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Rickey Moore

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Apply Now: Sequential Intercept Mapping Workshops and Trauma-Informed Responses Train-the-Trainer Events

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation, operated by Policy Research Associates Inc., is soliciting applications from communities for two national technical assistance opportunities: (1) Sequential Intercept Mapping (SIM) Workshops to identify ways that could reduce barriers between the criminal justice and behavioral health systems and …

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Register for Webinar: Evidence-Based Policymaking Part 1—Identifying Effective Programs

The National Association of Counties and The Pew Charitable Trusts will present a three-part webinar series, Evidence-Based Policymaking, that will focus on strategies county leaders can use to create evidence-based practices and programs in their jurisdictions to better serve residents. The first webinar in the series will highlight strategies for program assessment, inventorying programs, and …

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Register for Webinar: Evidence-Based Policymaking Part 2—Using Evidence in Budgeting and Contracting

The National Association of Counties and The Pew Charitable Trusts will present a three-part webinar series, Evidence-Based Policymaking, that will focus on strategies county leaders can use to create evidence-based practices and programs in their jurisdiction to better serve residents. The second webinar in the series will highlight strategies for how county officials can include evidence …

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Register for Webinar: Evidence-Based Policymaking Part 3—Delivering Effective Programs and Monitoring Outcomes

The National Association of Counties and The Pew Charitable Trusts will present a three-part webinar series, Evidence-Based Policymaking, that will focus on strategies county leaders can use to create evidence-based practices and programs in their jurisdiction to better serve residents. The third webinar in the series will highlight strategies on how county officials can enact program implementation …

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Portman and Leahy Introduce Second Chance Reauthorization Act to Reduce Recidivism and Help Ex-Offenders, as Congress Considers Criminal Justice Reform

Office of U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on Thursday introduced their Second Chance Reauthorization Act, bipartisan legislation to reauthorize and amend the Second Chance Act, a law that supports state and local reentry programs to reduce recidivism. Then-Congressman Portman originally authored the Second Chance Act with the …

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Integrated Funding to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jails: Key Considerations for California County Executives

This brief from the CSG Justice Center, in partnership with the California Association of County Executives (CACE), outlines how California county executives can leverage their funding opportunities to maximize local mental health and public safety efforts. The brief also highlights ways that these executives can work to reduce the number of people who have mental illnesses …

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California and Virginia Convene State Forums on Public Safety

By CSG Justice Center Staff California and Virginia are the most recent states to hold state forums on public safety to continue the discussions begun at the 50-State Summit on Public Safety that took place in November 2017 in Washington, DC. The state forums were facilitated by staff from The Council of State Governments (CSG) …

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Apply Now: Justice Reinvestment Initiative Funding Opportunities

The U.S. Department’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has announced two FY2018 funding opportunities under the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI). JRI uses criminal justice data to design and implement innovative, research-based, and comprehensive approaches to reduce crime, cut recidivism rates, and shift resources toward more cost-effective safety strategies that work. Through the Justice Reinvestment Initiative: National Training and …

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Register for Webinar: Justice Reinvestment Initiative–Funding Opportunities for State, Local, and Tribal Agencies and TTA Providers

Hosted by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance During this webinar, participants will learn about BJA’s Justice Reinvestment Initiative, including the current funding opportunities, training and technical assistance program, and key changes for the FY2018 solicitation. Date: Tuesday, Nov. 20 Time: 2:30–3:15 p.m. ET Register for the webinar. Source: JusticeCenter

Oregon Kicks Off Data-Driven Review of State’s Criminal Justice, Behavioral Health Systems

By CSG Justice Center Staff The state of Oregon has begun work on a data-driven approach to address challenges in how the state responds to people in the criminal justice system who have mental illnesses and substance addictions. Members of Oregon’s Behavioral Health Justice Reinvestment Steering Committee meet on Oct. 31, 2018. Oregon’s Behavioral Health …

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