Continuing the discussion started in the webinar, Understanding Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in People Involved with the Criminal Justice System, this webinar will address the practical application of tips for working successfully with people in the criminal justice system who have intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DDs).
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Built on evidence-based principles, this training curriculum supports law enforcement and other service providers in fostering strong community relationships, enhancing interactions with youth, and creating effective interventions.
The conference will provide leaders dedicated to improving the administration of criminal justice with a forum for focusing attention on relevant legislation, law enforcement, prosecution, and defense-related needs and practices.
The conference will provide participants with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to provide effective legal services to victims of crime.
The conference will gather some of the nation’s most innovative policymakers and program leaders for a daylong conversation about how to build a more just system and how to welcome people returning from prison back into their communities.
The conference will provide a forum for researchers, clinicians, administrators, educators, policymakers, and grant funding leaders to network, share evidence, and learn about emerging research and relevant policy updates in the field of correctional health care.
This webinar from the SAMHSA GAINS Center will provide an overview of recently released best practice standards for family treatment courts standards and how programs and courts can begin to implement them.
This webinar hosted by the SAMHSA GAINS Center will present ways to incorporate telemedicine into treatment programming for substance addictions and mental illnesses, including how to expand access to medication-assisted treatment using telemedicine.
The non-competitive awards program seeks to recognize innovative county government programs, including those that focus on improving public safety systems, justice systems, community crime prevention, and crisis intervention.
These workshops are for communities that are interested in developing strategies to better identify and respond to the needs of adults with co-occurring mental health and substance addictions in the criminal justice system.
The SAMHSA GAINS Center is soliciting applications from communities interested in developing a capacity to provide trauma-informed training.
The purpose of this program is to support the development and/or expansion of local implementation of a community infrastructure that integrates substance addiction treatment, housing services, and other critical services for individuals (including youth) and families experiencing homelessness.
The purpose of this grant program is to support randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of social programs in any area of U.S. policy, including criminal justice initiatives, for which the funding agency will fund the RCT and the government or another entity will fund the program’s delivery.
This webinar will help attendees learn how to develop their own team from the ground up, covering topics such as the building blocks of police homeless outreach and leveraging community partnerships to end homelessness.
The training institute will provide an interactive learning experience for professionals involved in the community corrections, juvenile justice, and treatment professions.
This symposium is for law enforcement professionals to learn from experts in the field about resources and best practices when developing comprehensive officer safety and wellness strategies.
This training will help law enforcement and other service providers learn effective de-escalation communication skills and techniques.
This webinar will explore ways communities can better support young people who find themselves at the intersections of youth homelessness and juvenile justice.
This year’s summit will offer workshops on an array of topics, such as how to make programmatic changes based on research and data, collective impact in the mentoring field, and mentoring youth who have mental illnesses.
Since 1988, this annual conference has been a leader in promoting the development of the research base essential to improved service systems for children and youth with mental health challenges and their families, including youth involved in the juvenile justice system.
This 44-hour training experience will prepare participants to deliver the Thinking for a Change program to incarcerated people.
Stepping Up recently premiered an animated video describing how counties can collect accurate, accessible data on the number of people entering their jails who have mental illnesses, a critical first step for making measurable reductions to the prevalence of mental illness in jails.
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 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.
On May 25, the CSG Justice Center welcomed Mack Jenkins to its Justice Reinvestment team as a senior policy advisor. In his new role, Mr. Jenkins will leverage his nearly 40 years of criminal justice experience to assist supervision agencies in states across the country in adopting best practices to reduce recidivism and increase public safety.
The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced that $53 million in grants will be awarded to 45 jurisdictions under the Second Chance Act program in FY 2015. Including this year’s cohort of grantees, more than 700 SCA grants have been awarded to agencies and organizations in 49 states since 2008.
The CSG Justice Center’s Handbook for Facilitators is a companion resource to Developing a Mental Health Court: An Interdisciplinary Curriculum, a free online multimedia training that features a flexible series of engaging and comprehensive presentations and activities for people or groups interested in starting, improving, or learning more about mental health courts.
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges is now accepting submissions to its scholarly, peer-reviewed journal, “Juvenile and Family Court Journal.” Articles should focus on issues of interest to the field of juvenile and family justice, including child abuse and neglect, juvenile delinquency, dual status youth, domestic violence, substance use, child custody and visitation, judicial leadership, and related topics.
This brief from the National Association of Counties provides an overview of the potential impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on county jail systems across the country, particularly with the suspension and termination of Medicaid coverage.