Second Chance Month — Tuesdays: Behavioral Health, Family Supports, and Youth and Young Adults
Behavioral Health, Family Supports, and Youth and Young Adults Materials
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Honoring Trauma: Serving Returning Youth with Traumatic Brain Injuries The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice’s (FDJJ) SCA funded project, Decreasing Recidivism among Juveniles with Brain Injury Re-Entering the Community using Resource Facilitation, creates and evaluates a traumatic brain injury (TBI) continuum of services for youth reentering the community from residential placement.
Culturally Responsive Behavioral Health Reentry Programming This webinar includes behavioral health reentry programs that are focused on developing culturally responsive programming for their communities. Program staff share how they are approaching culturally affirming program development to meet the needs of people reentering the community.
Strengthening Supports for Families of People Who Are Incarcerated In this webinar, presenters discuss strategies for supporting parents who are incarcerated and their families, including engaging children’s caregivers in reentry planning and incorporating families’ voices in program implementation.
Addressing Housing Needs for Youth Returning from Juvenile Justice Placement This session highlights how Maine’s Department of Corrections has partnered with the University of Southern Maine and Youth Advocate Programs to help youth returning to the community from secure settings obtain healthy, supportive housing.
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Brief Tips for Engaging Caregivers of Children with Incarcerated Parents in Reentry Programming This article from The Council of State Governments shares strategies for focusing on the needs and concerns of the children’s caregivers, who are typically the child’s other parent or other family member and serve as the bridge between the incarcerated parent and child.
Brief The Importance of Medicaid Coverage for Criminal Justice Involved Individuals Reentering Their Communities The purpose of this issue brief from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) is to highlight the importance of health insurance coverage for criminal justice involved individuals, particularly the importance of the expansion in Medicaid coverage made available through the Affordable Care Act.
Toolkit Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program Implementation Science Checklist Series The implementation science checklist series from The Council of State Governments, is intended for professionals who direct and oversee programming in the fields of corrections, community corrections, behavioral health, and social service agencies.
Brief Advancing the Work of Peer Support Specialists in Behavioral Health-Criminal Justice Programming This brief highlights four key strategies gleaned from the interviews with peers who work with three Justice and Mental Health Collaboration grantee programs and how these strategies can be used to advance the work of peer support specialists.
Brief Best Practices for Successful Reentry for People Who Have Opioid Addictions This fact sheet describes the best practices that correctional, community-based behavioral health, and probation and parole agencies can implement within their systems to ensure reentry for people who have opioid addictions is safe and successful.
Brief Three Things to Know About Implementing Telehealth in Correctional Facilities This article shares three considerations for corrections agencies as they continue to expand their use of telehealth in jails and prisons to help provide essential medical and behavioral health services and facilitate reentry planning and coordination.
Report Model Practices for Parents in Prisons and Jails: Reducing Barriers to Family Connections The objective of this report from Urban Institute and the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is to detail a set of practices that correctional administrators can implement to remove barriers that inhibit children from cultivating or maintaining relationships with their incarcerated parents during and immediately after incarceration.
Brief Action Points: Four Steps to Expand Access to Housing for People in the Justice System with Behavioral Health Needs This brief from The Council of State Governments Justice Center presents four steps state leaders should take to increase housing opportunities and improve justice and health outcomes for this population.
OJJDP Second Chance Funds Support Peer-to-Peer Learning This blog post by from the RFK Resource Center for Juvenile Justice highlights a January 27, 2022 virtual convening of forty representatives from the six project sites to celebrate community supervision system improvement successes and share lessons learned.
Reentry Programs Offer Resources To Youth After Residential Placement This newsletter highlights OJJDP’s recognition of Second Chance Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month, family-based alternatives to sentencing, a youth who advocates for her peers in Washington, DC, and trainings in Indian country on strategic planning.