New Consensus Project Web Site Launched
The Council of State Governments Justice Center has recently updated its Consensus Project web site. Please visit the web site today to learn more about their work related to criminal justice and mental health programs, including information on the BJA's Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program grantees.
Second Chance Co-Occurring Disorders Solicitation
BJA has released the FY 2014 Second Chance Act Reentry Program for Adult Offenders with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders solicitation. Applications are due March 18, 2014.
OJP Releases API of Grant Award Data
In keeping with President Obama’s Digital Government Strategy, the Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) recently published an application programming interface (API) that provides access to 20 years of OJP Grant Awards Data (1993–2013) in open, machine-readable formats, including current-year grant awards data that is updated daily.
Learn About Developing a Mental Health Court
"Developing a Mental Health Court: An Interdisciplinary Curriculum," developed by the Council of State Governments Justice Center with support from BJA, is a free multimedia curriculum with the information teams need to plan, implement, sustain, or simply learn about mental health courts based on research and best practices from the field. It is a crucial one-stop resource for judges, behavioral health treatment providers, court managers, judicial educators, probation officers, and many others.
New BJA NTTAC Lead/Deputy Program Manager
BJA Director Denise E. O'Donnell announced that beginning July 18, Suzette McLeod will be joining the BJA National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) contractor team as the BJA NTTAC Lead and Deputy Program Manager. Read more
Justice and Health Connect Web Site Launched
With support from BJA, the Vera Institute of Justice launched the Justice and Health Connect (JH Connect) web site, www.jhconnect.org. JH Connect provides a series of resources, with the aim of increasing agencies’ abilities to share data between community health and justice systems in a confidential, legal, and ethical way. The goal is to better serve people with behavioral and other health needs who come into contact with justice systems. Read more.
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A solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral brief group intervention designed to help pregnant and parenting female students stay in school.
Preventive Treatment Program
A prevention program aimed at disruptive kindergarten boys and their parents, with the goal of reducing short- and long-term antisocial behavior.
A juvenile court-based program designed to address the needs of juvenile offenders on probation who have emotional and behavioral disorders and the needs of their families. The approach is meant to be an integrated, seamless, coordinated system of care for children with mental health problems.
Spit Tobacco Intervention for Athletes
An education program about the dangers of addiction and long-term use of using spit (smokeless) tobacco. It is targeted at young male athletes—especially baseball players—who use or are at risk of using spit tobacco.
Little Village Gang Violence Reduction Project (Comprehensive Gang Model)
A comprehensive, community-wide program designed to reduce serious violence in Chicago's gang-ridden Little Village neighborhood.
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