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Rickey Moore

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‘FACT’ Teams Aim to Keep People with Mental Illness out of Jail

MPR News By Alisa Roth When someone is experiencing a mental health crisis, often the only alternatives are jail or an emergency room. Neither of those alternatives is particularly helpful, and sometimes they can make a person’s condition worse. Nationwide, cities and counties are searching for cheaper and more therapeutic options. Some are turning to Forensic Assertive Community Treatment, or FACT, teams — a …

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Bevin Launches ‘Hope and Help’ Initiative to Combat Substance Use Disorder, Provide Vital Resources

KyForward.com By KyForward.com Staff Gov. Matt Bevin has announced a new statewide public awareness effort to continue the Commonwealth’s historic momentum in combating the opioid epidemic. The Governor’s Office, in collaboration with the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet’s (JPSC) Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP), is launching the “Hope and Help” initiative to provide vital …

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[Register for Webinar] On Track: How Well Are States Preparing Youth in the Juvenile Justice System for Employment

Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance Date: Wednesday, Sept. 25 Time: 1–2 p.m. ET In 2019, The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center partnered with the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators to conduct a 50-state survey on the provision of …

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Training Offers Tools to Deliver Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions to Reduce Recidivism

By The Council of State Governments Justice Center Staff Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock.com A growing body of research has shown that cognitive-behavioral interventions (CBIs) can significantly reduce recidivism by helping people understand and change the thinking patterns that can lead to criminal behavior. To expand the use of CBIs for people involved in the criminal justice …

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[Opinion] Police Chiefs and Advocates for the Homeless Agree: Housing, Not Handcuffs, Is the Right Way to Deal with Poverty

The Washington Post By John Dixon and Eric Tars In an era of bad news, here’s a rare piece of good: The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty recently helped strike down an antiquated Virginia law allowing police to arrest and imprison people deemed “habitual drunkards.” The legislature and administration should now use the …

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[Register for Webinar] The Essential Role of Juvenile Diversion

Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention  Date: Monday, Sept. 23 Time: 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. ET In 2016, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention began awarding grants to states seeking to revamp their juvenile diversion policies and …

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Kansas Inmate Will Be Allowed Opioid Addiction Drugs

The New York Times By Sandra E. Garcia The American Civil Liberties Union said it had reached a settlement with a federal prison in Kansas that had denied buprenorphine, an opioid addiction medication, to an inmate who the group said would “inevitably suffer and possibly die” without it. The inmate, Leaman Crews, is set to receive …

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How This Police Department Is Fighting for Its Officers’ Mental Health after Suicides

U.S. News By Hannah Rappleye and Emily R. Siegel One night in 2006, rain fell as Lt. Ed Rediske slumped in a chair in his backyard, a gun balanced on his knees. It was easier for him to imagine ending his life than it was to ask for help. “I didn’t feel like I could cope,” …

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Juvenile Justice: How Maryland Breaks the Cycle of Detention with Family Support

Salisbury Daily Times By Kaisha Young Over the last two decades, states across the U.S. — including Maryland — have shifted their approach to juvenile justice. In 2018, the total number of juvenile detention admissions on the lower Eastern Shore dropped 12 percent from the previous year, according to the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services. While there are …

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Ex-Prison Shows Animated Films Made by Incarcerated Artists

AP By Kristen de Groot Ezra has been locked up for about 45 years. In that time, he’s taken the opportunities he’s been given in prison, grown from them and feels like he’s turned his life around. He heard about a program at the Chester State Correctional Institution, a medium-security prison for men near Philadelphia, where …

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