Byrne JAG Promising Programs

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Program Description

Byrne JAG funds support Project Wellness, a diversion opportunity offered by the 1st Judicial District Juvenile Mental Health Court. This program serves high-risk, high-need juveniles who are involved in justice system and have been diagnosed with a serious and persistent mental illness. Project Wellness works to reduce recidivism by using a multidisciplinary approach and allowing a designated coordinator to ensure adherence to evidence-based practices.

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Keywords

Mental Health; At-Risk Youth; Case Management; Judicial; Judiciary

#Corrections_Community_Corrections_and_Reentry
#Mental_Health
#Juvenile_Delinquency_Prevention
#Mental_Health_or_Co-Occurring_Screening_Assessment_and_Treatment
#Alternatives_to_Incarceration_Mental_Health
#Colorado

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Byrne JAG funds initially supported the Connecticut Department of Corrections in the development of a new supervision model for the state women’s prison, York Corrections Institution. Byrne JAG funding was used to develop training curricula, along with services to support a trauma informed and recovery-oriented supervision and treatment model for female offenders. The new curricula developed with the help of Byrne JAG funds resulted in reduction in length of stay and generated cost savings. 

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Keywords

Offender; Recovery Services; Officer Training; Education

#Corrections_Community_Corrections_and_Reentry
#Non_Law_Enforcement_Training
#Mental_Health_or_Co-Occurring_Screening_Assessment_and_Treatment
#Connecticut

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Byrne JAG funds initially supported the Young Adult Offender Unit, a new housing project within a state prison to service young adult offenders between the ages of 18 and 25. The mission of the Unit is to incorporate progressive correctional practices and re-entry strategies that help young adult offenders acquire and maintain the necessary skills to become successful and law-abiding members of society. Funds were used to support the development of a customized training curriculum targeted to corrections officers who are supervising and staffing the new unit. The curriculum is based on a new model for supervising young offenders with a greater focus on skills development and mental health issues and builds a team approach to the corrections process.

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Keywords

Offenders; Education; Supervision; Behavioral Health; Life Skills Training; Recidivism; Mental Illness

#Corrections_Community_Corrections_and_Reentry
#Corrections_and_Community_Corrections
#Reentry
#Connecticut

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Byrne JAG funds support Connecticut’s Medicated Assisted Treatment (MAT) program, which uses FDA-approved medications in combination with evidence-based behavioral therapies to provide a whole-patient approach to treating substance use disorders. The MAT program is currently operating in two jail facilities, the New Haven Correctional and Bridgeport Correctional Centers. The program targets pre-trial detainees and inmates battling substance use disorders to reduce the risk of recidivism and help control spending within the criminal justice system.

Agency Information

State Agency Administrator: Connecticut Office of Policy and Management


Keywords

EBP; Behavioral Health; Corrections; Jails; Drugs; Therapy; Offenders; Substance Abuse

#Drug_Treatment_and_Enforcement
#Corrections_Community_Corrections_and_Reentry
#Substance_Abuse_Screening_Assessment_or_Treatment
#Connecticut

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Contra Costa County has used Byrne JAG funds to support the implementation of the Youth Justice Initiative, a project devoted to advancing optimal outcomes for at-risk youth and youth involved in the juvenile justice system. The School Success Team advances school-wide prevention and intervention initiatives for some of the County’s highest-risk students, beginning with a pilot middle-school in the Antioch School District. The Reentry Success Team provides comprehensive post-dispositional advocacy and reentry services to improve outcomes and reduce recidivism for juvenile probationers throughout the county.

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Keywords

Juveniles; Schools; Probation; Parole; Campus; Campuses

#Prevention_and_Education
#Corrections_Community_Corrections_and_Reentry
#Juvenile_Delinquency_Prevention
#Corrections_and_Community_Corrections
#California

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Byrne JAG funds in Illinois help support the Cook County Department of Corrections in partnership with Be Well Partners in Health Partnership. This coordinated effort works to connect detainees with serious mental illness with the proper resources in their communities.

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Keywords

Mental Health; Treatment; Referral; Reentry; Community

#Corrections_Community_Corrections_and_Reentry
#Mental_Health_or_Co-Occurring_Screening_Assessment_and_Treatment
#Illinois

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Funds support the New York State SNUG (guns spelled backwards) program. An evidence-based, street outreach program based on the Cure Violence Model in Chicago, the New York State SNUG program utilizes a public health approach to gun violence, treating it like a disease by identifying its causes and interrupting its transmission. Operation SNUG is run out of New York’s Department of Criminal Justice Services which administers state funding for 11 SNUG programs in across the state, and also provides training, technical assistance and general program oversight. Byrne JAG funding was used to employ a statewide SNUG program coordinator and a statewide training director.

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Keywords

Community; Gun Violence; Gun Violence; Guns; Law Enforcement; Operations; Police; Policing; Technical Assistance; Training; Violent Crime

#Prevention_and_Education
#Crime_Prevention
#NewYork

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Byrne JAG funds support Access Youth’s Restorative Justice in Schools Program, which provides early intervention and support to 75 DC Public High School DCPS students at risk of suspension, arrest, and court referral, with the goal of improving their engagement in school, and reducing the likelihood of delinquency and justice system involvement. Program activities include direct services to youth as well as program supervision and support such as managing intake from schools, conducting mediation and restorative conferences, and providing training/life skills sessions.

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Keywords:

Student; At-Risk Youth; Life Skills Training; Truancy; Prevention; Juveniles

#Prevention_and_Education
#Juvenile_Delinquency_Prevention
#DistrictofColumbia

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Byrne JAG funds support the Building Capacity for Performance Measurement and Evaluation (BCPME) Project. The Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA) was funded to build the BCPME project with multiple-years of Byrne JAG funding.  The BCPME project provides process evaluation services to District of Columbia Reentry Coalition (DCRC) grantees, and builds out a web-based, case management systems (Efforts to Outcomes-ETO) for reentry grantees to be able to serve specific target populations. Based on the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Self-sufficiency Matrix domains, JRSA helped grantees to: maximize collaboration among providers, share data in order to address service gaps, and serve clients holistically while maintaining the individual strengths of a diverse set of partners.

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Keywords

Homelessness; Information Sharing; Data; Evaluation; Case Management

#Planning_Evaluation_and_Technology
#Information_Sharing
#DistrictofColumbia

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Byrne JAG funds support a one day implicit bias training featuring Dr. Bryant Marks, a leading expert on implicit bias who has given lectures on the topic across the country, including at the White House. The training was delivered to 100 people, with representation from State law enforcement, the Department of Corrections, the Department of Justice, the Department of Safety and Homeland Security and the Governor's Office. 

Agency Information

State Agency Administrator: Delaware Criminal Justice Council


Keywords

Training; Officer; Policing; Police 


#Law_Enforcement
#Non_Law_Enforcement_Training
#Law_Enforcement_Training
#Delaware

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