Join the National Reentry Resource Center and their partners for live webinars throughout Reentry Week. These webinars will focus on reentry topics including employment and education, behavioral health and housing, youth and family, making reentry work, and evaluation.
The National Reentry Resource Center, supported by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, will host information about National Reentry Week on April 26–30, 2021. Reentry topics will include employment, education, behavioral health, housing, youth and families, making reentry work, and the importance of evaluation.
Join the National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College for their webinar “Ask the Expert Series: What do Victim/Survivor Service Professionals Need to Know about Corrections” on March 16, 2021 at 2:00–3:00 p.m. ET. The presenters will give a brief overview at the start of the 60-minute session and then open it for a question and answer session with subject matter experts, practitioners in the field, and other attendees.
Join the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) for their webinar “Second Look=Second Chance: The Case for Reconsidering Lengthy & Other Extreme Sentences” on March 11, 2021, 2:00–3:00 p.m. ET. This webinar will feature a discussion on “Second Look Sentencing,” an emerging legislative trend addressing mass incarceration. It seeks to reduce the number of people serving excessive sentences by reevaluating sentencing after an individual has served for a certain amount of time.
During this webinar, attendees will learn how jail facilities can use the Telehealth Implementation Support Tool to understand the various protocols, policies, technologies, and types of staff that will need to be in place to facilitate the implementation of telehealth.
The "COVID-19: Managing the Stress of Uncertainty by Taking Care of You" webinar will help policy makers and all disciplines of correctional staff provide training and technical assistance on effective management of employees and subsequent related stressors that can be caused by pandemic-type occurrences.
AIR is one of the world's largest behavioral and social science research and evaluation organizations. Our overriding goal is to use the best science available to bring the most effective ideas and approaches to enhancing everyday life. AIR's mission is to conduct and apply the best behavioral and social science research and evaluation towards improving people's lives, with a special emphasis on the disadvantaged.
Within the United States and internationally, AIR will be the preeminent organization that
Active BJA Funded Project(s):
Second Chance Act National Reentry Resource Center Training and Technical Assistance: Category 1
Category 1: National Reentry Resource Center
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.
As criminal justice agencies grapple with the impacts of the opioid epidemic, an increasing number of correctional facilities are using medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in order to initiate or maintain treatment among individuals experiencing opioid use disorders. Despite the potential for MAT to reduce recidivism and overdose fatalities, many jails and prisons are reluctant to allow individuals to be on MAT medications due to diversion concerns.
Jurisdictions across the country face challenges in developing case plans that balance criminogenic and behavioral health needs.