Category: JJ roundup

Register for Webinar: Family Reentry Meetings and Family Transition Meetings for Juveniles and Adults

Hosted by the Justice Clearinghouse Family Reentry Meetings and Family Transition Meetings are designed for those coming home from incarceration to meet with their family members to both reconcile their relationships and develop a detailed plan for their reentry. An individual can have a Family Transition Meeting at the beginning of serving a sentence, in which the family …

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Save the Date: 2019 Transforming Juvenile Probation Certificate Program

Through a partnership with the Annie E. Casey Foundation and The Council of State Governments Justice Center, the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) has announced the launch of a new certificate program focused on transforming juvenile probation policy and practice. Reflecting the principles and practices outlined in the Transforming Juvenile Probation and Transforming Juvenile …

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2019 National Conference on Juvenile Justice

The 2019 National Conference on Juvenile Justice, led by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, will provide an opportunity for judges, probation officers, detention facility employees, and other stakeholders in the juvenile justice system to discover new and improved practices, share cutting-edge research, and explore positive case outcomes for youth involved in …

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Apply Now: Policy Advancing Transformation and Healing (PATH)–A Young Adult Mental Health Policy and Systems Change Initiative

This RFP from the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), funded by the Kresge Foundation, offers state and local agencies and system leaders in mental health, health, human services, youth, and aligned sectors an opportunity to partner with experts around the country to advance policies that support transformation and healing for transition-age youth (ages …

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Newsom Plans to Move California Juvenile Justice Division out of Corrections Department

Los Angeles Times By Jazmine Ulloa California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday that he intends to shift control of the state’s Juvenile Justice Division away from corrections officials to government health and human services providers, a move he called long overdue and necessary to build on past efforts to divert children and teens from a …

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Register for Webinar: Building Resiliency for Girls in the Juvenile Justice System by Disrupting the Abuse to Prison Pipeline

Hosted by the Justice Clearinghouse This webinar will examine how gendered violence can create pathways for the girls who experience it into the juvenile justice system. It will also examine how social attitudes towards girls, especially girls of color and LGBTQ girls, contribute to their being criminalized for their own abuse, and identify strategies to …

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Twenty-fifth Annual National Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities Conference

The 25th Annual National Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities (TASC) Conference will focus on drugs, crime, and reentry while bringing together hundreds of people from around the country to explore the latest advancements and issues in the treatment and recovery of people in the criminal justice system who have behavioral health needs. National TASC is a membership …

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Register for Training: Improving Youth Interactions through Fair and Impartial Justice

The National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College is hosting a training about merging local youth and justice data, local alternative intervention and prevention initiatives, and national efforts with the goal of improving youth interactions with the justice system. The training will focus on understanding the history of disproportionality and disparity and its …

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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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