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Rickey Moore

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With Second Chance Act Grant, Probation Officer Brings Positive Change to Maricopa County

By The Council of State Governments Justice Center Staff Tasked with working one-on-one with people under supervision, probation and parole officers play a critical role in supporting a person’s successful reentry to the community. And yet, officers are also often overworked, tasked with large caseloads, and experience trauma from the day-to-day requirements of their position. …

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To Safely Cut Incarceration, States Rethink Responses to Supervision Violations

This month, The Pew Charitable Trusts released To Safely Cut Incarceration, States Rethink Responses to Supervision Violations, a brief that highlights policies states have enacted through  the Justice Reinvestment Initiative that have reduced revocations to prison for technical violations of probation and parole conditions. These policies include using positive incentives, administrative responses, and supervision approaches …

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[Register for Webinar] Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: 10 Tips Law Enforcement Officers Need to Know

Hosted by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Vera Institute of Justice Date: Thursday, July 18 Time: 1–2:15 p.m. ET Law enforcement officers frequently come in contact with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) but often do not receive specialized training on how to identify and interact with people …

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Guidance to States and School Systems on Addressing Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in Schools

This informational bulletin from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services provides guidance to states and school systems about addressing mental health and substance use issues in schools. It provides examples of approaches for services in schools and describes some Medicaid authorities that states may use …

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[Apply Now] Evaluation of Juvenile Corrections Executive Leadership Training

The U.S. Department of Justice’s National institute of Justice is seeking applications for funding for a rigorous evaluation project to examine juvenile corrections executive leadership training. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is supporting training to assist juvenile facility superintendents and other juvenile corrections personnel in their efforts to develop and implement effective …

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[Apply Now] Rural Jails Research & Policy Network

The Vera Institute of Justice, with support from Arnold Ventures, is seeking proposals from U.S.-based universities to participate in a new Rural Jails Research and Policy Network. Local jail populations in rural jurisdictions across America have grown dramatically over the past 45 years, both in absolute numbers and as a driver of mass incarceration nationally. …

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[Apply Now] Mental and Substance Use Disorders Prevalence Study

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for its FY2019 Mental and Substance Use Disorders Prevalence Study. Mental illness, particularly serious mental illness, is a significant public health problem with substantial unmet treatment needs in the United States. However, current surveillance systems leave several gaps in the understanding of these …

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A Second Chance: Prisoners Thrive in Program Designed to Open up Job Opportunities

The Nevada Independent By Michaela Chesin and Trey Arline At Florence McClure Women’s Correctional Center on Wednesday, a former soldier-turned-prisoner described loving to paint murals, writing poetry and music and becoming a leader and role model for other inmates. Her speech about the desire to change the narrative about her life brought Gov. Steve Sisolak to tears in …

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MAT Inside Correctional Facilities: Addressing Medication Diversion

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of FDA-approved medications in combination with behavioral therapies to treat alcohol and opioid addictions. When provided as part of the rehabilitation and reentry process for people incarcerated in correctional facilities, MAT addresses substance use as a criminogenic risk factor and may contribute to long-term recovery and reduced recidivism. As …

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Affordable Housing Alliance Announces Medicaid Effort Combining Health and Housing

CT Examiner By Cate Hewitt A new Medicaid supportive housing benefit for high-cost, high-need individuals is in the works and will combine affordable housing with social services needs. The program, which is in development and may be ready to implement in about six months, was presented by Kate McEvoy, director of the Division of Health Services …

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