The Multi-System Collaboration Training and Technical Assistance Program supports jurisdictions that are interested in developing a sound infrastructure to promote multi-system approaches to serving at-risk, justice-involved youth and their families.
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Participants will have the opportunity for self evaluation of current agency practice around restrictive housing, participation in skill-building activities, discussions, problem-solving exercises, and information sharing with peers facing similar challenges from across the U.S.
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.
A two-day summit bringing together teams of criminal justice and behavioral health professionals in U.S. communities of all sizes kicked off Monday as part of a national initiative to address the mental health crisis in our nation’s jails.
Congressional leaders committed to improving mental health services and public safety joined the National Association of Counties (NACo) and the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center today for a briefing on the new wave of national efforts to reduce the overwhelming number of people with mental disorders cycling through U.S. jails.
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 White House’s Police Data Initiative and Data-Driven Justice Initiative Teach now support more than 100 jurisdictions – communities, counties, and states – and collectively reach over 94 million Americans.
Since its inception in June 2015, the local Stepping Up Initiative has continued to make long and swift strides in treatment for those with mental health issues in Pettis County, Massachusetts.
Hundreds of law enforcement professionals from across the U.S. raised their hands to answer a simple question on Monday: “How many in this group (have) a story – either personal or (professional) – about confronting somebody with a mental health problem?” National Sheriff’s Association Director Jonathan Thompson asked.