Community corrections

The Moss Group, Inc.

The Moss Group, Inc. is a Washington, DC-based criminal justice consulting firm dedicated to helping state, local, federal, and private organizations in achieving organizational excellence. We specialize in developing strategic solutions to sensitive issues facing correctional administrators, executives, and leaders. We address complex and emerging issues through training and technical assistance, and have worked in all 50 states.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • Improving Institutional Corrections Training Academy Training

Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC)

TASC, Inc. (Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities), is a not-for-profit organization that provides health recovery management services for individuals with substance use and mental health disorders. Since 1976, the organization has provided and/or facilitated access to community-based treatment and recovery support services for individuals who are involved in public systems such as criminal and juvenile justice, corrections, child welfare, public aid, and public housing.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • CHJ First Responder Partnerships TTA Initiative (CHJ-FRP)

American Correctional Association

Vision Statement

The American Correctional Association shapes the future of corrections through strong, progressive leadership that brings together various voices and forges coalitions and partnerships to promote the concepts embodied in its Declaration of Principles.

 

Mission

The American Correctional Association provides a professional organization for all individuals and groups, both public and private that share a common goal of improving the justice system.

 

Goals

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • Improving Wellness Support for Institutional Corrections Employees

University of Cincinnati

Training, technical assistance and research.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • An Academic-based Training Initiative to Improve Police Responses for People with Mental Illness and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • The Implementation and Evaluation of the Effective Practices in Community Support Model for Influencers
  • Evaluation of a Cognitive-Behavioral Program for Inmates in Administrative Segregation

New York University

The Litmus group is in the Marron Institute of Urban Management at NYU. Litmus promotes innovation in criminal justice, working with public agencies across a range of policy issues to engage stakeholders, help identify and develop promising strategies, support constant process improvement, and foster organic innovation through ongoing iterative evaluation. Litmus operates the BJA Swift Certain Fair Resource Center, supporting state, local, territorial, and tribal jurisdictions and agencies in implementing and testing innovations in community corrections.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • Operate Swift, Certain, and Fair Resource Center

Vera Institute of Justice

The Vera Institute of Justice combines expertise in research, demonstration projects, and technical assistance to help leaders in government and civil society improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety.

Vera is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit center for justice policy and practice, with offices in New York City, Washington, DC, New Orleans, and Los Angeles. Their projects and reform initiatives, typically conducted in partnership with local, state, or national officials, are located across the United States and around the world.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • Vera Institute of Justice - Proposal for Second Chance Act Training and Technical Assistance Program
  • Opening Doors: Safely Increasing Access to Public Housing for People with Conviction Histories

Urban Institute

The Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center staff members conduct research and evaluations and provide technical assistance to improve justice policy and practice at the national, state, and local levels. Urban researchers examine the development, implementation, and impact of policing, crime prevention, and gang disruption initiatives. The work includes a large breadth of topics ranging from risk assessment, community corrections and reentry, human trafficking, forensic science, courts and sentencing, to gun violence.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • Improving Safety for Institutional Corrections
  • Justice Reinvestment Initiative - TTA Supplemental Funding
  • Justice Reinvestment Initiative - Program Oversight, Coordination, and Outcome Assessment Provide (Supplement)r

School of Criminal Justice: Michigan State University

The School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University (MSU) is the nation’s oldest continuous degree-granting program in criminal justice. Since 1935, MSU has been a leader in criminal justice scholarship with its pioneering research, undergraduate, and graduate education and engaged collaboration with criminal justice agencies, the private sector, and communities locally and abroad.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) National Training and Technical Assistance Program FY 2018
  • Smart Suite Training and Technical Assistance Program

National Association of Drug Court Professionals

The National Association of Drug Court Professionals is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation founded in 1994 by pioneers from the first 12 drug courts in the nation.

This extraordinary group of innovative judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and clinical professionals created a common sense approach to improving the justice system by using a combination of judicial monitoring and effective treatment to compel drug-using offenders to change their lives.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • Adult Drug Court Training and Technical Assistance Initiative
  • Adult Drug Court Training Initiative
  • Veterans Treatment Court Training and Technical Assistance Initiative
  • Adult Drug Court Planning Initiative
  • Adult Drug Court Planning Initiative

Community Resources for Justice

The Crime and Justice Institute (CJI) bridges the gap between research and practice with data-driven solutions that drive bold, transformative improvements in criminal and juvenile justice systems. CJI works with local, state, tribal, and national criminal justice organizations, providing nonpartisan policy analysis, implementation consulting, capacity building assistance, and research services to advance evidence-based practices and create systems-level change.

Some of CJI’s major projects include:

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • Justice Reinvestment Initiative: National Training and Technical Assistance Program
  • Justice Reinvestment Initiative: State Level Technical Assistance (Supplement)

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