Category: Housing

Nov 02

Register for Network Call: Addressing Housing Needs of People in the Criminal Justice System Who Have Mental Illnesses

Hosted by the National Association of Counties, with support from The Council of State Governments Justice Center and the American Psychiatric Association Foundation Date: Thursday, Nov. 16 Time: 2–3:15 p.m. ET Join the Stepping Up partners for a network call on the housing needs of people with mental illnesses who have had contact with the …

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Oct 12

Second Chance Act Grantee Receives National Criminal Justice Association Award

By CSG Justice Center Staff Accepting the award were (from left) Kelley Heifort, Community Reentry director, MN DOC; Lee Buckley, coordinator, Community Reentry, MN DOC; and Raeone Magnuson, executive director, Office of Justice Programs, MN Department of Public Safety. The Minnesota Department of Corrections (MN DOC) was one of five organizations in the country to …

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Sep 07

Apply Now: Randomized Controlled Trials to Test Interventions for Frequent Utilizers of Multiple Health, Criminal Justice, and Social Service Systems

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation’s Data-Driven Justice project is seeking applications for its Randomized Controlled Trials to Test Interventions for Frequent Utilizers of Multiple Health, Criminal Justice, and Social Service Systems grant. Funding will be distributed to help city, county, and state governments use data from randomized controlled trials to identify individuals who frequently utilize hospitals, jails, …

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Aug 18

Illinois Program Offers a Room for That First Night out of Jail

The Wall Street Journal By Shibani Mahtani When Harold Boone was released last month from Cook County jail after a weeklong stay on a misdemeanor charge, he didn’t know if he was going to have an apartment to return to. “I was thinking, here we go again, I had no idea where my help would come …

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Jul 20

Register for Webinar: Putting People at the Center—The Role of Lived Experience in Dismantling Collateral Consequences Caused by Incarceration

Hosted by the Heartland Alliance The goal of this webinar will be to acknowledge that policy and systems change is most authentic and impactful when it surfaces and is driven from lived experience. This webinar will explore the ways in which organizations partner with and learn from people most impacted in their decision making and …

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Jun 13

Seeking Second Chances After Drug Convictions No Easy Task

WDAY/ABC By Dave Olson FARGO — Headlines about fatal drug overdoses are all too common as health professionals and policymakers here and across the country seek ways to quell illegal opioid use. But drug use can impact a life without ending it, as even low-level possession convictions can make it harder to get a job, …

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Jun 12

Tucson Community Nonprofit Grows with a Change in Housing Programming

By Maureen Richey, CSG Justice Center Staff As the leaders of Old Pueblo Community Services (OPCS) can attest, the landscape of housing and reentry services is never static. For this nonprofit organization that serves people at risk of homelessness in Pima County, Arizona, the communities they work in, their clients, funding streams, and research into …

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May 11

Shortage of Transitional Housing for Nevada Inmates Costs Taxpayers

Las Vegas Now By Vanessa Murphy LAS VEGAS – Nearly 400 inmates in Nevada prisons are ready to be released. There is a problem because there is no place for some of them to go, due to a lack of transitional housing in the state. So, while the inmates wait for placement, the cost to taxpayers, …

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Apr 16

Apply Now: Opening Doors to Public Housing

The Vera Institute of Justice is soliciting applications from public housing authorities who would benefit from nine months of technical assistance as they seek to plan and implement reentry programs or change their policies in order to safely increase access to housing for people with juvenile records or adult criminal records. Housing authorities of all …

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Mar 26

Legislature Considering Solutions to State’s Overcrowded Prisons, Jails

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle By Whitney Bermes Montana’s prison population is over capacity, growing and continuing to put pressure on local jails, but a package of bills before the Legislature this session aims to reverse that trend. The 12 pieces of legislation, nine of which are still alive, hit a wide array of issues among …

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