COVID-19 Assistance for the Justice Community
The ever-changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic requires policymakers and criminal justice practitioners to rapidly adapt their day-to-day operations to the situation at hand. While the pace and scale of the crisis can be overwhelming, the CSG Justice Center is committed more than ever to supporting its members—state and local officials working in all three branches of government in criminal and juvenile justice, behavioral health, housing, and labor.
In partnership with Utah state leaders, the CSG Justice Center is working on several key criminal justice initiatives to increase public safety, including Stepping Up and Face to Face.
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In 2019, a historic number of governors took office for the first time. Those new governors are now facing unprecedented challenges amid the COVID-19 outbreak—challenges that are particularly acute for people who live or work in prisons.Read More
During COVID-19, telehealth has become an essential practice to connect people to services from jails.Read More
Watch the video of Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon's visit with men and women incarcerated in Wyoming who are producing cloth utility masks to help protect themselves, supervising corrections officers, and other government workers.Read More
How three counties have committed to improving their systems’ responses to “priority populations,” people who frequently and repeatedly encounter law enforcement, jails, and emergency departments.Read More
State and local justice systems faced unprecedented challenges in 2020. We look back at our year of creating successes in the midst of hardship and building consensus despite conflict.Read More