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2014
Document 027962
The Veteran Treatment Court Concept in Practice: Issues for Practitioners
By Baldwin, Julie Marie.
“The Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) is the most recently created specialized court, and as such, little research on them currently exists in either the applied or academic arenas. Despite this absence of research, VTCs are operating in the majority of states across the country … This article is designed to provide the practitioner with an understanding of the VTC process, their prevalence across the country, the type of participants within the VTC and the challenges these participants face. Add... Read More

19 pages
2013
Document 028024
Fayette County Veteran’s Treatment Court Manual
Fayette County Adult Probation (Uniontown, PA).
This is a very good example of a Veteran’s Treatment Court Manual. “The mission of the Fayette County Veteran’s Treatment Court is to provide our Veteran’s with the opportunity to participate in rehabilitative services in order to address any mental health, substance abuse, or lifestyle issue that has occurred in correlation with their military service. A reduction in recidivism and an overall improvement in community is also hoped to be attained” (p. 1). Sections cover: ten key components of th... Read More

30 pages
2013
Document 026727
Veteran Treatment Courts
Points of Light. Community Blueprint (Atlanta, GA).
'VTCs [veterans treatment courts] leverage the court system to keep veterans with a diagnosis of substance abuse or a behavioral health disorder in treatment long enough to permanently change their behavior. They involve cooperation and collaboration with traditional partners found in Drug Courts, such as prosecutors, defense counsel, treatment providers, probation officers, and law enforcement personnel' (p. 1). This publication has excellent information for any agency creating its own VTC. Sec... Read More
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8 pages
2012
Document 026571
Fair Sentencing for Youth
Human Rights Watch. Fare Sentencing for Youth (New York, NY).
'Fair Sentencing for Youth is a growing, collaborative project powered by many groups and individuals. We believe youth deserve the chance to prove themselves.' Access points are: cases and bills; take action; supporters; changed life; the facts'the need for change, international consensus, the fiscal impact, adolescent development, and human rights law; about this organization; and Cares 4 Youth (California).... Read More
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2012
Document 026572
Life Without Parole
Death Penalty Information Center (Washington, DC).
This website provides information regarding the sentencing of life without parole (LWOP). Data is provided for: states with and without parole; years that states adopted LWOP; LWOP news and developments (current year); and LWOP news and developments from 2003.... Read More
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2012
Document 026586
Uncomfortable Places, Close Spaces: Female Correctional Workers' Sexual Interactions With Men and Boys in Custody
By Smith, Brenda V..
'This Article examines female-perpetrated sexual abuse in custodial settings and its place at the intersection of race, class, and gender in order to disentangle complex and overlapping narratives of abuse, sex, desire, and transgression. Ultimately, this Article confronts our discomfort with and reluctance to acknowledge the fact that women sexually abuse men and boys in custody, and it offers possible explanations for these behaviors' (p. 1690). The following sections are contained in this art... Read More
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56 pages
2012
Document 026693
National Inventory of the Collateral Consequences of Conviction
National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC). American Bar Association (ABA). Criminal Justice Section (Chicago, IL); National Instate of Justice (Washington, DC).
Through the 'National Inventory of the Collateral Consequences of Conviction ' each jurisdiction's collateral consequences will be made accessible to the public through a website that can be searched and sorted by categories and keywords. The website will make it possible for criminal and civil lawyers to determine which collateral consequences are triggered by particular categories of offenses, for affected individuals to understand the limits on their rights and opportunities, and for lawmake... Read More
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2012
Document 026746
Volunteer Veteran Mentors Training Program
Pennsylvania Unified Judicial System (Harrisburg, PA); Robert Morris University (Moon Township, PA).
This on-line training program is designed for individuals wanting to become volunteer mentors in Veterans Courts. 'Volunteer Veteran Mentors are a key component to Veterans Courts. Shared war and combat experiences create an enduring and therapeutic trust that can be a stronger bond among returning veterans than in some cases with families and friends. The volunteer mentor develops a supportive relationship with the Veterans Court participant, acting as an advocate and ally.' Points of entry to ... Read More
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2012
Document 026754
Substance Abuse Treatment: Group Therapy Inservice Training: Based on Treatment Improvement Protocol TIP 41
Southeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Atlanta, GA); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Knowledge Application Program (KAP) (Rockville, MD).
