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Massachusetts Expands Investments to Reduce Recidivism

Last year, Massachusetts passed legislation representing the most significant changes to the state’s criminal justice system in decades. Now the state has solidified and expanded those investments in its budget for Fiscal Year 2020, providing substantial funding for programs that will make a difference in the lives of people serving probation and parole.
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Arkansas Crisis Stabilization Units Are Keeping People Out of Jail

Before these units existed, people experiencing a mental health crisis who came into contact with police were often taken to jail, which caused crowding in county jails that are simply not equipped to provide the kind of care and treatment that crisis stabilization units can.

Featured Funding Opportunities

Soros Justice Fellowships
Deadline: Nov. 20
Verbal De-Escalation and Crisis Communication Training
National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College
Feb. 17, 2020, Houston, TX
Deadline to register: Jan. 3, 2020

Upcoming Events

[Webinar] Using Data to Identify and Serve People Who Frequently Utilize Health, Human Services, and Justice Systems
The Stepping Up initiative and Data-Driven Justice
Dec. 5

2020 National Mentoring Summit
MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
Jan. 29–31, 2020, Washington, DC

Verbal De-Escalation and Crisis Communication Training
National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College
Feb. 17, 2020, Houston, TX
Deadline to register: Jan. 3, 2020

[Webinar] Youth Homelessness and Juvenile Justice: Supporting Youth Across Systems
Justice Clearinghouse
Feb. 20, 2020
International Association of Chiefs of Police Officer Safety and Wellness Symposium
Feb. 27–29, 2020, Miami, FL

Publications and Resources

[Webinar] Police-Mental Health Collaborations: A Framework for Implementing Effective Law Enforcement Responses for People Who Have Mental Health Needs
CSG Justice Center
Diversion to What? Evidence-Based Mental Health Services That Prevent Needless Incarceration
The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
JRI: Helping Law Enforcement Keep Communities Safe
CSG Justice Center and the Crime and Justice Institute
Recovery Housing: Best Practices and Suggested Guidelines

In the News

A Pioneering Columbus Courtroom Helps Trafficking Victims Find Hope
A Radical Approach to Helping Former Prisoners Start Over: Let Them into Your Home.
Mother Jones—California
[Opinion] Charging Kids as Adults Counterproductive in Maryland
The Baltimore Sun—Maryland
Connecticut’s Crime Rate, Arrests, Probation and Prison Populations All Down
The Bulletin—Connecticut
Swifter Mental-Health Treatment the Goal for New Sangamon County Jail Program
The State Journal-Register—Illinois
Ask the Experts: Evaluating Jumaane Williams’ Proposal to Reform Mental Health Crisis Response
City & State—New York
Holyoke Medical Center: Grant-Funded Initiatives at Work to Shift Opioid Use Disorder Treatment toward Outpatient Basis
New Texas Prison Program Aims to Help Women Leave the System with Jobs Waiting for Them
The Texas Tribune—Texas
Seattle Police-Reform Advocate Receives Macarthur ‘Genius Grant’: ‘It Renewed My Hope That People Support This Shift'
The Seattle Times—Washington
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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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