National Institute of Corrections releases new publication

“Barracks Behind Bars: In Veteran-Specific Housing Units, Veterans Help Veterans Help Themselves.”

 

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NIC Releases New Publication

On May 17, 2018, the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress, in collaboration with the National Institute of Corrections, hosted a panel discussion on the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on veterans and how to support those who have run afoul of the law by providing appropriate treatment. View the event.

NIC also released its new publication “Barracks Behind Bars: In Veteran-Specific Housing Units, Veterans Help Veterans Help Themselves.” Barracks Behind Bars is a series of vignettes, stories, and experiences of pragmatic corrections professionals who have taken the initiative to design/develop, implement, and create sustainable veteran-specific programming in jails. This white paper shares the views of jail administrators, judges, and formerly incarcerated veterans—each of whom have stories to tell—in their own words. Read the publication, “Barracks Behind Bars”.

To learn more about NIC’s Justice Involved Veterans Initiatives, visit the JIV web page.

National Center For Jail Operations

The National Center For Jail Operations, a division of the NSA Global Center for Public Safety, was formed in 2011 at the request of sheriffs across the United States. Recognizing that jails are one of the most litigious and largest liability concerns a sheriff faces, and the fact that sheriffs operate over 85% of the jails in the United States, it makes sense that the National Sheriffs’ Association focuses its efforts on providing leadership, resources and training for jails.

COAP Grant Program

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) developed the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program (COAP) in response to the CARA legislation.  COAP’s purpose is to provide financial and technical assistance to states, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments to plan, develop, and implement comprehensive efforts to identify, respond to, treat, and support those impacted by the opioid epidemic.  Since 2017, the Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program has been incorporated into COAP, emphasizing the important role that PDMPs play in supporting safe prescribing, identifying patients who may be misusing prescription opioids or other prescription drugs, and/or patients who may be at risk for overdose.  The FY 2018 COAP solicitation also includes a category of funding supported by a partnership with the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC).  Through this funding, applicants can incorporate a victim service and child welfare components into first responder and behavioral health and/or public health partnerships.

There are six grant categories:

  • Category 1:  First Responder Partnerships—Funding amount:  $500,000—$800,000
  • Category 2: Technology-Assisted Treatment Projects—Funding amount: $1,000,000
  • Category 3:  System-Level Diversion Projects—Funding amount: $900,000
  • Category 4:  Statewide Planning, Coordination, and Implementation Projects—Funding amount: $100,000—$1,300,000
  • Category 5:  Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Implementation and Enhancement Projects—Funding amount:  $750,000
  • Category 6:  Public Safety, Behavioral Health, and Public Health Information Sharing Partnerships—Funding amount: $1,000,000—$1,500,000

Applications Due: June 7, 2018

Read the solicitation here: https://www.bja.gov/funding/COAP18.pdf

SAMHSA Funding Opportunity

SAMHSA has issued a funding opportunity announcement for Mental Health Awareness Training. Law enforcement, Fire/EMS, and others are eligible to apply. The announcement is here:

https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sm-18-009

Applications are due June 8, 2018. Please distribute widely to your networks or apply!

Implementing Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Programs in Jails [WEBINAR]

Middlesex County, Massachusetts did not let failure stop them when tackling opioid addiction issues. They learned from what did not work in the first design of their MATADOR (Medication Assisted Treatment and Directed Opioid Recovery) Program to reboot, improve services, and achieve promising results.  The program employs a unique opioid and heroin addiction treatment model that deploys the use of an injectable form of a non-habit forming, long lasting medication that blocks the effects of opioids. Medication is combined with counseling /programming to address the substance abuse issues. Sheriff Koutoujian defines the success of the program by a person that is in compliance with counseling and programs.

Presenter: Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian, Middlesex County, MA

View Recording (Original air date: January 11, 2018)

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Employment Law: ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and Public Employment

May 23, 2018 @ 12:00pm Eastern

This webinar will go over a brief history of the Act; key terms such as disabled, reasonable accommodation, interactive process, and essential job functions; and liability reduction options.

NSA Annual Education and Technology Expo!

June 15-19, 2018

The NSA Annual Conference and Exhibition is one of the largest of its kind and displays products and equipment relevant to every facet of police work, jails, prisoner transport, and courtroom security.

Giglio, Brady and Discipline Disclosures: What Prosecutors and Law Enforcement Need to Know

RESCHEDULED: June 20, 2018 @ 1:00pm Eastern

The topic of discipline and disclosure to prosecutors and criminal defense counsel is one of growing significance. This presentation will cover the constitutional background, application to discipline issues, consequences of discipline, management options and national trends

Legal Issues in Today’s Jail: Medical Care

June 27, 2018 @ 1:00pm ET

The duty to provide medical care is one of the greatest challenges within any institution with inmates presenting with high rates of chronic, complex illnesses, drug and alcohol abuse and mental illness.

What Justice Professionals Need to Know about First Amendment Speech and the Public Sector

RESCHEDULED: August 29, 2018 @ 1:00pm Eastern

Presentation will address constitutional background, discipline, liability, off duty conduct, social media related issues and national trends in liability and discipline

Carrie Hill

NSA Announces Carrie Hill as New Director of National Center for Jail Operations

Date: June 21, 2017

For Immediate Release Contact: Pat Royal

ALEXANDRIA, VA — The National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) is pleased to announce Carrie Hill, Esq., as the newly appointed Director for NSA’s own National Center for Jail Operations (NCJO).

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