Web Resource List
Developing a Mental Health Court: An Interdisciplinary Curriculum is a free online multimedia curriculum for individuals and teams seeking to start, maintain, or just learn about mental health courts. Developed by the Council of State Governments Justice Center with the support of the Bureau of Justice Assistance, it is the first single resource with the information teams need to translate current research on mental health courts into program design and operation.
Developing a Mental Health Court is useful for many practitioners, including:
•Probation, pretrial, and law enforcement officers
•Prosecutors and defense attorneys
•State judicial educators
•Mental health and substance use treatment providers and administrators
•and many others!
The curriculum includes online presentations and quizzes, as well as as live group activities. Its flexible components can be adapted for diverse audiences and training needs.
The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice and the Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Collaborative for Change recently presented a webinar discussing Essential Elements of a Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice System.
The webinar provided an overview of:
• Evidence-based strategies for identifying and responding to youth in need of trauma-informed services
• Fostering a more trauma-informed juvenile justice staff
• Integrating a trauma-informed model into juvenile justice polices and practice
• Julian Ford, Professor, Department of Psychiatry at UConn Health
• Keith Cruise, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology at Fordham University
• Chris Branson, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital
The Department of Mental Health Law and Policy of the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute at the University of South Florida offers Continuing Education Forensic Training Series for Mental Health Professionals.
The webinar will be held on November 1, 2016 from 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
This webinar will focus on evidence-based approaches to support justice-involved youth with mental health difficulties, including co-occurring substance use disorders. Presenters will discuss the national Reclaiming Futures initiative that promotes social justice- and equity-oriented outcomes for justice-involved youth.
The Stepping Up Initiative urges county leaders to convene teams of agency decision makers and diverse stakeholders to develop a six-step action plan to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jails. By signing up for the initiative, you will receive notification about learning opportunities, peer-to-peer exchanges, expert guidance, a toolkit of resources, and other assistance to facilitate planning and implementation.