Adult Drug Court Research to Practice Initiative
The National Center for State Courts has teamed with American University for an Adult Drug Court Research to Practice (R2P) Initiative to promote the timely dissemination of information emerging from research on addiction science, substance abuse treatment, and adult drug court programs. With funding from BJA and the National Institute of Justice, the R2P Initiative will produce a series of webinars, webcasts, and other work products that disseminate important research to practitioners and policymakers.
Please visit the new R2P web site for more information on current and future information resources, including:
- Videos on Performance Measurement and Program Evaluation for Drug Courts
- A webinar on Appropriate Target Population
- A webcast on The Role of Medication
- A webinar on Effective Substance Abuse Treatment
- A webinar on Seven Program Design Features: Adult Drug Court Principles, Research and Practice
RSAT Solicitation Released
BJA has released the FY 2014 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) for State Prisoners Program formula solicitation. Applications are due April 14, 2014.
Adult Drug Court Solicitation
BJA has released the FY 2014 Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program solicitation. Applications are due March 18, 2014.
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.
CTAS Solicitation Is Now Open
On December 13, the Department of Justice announced the opening of its FY 2014 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) period for funding to support public safety, victim services and crime prevention improvements for American Indian and Alaska Native governments. Applications are due March 24, 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.
AG Holder Announces “Smart on Crime” Approach at ABA 2013 Annual Meeting
On August 12, Attorney General Eric Holder delivered remarks at the Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association's House of Delegates. "Today, a vicious cycle of poverty, criminality, and incarceration traps too many Americans and weakens too many communities. And many aspects of our criminal justice system may actually exacerbate these problems, rather than alleviate them," said Attorney General Holder. Read more
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