Presented by NCSC, we invite you to join us on this voyage as we learn together how we can better navigate the waters of justice for all. During the first episode, moderated by Dr. Alan J. Tomkins, you will meet several distinguished social scientists of the National Science Foundation who will help lay the foundation for our series. We will begin with Dr. Arthur Lupia, who will explore how the courts can successfully build trust with the community in an age of information overload, when millions of entities are vying to capture our attention.
Mission: To promote and facilitate the implementation of effective criminal justice policies and practices that maximize justice and the safety of the public.
Community Engagement, Trust and Confidence: Engaging, Listening and Improving Justice for All: Part 1
Supervision Technology in the Age of Coronavirus
Presented by the National Criminal Justice Association, as states and localities speed up the pace of unscheduled release from prisons and jails in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, post-release supervision and referral to treatment are made more difficult by conditions of quarantine and limited face-to-face interactions. Reentry services, as well as pretrial and prearrest diversion practices are also impacted.
Law Enforcement Responses to People with Opioid Use Disorders
Presented by SAMHSA GAINS Center, law enforcement officers often experience firsthand how the mental health and substance use crises affect their communities. With the number of law enforcement interactions involving opioids on the rise, there is now a greater push to train about opioid use disorders and medication-assisted treatment (MAT). In 2018, the CIT ECHO program in New Mexico developed an opioid-specific curriculum for officers.
TAD Participant Outcome Summary and Cost-Benefit Report Now Available
Between 2014 and 2018, TAD program admissions grew 150%, coinciding with over $5 million in additional funding awarded. During these five years, 6,125 admissions were reported across approximately 83 Treatment Alternatives and Diversion (TAD) funded treatment courts or diversion programs in 52 counties and three tribes across Wisconsin.
COVID-19 Resources Available for TAD Programs
In an effort to coordinate the flow of information from national and state partners regarding programs and how to address the challenges of this rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, a webpage has been created to provide sites and programs with emerging information and resources as they continued to be developed. Please visit this webpage for more information: https://cjcc.doj.wi.gov/initiative/tad/covid-19-resources
CJCC TAD Program and Data Sharing Reports Now Available
Under 2019 Executive Order #41, the Wisconsin State Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) is charged with a variety of initiatives designed to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, including making recommendations regarding “updating the administration of the Treatment Alternatives and Diversion program to maximize the program’s effectiveness with a goal of ensuring statewide availability of treatment alternatives and diversion resources, whether funded by TAD or other sources.” (Executive Order #41, 8(g)(ii))