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.
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.
The Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) Training and Technical Assistance team will host a webinar titled “Advanced Investigative Techniques for Cold Case Sexual Assaults” on Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET. The event will open at 1:45 p.m. ET.
This session “drills down” into programs operated by the Tucson, Arizona Police Department’s Mental Health Support Team, including Drug Deflection, Co-responder, Peer Navigator, Crisis Intervention Training, and more. Participants will leave this session with a roadmap for starting any of all of these programs in their home jurisdiction. A historical perspective will educate attendees in the methods used to start these programs in Tucson, Arizona.
During this webinar, the presenter will discuss:
Whether implementing a regional or agencywide preventive crime gun strategy, the establishment of formal policies is a critical factor that must be addressed. These policies can be wide-ranging in scope, affecting entire local, regional, or national populations, and they can be narrow in scope, affecting only a single organization. For example, at least three states now have laws mandating that all police agencies in the state utilize the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN) when investigating firearm-related crimes.
Sergeant James Williams with the Metropolitan Nashville, Tennessee Police Department will discuss how his agency used data to develop targeted traffic intervention strategies to reduce car crashes and their associated harms in a metropolitan area, implementing a High Visibility Enforcement campaign. Captain Ken Clary, Iowa State Patrol, will outline an evidence-based, proactive strategy being tested in a rural area to deter and prevent fatal crashes.
The Prison Rape Elimination Act Targeted Implementation Planning and Support (PREA TIPS) Program is a new opportunity from Impact Justice, the non-profit organization that runs the PREA Resource Center, for locally operated small and medium jails, juvenile facilities, community confinement facilities, lockups, and tribal facilities to receive federal funds in the amount of $20,000 to $200,000 to assist in PREA implementation.
Join this webinar to learn more about PREA TIPS and how your facility or agency can apply.
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.
Peer recovery support services (PRSS) are increasingly being offered across diverse criminal justice settings to address opioid abuse and achieve positive outcomes. Peer specialists use their lived experience of addiction, criminal justice involvement, and recovery to assist others on their path to recovery. PRSS in jail settings offers a unique opportunity to address the needs of individuals with opioid use disorder while they are incarcerated and upon reentry.