Category: juvenile justice

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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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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Task Force Identifies Juvenile Justice Policies That Advance Colorado’s Effort to Enhance Public Safety and Improve Youth Outcomes

Office of Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Gov. John Hickenlooper today praised the Improving Outcomes for Youth Statewide Task Force for developing policy recommendations that, if passed into law by state legislators, would strengthen the juvenile justice system, increase public safety, and lead to better outcomes for youth who come in contact with the juvenile justice …

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Apply Now: 2019 Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice Certificate Program

The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) is seeking applications for its second Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice Certificate Program, which will be held March 25–29, 2019, at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center. Due to an overwhelming response to its 2018 offering, CJJR added a second cohort to its annual program. In partnership with the Center for …

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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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