This training manual presents an 'overview of the role and efficacy of group therapy in substance abuse treatment. The goal ' [is to] describe effective types of group therapy and offer a theoretical basis for group therapy in the treatment of substance use disorders' (p. v). Modules contained in this lesson plan are: groups and substance abuse treatment; types of groups used in substance abuse treatment; criteria for the placement of clients in groups; group development and phase-specific tasks... Read More
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75 pages
2012
Document 026756
Mass Incarceration and the "Degree of Civilization"
By Strutin, Ken. LLRX.com.
''The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.' Thus the remarkable rise and preeminence of the United States as the world leader in incarceration has inspired intense study of this punishment by many academic disciplines, public interest institutions and government agencies. This article focuses on a small portion of recent and notable publications from these sources along with a list of current awareness sites' (p. 1). This bibliography is a great place to sta... Read More
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15 pages
2012
Document 026734
Veterans Courts Resource Guide
National Center for State Courts (NCSC) (Williamsburg, VA).
“The first veteran’s court opened in Buffalo, N.Y. in 2008. The veteran’s court model is based on drug treatment and/or mental health treatment courts. Substance abuse or mental health treatment is offered as an alternative to incarceration. Typically, veteran mentors assist with the programs. An important issue that has to be addressed is the eligibility for veteran’s courts in terms of whether charges involving felonies or crimes of violence will be allowed. The inclusion of offenders charged... Read More
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2012
Document 026733
Veterans Treatment Court Resources
Justice for Vets (Justice4Vets) (Alexandria, VA).
Information regarding Veteran Treatment Courts (VTCs) can be found on this website. 'Veteran Treatment Courts hold veterans accountable to themselves and to the community ' The Veterans Treatment Court model requires regular court appearances (a bi-weekly minimum in the early phases of the program), as well as mandatory attendance at treatment sessions and frequent and random testing for substance use (drug and/or alcohol). Veterans respond favorably to this structured environment given their p... Read More
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2012
Document 026733
Veterans Treatment Court Resources
Justice for Vets (Justice4Vets) (Alexandria, VA).
Information regarding Veteran Treatment Courts (VTCs) can be found on this website. 'Veteran Treatment Courts hold veterans accountable to themselves and to the community ' The Veterans Treatment Court model requires regular court appearances (a bi-weekly minimum in the early phases of the program), as well as mandatory attendance at treatment sessions and frequent and random testing for substance use (drug and/or alcohol). Veterans respond favorably to this structured environment given their p... Read More
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2012
Document 026733
Veterans Treatment Court Resources
Justice for Vets (Justice4Vets) (Alexandria, VA).
Information regarding Veteran Treatment Courts (VTCs) can be found on this website. 'Veteran Treatment Courts hold veterans accountable to themselves and to the community ' The Veterans Treatment Court model requires regular court appearances (a bi-weekly minimum in the early phases of the program), as well as mandatory attendance at treatment sessions and frequent and random testing for substance use (drug and/or alcohol). Veterans respond favorably to this structured environment given their p... Read More
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2012
Document 026785
Performance Incentive Funding: Aligning Fiscal and Operational Responsibility to Produce More Safety at Less Cost
Vera Institute of Justice. Center on Sentencing and Corrections (New York, NY); Pew Charitable Trusts. Pew Center on the States (Washington, DC); Metropolis Strategies (Chicago, IL).
'With PIF [performance incentive funding], agencies or localities receive a financial reward for delivering fewer prison commitments through reduced recidivism and revocations that, in turn, must be reinvested into evidence-based programs in the community' (p. 2). This report explains how an agency can design and implement a PIF program that reduces costs while ensuring public safety, a viable option for your locality. Sections of this report include: executive summary; introduction; the problem... Read More
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24 pages
2012
Document 026785
Performance Incentive Funding: Aligning Fiscal and Operational Responsibility to Produce More Safety at Less Cost
Vera Institute of Justice. Center on Sentencing and Corrections (New York, NY); Pew Charitable Trusts. Pew Center on the States (Washington, DC); Metropolis Strategies (Chicago, IL).
