed to build safer communities.
This report provides information on a wide range of evidence-based practices for screening and assessment of adults in the criminal justice system with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders.
This report from the Vera Institute of Justice contains recommendations on how community health providers and police can work together to promote access to health services for marginalized populations with criminal justice system.
This training video from the International Association of Chiefs and the Bureau of Justice Assistance assists law enforcement agencies with reducing the trauma experienced by children during and after a parental arrest.
This article from PoliceOne provides steps that law enforcement agencies can take to obtain private sector funding. Additionally, the article provides a list of eligible foundations as a starting point for agencies on their search.
Ms. Martin became one of a growing number of impoverished women released from prisons and jails whose plight has been largely overlooked during continuing efforts to reverse mass incarceration, according to criminal justice experts.
At the National Mental Health Court Summit earlier this month, Logan Police Sgt. Louise Speth shared a story that has been burned into her memory since the night it happened eight years ago.
“We know that people with serious mental disorders are at somewhat elevated risk of committing violence,” Dr. Paul Appelbaum says. “Even so, the vast majority of them never commit a violent act. And we know that people with serious mental illnesses are much more likely to end up as victims of violence rather than as perpetrators.”
Roughly 100 female inmates in the county jail will be part of a pilot project to match them with services to treat mental illness and behavioral health problems to make sure they are rehabilitated while they are incarcerated.
Ohio has joined a growing national effort to reduce the number of persons with mental illness who cycle through county jails.