Counties are uniquely positioned to lead efforts to advance safety and justice, as they run 91 percent of all jails with nearly 11 million people admitted every year. Join the National Association of Counties for a three-part webinar series that will focus on key areas of local criminal justice systems that most affect counties and offer strategies counties can employ to address these issues, make their justice systems work more effectively and efficiently, and ultimately lead to safer and healthier communities.
Sponsored by the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) and the IJIS Institute (IJIS), the National Forum on Criminal Justice showcases programs, research, and technologies that help justice practitioners and decisionmakers in states, local communities, and tribal nations address pressing public safety issues. It is the only criminal justice conference that brings together leaders from federal, state, local, and tribal government and the public and private sector to share real world strategies and solutions from around the country.
This National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges webinar will highlight the need for authentic family and youth engagement in work with the School-Justice Partnership Project, with an emphasis on the challenge of engaging parents, other caregivers, and youth in diversion opportunities that address behavioral health needs.
Many State Administering Agencies collaborate with local Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils (CJCCs) to address the most pressing public safety challenges facing the state. In Ohio, Toledo-Lucas and Franklin Counties are established under the Ohio Revised Code as metropolitan county criminal justice services agencies. Both CJCCs collaborate with the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services to conduct criminal justice system and youth services planning, apply for and allocate grant funds, and deliver assistance within their service areas.