Community-based organizations

Webinar - Improving Job Readiness and Retention for Higher Risk Populations

For the overwhelming majority of people in federal and state prisons who will eventually reenter the community, finding employment plays a critical role in preventing recidivism. That said, it is not strictly job placement services that can make the difference between reincarceration and successful reentry; ensuring people who are returning to communities from incarceration have the skills to not only find, but also retain, jobs is also key.

Annual Poverty Research and Policy Forum – Human Services Programs and the Opioid Crisis

The current opioid epidemic has devastated families and communities and shattered lives. While the human toll of the opioid crisis is well established, its adverse effects on the goals of human services programs such as family stability, child well-being, and self-sufficiency are less well understood. Human services programs provide essential services to families and individuals who are struggling with opioid and other substance use disorders.

Research to Improve Law Enforcement Response to Persons with Mental Illnesses and Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

Law enforcement agencies and communities across the country are looking for strategies to improve the behavioral health crisis response for individuals with mental illnesses and intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). This webinar will provide an overview of the evidence on models of mental health crisis response, including Crisis Intervention Teams, mobile crisis, co-responder, and stand-alone mental health response training.

Responding to the 2019 Second Chance Act Community-Based Adult Reentry Grant Program Solicitation

In this webinar, officials from the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance and the National Reentry Resource Center review the Second Chance Act Comprehensive Community-Based Adult Reentry grant program and its application process. These grants are designed to support community- and faith-based organizations in expanding on or implementing reentry programs that demonstrate strong partnerships with corrections, parole, probation, and law enforcement agencies or other reentry service providers.

IoT Applications and Instant Networks for Law Enforcement

With advanced technology, law enforcement agencies benefit from the ability to be at the right place at the right time — and with the right tools to enable critical communications so law enforcement officers have the real-time information they need.  With the capabilities of smart sensors, smart surveillance, license plate readers and recorders, and the ability to readily push this data to headquarters and responding emergency workers, the system can be advanced to reach vast capabilities in the detection, determination, and deterrence of criminal activity.

Webinar - Fostering/Maximizing Your Organization’s Community Engagement

Many organizations confuse outreach with engagement or use the terms interchangeably. Learn about the stark differences between the two and, most importantly, how to maximize the return of investment with purposeful and meaningful engagement.

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