Justice Reinvestment Initiative

Wellness Institute for Public Safety Inc

The Wellness Institute for Public Safety (WIPS) creates and administers first-responder-specific health wellness programs. Its niche platform gathers vital signs on a daily basis via wearable devices, and implements behavior modification solutions via telemedicine. It addresses both the physical and mental health needs of police/ambulance/fire workers and their families. It also incorporates a longitudinal research component based on the Framingham Study.

Melissa Haynes

I believe I would be a strong asset as a BJA NTTAC Provider for training and technical assistance to law enforcement agencies in crime analysis. I have many years of experience working both as part of teams of consultants in conducting systems assessments, formulating recommendations, and providing technical assistance to criminal justice agencies; importantly, I also excel in the field of crime analysis.  Notably, I am one of a small number of individuals who have received the distinction of Certified Law Enforcement Analyst from the International Association of Crime Analysts.  

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):

  • Justice Reinvestment Initiative - Program Oversight, Coordination, and Outcome Assessment Provide (Supplement)r
  • FY 16 Risk Assessment Clearinghouse

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
  • Project Safe Neighborhoods Training and Technical Assistance Program

Council of State Governments

THE COUNCIL OF STATE GOVERNMENTS

Founded in 1933, The Council of State Governments (CSG) is the nation’s only organization serving all three branches of state government. CSG is a region-based forum that fosters the exchange of insights and ideas to help state officials shape public policy. This offers unparalleled international, national, and regional opportunities to network, develop leaders, collaborate, and create problem-solving partnerships. CSG's national headquarters is in Lexington, Kentucky.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • Enhancing Reentry Efforts in Tribal Communities
  • Innovations in Supervision Initiative - JC
  • Preparing for Home: Reentry in American Indian Nations and Alaska Native Villages
  • Building Community Corrections Capacity
  • NRRC 2018
  • FY 2018 State-Based Capacity Building Program
  • JMHCP Training and Technical Assistance FY18
  • Training and Technical Assistance and Web-based Resources to Enhance Tribal Court Systems
  • Support the Project Safe Neighborhood Training and Technical Assistance Project
  • FY 17 Justice Reinvestment Initiative State-Level Technical Assistance (Supplement)
  • Justice Reinvestment: Intensive Technical Assistance to States
  • TTA for Tribal Civil & Criminal Legal Assistance

Center for Court Innovation

The Center for Court Innovation seeks to help create a more effective and humane justice system by designing and implementing operating programs, performing original research, and providing reformers around the world with the tools they need to launch new strategies.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • Tribal Risk/Need Assessment Tool
  • FY18 Sixth Amendment TTA
  • FY 17 Price of Justice Training and Technical Assistance
  • Adult Drug Court State-Based Drug Court TTA
  • National Problem-Solving Justice Initiative