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Featured Announcements

Deadline Extended until July 15 for Responding to the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has extended the window in which it is accepting applications for the FY 2019 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP). JMHCP grants support cross-system collaboration to improve responses to and outcomes for people with mental illnesses or co-occurring mental illnesses and substance addictions who come into contact with the justice system. Application is open to states, units of local government, and Indian tribes that demonstrate that the project will be administered jointly with a criminal or juvenile justice agency and a mental health agency.

Watch the webinar about responding to this solicitation. 
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The Council of State Governments 2019 Henry Toll Fellows Announced

The CSG Henry Toll Fellowship Program, named for CSG founder Henry Wolcott Toll, is one of the nation's premier leadership development programs for state government officials. Each year, the CSG Henry Toll Fellowship Program brings 48 of the nation's top officials from all three branches of state government together to strengthen their leadership capacities and create a strong national network.

Featured Publications

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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This brief from the Stepping Up partners 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.


Featured Event

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Register Now for NADCP Annual Training Conference

The 2019 National Association of Drug Court Professionals conference provides treatment court professionals, as well as public health and public safety leaders, with the tools and training to expand their treatment of people with mental health and substance use disorders.

This year's conference will offer training on critical topics for working with dually diagnosed clients, race and recidivism, violence risk screening and assessments, therapeutic alliance, and mental health courts. Representatives from the Judges' and Psychiatrists' Leadership Initiative and the Criminal Justice/Mental Health Learning Sites will present at the conference, and CSG Justice Center staff will facilitate sessions on the mental health and co-occurring disorder courts.

Other Events

[Webinar] Stepping Up 101: A Primer for Veterans Justice Outreach Specialists
National Association of Counties
June 27

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges 82nd Annual Conference
July 28–31, Orlando, FL

Featured Media Clips

Judge Declines to Hold Oregon in Contempt, Orders Compliance Hearing for State Hospital
Oregon Public Broadcasting | Oregon
U.S. House Committee Approves FY20 Funding for the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act (MIOTCRA)
The CSG Justice Center | National
The Judges and Psychiatrists Leadership Initiative is a partnership of the CSG Justice Center and the American Psychiatric Association Foundation. It is being funded by Janssen Charitable Contributions to create a community of judges and psychiatrists, increase the reach of trainings, and develop educational resources. 
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