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
JAG State Solicitation Released
BJA has released the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program FY 2014 State Solicitation. Applications are due June 3, 2014.
BJA/SAMHSA Drug Court Solicitation Released
BJA and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) have released the FY 2014 Joint Adult Drug Court Solicitation to Enhance Services, Coordination, and Treatment solictation. Applications are due May 28, 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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