Counties across the country have committed to creating data-driven, systems-level plans to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in their jails. As part of these efforts, many communities are focusing on the small number of people who frequently cycle in and out of emergency rooms, shelters, crisis services, and the justice system, a population that disproportionately contributes to the high utilization of these resources.
This Community of Practice webinar is one of a series of monthly webinars meant to encourage open dialog among participants. All phone lines/microphones are open to allow participants to ask questions and discuss the topic with each other, with facilitators guiding the conversation. This is funded by award 2016-IC-BX-K002 for the Tribal Justice Systems Planning Project.
This training and technical assistance conference is the second annual conference devoted to the development and support of pre-arrest deflection (PAD) efforts across the United States, as well as the promotion of strategies to build the treatment and fund capacity to sustain 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.
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.
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.
Within the law enforcement and digital forensics communities, people will say, “What do they expect? It’s part of the job – they should be able to handle it.” However, technology has changed the type of evidence that is now processed in criminal cases, with more audio, video, and image evidence of the actual crime itself than ever before. In addition, almost every criminal investigation involves more than one form of digital evidence.
Learn how the Maricopa County, Arizona Adult Probation Department successfully expanded its implementation of Thinking for a Change (a cognitive behavioral intervention program with the National Institute of Corrections) through collaboration with external treatment providers who utilized Medicaid to pay for services. This webinar will focus on how they were able to implement evidence-based practices with fidelity, integrity, and continued quality improvement.
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Emergency medical services (EMS) can be essential partners in early diversion responses for individuals in crisis. This webinar will focus on the ways that fire departments and EMS can be partners with behavioral health providers and other first responders on early diversion initiatives. Medical clearance will also be explored as part of this webinar.
Hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Gather, Assess, Integrate, Network, and Stimulate Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation.
Many early diversion strategies rely upon cooperation between law enforcement officers and mental health professionals to manage crisis encounters. However, on-scene cooperation depends on stakeholder collaboration and clear protocols for how to handle a variety of situations. This webinar will spotlight jurisdictions that have established effective joint responses to mental health crises and provide participants with guidance for their own communities.