Category: JPLI

Addressing the Training Needs of Juvenile Prosecutors Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is seeking applications for the FY 2019 Addressing the Training Needs of Juvenile Prosecutors Program. Prosecutors play a key role in ensuring an effective juvenile justice system; in most jurisdictions they support law enforcement, coordinate diversion programs, participate in detention hearings, prosecute defendants in …

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[Register for Webinar] Best Practices in Family Treatment Drug Courts

Hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s GAINS Center Family Treatment Drug Courts (FTDCs) take an integrated approach to work with people who have mental illnesses and substance addictions and involvement with the child welfare system. In this webinar three FTDCs will share strategies to achieve improved outcomes through specialized courtroom design, programming to support family engagement, relationships with partner agencies, and data collection to inform …

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Improving Cultural Competency: Working with People in the Criminal Justice System Who Have Mental Illnesses

Hosted by the Judges’ and Psychiatrists’ Leadership Initiative, in collaboration with the American Bar Association Approximately 2 million times each year, people who have serious mental illnesses are admitted to jails across the nation. Once incarcerated, they tend to stay longer and have a higher risk of returning to jail upon release, largely due to …

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[Apply Now] Family Drug Court Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications for funding under the FY 2019 Family Drug Courts Program. The program seeks to build the capacity of states, state and local courts, units of local government, and federally recognized tribal governments to sustain existing family drug courts or establish …

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Prosecutors and Frequent Utilizers: How Can Prosecutors Better Address the Needs of People Who Frequently Interact with the Criminal Justice and Other Social Systems?

For many individuals who are arrested and charged, a combination of challenges—including mental illness, substance addiction, poverty, and trauma—can lead to frequent stays in local jails, emergency rooms, or homeless shelters. This publication from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s Institute for Innovation in Prosecution outlines how prosecutors can better serve the needs of those who frequently …

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[Apply Now] The Council of State Governments Toll Fellowship Program

Each year, the CSG Henry Toll Fellowship Program (Toll Fellows) brings 48 of the nation’s top officials from all three branches of state government to Lexington, Kentucky, for an intensive leadership development program. The program includes a lineup of dynamic speakers and sessions designed to stimulate personal assessment and growth, while providing priceless networking and relationship-building …

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2019 Course: Drugs in America Today—What Every Judge Needs to Know

With opiate addiction at epidemic levels in both urban and rural America, the National Judicial College has crafted a new course that focuses on the neurology of addiction with an emphasis on heroin and painkillers. This course will provide an in-depth analysis of the science behind addiction and will offer practical solutions for judges to …

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[Apply Now] Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications to establish or enhance drug court services, to include coordination, management of drug court participants, and recovery support services. This grant program provides financial and technical assistance to states, state courts, local courts, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribal …

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[Apply Now] Adult Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court Planning, Training, Technical Assistance, and Resource Center Initiative

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance is seeking applications for funding under the Adult Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court Planning, Training, Technical Assistance, and Resource Center (ADC TTA) Initiative. This program furthers the Department’s mission by providing resources to state, local, and tribal courts to enhance drug court programs and systems …

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Apply Now: Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Adult Treatment Drug Courts and Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is accepting applications for FY 2019 Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Adult Treatment Drug Courts and Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts. The purpose of this program is to expand substance use disorder treatment services—which include recovery support services, screening, …

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