The National Association of Counties (NACo) is hosting two upcoming webinars focused on criminal justice issues:
From Silo to System: The Importance of Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils (CJCC)
Sep. 24, 2015 , 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Join us for a webinar on how to create and sustain criminal justice reforms through effective use of criminal justice coordinating councils (CJCCs). As counties face budget deficits, local criminal justice systems are being forced to use increasingly limited resources effectively. A CJCC is a great resource for counties that want to gain a better understanding of their local criminal justice system, to develop greater cooperation among agencies and units of local government, and to establish more effective resource allocation. But just creating a CJCC is not enough. On this webinar, speakers will discuss the latest national research on creating sustainable criminal justice policymaking systems and how counties have been able to put this research into practice to further systems change.
Stepping Up: Effective Strategies for Connecting People with Mental Illnesses to Services after Release from Jail
Join us for the next webinar in the Stepping Up series to learn about key strategies for connecting people with mental illnesses to community services in preparation for release from jails. As the last of three webinars focused on Module 3 of Stepping Up, county corrections and behavioral health practitioners will share policies, practices and programs they have established to better connect people to services and the impact they have had on the number of people returning to their jail. Attendees are encouraged to review the first webinar in this module before watching this one. The second webinar in this module focused on effective law enforcement and diversion strategies for reducing the number of people with mental illnesses who enter jails.