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Rickey Moore

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The Council of Accountability Court Judges: Processes and Outcomes

This report from Georgia’s Council of Accountability Court Judges highlights the role that accountability courts—such as drug, mental health, veterans treatment, and other courts—play in reducing recidivism in Georgia. In fiscal year 2017, 1,729 people graduated from accountability courts in Georgia, saving the state nearly $5,000 per person as compared to the cost of incarceration. The …

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[Apply Now] In Our Backyards Community Grants

To spark and sustain criminal justice reform reform beyond the biggest cities, the Vera Institute of Justice is awarding an inaugural round of grants to community-based and/or statewide organizations committed to reducing incarceration rates and resisting unnecessary jail expansion in small and rural communities. Applicants are eligible to apply for up to $10,000 to support work over an …

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[Virtual Listening Session] Identifying 2019 Tribal Priorities

Hosted by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance Date: Tuesday, March 26 Time: 12 p.m. ET Register for the call. The Virtual Tribal Listening Session, hosted by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), will gather the views of tribal stakeholders in order to inform the federal-tribal partnership and grant-making priorities. During this …

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[Apply Now] Evaluation of Project Safe Neighborhoods

The U.S. Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice is seeking applications for funding a multi-site evaluation to assess the effectiveness of the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) program. PSN is a Department of Justice-sponsored initiative that involves the cooperation of multiple criminal justice agencies and their partners working at the local level to develop and …

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[Apply Now] Research and Evaluation on Gangs and Gang Violence

The U.S. Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for the funding of research and program evaluation projects that inform efforts to prevent and reduce gang activity, violence, and victimization in the United States. Gangs and gang members are responsible for a large amount of crime and violence in many localities; …

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[Apply Now] Strategic Prevention Framework – Partnerships for Success

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention is accepting applications for FY 2019 Strategic Prevention Framework – Partnerships for Success grants. The purpose of this grant program is to prevent the onset and reduce the progression of substance addiction and its related problems while strengthening prevention capacity and infrastructure at …

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The Surprising Benefits of Serving Prisoners Better Food

Mother Jones By Madison Pauly Jose Villarreal remembers going to bed hungry most nights during his 10 years in solitary confinement at California’s Pelican Bay State Prison. Dinner might consist of mashed potatoes, bread, and a slice of processed meat—never with salt, and always cold. Shouting through air vents between their cells, his neighbors would …

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U.S. Representatives Walker and Cárdenas Introduce Resolution to Designate April 2019 as “Second Chance Month”

Office of Congressman Mark Walker U.S. Representatives Mark Walker (R-N.C.) and Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.) today introduced a resolution  expressing support for April 2019 to be recognized as Second Chance Month. A Senate companion bill is being introduced by U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio). “The American story is a history of second chances,” Walker …

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10th Annual School Resource Officer Training Conference

The National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College will host a training conference for law enforcement and school personnel on the theme of “Protecting Our Children Through Prevention and Response.” The training will address school violence and youth victimization concerns through the use of crime prevention and response strategies, and will examine the impacts …

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2019 Course: Drugs in America Today—What Every Judge Needs to Know

With opiate addiction at epidemic levels in both urban and rural America, the National Judicial College has crafted a new course that focuses on the neurology of addiction with an emphasis on heroin and painkillers. This course will provide an in-depth analysis of the science behind addiction and will offer practical solutions for judges to …

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