EEUU: National Reentry Resource Center Newsletter, October 2014

Attorney General Holder discusses justice reinvestment; using Medicaid to reduce recidivism; funding opportunities, and more.
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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law.
Attorney General Discusses Justice Reinvestment, New Grant Awards
“Thanks to bipartisan support from Congress, funding for the Justice Reinvestment Initiative has more than quadrupled this year,” said U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder during a speech to the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law. “That, on its own, is an extraordinary indication of the power and importance of this work.”
Using Medicaid to Reduce Recidivism in States’ Corrections Systems
CSG’s Capitol Ideas reports that states are being encouraged to adopt policies to suspend rather than terminate individuals’ Medicaid enrollment upon incarceration, allowing for easier reactivation upon release. Dr. Nicole Jarrett and Alex Blandford of the CSG Justice Center discussed the impact of these policies at last month’s CSG Medicaid Leadership Policy Academy.
BJA Awards 34 New Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Grants
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) recently issued 34 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program grant awards to jurisdictions across 28 states. These awards total more than $6 million in grants to support state, local, and tribal governments in improving responses to people with mental disorders who are involved with the criminal justice system.
SAMHSA Conference Considers Connections between Community and Criminal Justice Health Systems
Improving information sharing between community health care providers and criminal justice health systems was the focus of this September conference attended by health care professionals, government officials, and other leaders in the field.
CSG Justice Center’s School Discipline Study Featured on This American Life
The episode catalogs a variety of stories from schools struggling with how to respond to student misbehavior. A central focus of the piece is the CSG Justice Center’s 2011Breaking Schools’ Rules study, which found that 60 percent of Texas secondary school students had experienced at least one suspension or expulsion from school, with African American and Latino students being disciplined at higher rates than their white peers.
Funding and Other Opportunities
Call for Soros Justice Fellowship Applicants
Open Society Foundations
Deadline: October 22

Call for Proposals: Reclaiming Futures Grant
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Deadline: November 7

Call for Graduate Research Fellowship Program Applicants
National Institute of Justice
Deadline: December 24

Call for Race, Gender, Culture, and Crime Research Fellows
National Institute of Justice
Deadline: December 24

Seeking Site Host for Adult and Juvenile Female Offenders (AJFO) Conference
Association of Programs for Female Offenders
Deadline: Rolling

Veteran Treatment Court Mentor Program Seeking Applicants
Justice for Vets and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Deadline: Rolling

Upcoming Events
20th National Symposium on Juvenile Services, National Partnership for Juvenile Services, October 19–23, Greensboro, NC

Webinar: “Improving Outcomes for Court-Involved Youth with Co-Occurring Disorders,” National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice and National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, October 24

Annual IACP Conference and Exposition, International Association of Chiefs of Police, October 25–28, Orlando, FL

Annual Multi-Jurisdictional Law Enforcement Conference & Pre-Conference Event on Substance Use and the Justice System, National Criminal Justice Training Center, November 4–7, Green Bay, WI

National Youth At-Risk Conference, Georgia Southern University, November 6–8, Las Vegas, NV

American Society of Criminology 70th Annual Meeting, American Society of Criminology, November 19–22, San Francisco, CA

National Federation of Families Annual Conference, National Federation of Families, November 19–23, Washington, DC

2015 National Mentoring Summit,MENTOR: National Mentoring Partnership, January 28–30, 2015, Washington, DC

Publications and Resources
Improving Recidivism as a Performance Measure
The Urban Institute

Webinar: Measuring and Using Juvenile Recidivism Data to Inform Policy, Practice, and Resource Allocation
National Reentry Resource Center

Webinar: Core Principles for Reducing Recidivism and Improving Other Outcomes for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System 
National Reentry Resource Center

Leading Change 2.0: Advancing the Behavioral Health of the Nation Report
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Criminal Victimization, 2013
Bureau of Justice Statistics

Prisoners in 2013
Bureau of Justice Statistics

An Overview of Public Opinion and Discourse on Criminal Justice Issues
The Opportunity Agenda

Disproportionate Minority Contact and Status Offenses
Coalition for Juvenile Justice

The HOPE Project: A Potentially Worthwhile Correctional Reform
The Heritage Foundation

The Debt Penalty: Exposing the Financial Barriers to Offender Reintegration
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The Prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) in the Lives of Juvenile Offenders
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

OJJDP’s Model Programs Guide: New Literature Reviews
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Desktop Guide for Working with Youth in Confinement
National Institute of Corrections and the National Partnership for Juvenile Servicesbr

Juvenile Justice Resource Hub: Evidence-Based Practices Section
Juvenile Justice Information Exchange and the National Juvenile Justice Network

In the News
Opinion: Sheriffs, Victims Unite for Justice Reinvestment
Sheriff Magazine–October 2014 | National

Solano College Approves Agreement with Prison 
Contra Costa Times–October 17, 2014 | California

Convicted Drug Users Find Freedom Through Portland’s ‘Re-Entry’ Program 
The Fix–October 15, 2014 | Oregon

Court Receives More than $900,000 in Federal Grants 
C & G News–October 15, 2014 | New Jersey

Santa Cruz County School Leaders Highlight Shifts in Discipline
Contra Costa Times–October 13, 2014 | California

Reality Check: Jail GED Program is Back Online
NBC Local 15–October 13, 2014 | Alabama

Value of Education Brings Success Among Unique Student Population
NewsUSA–October 13, 2014 | New Hampshire

Researchers Say Fewer Alabama Inmates Being Paroled
Associated Press–October 12, 2014 | Alabama

County to Get Free Help with Criminal Justice System
The Salt Lake Tribune–October 1, 2014 | Utah

Community Corrections Collaborative Network–National Institute of Corrections
DC Public Safety Radio–September 30, 2014 | National

Job Opportunities
Senior Policy Analyst, Justice Reinvestment
CSG Justice Center
Deadline: November 7

Policy Analyst, Reentry
CSG Justice Center
Deadline: November 16

Operations Coordinator
CSG Justice Center
Deadline: November 19

Program Director of Online Services
CSG Justice Center
Deadline: November 29

Deputy Director for Operations and Administrative Services
CSG Justice Center
Deadline: December 2

Policy Analyst, Behavioral Health/Substance Abuse
CSG Justice Center
Deadline: December 4

This newsletter is produced with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance.
Copyright © 2014 Council of State Governments Justice Center, All rights reserved.

National Reentry Resource Center Newsletter, October 2014.

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