Category: National Association of Counties

Apply Now: 2019 National Association of Counties Achievement Awards Program

The National Association of Counties is seeking applications for its Achievement Awards Program. The program seeks to recognize innovative county government programs that focus on initiatives such as offering new services to county residents or filling gaps in the availability of services; upgrading the working conditions or level of training for county employees; enhancing the …

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Register for Webinar: Evidence-Based Policymaking Part 1—Identifying Effective Programs

The National Association of Counties and The Pew Charitable Trusts will present a three-part webinar series, Evidence-Based Policymaking, that will focus on strategies county leaders can use to create evidence-based practices and programs in their jurisdictions to better serve residents. The first webinar in the series will highlight strategies for program assessment, inventorying programs, and …

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Register for Webinar: Evidence-Based Policymaking Part 2—Using Evidence in Budgeting and Contracting

The National Association of Counties and The Pew Charitable Trusts will present a three-part webinar series, Evidence-Based Policymaking, that will focus on strategies county leaders can use to create evidence-based practices and programs in their jurisdiction to better serve residents. The second webinar in the series will highlight strategies for how county officials can include evidence …

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Register for Webinar: Evidence-Based Policymaking Part 3—Delivering Effective Programs and Monitoring Outcomes

The National Association of Counties and The Pew Charitable Trusts will present a three-part webinar series, Evidence-Based Policymaking, that will focus on strategies county leaders can use to create evidence-based practices and programs in their jurisdiction to better serve residents. The third webinar in the series will highlight strategies on how county officials can enact program implementation …

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Douglas County, Oregon Commissioners Sign ‘Stepping Up’ Resolution

KPIC By KPIC News Staff The Douglas County Commissioners signed a resolution supporting a call to action to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in the county jail. “Stepping Up to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in the Jails” is a national initiative, the county says. To date, 17 counties …

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Editorial: Stepping Up’s Aim to Cut Inmate Population Has Merit

Herald-Whig By Herald-Whig Staff Marion County is considering becoming part of a national initiative to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in U.S. jail, who pose no safety risk. The Stepping Up program was launched in May 2015 and is sponsored by the Council of State Governments Justice Center, the National Association of …

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Missoula Commissioner Rowley Speaks about Jail Diversion at National Conference

The Missoulian By Dillon Kato Missoula County Commissioner Cola Rowley was scheduled to speak at a national convention on Sunday about some of the efforts to reduce the number of people with mental illness who end up in jail. Rowley’s speech took place at the Stepping Up Summit, part of the National Association of Counties’ …

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