Byrne JAG Promising Programs

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Program Description

Byrne JAG funding supports the Baltimore City District Court’s Re-Entry Services program, which helps reduce existing gaps in services and fosters collaboration and cooperation among partner agencies and stakeholders throughout Maryland. The program works to reduce recidivism in Baltimore City by connecting residents with job opportunities and educational training programs.

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Keywords

Employment; Offenders; Vocational Training

#Corrections_Community_Corrections_and_Reentry
#Reentry
#Maryland

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Byrne JAG funds support Behavioral Health System Baltimore’s Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion program works in collaboration with law enforcement to connect participants, who have substance-use disorders and mental health conditions, with intensive treatment. Case managers also work closely with community-based organizations and other local authorities to coordinate participants’ care across jurisdictions. The program helps to decrease criminal justice system utilization and improve relations between law enforcement and community members.

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Keywords

Substance Abuse; Mental Illness; Case Management; Recidivism; Support Services

#Corrections_Community_Corrections_and_Reentry
#Substance_Abuse_Screening_Assessment_or_Treatment
#Mental_Health_or_Co-Occurring_Screening_Assessment_and_Treatment
#Maryland

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Byrne JAG funds in Massachusetts support workforce development and reentry planning within the Barnstable House of Corrections’ Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program. Specifically, funds support staff within the Prison Industries Program (PIP) to provide vocational and educational work opportunities for offenders. The program provides inmates with skills that will increase their employment opportunities upon release while giving them the opportunity to partially support themselves and their families while incarcerated. As part of this effort, PIP staff work with businesses in Barnstable County to assist with job placement, retention and ongoing support for both the business and the offender. 

Agency and Program Information

Additional Resource(s)

(News Article): From Incarceration to Treatment (CapeCod Times, 2015)


Keywords

Job Training; Offenders; Social Services; Case Management; Reentry

#Corrections_Community_Corrections_and_Reentry
#Reentry
#Substance_Abuse_Screening_Assessment_or_Treatment
#Massachusetts

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In Broward County, Byrne JAG funds are being used to support comprehensive diversionary program services targeted toward juvenile offenders or young people who are at-risk of entering the criminal justice system. These services include counseling, supportive intervention and life skills training.

Agency Information

State Agency Administrator: Florida Department of Law Enforcement

Additional Resource(s)

(Work Plan): Broward County Juvenile Detention Initiatives Program (2018)


Keywords

Diversion; At-Risk Youth; Juveniles; Prevention; Support Services

#Prevention_and_Education
#Juvenile_Delinquency_Prevention
#Florida

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Butte County identifies young adult offenders, 16-24 years of ages, scheduled to re-enter communities, whether released on parole, probation, upon completion of a terminal sentence or alternative custody supervision. Services are intended to prevent gang involvement, reduce substance abuse, juvenile delinquency and recidivism. Participants are placed into community supervision coupled with other evidence-based and age-appropriate treatment services, along with an educational and vocational training program.

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Keywords

Juveniles; Minors; Reentry; Recidivism; Incarceration; Mental Health; Life Skills; At-risk Youth

#Prevention_and_Education
#Corrections_Community_Corrections_and_Reentry
#Reentry
#Juvenile_Delinquency_Prevention
#California

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Program Description

Byrne JAG funds helped support Calaveras County in implementing initiatives such as, Life Skills Training, DEA Take Back events, the High Point Drug Market Intervention, enhanced assistance to drug-endangered children, and a Community-Oriented Controlled Substances Law Enforcement program toward the end goal of meeting the community’s substance and drug enforcement needs.

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Keywords

Training; Drugs; Juveniles; Law Enforcement; Police; Policing

#Law_Enforcement
#Prevention_and_Education
#Juvenile_Delinquency_Prevention
#Law_Enforcement_Task_Force_Operations_and_Personnel
#California

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Byrne JAG funds in Massachusetts support multiple crime prevention projects in the City of Malden, including a teen dating violence prevention and awareness initiative through the YWCA and a teen violence reduction initiative through the YMCA.

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Keywords

Juveniles; Crime Prevention; Domestic Violence; Youth

#Prevention_and_Education
#Juvenile_Delinquency_Prevention
#Massachusetts

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Byrne JAG funds in Michigan support the City of Westland, Department of Housing and Community Development, the Westland Police Department and other stakeholders, in creating and staffing a student learning lab for K-12 tutoring in an at-risk neighborhood. The Learning Lab provides blended learning and the students are able to work at their own pace in order to foster autonomous work. 

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Keywords

Juveniles; At-Risk Youth; Schools; Police; Policing

#Prevention_and_Education
#Juvenile_Delinquency_Prevention
#Michigan

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Program Description:

In Colorado, Byrne JAG is used to support the 10th Judicial District’s Addict 2 Athlete (A2A) Program which utilizes an innovative approach to reducing recidivism. A2A is based on the core principles of pro-social services by active engagement of individuals in a structured eight-week exercise and learning program that includes substance abuse education, cognitive restructuring, life skills, and development of biological, sociological, and environmental strategies essential in helping individuals abstain from self-damaging behavior.

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Keywords:

Behavioral Health; Social Services; Social Work; Social Worker; Training; Case Management

#Prevention_and_Education
#Reentry
#Colorado

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Byrne JAG funds support the Office of the Independent Monitor's Youth Outreach Parent Track Project. Project Parent Track has three primary goals: (1) to improve youth’s confidence and ability to have positive interactions with law enforcement by giving parents tools to support their children, including training on proper police practice, common laws related to youth and constitutional rights; (2) to increase parental trust of law enforcement; and (3) to increase Denver police officers’ understanding of community concerns through facilitated dialogue with parents. The Youth Outreach Project serves over 1,000 youth, community members, and officers per year.

Agency and Program Information


Keywords

Police Training; Families; Community Policing; At-Risk Youth; Juveniles

#Prevention_and_Education
#Law_Enforcement
#Juvenile_Delinquency_Prevention
#Colorado

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