Monthly Archive: September 2017

Sep 21

Celebrate Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning

Jobs for the Future will kick off National Apprenticeship week and formally launch its Center for Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning at a luncheon with national and international leaders in the field. The event will celebrate the history of the expanding movement to support apprenticeship and other forms of work-based learning in mainstream workforce development and talent solutions for …

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Sep 21

Second Chance Act Client Spotlight: Sharon Hadley, Harris County, Texas

By the CSG Justice Center Staff When Sharon Hadley (left) arrived at Santa Maria Hostel in July 2012, she had just completed the latest in her decade-long string of sentences for drug-related offenses. “Now that I look back over my life, I can see how the wheels started coming off even before I really knew …

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Sep 21

Second Chance Act Program Spotlight: Paths to Recovery, Santa Maria Hostel Harris County, Texas

By the CSG Justice Center Program Basics: Santa Maria Hostel provides substance use treatment and supportive housing to women in Harris County, Texas, many of whom are admitted to Santa Maria Hostel after their release from prison or jail. With Second Chance Act grant funding, Santa Maria Hostel began employing recovery coaches in 2013 to …

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Sep 20

Dos and Don’ts for Reducing Recidivism Among Young Adults in the Justice System

This resource presents a concrete list of dos and don’ts that policymakers and justice system leaders can use to guide policy and practice changes focused on young adults in the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems. Informed by both research and practice, the list outlines supervision and service strategies that states and localities should and …

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Sep 20

New Resource Highlights How Psychiatrists Can Help Patients Who Have Serious Mental Illnesses Reduce Their Risk of Contact with the Justice System

The Judges and Psychiatrists Leadership Initiative (JPLI) released Supporting People with Serious Mental Illnesses and Reducing Their Risk of Contact with the Criminal Justice System, a primer developed for psychiatrists to better understand the principles of the Risk-Need-Responsivity (RNR) model and address the forensic needs of patients who have serious mental illnesses (SMIs) and a …

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Sep 20

Supporting People with Serious Mental Illnesses and Reducing Their Risk of Contact with the Criminal Justice System

The CSG Justice Center’s Judges and Psychiatrists Leadership Initiative (JPLI) released a primer developed with the support of the American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF). With input from leading clinical and forensic psychiatrists, Supporting People with Serious Mental Illnesses and Reducing Their Risk of Contact with the Criminal Justice System was written to help familiarize clinical …

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Sep 20

Justice Reinvestment Task Force Continues Review of Criminal Justice System

KMIZ/ABC By Sara Maslar-Donar JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s incarceration rate is the eighth highest in the nation, and according to state data, it’s not losing that rank anytime soon. According to the Missouri Department of Corrections, Missouri’s population growth is projected to grow 5 percent in the next five years. Under current trends, MDOC will …

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Sep 19

Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch: Investing in All Our Workers, including Our Inmates

The Cap Times By Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch Fourth-grade students from across Wisconsin visit the lieutenant governor’s Capitol office throughout the school year. In the office, a wooden box displays all the challenge coins I’ve been given. There are coins representing military, fire and police, each a reminder of the sacrifices they make to keep …

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Sep 19

Apply Now for the Law Enforcement–Mental Health Learning Sites Program

In partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center is seeking applicants for the Law Enforcement–Mental Health Learning Sites Program. This program is designed to identify and highlight agencies from across the country with successful police-mental health collaboration (PMHC) programs between the law …

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Sep 15

U.S. House of Representatives Approves FY18 Funding Levels for Criminal Justice Programs

By CSG Justice Center Staff Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the $1.2 trillion Fiscal Year 2018 omnibus spending bill on a vote of 211-198. The omnibus includes the Commerce-Justice-Science (CJS) bill, which provides $29 billion for Department of Justice (DOJ) grants that help fund programs that have been proven to reduce recidivism at …

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