People living with mental illnesses and intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are disproportionately represented in contacts with police. These interactions can lead to stressful and dangerous conditions for everyone involved. This webinar will provide an in-depth look at the challenges many communities face and will share real-world experiences in developing Police-Mental Health Collaboration (PMHC) programs to address them.
Counties across the country are building collaborative partnerships to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in their jails. Despite the progress that counties have made, they still face challenges with sharing information across multiple systems, limiting their success in identifying people involved in these systems, coordinating services and supervision, and tracking the impact of their efforts.
Improving officer safety and wellness enhances the health and effectiveness of officers, as well as the safety of the community. The International Association of Chiefs of Police’s (IACP) 2020 Officer Safety and Wellness (OSW) Symposium is for law enforcement professionals to learn from experts in the field about resources and best practices when developing comprehensive officer safety and wellness strategies.
The University of Oregon, Oregon Police Department and the California Victim Compensation Board are pleased to announce the Leave No Victim Behind IV national training conference for 2019. The conference will take place on October 21 – 23, 2019 at the Conference Center of Las Vegas. The Leave No Victim Behind conference series will continue its focus on best practices for responding to mass violence and unique partnerships between law enforcement and victim services to assist victims of crime.
This webinar, sponsored by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, from the National Gang Center will discuss recognizing gang activity in schools.
Brief Overview: The course is designed to give a greater understanding of the intricacies of modern child sexual/physical abuse investigations. The course will explain some of the challenges law enforcement faces today given various social movements and some negative publicity in the media. The goal is to give the consumer a greater understanding of how these investigations unfold and an understanding of both positives and negatives when presenting cases for charging.
As a strategic ally in the MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge, the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) is hosting its Eighth Prosecutorial Leadership Institute in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Through These Doors (the domestic violence resource center in Cumberland County, Maine) and Maine Pre-Trial Services were awarded a prestigious grant from the MacArthur Foundation in October 2018 to improve collaboration between the two organizations to reach women who are incarcerated identifying as victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence. This pilot project, Project Safe Release, is one of the first nationally to partner victim advocacy services and pre-trial services.
This workshop, designed for prosecutors, will explore various social networking sites and potential evidence recoverable from those sites for the use in investigations. Participants will learn not only about various techniques that can be used to identify profiles of people involved in the case, but also how to utilize the connections between people to explore more potential corroborative evidence. Knowing what is possible through social media searching will help prosecutors ask the right questions and understand the evidence being provided to them by their investigators.
Mentally ill people are overrepresented in the criminal justice system. Law enforcement officers and jail staff must deal regularly with people who have schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other mental illnesses.