criminal justice

The Council of State Governments, in partnership with the Center for Effective Public Policy’s National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women and with support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, has developed Adopting a Gender-Responsive Approach for Women in the Justice System: A Resource Guide. The guide presents data on how women’s experiences in the criminal justice system differ from men’s, and strategies for incorporating gender-responsive strategies into criminogenic risk and needs assessment, case management, and correctional and community programming.

Webinar: “Using Data and Performance Measurement to Improve Criminal Justice Outcomes”

The criminal justice system in the United States produces vast amounts of data daily. However, these data are rarely used by agencies beyond the tracking of individual cases. Measures for Justice (MFJ) has developed a system that leverages the data already collected by local agencies to assess the health of the criminal justice system at the county level. This webinar will discuss the importance of using data to identify problematic patterns that need correction as well as best practices that could be replicated.

Join the Justice Clearinghouse for their upcoming "Using Data and Performance Measurement to Improve Criminal Justice Outcomes" webinar on September 29, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. ET. Attendees will learn about the importance of using data to identify problematic patterns that need correction, as well as best practices that could be implemented. Speaker Dr.

Webinar – “Cognitive Behavioral Treatment: Recognizing Criminal Thinking Patterns”

This webinar will address why cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT) that addresses criminal thinking is important in addition to CBT programming that addresses substance use disorder for individuals involved in the criminal legal system.

Join the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program for their upcoming “Cognitive Behavioral Treatment: Recognizing Criminal Thinking Patterns” webinar on August 17, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Many behavioral health field practitioners recognize cognitive behavioral treatment is a well-researched evidence-based practice and component for many clinical strategies to address substance use disorder.

Webinar: “Addressing Justice System Inequities Head-On”

Leaders of local criminal justice initiatives often need to facilitate sensitive conversations when evidence points to disparities in the system. Disparate outcomes can take many different forms, such as longer jail stays for people with serious mental illnesses or disproportionate numbers of people of color being booked into jail. Elevating these topics as priorities and guiding system stakeholders toward meaningful action may feel uncomfortable, challenging, and stressful for the people driving the conversation.

Join The Council of State Governments Justice Center for their upcoming “Addressing Justice System Inequities Head-On” webinar on August 18, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. ET. During this webinar, a panel of county justice system directors will share their approach to addressing systemic disparities.

Webinar: Web Resources for Identifying Effective Criminal Justice Programs: What They Offer and How They Differ

Researchers, program planners, and policy makers have access to a number of web-based resources that serve as a centralized source of information on what works in criminal and juvenile justice. These resources typically present information on the characteristics and effectiveness of various programs or practices along with a summary of the empirical evidence on their effectiveness drawn from evaluations or meta-analyses.