'With PIF [performance incentive funding], agencies or localities receive a financial reward for delivering fewer prison commitments through reduced recidivism and revocations that, in turn, must be reinvested into evidence-based programs in the community' (p. 2). This report explains how an agency can design and implement a PIF program that reduces costs while ensuring public safety, a viable option for your locality. Sections of this report include: executive summary; introduction; the problem... Read More
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24 pages
2012
Document 026785
Performance Incentive Funding: Aligning Fiscal and Operational Responsibility to Produce More Safety at Less Cost
Vera Institute of Justice. Center on Sentencing and Corrections (New York, NY); Pew Charitable Trusts. Pew Center on the States (Washington, DC); Metropolis Strategies (Chicago, IL).
'With PIF [performance incentive funding], agencies or localities receive a financial reward for delivering fewer prison commitments through reduced recidivism and revocations that, in turn, must be reinvested into evidence-based programs in the community' (p. 2). This report explains how an agency can design and implement a PIF program that reduces costs while ensuring public safety, a viable option for your locality. Sections of this report include: executive summary; introduction; the problem... Read More
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24 pages
2012
Document 026782
Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Manual [and] Participant Workbook [Lesson Plan and Participant's Manual]|Revised [edition]
By Reilly, Patrick M.; Shopshire, Michael S.. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (Rockville, MD).
'Despite the connection of anger and violence to substance abuse, few treatments have been developed to address anger and violence problems among people who abuse substances. Clinicians have found the dearth of treatment approaches for this important issue disheartening. To provide clinicians with tools to help deal with this important issue, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is pleased to present 'Anger Management for Subst... Read More
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2 volumes (volume 1 - 68 pages, volume 2 - 49 pages)
2012
Document 026782
Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Manual [and] Participant Workbook [Lesson Plan and Participant's Manual]|Revised [edition]
By Reilly, Patrick M.; Shopshire, Michael S.. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (Rockville, MD).
'Despite the connection of anger and violence to substance abuse, few treatments have been developed to address anger and violence problems among people who abuse substances. Clinicians have found the dearth of treatment approaches for this important issue disheartening. To provide clinicians with tools to help deal with this important issue, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is pleased to present 'Anger Management for Subst... Read More
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2 volumes (volume 1 - 68 pages, volume 2 - 49 pages)
2012
Document 026782
Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Manual [and] Participant Workbook [Lesson Plan and Participant's Manual]|Revised [edition]
By Reilly, Patrick M.; Shopshire, Michael S.. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (Rockville, MD).
'Despite the connection of anger and violence to substance abuse, few treatments have been developed to address anger and violence problems among people who abuse substances. Clinicians have found the dearth of treatment approaches for this important issue disheartening. To provide clinicians with tools to help deal with this important issue, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is pleased to present 'Anger Management for Subst... Read More
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2 volumes (volume 1 - 68 pages, volume 2 - 49 pages)
2012
Document 026474
Psychopathy: An Important Forensic Concept for the 21st Century
By Babiak, Paul; Folino, Jorge; Hancock, Jeffrey; Hare, Robert D.; Logan, Matthew; Mayer, Elizabeth Leon; Meloy, J. Reid; Hakkanen-Nyholm, Helina; O'Toole, Mary Ellen; Pinizzotto, Anthony; Porter, Stephen; Smith, Sharon; Woodworth, Michael.
This article provides a great portrait of who a psychopath is. It covers: psychopathy and personality disorder; traits and characteristics; chameleons and predators; myth busting; presence in society; assessment tool; victims; and concluding remarks. 'Psychopathy has been described as the single most important clinical construct in the criminal justice system. More recently, it is considered 'the most important forensic concept of the early 21st century.' Because of its relevance to law enforcem... Read More
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6 pages
2012
Document 026474
Psychopathy: An Important Forensic Concept for the 21st Century
By Babiak, Paul; Folino, Jorge; Hancock, Jeffrey; Hare, Robert D.; Logan, Matthew; Mayer, Elizabeth Leon; Meloy, J. Reid; Hakkanen-Nyholm, Helina; O'Toole, Mary Ellen; Pinizzotto, Anthony; Porter, Stephen; Smith, Sharon; Woodworth, Michael.
This article provides a great portrait of who a psychopath is. It covers: psychopathy and personality disorder; traits and characteristics; chameleons and predators; myth busting; presence in society; assessment tool; victims; and concluding remarks. 'Psychopathy has been described as the single most important clinical construct in the criminal justice system. More recently, it is considered 'the most important forensic concept of the early 21st century.' Because of its relevance to law enforcem... Read More
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6 pages
2012
Document 026474
Psychopathy: An Important Forensic Concept for the 21st Century
By Babiak, Paul; Folino, Jorge; Hancock, Jeffrey; Hare, Robert D.; Logan, Matthew; Mayer, Elizabeth Leon; Meloy, J. Reid; Hakkanen-Nyholm, Helina; O'Toole, Mary Ellen; Pinizzotto, Anthony; Porter, Stephen; Smith, Sharon; Woodworth, Michael.
