Category: JPLI

50th Annual National Tribal Judicial and Court Personnel Conference

The 2019 National Tribal Judicial and Court Personnel conference, hosted by the National American Indian Court Judges Association, will provide quality culturally-appropriate continuing legal education to tribal judges, peacemakers, and court personnel. Participants will learn about major recent court decisions and legislation, as well as emerging practices that improve the quality of tribal justice administration while maintaining fidelity to tribal traditions, customs, …

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2019 Global Youth Justice Conference

The 2019 Global Youth Justice Conference will help attendees learn strategies to enhance and expand local volunteer-driven juvenile justice and youth justice diversion programs called Youth/Teen/Student/Peer Courts or Peer Jurys. Conference sessions, panels, and presentations will address administrative, operational, programmatic, funding, grant writing, and peer-to-peer learning related to expanding and enhancing these early intervention diversion programs, which …

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[Register for Webinar] Effective Early Diversion Follow-up/Engagement in Services

Hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation Many early diversion programs experience challenges around engaging individuals in services following the warm hand-off to mental health professionals. Early diversion programs have employed follow-up engagement strategies led by a variety of professionals, including law enforcement officers, emergency medical …

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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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