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2020 National Mentoring Summit

2020 National Mentoring Summit

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.

[Apply Now] Length of Stay Policy Academy

[Apply Now] Length of Stay Policy Academy

Jurisdictions are invited to apply for this unique training and technical assistance opportunity to use data-driven and research-informed approaches to examine and address factors contributing to length of stay for youth in post-adjudication placement and strengthen policies and practices affecting length of stay for youth.

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Salt Lake County Launches Sweeping Study of Jail Population

The Criminal Justice Advisory Council (CJAC) announced plans for a comprehensive analysis of Salt Lake County’s jail population in an effort to identify ways to reduce re-offense rates among people released from jail and design strategies to improve outcomes for the large portion of the jail population struggling with mental and substance abuse disorders.

Conference Promotes Improved Responses to People With Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System

WASHINGTON, D.C.—More than 300 criminal justice and mental health experts gathered today to share strategies that improve outcomes for justice-involved people with mental illnesses. The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, with the support of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Office of Justice Programs, hosted this fifth national conference, which brings together researchers, practitioners, and public officials annually.

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