Category: JPLI

Register for Webinar: Effectively Engaging the Community in Juvenile Record Clearance

Hosted by the Clean Slate Clearinghouse with funding support from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance Date: Wednesday, Aug. 22 Time: 2–3 p.m. ET Does your office provide juvenile record clearance representation? Are there many young people in your community who are …

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Early Criminal Defense Yields Large Reductions in Pre-Trial Detention

In October 2017, the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office piloted the Pre-Trial Release Unit (PRU) to enhance access to pre-arraignment legal representation for indigent arrestees. Using data provided by the Office, this brief from the California Policy Lab finds the pilot program doubled the likelihood of release at arraignment–from 14% to 28% for arrestees who …

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Juvenile Defenders and Civil Legal Aid Attorneys Collaborating for Record Clearance

Hosted by the Clean Slate Clearinghouse with funding support from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance This webinar explores ways that juvenile defenders and civil legal aid attorneys can partner to share expertise and provide essential legal representation for youth facing the …

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Apply Now: Drug Treatment Courts Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications for the FY 2018 Drug Treatment Courts Program, which builds the capacity of states, state and local courts, local governments, and federally recognized tribal governments to enhance pre-existing drug courts or implement new drug courts for youth in the …

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Outagamie Mental Health Court Celebrates Six Years of Cross-System Collaboration Benefitting Participants, Community

By Elizabeth Fleming and Ashleigh Fryer, CSG Justice Center staff By the time Beth was sentenced to one month in the Outagamie County (WI) Jail in January 2016, she had been cycling in and out of the system for more than 12 years. Most of her charges over the years related to shoplifting, fraud, and …

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Practical Considerations Related to Release and Sentencing for Defendants Who Have Behavioral Health Needs

Hosted by the Judges and Psychiatrists Leadership Initiative Download a PDF of the slide presentation. This webinar announced the field-wide release of Practical Considerations Related to Release and Sentencing for Defendants Who Have Behavioral Health Needs: A Judicial Guide, a resource designed to assist judges in making informed connections to treatment for people with behavioral …

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National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges 2018 Conference on Juvenile Justice

The 2018 National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges conference will provide an educational opportunity for judges, probation officers, detention facility employees, and other stakeholders in the juvenile justice system to explore gaps in services, discover new and improved practices, share cutting edge research, and motivate participants to explore positive case outcomes for youth …

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Register for Webinar: Supporting People with Serious Mental Illnesses and Reducing Their Risk of Contact with the Criminal Justice System

Hosted by the Judges and Psychiatrists Leadership Initiative Date: Wednesday, Dec. 20 Time: 1–2:20 p.m. ET People who have serious mental illnesses (SMIs) are increasingly overrepresented in the criminal justice system. But as leaders in behavioral health, psychiatrists are in a unique position to address the complex needs of this population. This webinar will provide an overview …

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Register for Webinar: Practical Considerations Related to Release and Sentencing for Defendants Who Have Behavioral Health Needs: A Judicial Guide

Hosted by the Judges and Psychiatrists Leadership Initiative Date: Tuesday, Dec. 12 Time: 2–3:30 p.m. ET This webinar is for the field-wide release of Practical Considerations Related to Release and Sentencing for Defendants Who Have Behavioral Health Needs: A Judicial Guide, a resource designed to assist judges in making informed connections to treatment for people …

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New Resource Helps Inform Judges’ Decision Making Related to Defendants Who Have Behavioral Health Needs

By CSG Justice Center Staff The Judges and Psychiatrists Leadership Initiative (JPLI) released Practical Considerations Related to Release and Sentencing for Defendants Who Have Behavioral Health Needs: A Judicial Guide and an accompanying bench card, resources designed to assist judges in making informed connections to treatment for people who have behavioral health needs that enter …

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