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.
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
Hosted by the Clean Slate Clearinghouse, with funding support from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance
This two-day course provides students with an up-to-date understanding of how social networking sites work and how members act and interact. Student will learn what information is available on various sites and how to integrate that information into criminal investigations and criminal intelligence analysis.The course is designed for criminal intelligence analysts, special agents, and other investigators. Students with any level of familiarity with the Internet and computers, from beginning to advanced, will find this course beneficial.
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This webinar will provide an overview of a web-based tool that includes key priorities for developing and implementing collaborative comprehensive case plans and will feature grantee profiles as examples of lead case planners (behavioral health treatment providers, corrections, and community supervision).
Research suggests that as many as 60 percent of adolescents and adults with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) come into contact with the criminal justice system. FASD is a prenatal brain injury that can make understanding and complying with probation conditions difficult, putting this population at higher risk for recidivism. Learn effective supervision strategies to improve supervision outcomes, prevent crime, and reduce recidivism. During the webinar, participants will:
Explore techniques to recognize drug inﬂuence when conducting home visits, search and seizure, or other interactions with probationers. Develop the critical skills to recognize common paraphernalia and the signs and symptoms of persons under the inﬂuence of stimulants, hallucinogens, opiates, marijuana, alcohol, depressants, inhalants, and dissociative anesthetics through hands-on instruction.
Sponsored by the National Criminal Justice Association, the Justice Research and Statistics Association, and the IJIS Institute, 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.
On April 20, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. ET, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will hold a webinar on the key elements of their new resource, Guidelines for Successful Transition of People with Mental or Substance Use Disorders from Jail and Prison: Implementation Guide.
Project TEAM technical assistance staff will be onsite to assist the Northern Cheyenne Tribal Court, the U.S. Attorney's office in Billings, Montana, and the U.S. District Court in Billings, Montana to create an adult substance use wellness court.