Opioid epidemic

American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences

AIR is one of the world's largest behavioral and social science research and evaluation organizations. Our overriding goal is to use the best science available to bring the most effective ideas and approaches to enhancing everyday life. AIR's mission is to conduct and apply the best behavioral and social science research and evaluation towards improving people's lives, with a special emphasis on the disadvantaged.

Within the United States and internationally, AIR will be the preeminent organization that

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • Second Chance Act National Reentry Resource Center Training and Technical Assistance: Category 1
  • Category 1: National Reentry Resource Center

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

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

The mission of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation is to support the neighborhood revitalization efforts of community groups by providing them with financing (e.g., grants, loans, and equity capital), technical and management assistance, training opportunities, and policy support.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • FY 2017 Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Training & 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

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):

  • Supporting Health, Home, and Family for Comprehensive Reentry
  • FY 19 Data-Led Governing
  • Establishing a JMHCP CBP TTA Center to support and lead the field in fostering cross-system responses to people with MI/CMISA in the CJ system
  • National TTA for Law Enforcement Responses to MHD/IDD
  • Providing comprehensive and responsive TTA to JMHCP grantees to advance collaborative responses to people with MI/CMISA in the CJ system
  • Justice Reinvestment Initiative: TTA Supplemental Funding
  • Enhancing Reentry Efforts in Tribal Communities
  • Innovations in Supervision Initiative - JC
  • NRRC 2018
  • Training and Technical Assistance and Web-based Resources to Enhance Tribal Court Systems
  • FY 17 Justice Reinvestment Initiative State-Level Technical Assistance (Supplement)

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)

Advocates for Human Potential Inc

For more than 30 years, Advocates for Human Potential, Inc., (AHP) has worked passionately to improve health systems and business operations through research and evaluation, training and technical assistance (TTA), and professional consulting, with the goal of helping organizations and individuals reach their full potential. Learn more at www.ahpnet.com.  

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • COAP Category 2 National TTA Provider
  • Advocates for Human Potential (AHP) - Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners (RSAT) Training and Technical Assistance Program
  • Training and Technical Assistance for COAP

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