2015 UPDATES

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Crime & delinquency Prevention | Funding Based on Performance | Grants | Juvenile Justice  

Mental Health | Policing | Reentry | Substance Abuse

Evidence-Based Criminal Justice

  • President Obama calls for more effective criminal justice system guided by data and evidence-based approaches
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Podcasts

  • I dont know what you've done to my husband, but he's a changed man
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Crime and delinquency prevention

  • Idaho plans to reform correctional programs after in-depth assessment:
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  • Three states awarded $5.2 million for data-driven justice reinvestment efforts
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  • Can crimes be predicted before they occur?
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  •  Study finds pro-social skills exhibited by young children predict behavioral success in early adulthood:
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  •  Evidence-based prevention through home visitation:
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Juvenile  Justice:

  • Juvenile justice representatives from all 50 states meet to develop plans for improving youth outcomes
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  • Study finds educational opportunities lag for kids in juvenile detention
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  • How should we effectively respond to girls in the juvenile justice system?
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  • Report examines psychiatric disorders in youth after detention:
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  • How Supreme Court decisions have impacted on juvenile justice during the past decade:
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  • Report examines recidivism reduction and improving outcomes for justice-involved youth:
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  • Report examines preschool-to-prison pipeline:
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  • Watch live stream of 50-state forum on improving outcomes for youth in the juvenile justice system:
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  • Issues with juvenile confinement illustrate need for evidence-based improvement:
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  • “Ban the Box” legislation seeks to enhance employment opportunities for youth with criminal records:
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  • Youth perceptions of barriers to mental health services:
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  • Study recommends raising age of juvenile court jurisdiction to 21:
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Mental Health:

  • An evidence-based approach to homelessness in Los Angeles:
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  • Webinar to focus on accessing insurance coverage for substance use and mental health treatment:
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  • SAMHSA to provide training on trauma-informed improvements to criminal justice responses:
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  • SAMHSA soliciting applications for community participation in Sequential Intercept Mapping Workshops;
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  • North Carolina prison leaders promise changes to mental health services:
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  • An evidence-based approach to homelessness in Los Angeles:
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Substance Abuse:

  • West Virginia expands access to substance abuse treatment through justice reinvestment
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  • Study finds 15% of college women have been raped while incapacitated by drugs or alcohol during freshman year
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  • New study finds rising death rates among middle-aged whites linked to drug and alcohol abuse:
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  • Brief training of pediatricians can increase use of substance abuse interventions:
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  • Report from the Substance Abuse and Housing National Leadership Forum:
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  • Drugged driving is an increasing national concern:
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  •  Survey finds concerning use of flavored tobacco among youth:
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  • Study finds possible relationship between lowered drinking age and high school drop-out:
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  • Survey reveals doctors often don’t warn college students about risks of drinking and drug use:
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  • National survey finds use of synthetic drugs increasing:
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Policing: 

  • Do police officers in schools actually make kids safer?
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  • Law enforcement video on safeguarding children of arrested parents
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  • Madison police department utilizes mental health team:
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  • Funding provided to assess use of body-worn cameras:
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Grants:

  • DOJ Justice for Families Program
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  • Connecting Criminal Justice to Health Care Initiative
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  • DOS Regional Efforts to Address Torture and Human Right Abuses of Prisoners/Detainees
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  • HUD Pay for Success Permanent Supportive Housing Demonstration Program
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  • CDC National Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention
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  • SAMHSA Statewide Family Network Program
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  • Information regarding 2016 funding opportunities with NIJ
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  • Juvenile Reentry Assistance Program (JRAP), Department of Housing and Urban Development

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  • $53 million awarded in Second Chance Act funding for reducing recidivism:
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  • $41 million awarded for enhancing drug courts across the country:
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  • Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency announces availability of Substance Abuse Education and Demand Reduction (SAEDR) funds:
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  • National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Challenge Grants for Criminal Justice Agencies:
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Funding based on performance:

Reentry: 

  • Tracking reentry strategies that work:
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  •  6,000 non-violent drug offenders to be released from federal prisons:
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  • Reduced prison phone rates will aid reentry
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More Updates >>

San Mateo County Probation Department, CA achieves provisional Certified Evidence-Based Organization (CEBO)  

Are you ready for the New World of Workforce Development 

States try to speed up Foster placement  

4 Ways to Overcome Compassion Fatigue  

Professor David Sackett, a ‘giant’ of evidence-based medicine, dies aged 80  

Joyfields Software rolls out EvalMeasures tools to help professionals gather, evaluate and report data  

Brief overview of changes under the Tribal Law & Order Act (TLOA)   

Inside Obama's effort to use science - and find policies that actually work  

Tule River Indian Youth Project completes its Fourth Year Program Evaluation 

The Vera Institute of Justice releases Cost-Benefit Analysis and Justice Policy Toolkit 

Grants & Funding

  • SAMHSA 2015 grants announcement web page 
  • BJA releases FY 2015 Second Chance Act Reentry Program for Adults with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Disorders solicition  
  • Second Chance Act Solicitation: Statewide Adult Recidivism Reduction Strategic Planning Program 
  • The Bureau of Justice Assistance just announced Funding opportunites

 

  

 

Idaho plans to reform correctional programs after in-depth assessment: