Below are webinar descriptions and supporting materials for this series. Evidence-based programs and practices EBPs still have to be implemented with fidelity and integrity in order to be successful. Unfortunately, implementation is not an easy task. Implementation science, however, can help practitioners tackle implementation challenges so the promise of EBPs can be more fully realized.
This webinar describes three common approaches for being evidence-based and the inherent implementation challenges associated with each. It demonstrates the importance and difficulty of sound implementation using real world examples, and describes key lessons learned from implementation science that practitioners can use across a range of settings to deliver EBPs with greater fidelity, thereby improving outcomes. Both CJCCs collaborate with the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services to conduct criminal justice system and youth services planning, apply for and allocate grant funds, and deliver assistance within their service areas.
During this webinar, participants learned about how the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services collaborates with local CJCCs and learn about initiatives under way in those counties to reduce over-incarceration and reduce the length of stay for people with serious mental illness in jails.
While varied in scope and purpose, strong strategic planning follows specific key steps and includes certain key features.
States and communities determine the public safety problem, assess necessary services, identify existing gaps in state and local programs and develop and implement action plans to address the problem. Clear-eyed data analysis informs the process from planning to implementation and evaluation. In this practical, hands-on webinar, participants learned about the goals for statewide strategic planning, how to get started, and how to build upon planning efforts already underway in the state, including the new requirement for including a strategic plan in the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant program.
This webinar covered key tools in the planning process, such as SWOT analysis strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats and the sequential intercept model SIM , a tool policymakers use to identify key points for intercepting and linking individuals with behavioral health issues to programs and services that will help prevent their further penetration into the criminal justice system.
With a mounting body of science that shows which interventions work; decision makers are increasingly focused on how to best integrate this knowledge into program interventions, management strategies and funding decisions. This webinar looks closely at the Evidence-based Policymaking: Speakers from New Mexico and Massachusetts discuss how their states have used evidence to inform funding and practice decisions; ultimately changing how justice and human service interventions are administered across their respective states.
Leveraging Health Care Reform to Enhance Successful Reentry Download slides Maricopa County ROI With more than 11 million people cycling through US jails every year and an estimated percent of corrections spending going to inmate health and behavioral healthcare, there is an obvious need to not only focus on reentry but also on improving the continuity of care for individuals returning to the community.
This webinar highlights planning efforts currently underway in Louisville, Kentucky and in Maricopa County, Arizona. Speakers address how their multi-disciplinary planning efforts have used healthcare reform to bring together justice and health agencies to begin addressing the complex needs of returning offenders. In addition, speakers discuss how these planning efforts have led to the integration of health insurance enrollment, improved awareness of behavioral health needs, increased health insurance literacy and the development of an information sharing portal to help track justice and health super-utilizers.
Now, with heroin overdoses deaths doubling from to and the steady rise in heroin initiation since , health and justice system leaders are struggling to deal with the opioid crisis. While criminal justice efforts have focused on the supply side of opioid availability, much less public attention has been paid to treatment and demand reduction strategies.
This webinar explores what the science says works in helping individuals with opioid use disorders. This webinar discusses the scope of the problem, the research behind medication assisted therapies and how behavioral interventions can enhance treatment effectiveness. The Evidence Behind Swift and Certain Sanctions in Community Supervision Download slides Historically, many community supervision agencies have had few meaningful intermediate sanctions for when offenders are found in violation; agencies have had the unenviable task of trying to improve offender accountability with few tools to increase compliance.
In an effort to enhance offender accountability, many localities over the last decade have tested programs to improve the speed and certainty of intermediate sanctions. Thanks to these initiatives and their accompanying research, there is now a robust body of evidence supporting the fact that swift and certain sanctions can improve accountability, substance abuse abstinence and lower revocations.
The Evidence Behind Swift and Certain Sanctions in Community Supervision, will explore the effects of this model and highlight one local and one statewide project that have substantially implemented the model as part of their community supervision strategies. SAC is an approach to community supervision pretrial, probation, and parole that employs swift responses to violations of the conditions of supervision, with certain but modest sanctions.
The Resource Center assists interested jurisdictions with developing, implementing, and testing SAC models that are specific to their needs, capabilities, and characteristics, and which respond to lessons learned during implementation and testing. Our team has a decade of experience in SAC implementation, fidelity monitoring, testing, and evaluation, with jurisdictions across the country.
We are partnered with two dozen practitioner consultants, who are experienced in every aspect of SAC program development and implementation; they advise on TTA resources and provide direct assistance to implementing jurisdictions.
In our provision of TTA and analysis of fidelity and outcomes data the Resource Center both informs implementation science and contributes to the knowledge base for how SAC works and for whom.
Assistance is provided at no cost. Taking the First Step: Medicaid Enrollment Strategies within the Criminal Justice System Download slides Oregon DOC MOU State and local criminal justice agencies continue to grapple with the impact of Medicaid expansion and how it can be used to reduce justice system costs, enhance access to treatment and improve public safety.
This webinar, Taking the First Step: Medicaid Enrollment Strategies within the Criminal Justice System, will discuss how justice agencies at the state and local level have developed different Medicaid strategies to link their populations with access to health and behavioral health coverage. The third in our series on implementation of the Affordable Care Act, this webinar highlights the work underway in four states and hear how multiple state and local justice system partners have sought to use federal Medicaid funds to enhance state and local system outcomes.
View the first and second webinar in this series. Department of Health and Human Services. Understanding State and Federal Resources webinar. The fourth in a series of webinars which seek to help the court and public defense community enhance their competitiveness for local, state and federal funding, Reframing Public Defense provides practical examples of how public defender offices have changed how they frame their work and built partnerships that enhance their effectiveness and improve justice system outcomes.
In addition to a high level discussion on using a systems based perspective to reframe the work of public defenders, attendees heard how the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy and the San Francisco Public Defender's Office have leveraged their efforts to obtain new state, local, federal and foundation funding.
Workforce Development within Reentry: Enhancing Public Safety through Employment highlighted multiple strategies for building workforce development and job reediness into reentry service models. As of May , Governors are required to make their first certification of compliance or non-compliance with the national standards of PREA. This webinar is designed for state policymakers including: Innovations in Substance Abuse Treatment and Abstinence Reinforcement Download slides In over million people aged 12 or older required treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol abuse problem, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health.
Of those needing treatment, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimates that only 11 percent received inpatient or outpatient addiction services. With millions of newly eligible Americans now having access to both health and behavioral health care services, meeting this demand will require providers to look at innovative new approaches and toward maximizing what the evidence says about effectiveness of current practices.
Innovations in Substance Abuse Treatment and Abstinence Reinforcement examines the research and the science behind two innovations in substance abuse treatment that can improve treatment effectiveness and enhance the number of people who receive services.
Specifically, this webinar looks at CBT4CBT, a computer based cognitive behavioral intervention designed for substance treatment. It also examines how contingency management, a behavioral intervention based on principles of reinforcement, can dramatically improve the ability of individuals to abstain from drug use.
The Affordable Care Act, Medicaid Expansion and Your Justice Agency Download slides While implementation of the Affordable Care Act ACA will look different in every state, justice agencies across the country have an opportunity to take advantage of new resources within the health care landscape.
With Medicaid eligibility expanding in 25 states and DC and Health Insurance Marketplaces online nationwide, more people than ever before will have access to health and behavioral health care services. For justice agencies, the ACA and Medicaid expansion in particular, represent an opportunity to not only lower recidivism rates and improve public safety but save state and local tax dollars.
By diverting those offenders with behavioral health needs away from justice systems and toward mental health and substance abuse treatment, we can better ensure that limited justice resources are used efficiently. With 15 percent of men and 31 percent of woman in jail having a chronic mental illness and an even higher percentage with a diagnosable substance abuse disorder; the opportunities for leveraging health care to improve public safety are great.
The Affordable Care Act, Medicaid Expansion and Your Justice Agency is the first in a series of webinars that highlight how the expansion of health coverage can be leveraged to enhance public safety. This initial webinar will provided attendees with a basic understanding of the new law, implications of Medicaid expansion and detailed information on how expanded coverage could impact state and local justice agencies.
In addition, this webinar highlighted efforts currently underway in the corrections field to take advantage of Medicaid eligibility expansion. Understanding State and Federal Resources Grant calculation With state budgets tight, it is increasingly important for court systems to look outside of traditional legislative appropriations for funding and resources.
Without adequate funding, the administration of civil and criminal justice suffers, producing not only diminished outcomes for court involved individuals but increasing system costs for related justice partners.
This webinar, Strengthening Court Systems: In addition to discussing how court administrators can engage with and stay appraised of funding opportunities; this webinar highlights some of the federally funded training and technical assistance opportunities offered to court systems. Attendees heard from court administrators about the process of applying for grant funds and showcase strategies for integrating court functions into criminal justice resource planning.
