Category: CSG justice center

May 16

Counties Across the Country Participate in National Stepping Up Day of Action

By the Stepping Up Initiative The Stepping Up initiative marks its three-year anniversary today with a national Day of Action to raise awareness of the progress happening in counties to reduce the number of people who have mental illnesses in jails. During this Day of Action, county officials are hosting events or participating in local activities to …

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May 14

Colorado Launches Comprehensive Review of Juvenile Justice System

Office of Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced a comprehensive review of Colorado’s juvenile justice system. The Governor was joined by Sen. Bob Gardner (R), Rep. Pete Lee (D), and Justice Brian Boatright of the Colorado Supreme Court in the effort to ensure that youth who find themselves in corrections at an …

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May 04

Diversion Program Would Help Keep Mentally Ill Out of Jail

Bill would establish crisis-intervention training for law enforcement to reduce number of mentally ill people arrested or in court system NJ Spotlight By Lilo H. Stainton Nonviolent offenders with mental illness could be diverted away from New Jersey’s mainstream criminal justice system and into a rehabilitation program designed to provide treatment for their psychiatric disorder, …

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Apr 26

Dauphin County, PA, Rolls out Plan to Reform Criminal Justice System for Mentally Ill

ABC27 News By Sarah Gisriel Closures of state hospitals and limited funding for treatment services has put stress on jail systems across the country, and Dauphin County is no exception. In 2016, 44 percent of the county’s mentally ill inmates returned to prison within a year of their initial booking. Officials say now, it’s time …

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Apr 26

Report: Baltimore County Needs to Improve Emergency Response to Mental Health Situations

Baltimore Sun By Pamela Wood Baltimore County could make significant improvements to how it responds to emergency situations involving people with mental health issues, including hiring more crisis counselors and expanding training for police officers and 911 call-takers, an outside group says in a new report. County Executive Kevin Kamenetz ordered an independent review of how police …

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Apr 18

How Cities Can Reduce Recidivism for Young Adults

CitiesSpeak By Emily Morgan, CSG Justice Center As jurisdictions work to increase public safety and reduce corrections costs, a growing number have been exploring strategies targeted at improving outcomes for what is often the most challenging population under justice system supervision: young adults, ages 18 to 24. Young adults need tailored responses to reduce the likelihood …

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Apr 06

Symposium on the Future of Juvenile Community Supervision

With the support of the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, the Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice, and the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) have partnered to host an unprecedented symposium at the APPA’s 43rd Annual Training Institute on …

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Mar 30

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims April 2018 as Second Chance Month

The White House During Second Chance Month, our Nation emphasizes the need to prevent crime on our streets, to respect the rule of law by prosecuting individuals who break the law, and to provide opportunities for people with criminal records to earn an honest second chance.  Affording those who have been held accountable for their crimes …

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Mar 19

Greene, Lenoir Counties Working with Courts to Keep Kids out of Jail

The Daily Reflector By Daily Reflector Staff Reducing law enforcement involvement in misconduct at school is one way leaders in Greene and Lenoir counties are trying to keep kids in school and out of court. Judges serving those communities were joined by law enforcement officers and school leaders on Friday to launch the School-Justice Partnership …

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Mar 13

Register for Webinar: Improving Education Quality in Juvenile Justice Facilities

Hosted by the American Youth Policy Forum The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) aims to provide all children with a significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps. This webinar will discuss what that goal means for students educated in juvenile justice facilities, focusing on a new …

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