April 2018 archive

Register for Webinar: Responding to the 2018 Solicitation for the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program

Hosted by the CSG Justice Center with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance Date: Tuesday, May 8 Time: 2–3:30 p.m. ET In this webinar, representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and the CSG Justice Center will review the FY2018 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration …

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Apply Now: Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is accepting applications for the FY 2018 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP). JMHCP grants support public safety and violence reduction through service partnerships that enhance and improve law enforcement responses to people with mental illnesses or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders who come into contact …

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Apply Now: Initiative to Develop a Research-Based Practice Guide to Prevent and Reduce Youth Violence in Communities

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications for its FY 2018 Initiative to Develop a Research-Based Practice Guide to Prevent and Reduce Youth Violence in Communities. The purpose of the initiative is to support the development of a practice guide to prevent and reduce youth-perpetrated gun and gang violence. …

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Apply Now: Juvenile Reentry Research and Evaluation Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications for its FY 2018 Juvenile Reentry Research and Evaluation Program. Funding will support methodologically rigorous research and evaluations, ideally using an experimental research design, with practical implications for federally funded juvenile reentry efforts, including in areas such as screening and assessment, behavioral …

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Apply Now: Mentoring Research Partners Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications for its FY 2018 Mentoring Research Partners Program, which aims to support research and evaluation efforts that inform the development and implementation of effective mentoring practices to prevent and intervene in criminal behavior by youth. The OJJDP seeks applicants who wish to …

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10-Year Anniversary of the Second Chance Act Celebrated on Capitol Hill

By CSG Justice Center Staff As policymakers continue to focus on the importance of safe and successful reentry among people leaving prisons and jails, and with President Trump designating April 2018 “Second Chance Month,” a group of national leaders paused last week to reflect on the impact of the Second Chance Act—a law passed in …

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Addressing the Needs of Veterans in the Criminal Justice System

Hosted by the CSG Justice Center with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance Download a PDF of the presentation. This webinar provides an overview of national estimates of incarcerated veterans; explains components of the Veterans Health Administration’s veterans justice programs; expands awareness of the needs of veterans in the …

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Dauphin County, PA, Rolls out Plan to Reform Criminal Justice System for Mentally Ill

ABC27 News By Sarah Gisriel Closures of state hospitals and limited funding for treatment services has put stress on jail systems across the country, and Dauphin County is no exception. In 2016, 44 percent of the county’s mentally ill inmates returned to prison within a year of their initial booking. Officials say now, it’s time …

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Report: Baltimore County Needs to Improve Emergency Response to Mental Health Situations

Baltimore Sun By Pamela Wood Baltimore County could make significant improvements to how it responds to emergency situations involving people with mental health issues, including hiring more crisis counselors and expanding training for police officers and 911 call-takers, an outside group says in a new report. County Executive Kevin Kamenetz ordered an independent review of how police …

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WATCH: Nebraska Gov. Ricketts Connects Face to Face with Corrections Officers and Reentry Program Participants

By CSG Justice Center Staff Gov. Pete Ricketts of Nevada became the latest elected official to join the Face to Face initiative (#MeetFacetoFace) by visiting the maximum-security Tecumseh State Correctional Institution in February 2018. Since the initiative’s launch late last year, a bipartisan group of 13 governors—7 Republicans, 6 Democrats—have participated in Face to Face …

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