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Nevada Passes Justice Reinvestment Bill 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.

Featured Publication

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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.

More Publications and Resources

Justice Reinvestment in Wyoming: Policy Framework
The CSG Justice Center

Collateral Consequences: The Crossroads of Punishment, Redemption, and the Effects on Communities
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Deep Dive with Laura Arnold Podcast: Meek Mill on Probation and Parole in America
Arnold Ventures
Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT): A Service Delivery Model for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness Involved with the Criminal Justice System
Paid in Full: A Plan to End Money Injustice in New Orleans
Vera Institute of Justice

Featured Funding Opportunities

Transforming Juvenile Probation Certificate Program
The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform and the CSG Justice Center
Deadline: July 26
YouthBuild Program
Department of Labor
Deadline: Aug. 6
Rural Jails Research & Policy Network
Vera Institute of Justice, with support from Arnold Ventures
Deadline: Aug. 9
Evaluation of Juvenile Corrections Executive Leadership Training
National Institute of Justice
Deadline: Aug. 12
Bernard and Audre Rapaport Foundation Grants
Deadline: Aug. 15

Upcoming Events

[Webinar] Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: 10 Tips Law Enforcement Officers Need to Know
BJA and the Vera Institute of Justice
July 18

American Correctional Association 149th Congress of Correction
Aug. 1–6, Boston, MA
Forum on Criminal Justice: Moving Criminal Justice Forward through Research, Policy, and Practice
International Community Corrections Association and the National Criminal Justice Association
Sept. 15–18, Arlington, VA

Media Clips

[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
Program Helps Prisoners Re-Enter Communities
The Beaver County Times—Pennsylvania
Hundreds of Oklahoma Inmates Using Federal Funds for College
The Oklahoman—Oklahoma
Wisconsin’s High Supervision Rate Can Cause—Rather Than Prevent—Longer Incarceration, Studies Show
Wisconsin Watch—Wisconsin
A Second Chance: Prisoners Thrive in Program Designed to Open up Job Opportunities
The Nevada Independent—Nevada
Sheriff Backs “Stepping Up” Program
The Times News—Alabama
Summit County Jail Adds Mental Health Navigator to Help Inmates Transition to Life after Incarceration
Summit Daily—Colorado
One-Quarter of State Prison Admissions Are for Minor Parole and Probation Violations, Report Finds
The Washington Post—National
Pitt County Jail Aims to Reduce Recidivism and Substance Use Relapse
North Carolina Health News—North Carolina
‘Wake-Up Call’ about a Broken System: New Study Shows Failings of Probation, Parole
National Public Radio—National
From Tripwire to Lifeline: Reforming a Broken Probation and Parole System
Arnold Ventures—National
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This project was supported by Grant No. 2016-MU-BX-K011 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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