For most grantors and grantees, procurement can be the single most time-consuming administrative task in the lifecycle of grants management. And most grantee agencies rely on a procurement office to know, understand and apply the rules and regulations. However, to be successful administrators, we all need to know the federal guidelines and compliance requirements for procuring goods and services with grant money and how to train our subgrantee agencies on these same rules and regulations.
Depending on the state's laws, underage drinking offenses may be referred to a number of courts including juvenile court, traffic court, criminal court, or family court, depending on the offense. Over time many states have adopted changes in state law enabling law enforcement to charge minors based officer observations, and theories of constructive possession. As these underage drinking cases are brought forward the courts are also asked to accept the results of fuel cell developed evidence of the offense.
The justice systems are predominately designed for able-bodied victims who speak English. Securing access to justice for victims with disabilities whether they have impaired vision or hearing, high anxiety, or use a wheelchair, or for persons who have English as a second language can be challenging. This session will include a panel of lawyers who can provide practice tips for securing access to justice.
Historically, many community supervision agencies have had few meaningful intermediate sanctions for when offenders are found in violation; agencies have had the unenviable task of trying to improve offender accountability with few tools to increase compliance. In an effort to enhance offender accountability, many localities over the last decade have tested programs to improve the speed and certainty of intermediate sanctions.
The Smart Policing Initiative will present a webinar titled "Peer-to-Peer Roundtable: Sustainability" on October 15, 2014 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. This webinar will be facilitated by Dr. Michael White, SPI Subject Matter Expert and Arizona State University professor, and will include presentations from the Lowell, MA; Pullman, WA; and Indio, CA SPI sites.
This webinar, facilitated by the National Conference of State Legislatures, will address policy options for states to consider to reduce health care costs for older and sicker inmates. State spending on health care for prisoners increased in 41 states between 2007 and 2011, with a median growth of 13 percent. Although there has been a slight downturn in spending since the 2009 peak of $8.2 billion, a majority of states are working to address and reduce prison health care costs.
How will the FY15 appropriations process impact your funding? What does current legislation mean for your program? In the world of federal appropriations and legislation you need to know how policy changes and funding impact you and your work.