Category: JJ roundup

Data Shows It Is More Difficult to Be Black Than White in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County

News 5 Cleveland By Homa Bash Eye-opening new data from a local think tank shows it is more difficult to be black than white in Cleveland and in Cuyahoga County. The research from the Center for Community Solutions finds that there is no question that race matters when it comes to outcomes — health, economic, …

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Mental Health Treatment Options Expanded under Changes to Medicaid IMD Exclusion

National Association of Counties By Valerie Brankovic On November 13, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced new flexibility in the Medicaid program that would expand states’ treatment capacity for adults with serious mental illness (SMI) and children with serious emotional disturbance (SED). Under the new guidelines, states will be able to apply for …

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American Probation and Parole Association 2019 Winter Training Institute

The American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) 2019 Winter Training Institute will provide an interactive learning experience for professionals involved in the community corrections, juvenile justice, and treatment professions. This year’s theme is “A Nation in Crisis: Addressing Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health in our Community.” Through workshops, intensive sessions, guest speakers, and a Resource Expo, the Winter Training …

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2019 National Mentoring Summit

The 2019 National Mentoring Summit, hosted by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, will feature more than 80 workshops that explore this year’s theme: “Building Relationships, Advancing the Movement.” The workshops will offer an array of prevalent topics such as how to make programmatic changes based on research and data, collective impact in the mentoring field, and mentoring youth …

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Apply Now: Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education) State Education Agency Grants

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for FY 2019 Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education) – State Education Agency (SEA) grants (Short Title: AWARE-SEA). The purpose of this program is to build or expand the capacity of state educational agencies, in partnership …

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Apply Now: Request for Proposals to Evaluate Early Diversion Programs for Young Adults and Adults

The New York County District Attorney’s Office (DANY) is requesting proposals to evaluate Early Diversion Programs for Young Adults and Adults. Applicants to evaluate the Early Diversion initiative should propose a research design that facilitates an implementation assessment, outcome evaluation, and cost-benefit analysis of the initiative. Although the programs that constitute the initiative are not exactly alike, they all involve …

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Register for Webinar: Positive Youth Outcomes Committee Education Series—Special Education

Hosted by the Positive Youth Outcomes Committee of the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators In this webinar presenters will address how to effectively respond to the educational needs of youth with emotional disturbances and learning disabilities who are placed in secure or residential treatment facilities. The Positive Youth Outcomes Committee is hosting this webinar as part …

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Register for Webinar: Training from A to E—Analysis to Evaluation

Hosted by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Learning Center This webinar will help agencies, trainers, curriculum designers, learning and performance professionals, leaders, and others involved in the corrections training profession from community corrections, jails, and prisons in both adult and juvenile justice settings learn about performance research and how it applies to corrections training, and will …

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Juveniles in Custody for Noncriminal Acts

This interactive publication from The Pew Charitable Trusts shows a state-by-state breakdown for probation violations and status offenses, such a truancy and running away. The publication uses data for the 50 states on the confinement of juveniles in each jurisdiction by percentage, number, and rate per 100,000 youth. Data show that the proportion of juveniles confined for …

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Apply Now: 2019–21 Juvenile Justice Youth Advisory Council

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is seeking emerging youth justice leaders from around the country to apply for the 2019–21 Juvenile Justice Youth Advisory Council. Members will support and contribute to a national juvenile justice reform movement, and candidates must be young adults, ages 18 to 25, who are interested in strengthening their leadership and …

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