Obamacare expansion of Medicare may reach those with mental health and drug abuse for the first time.
The DOJ has requested $173 million in criminal justice reform, with a special emphasis on funding alternatives to incarceration
Penn. Corrections Secretary John Wetzel told the legislature that that bills passed creating new crimes and extending existing sentences increase the numbers of prisoners
The federal Government has recently doubled down on their investment in drug courts. What was once a minor $6 million federal program has grown to over a hundred million dollar Goliath.
Previously deleted from the “Second Chance Act” reauthorization, Reentry Courts have been been added by amendment as a category that may be funded under the act.
A “Minimalist Reentry Court”, with fewer staff, may mean savings to the court and community, as well as smaller, more successful, sustainable reentry courts.
While conservative support for prison reform is a critical development, Republican support for drug courts (an alternative to prison) goes back twenty years
June 3, 2013 “The Justice for All Reauthorization Act of 2013” (further described in the Facebook article on the right), would, if enacted, require localities to include representatives of a number of different professions, besides traditional police and custodial agencies, in distributing the largest federal grant earmarked for public safety, known as Byrne JAG grants. … Read moreByrne Grant Funding; Then and Now
The 2013 BJA/SAMSA Drug Court Funding RFP contains a new provision that restricts federally funded participants to those who are not sentenced to any custody
The National Reentry Resource Center, provides highlights of BJA’s administration of the “Second Chance Act”, over its first five years
The Bureau of Justice Assistance has released the Adult Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders Second Chance Act grant solicitation
Bureau of Justice Assistance released the 2013 solicitation for the Second Chance Act Adult Mentoring and Transitional Services for Successful Reentry Program
A Ohio Correctional facility formerly a state prison, bought by the Corrections Corporation of America, was found to be in violation of numerous regulations
Thomas McLellan, PhD, former Deputy Director of ONDCP describes the historic import of ACA that requires a full range of substance use disorder services
Scientific and technological advances in the development of risk/needs assessment tools have made evidence-based sentencing systems efficient and cost-effective