The International Community Corrections Association invites you to the 23rd Annual Research Conference. From November 8 - 10, 2015, we will bring together hundreds of participants that include researchers, policy makers, criminal justice practitioners, and the formerly justice-involved to recall the achievements of the past and to introduce exciting innovations for the future.
The official journal of the International Community Corrections Association, Journal of Community Corrections (JCC) is the most widely read and widely respected journal of policy, research, and programs for community-based rehabilitation and treatment of offenders. The original “what works” journal of evidence-based interventions, JCC brings readers the best thinking of today’s foremost experts in articles that are written, designed, and edited to stimulate action and achieve results.
About Community Corrections
The supervision of returning citizens and provision of supportive services to these individuals outside of jail or prison. Community corrections includes parole, probation, residential and employment services, and other support programs.
Attend a Conference or Forum
ICCA hosts several events throughout the year featuring Federal policy makers, industry thought leaders, and experienced practitioners. In addition to plenary sessions, workshops focus on implementing best practices.
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CCCN LIVE National Forum Discussion
CCCN LIVE National Forum Discussion via Webex – San Diego, CA September 10, 2015
The Community Corrections Collaborative Network (CCCN) will be hosting a live national forum discussion with our federal partners and national and local experts, to highlight the unique opportunities and resources that are now available to our criminal justice system. When we look at who is locked up in our prisons and jails or juvenile facilities around the country, the data show that there are hundreds of thousands of individuals who had a drug, mental health or associated treatment need that went unmet.
Date: September 10, 2015
Time: Please note webinar start time/your time zone:
10:00-11:30am PT / 11:00-12:30pm MT/AZ/ 12:00pm-1:30pm CT / 1:00pm-2:30pm ET
Target Audience: Criminal Justice Professionals, Corrections Health Professionals, Community-based Providers
Resources now available are a potential “game changer” for the criminal justice system and for justice-involved individuals. The intent of this live national discussion, via Webex Event Center, is to bring awareness of the resources available through federal funding that can assist criminal justice agencies to help meet the demands of those that we serve. The CCCN believes that treating justice-involved individuals in the community can be a safe, cost-efficient alternative to incarceration if properly resourced. The cost of incarceration is significant, both in terms of fiscal implications, but also the collateral consequences for the individuals in the system, their families, and our communities. We can take a proactive approach in our local and state jurisdictions to reduce recidivism, be more efficient with our resources, keep people connected to their families and their communities, and to significantly reduce the cycle of incarceration in our country.
• Highlight federal resources available to community corrections and criminal justice agencies;
• Define service needs of justice involved individuals;
• Showcase a local example of resource utilization; and
• Engage the criminal justice system in a live discussion about the resources available, how to access funding, receive technical assistance, and to motivate our leaders to want to do more.
What is the Community Corrections Collaborative Network?
The Community Corrections Collaborative Network (CCCN) is a network comprised of the leading associations representing 90,000-plus probation, parole, pretrial, and treatment professionals around the country, including the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA), the Association of Paroling Authorities International (APAI), the Federal Probation and Pretrial Officers Association (FPPOA), the International Community Corrections Association (ICCA), the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP), the National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies (NAPSA), and the National Association of Probation Executives (NAPE).
Crosspoint has found a home on East Side
GILBERT GARCIA OPINION COLUMNIST
Two weeks ago, Crosspoint Inc. quietly put a nagging legal challenge behind it.
In two months, the nonprofit will quietly celebrate the fifth anniversary of its East Side halfway house, at the site of an old Sisters of the Holy Spirit convent.
If the word “quietly” is the common thread here, that’s just the way Crosspoint CEO Kevin Downey likes it. After all, Crosspoint’s emergence on the East Side resulted in the most polarizing, vitriolic zoning battle this city has seen in the past 10 years.
Five-and-a-half years ago, former District 2 Councilwoman Sheila McNeil lamented in the pages of the San Antonio Express-News that the opening of the 100-bed East Side facility for transitioning former criminals would “mean the ruin of the entire inner-city community.”
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) will be conducting a live-streaming internet broadcast on justice-involved veterans, highlighting the lifesaving role being played by veterans treatment courts across the country. The three-hour broadcast titled “Veterans Treatment Courts: A Second Chance for Vets Who Have Lost Their Way,” will be aired live on Wednesday, August 26, 2015.
From WWII through the continuing global war on terror, there are approximately 21.5 million veterans in the U.S. today. So many of these men, and increasingly women, return home damaged mentally and physically from their time in service. These wounds often contribute to their involvement in the criminal justice system. As a result, veterans are overrepresented in our jails and prisons.
For these justice-involved vets, Veterans Treatment Courts are providing a pathway to recovery so that they can be restored to functioning and contributing members of society.
Veterans Treatment Courts, or VTCs, provide hope, restore families and save lives. The first VTC, founded in 2008 in Buffalo, New York, has inspired the creation of more than 220 courts of similar nature in jurisdictions, both large and small, across the country. Hundreds more are in various stages of planning and implementation.
These courts have the support of the communities they serve, as well as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and local service providing agencies. Critical to the success of VTCs are veterans who volunteer to be trained and serve as mentors to justice-involved veterans.
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Approval Expires 07/31/2016
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Bureau of Justice Assistance
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications for funding for the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by providing resources to state, tribal, and local governments to implement comprehensive approaches to address the detection, prevention, and response to sexual abuse within confinement environments.
PREA Program: Demonstration Projects to Establish
“Zero Tolerance” Cultures for Sexual Assault in Correctional Facilities
Eligible applicants are limited to states, units of local governments, and federally recognized Indian tribes (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior). BJA welcomes applications that involve two or more entities; however, one eligible entity must be the applicant and the others must be proposed as subrecipients. The applicant must be the entity with primary responsibility for administering the funding and managing the entire program. Only one application per lead applicant will be considered; however, subrecipients may be part of multiple proposals. BJA may elect to make awards for applications submitted under this solicitation in future fiscal years, dependent on the merit of the applications and on the availability of appropriations.
March 24, 2015