The 2018 National Tribal Judicial and Court Personnel conference will provide quality culturally-appropriate continuing legal education to more than 200 tribal judges, peacemakers, and court personnel.
Mental Health In the News
The 2018 CACITA conference aims to share best practices among CIT officers, CIT presenters, behavioral health, and other health care professionals and community partners.
This year’s IALEP conference will focus on bridging borders between the community and law enforcement agencies by providing law enforcement planners with a multitude of speakers scheduled to present innovative ideas on tackling issues that law enforcement face in today’s society.
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.
The Council of State Governments Justice Center (CSG Justice Center) applauded members of the Senate Judiciary Committee for their overwhelmingly bipartisan vote to approve the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Act (JMHCA) of 2013.
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.
Part of a law enforcement officer’s job is to defuse a situation before it gets out of hand. Another part is keeping the spark from being lit in the first place. That’s where a better understanding of mental illness can help—and where a new partnership between the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office and the National Alliance on Mental Illness comes in.
The Potter County Criminal Justice Advisory Board has developed a DUI Treatment Court, Drug Treatment Court and a pilot Pre-Trial Diversion Program to help people stay out of jail by offering substance addiction treatment and related services.
As with adults, when a kid is declared incompetent to stand trial, the state can detain him while trying to improve his mental functioning and knowledge of court procedures. But while California law limits the amount of time adults can be confined—often in hospitals—during this process, no such cap exists for children, who are regularly held in juvenile hall instead