Monthly Archive: May 2017

May 19

Save the Date: Live Video Panel Discussion on Two Years of Stepping Up to Reduce Mental Illness in Jails

Since its launch in May 2015, Stepping Up has called on counties to pass resolutions to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jails. So far, more than 350 counties have joined the initiative and started or enhanced comprehensive plans to impact the lives of people with mental illnesses in the justice system …

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May 18

Apply Now: School-Justice Partnerships Certificate Program

The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University is accepting applications for the School-Justice Partnerships Certificate Program, which is designed to provide school and district staff, court professionals, law enforcement, and other child-serving community leaders with the knowledge necessary to address the immediate and long-term needs of students in, or at risk of entering, …

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May 18

Apply Now: Second Chance Act Comprehensive Community-Based Adult Reentry Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance is seeking grant applications from community- and faith-based organizations and Native American tribal groups interested in developing and implementing comprehensive and collaborative programs that support people who are reentering communities after incarceration. Grantees will develop comprehensive case-management plans for people reentering their communities who are at medium-to-high risk of reoffending. The …

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May 18

Colorado Will No Longer Lock up People Who Are Suicidal or in Mental Health Crisis

The Denver Post By Jennifer Brown It soon will be against the law in Colorado to lock people in jail when they are picked up on mental health holds. The legislation signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday also increases funds for a network of crisis-response teams, walk-in mental health treatment centers and transportation to …

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May 18

Apply Now: Smart on Juvenile Justice—Systemwide Reform and Reinvestment Initiative

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is seeking applications for FY 2017 Smart on Juvenile Justice: Systemwide Reform and Reinvestment Initiative, which includes two categories: planning grants for states’ systemwide juvenile justice reform strategies, and funding for an organization or institution of higher education to provide technical assistance to selected states. States that …

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May 18

Apply Now: Second Chance Act Implementing County and Statewide Plans to Improve Outcomes for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications for the FY2017 Second Chance Act: Implementing County and Statewide Plans to Improve Outcomes for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System Program. The program will provide grants to support counties and states that have developed a recidivism-reduction plan to better align …

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May 18

Register for Webinar: Racial and Ethnic Disparities—Communities in Action

Hosted by the Center for Children’s Law and Policy (CCLP) During this webinar, attendees will learn about CCLP’s work with states and localities to implement data-driven reforms that achieve measurable reductions in racial and ethnic disparities in the juvenile justice system. Attendees will hear from communities that have participated in this work, and from jurisdictions …

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May 18

Apply Now: Supporting the Well-Being of System-Involved LGBTQ Youth Certificate Program

The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University is now accepting applications for the Supporting the Well-Being of System-Involved LGBTQ Youth Certificate Program, which is designed to help juvenile justice, child welfare, and other system partners target and improve outcomes for at-risk LGBTQ youth. The program will focus on the particular challenges faced by LGBTQ youth in child-serving systems (including juvenile …

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May 17

Three Arizona State Prisons Plan to Add Employment Centers to Help Soon-To-Be Released Inmates Find Jobs

Havasu News By Jenna Aronson PHOENIX – Jude Garcia spent three and half years behind bars for armed robbery and aggravated assault. He left prison with the clothes he wore when he was incarcerated, $100 and no job. “I applied close to 50 jobs after I was released, but no one would hire me because …

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May 16

Most Teachers in California Say They Need More Training in Alternatives to Suspensions, Survey Finds

EdSource By Jane Meredith Adams When Erika Jones, a kindergarten teacher in Los Angeles, needed to know what to do for a tantrum-throwing, book-hurling kindergartner in lieu of sending him to the principal’s office, she discovered she’d have to teach herself a new approach to school discipline. “For me personally, I didn’t receive any training …

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