November 2017 archive

Nov 17

Prosocial Employment Programs Create Positive Outcomes For Men in Michigan Correctional Facilities

By Erica Nelson and Ashleigh Fryer, CSG Justice Center staff Participants in the Michigan Department of Corrections’ Vocational Village learn cabinet making during a carpentry skills class. Looking forward 30 years from now, Curtis sees a future where he’s retired and living off the 401k he’s accrued after years of working a steady job he …

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Nov 16

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

Hosted by the Judges and Psychiatrists Leadership Initiative Date: Wednesday, Dec. 20 Time: 1–2:20 p.m. ET People who have serious mental illnesses (SMIs) are increasingly overrepresented in the criminal justice system. But as leaders in behavioral health, psychiatrists are in a unique position to address the complex needs of this population. This webinar will provide an overview …

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Nov 16

Register for Webinar: Collateral Consequences of a Juvenile Adjudication–How Juvenile Records Can Affect Youth Even After the Case is Over

Hosted by the Clean Slate Clearinghouse, with funding support from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance Date: Tuesday, Nov. 28 Time: 2–3 p.m. ET Juvenile records do not just disappear when youth turn 18, and those records can significantly affect a child’s …

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Nov 15

Gov. Reynolds of Iowa Meets Face to Face with Incarcerated People at Maximum Security Facility

By CSG Justice Center Staff Joining the growing list of governors and elected officials who have joined the Face to Face initiative (#MeetFacetoFace), Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds recently visited the maximum security Anamosa State Penitentiary. During their visit, Gov. Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg met with people incarcerated in the facility who are participating in Iowa’s largest apprenticeship program. The pair also led …

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Nov 15

Register for Webinar: Practical Considerations Related to Release and Sentencing for Defendants Who Have Behavioral Health Needs: A Judicial Guide

Hosted by the Judges and Psychiatrists Leadership Initiative Date: Tuesday, Dec. 12 Time: 2–3:30 p.m. ET This webinar is for the field-wide release of Practical Considerations Related to Release and Sentencing for Defendants Who Have Behavioral Health Needs: A Judicial Guide, a resource designed to assist judges in making informed connections to treatment for people …

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Nov 14

Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein Delivers Remarks at the 50 State Summit on Public Safety

The United States Department of Justice Remarks as prepared for delivery Thank you, Alan, for that kind introduction.  It is a privilege to be here this morning. I want to thank the Council of State Governments and the Association of State Correctional Administrators for putting on this program.  I understand that this summit is the …

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Nov 14

Apply Now: State Forums on Public Safety—Data-Driven Criminal Justice Briefings for State Policymakers

As a continuation of the 50-State Summit on Public Safety, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) will provide support for up to 25 states to host a State Forum on Public Safety in early 2018. Criminal justice experts from The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center or the Crime and …

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Nov 13

Teams from All 50 States Gather to Examine Local Criminal Justice Trends, Learn from One Another and Develop Solutions

By CSG Justice Center Staff Corrections directors, state legislators, law enforcement officials and behavioral health professionals from all 50 states gathered today at The 50-State Summit on Public Safety, an unprecedented event designed to help critical leaders examine individual state trends in crime, arrests, corrections populations, addiction and mental health, and ultimately develop integrated approaches …

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Nov 13

End “Stovepipe Approach” to Public Safety, State Officials Told

The Crime Report By Ted Guest To many Americans, “criminal justice reform” means addressing two prominent challenges: reining in abusive police officers or cutting prison populations. This week, the Council of State Governments Justice Center and the Association of State Correctional Administrators brought teams from all 50 states to Washington, D.C., to underline the fact that reform means much …

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Nov 11

New Resource Helps Inform Judges’ Decision Making Related to Defendants Who Have Behavioral Health Needs

By CSG Justice Center Staff The Judges and Psychiatrists Leadership Initiative (JPLI) released Practical Considerations Related to Release and Sentencing for Defendants Who Have Behavioral Health Needs: A Judicial Guide and an accompanying bench card, resources designed to assist judges in making informed connections to treatment for people who have behavioral health needs that enter …

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