Category: CSG Justice Center Board

New FBI Crime Data Takes Search for Solutions to the State, Local Level

By Michael Boggs and Gordon Ramsay Any indication our neighborhoods may be becoming less safe will always be met with anxiety. The FBI’s annual report on crime, released early last week, will fairly be met with some concern that our collective effort to keep citizens safe is going in the wrong direction. According to the FBI, the …

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Pennsylvania Stepping Up Initiative to Tackle Mental Illness in County Jails

By CSG Justice Center Staff Pennsylvania became the third state to launch a statewide Stepping Up Initiative to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in county jails, joining Ohio and California on April 4. The announcement was made at the state’s Criminal Justice Advisory Board Conference by John Wetzel (left), secretary of the …

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