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New Analysis Shows How Parole and Probation Violations Significantly Impact States’ Prison Populations and Budgets

New data reveals the startling extent to which probation and parole violations contribute to states’ high prison admissions and populations, as well as the subsequent cost to taxpayers.

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Nevada Passes Justice Reinvestment Bill Aimed at Addressing Behavioral Health Needs and Reducing Recidivism

In June, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed Assembly Bill 236, a Justice Reinvestment bill that aims to rebalance the use of criminal justice resources and invest in strategies that reduce recidivism, support law enforcement, and expand access to behavioral health services. The legislation will avert an estimated 63 percent of projected growth in the prison population over the next decade, saving taxpayers $543 million.

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In Focus: Conducting a Comprehensive Process Analysis is a new brief from the Stepping Up partners that presents counties with steps for examining how people who have serious mental illnesses (SMI) move through a county’s criminal justice and behavioral health systems. A process analysis can help counties determine appropriate pathways for people with SMI, identify what resources exist across systems for this population, and determine how much relevant data is available and where more data is needed to track Stepping Up’s four key measures.

Publications and Resources

[Webinar] Connecting the Dots: Lessons Learned from a Comprehensive Juvenile Justice Systems Improvement Initiative
National Reentry Resource Center
[Webinar] Innovative Programming for Veterans in the Criminal Justice System
The CSG Justice Center
Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT): A Service Delivery Model for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness Involved with the Criminal Justice System
MAT Inside Correctional Facilities: Addressing Medication Diversion
Screening and Assessment of Co-occurring Disorders in the Justice System
Tailoring Crisis Response and Pre-arrest Diversion Models for Rural Communities
Law Enforcement Officers Respecting Service, Restoring Honor for Vets in Crisis
National Institute of Corrections
Resources for Interactions between Law Enforcement and Individuals with Mental Health Issues
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services and the National Sheriffs’ Association

Funding Opportunities

Law Enforcement-Based Victim Specialist Program
Office for Victims of Crime
Deadline: July 25
Tribal Opioid Response Grants
Deadline: Aug. 6
Rural Jails Research & Policy Network
Vera Institute and Arnold Ventures
Deadline: Aug. 9
Bernard and Audre Rapaport Foundation Grants
Deadline: Aug. 15
Tribal Set-Aside Training and Technical Assistance Program
Office for Victims of Crime
Deadline: Aug. 16
Mental and Substance Use Disorders Prevalence Study
Deadline: Aug. 16

Upcoming Events

[Webinar] Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: 10 Tips Law Enforcement Officers Need to Know
BJA and the Vera Institute of Justice
July 18
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges 82nd Annual Conference
July 28–31, Orlando, FL
[Webinar] The Developmentally Informed and Trauma-Informed Police Officer
July 30
2019 Crisis Intervention Team International Conference
Aug. 26–28, Seattle, WA

In the News

[Opinion] As Candidates Search for Criminal Justice Talking Points, Parole and Probation Reform Should Top List
USA Today—National
Vera Mourns the Loss of Our Colleague and Justice Champion Fred Patrick, and Honors His Life and Legacy
Vera Institute of Justice—New York
Affordable Housing Alliance Announces Medicaid Effort Combining Health and Housing 
CT Examiner—Connecticut
Summit County Jail Adds Mental Health Navigator to Help Inmates Transition to Life after Incarceration
Summit Daily—Colorado
What Does ‘Housing First’ Mean? We Ask Pathways to Housing PA to Explain
Pitt County Jail Aims to Reduce Recidivism and Substance Use Relapse
North Carolina Health News—North Carolina
Miami County Is ‘Stepping Up’
Miami Valley Today—Ohio
Q&A: A Look at the Issue of Mentally Ill Inmates in Jails
AP News—National

Sheriff Backs “Stepping Up” Program
The Times-News—Alabama
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This project was supported by Grants No. 2016-MU-BX-K002 and 2016-MU-BX-K003 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.
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