Planning and Assessing a Law Enforcement Reentry Strategy Tool

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.

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Congress Funds Key Criminal Justice Programs

Congress Funds Key Criminal Justice Programs

Congress approved a $1.15 trillion Omnibus Appropriations bill that would fund three key programs championed by The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center: the Second Chance Act (SCA), the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act (MIOTCRA), and the Justice Reinvestment Initiative. The spending bill includes the fiscal year 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations bill, which provides $28.7 billion to support U.S. Department of Justice programs.

Announcements

Webinars

Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program Applicants

Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program Applicants

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 […]

Webinar Archive: Innovative Law Enforcement Strategies for Interacting with People that Frequently Require Emergency and Crisis Services

Webinar Archive: Innovative Law Enforcement Strategies for Interacting with People that Frequently Require Emergency and Crisis Services

In this webinar, held July 26, 2012, representatives from the Houston Police Department and the Los Angeles Police Department will discuss the programs they have developed to work more effectively with individuals with mental illnesses who frequently come in contact with law enforcement and emergency services personnel.

To watch an archived recording of this webinar, click here.

To download a PDF of the PowerPoint presentation used in this webinar, click here.

Publications

9 Keys for Police to Secure Private-Sector Funding

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.

Setting an Agenda to Address Race in Policing

Setting an Agenda to Address Race in Policing

This paper from Harvard’s Kennedy School and the National Institute of Justice presents ideas on how police executives can address issues of race in contemporary policing.

Recent Headlines

Criminal Justice Reform in 2015: Year End Review

Huffington Post Criminal justice reform continued to build momentum this year within the inner sanctum of the Beltway and across the nation in a handful of states. It emerged as a significant issue in the presidential campaign, and looks likely […]

Mayor Garcetti Announces Expansion of LAPD SMART Teams

Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the expansion of the Los Angeles Police Department’s SMART (System-Wide Mental Assessment Response Teams) program, which pairs LAPD officers with L.A. County mental health professionals to allow for a more thorough and compassionate response to incidents involving mental illness.

New Executive Director Named by the American Probation and Parole Association

After a nationwide search, Veronica Ballard Cunningham, a 35‐year veteran of pretrial, probation and parole ms in Louisiana, Texas and Illinois, has been appointed as the new Executive Director for the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA). She officially takes the helm on January 4, 2016.