Law enforcement is often the first point of contact for those with substance use disorders. In the United States, approximately 1.5 million individuals arrested each year are at risk of substance dependence. Treatment courts strive to combine effective justice approaches with clinical services, and law enforcement officers are vital to achieving this goal.
During this webinar, Gregory Torain, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Policy Advisor, will review the fiscal year 2018 BJA Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program Solicitation guidelines and will be available to answer questions. Moderator: Preeti Menon, Senior Associate Director, Justice Programs Office.
Although crime control policy and program development processes are increasingly being informed by scientific evidence, identifying and adopting what works is only part of what’s needed to realize positive outcomes. Evidence-based programs and practices (EBPs) still have to be implemented with fidelity and integrity in order to be successful. Unfortunately, implementation is not an easy task. Implementation science, however, can help practitioners tackle implementation challenges so the promise of EBPs can be more fully realized.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance, in collaboration with the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP) team, is hosting the "Saving a Life Twice: The Naloxone Plus Solution to Reducing Overdoses and Connecting to Treatment" webinar on March 21, 2018 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET. Attendees will learn how the Naloxone Plus framework can help "safe a life twice" — first, by reviving someone who has overdosed, and second, by connecting him or her to treatment...
Addressing the opioid epidemic at scale requires the coordination of health and social services professionals, law enforcement, criminal justice, and academic and government policy experts. These coordination efforts will rely on the sharing of precision data to help analyze trends and patterns of local and regional opioid drug abuse. Microsoft has put its Cloud and associated technologies at the ready to support all government jurisdictions as well as health, social services, and law enforcement agencies to combat this health services and social services challenge.
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 webinar will highlight innovative practices around the country that are increasing access to critically needed record clearing services. From community clinics, to court help desks, to private bar partnerships, this webinar will present ideas for how to launch or grow an effective record clearing project. This webinar will be particularly helpful for practitioners working with law school programs, private bar associations, or community based clinics.
In this webinar, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will present an overview of the opioid overdose epidemic and its public health burden, followed by a description of the multifaceted public health approach.
Policy Research Associates, Inc. is a small business that is a national leader in behavioral health and research. They offer four core services that help individuals with behavioral health needs achieve recovery.
Active BJA Funded Project(s):
Strategic partnerships to evaluate and disseminate BJA''s crisis intervention training model
Altarum Institute is a nonprofit health systems research and consulting organization. Altarum integrates independent research and client-centered consulting to create comprehensive, systems-based solutions that improve health. With the rigor of the finest research institution, consulting skills honed for nearly seven decades, and an abiding commitment to the public interest, Altarum enables better care and better health for all people.
Active BJA Funded Project(s):
BJA COAP Training and Technical Assistance