From Grant Funds to State Appropriations Download slides While grant funding is ideally suited to seed promising initiatives, it can be very difficult to get initiatives funded at the city, county or state level. In addition to highlighting the success of these initiatives this webinar looks at how initiatives were transitioned, how state grant making agencies can support promising and proven initiatives, as well as some of the challenges these initiatives experience when transitioning to state and local appropriations.
Representatives from the Oregon and Illinois State Administrating Agencies SAAs also shared some of the ways that state grant making agencies can support efforts of sub-grantees to find sustainable state or local funding. Circuit Court Judge Dennis J. Since this time there has been great speculation on how implementation would impact not only the many uninsured; but how access to health care services would impact our criminal justice system.
With an estimated 14 percent of men and 31 percent of women in jail and state prison suffering from chronic and persistent mental illness and an even higher percentage with a diagnosable substance abuse disorder; the scope of the problem and intersection between criminal justice and behavioral health systems is well understood. How the Affordable Care Act Can Impact Criminal Justice Systems will examine how the expansion of Medicaid and creation of insurance exchanges may impact state and local criminal justice systems.
Presenters will also describe state and local planning efforts currently underway in Illinois to leverage these new resources to reduce recidivism and build public safety. Promoting Inclusive System Planning Download slides As criminal justice agencies seek to promote change, address public safety concerns or plan for resource allocation, they often look to established commissions, boards and councils. These planning bodies can be very helpful for promoting strategic planning, coordinating efforts and addressing issues that affect multiple systems or agencies.
Despite the potential for comprehensive and inclusive system planning to decrease crime, strengthen neighborhoods, and achieve cost savings, not all system partners that work with offenders on the front and back ends of our justice system have been consistently included in state and local system planning efforts.
Whether one is talking about behavioral health systems, public health agencies, social service providers, public defenders, community corrections agencies or employment service programs; there are often numerous non-traditional partners with overlapping client populations, interests and missions.
This webinar explores how different levels of government have looked to improve their justice systems by engaging with non-traditional system partners. Presenters will discuss how their organizations have looked to expand the number of involved stakeholders, the benefits that can come with inclusive system planning and address some of the challenges that can arise with expanded representation on planning and advisory bodies.
Implementation Science and the Importance of Fidelity: Replicating Evidence-Based Practices Download slides Over the last 15 years criminal justice decision makers, state legislatures and the federal government have increasingly pushed for the adoption of researched based, data-driven or evidence-based programming. This focus has been accompanied by the development of menus of promising and evidence-based programming, including but not limited to; CrimeSolutions.
While improving access to evidence-based strategies is vital, it is also imperative to understand the importance of fidelity and other factors when seeking to replicate a program or practice. Poor implementation of a program model can not only diminish the desired outcomes, but if done poorly can tarnish the reputation of a given program or treatment modality.
Implementation Science and the Importance of Fidelity will focus on what science tells us about effective implementation of evidence-based programs and practices and how this can impact desired outcomes.
As an applied example, this webinar will describe data and lessons learned from a year project of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to scale-up a menu of evidence-based programs and treatment modalities.
Addressing the Intersection Between Behavioral Health and the Criminal Justice System Download slides It is often been noted that the largest mental health facilities in this country are local jails and state prisons. The Council of State Government estimated that 14 percent of men and 31 percent of woman in jail and state prison suffered from chronic and persistent mental illness in Addressing the Intersection Between Behavioral Health and the Criminal Justice System looks at two state-level strategies aimed at preventing those with chronic mental illness from either entering or returning to state and local justice systems.
Wainright, the landmark case that secured the right to counsel in criminal proceedings, the Justice Department is placing renewed emphasis on helping states meet their constitutional obligation to provide effective representation to indigent defendants.
In addition, attendees heard from state public defenders about the process of applying for grant funds and showcase strategies for integrating the indigent defense function into criminal justice resource planning.
Veteran-Specific Reentry Download slides Veterans Specific Reentry looked at both state and local efforts to help veterans re-enter society, prevent recidivism, address risk factors and connect to benefits earned through service.
Establishing Taskforce Best Practices: Oversight and Standardization This webinar demonstrated how two states leveraged existing law enforcement expertise to improve taskforce communication, command and control structures, operational capacity and investigative outcomes.
Leveraging JAG Funds for Successful Reentry This webinar highlighted two home-grown initiatives that lower recidivism and save taxpayers money.
The El Paso County Reintegration and Recovery Program and the Multnomah County Reentry Enhancement Coordination Program use differing variations of a multi-disciplinary, multi-system approach to lower recidivism by percent. Through the use of evidence based mental health, substance abuse and wrap around services, these programs are working with returning citizens to improve protective factors and lower risk factors associated with recidivism.