This article provides a great portrait of who a psychopath is. It covers: psychopathy and personality disorder; traits and characteristics; chameleons and predators; myth busting; presence in society; assessment tool; victims; and concluding remarks. 'Psychopathy has been described as the single most important clinical construct in the criminal justice system. More recently, it is considered 'the most important forensic concept of the early 21st century.' Because of its relevance to law enforcem... Read More
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6 pages
2012
Document 025953
Veterans in the Criminal Justice System: Defending Conditions of the Mind
By Strutin, Ken. LLRX.com.
“Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) are two notable conditions that can result from military service. And they have become particularly important in understanding and defending veterans involved in the criminal justice system. At the same time, specialty courts and legal projects specific to veterans are gaining traction. Overall, these developments highlight the ongoing dialogue between criminal justice and medical science in fairly adjudicating the responsib... Read More
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12 pages
2012
Document 026048
Criminal Justice Veterans Initiative
New Jersey State Parole Board (xxx, NJ).
The New Jersey State Parole Board’s Criminal Justice Veterans Initiative is described. This presentation provides good direction for other agencies thinking of implementing a similar program. Topics discussed include: why implement a veteran offender initiative; 900,00 returning veterans; efforts in other places; 9% of all incarcerated individuals are veterans; veteran offender needs; criminal justice process; the process with the New Jersey Veteran Offender Initiative in place; stakeholders; NJ... Read More
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31 pages
2012
Document 026776
Hennepin County Veterans Court
Hennepin County Government Center (Minneapolis, MN).
This brochure explains: what a Veterans Court is--“A court-supervised treatment program for defendants who served in the U.S. Armed Forces”; who is eligible; entry and referral process; graduation; Veterans Court goals; Court services; cost; location; partners; and contact information. This is a great example of a brochure explaining all that a Veterans Court entails.... Read More
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2 pages
2012
Document 026529
Families Unlocking Futures: Solutions to the Crisis in Juvenile Justice
Justice for Families (J4F) (Oakland, CA); DataCenter (Oakland, CA).
'The work of this report and the work of Justice for Families is designed to set the record straight: to correct misperceptions about system-involved youth and their families; to demonstrate the depth of engagement by system-involved youth and their families; and to assert the critical need for these families' active participation and leadership in rede-signing the youth justice system in order to secure safer and more prosperous communities' (p. 10-11). The following sections are contained in t... Read More
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56 pages
2012
Document 026529
Families Unlocking Futures: Solutions to the Crisis in Juvenile Justice
Justice for Families (J4F) (Oakland, CA); DataCenter (Oakland, CA).
'The work of this report and the work of Justice for Families is designed to set the record straight: to correct misperceptions about system-involved youth and their families; to demonstrate the depth of engagement by system-involved youth and their families; and to assert the critical need for these families' active participation and leadership in rede-signing the youth justice system in order to secure safer and more prosperous communities' (p. 10-11). The following sections are contained in t... Read More
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56 pages
2012
Document 026527
Improving Access to Services for Female Offenders Returning to the Community
By Garcia, Marie; Ritter, Nancy. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
This 'evaluation of re-entry services for female offenders shows that increasing access can lead to modest improvements in key areas' (p. 1). Topics discussed include: the use of SVORI (Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative) to gauge the need of female offenders re-entering communities; outcomes for SVORI women and non-SVORI women such as employment and substance use; implications for policy and practice'provision and delivery of post-release services; and where to go from here.... Read More
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5 pages
2012
Document 026527
Improving Access to Services for Female Offenders Returning to the Community
By Garcia, Marie; Ritter, Nancy. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
This 'evaluation of re-entry services for female offenders shows that increasing access can lead to modest improvements in key areas' (p. 1). Topics discussed include: the use of SVORI (Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative) to gauge the need of female offenders re-entering communities; outcomes for SVORI women and non-SVORI women such as employment and substance use; implications for policy and practice'provision and delivery of post-release services; and where to go from here.... Read More
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5 pages
2011
Document 026492
Campaign for Youth Justice Youth Justice System Survey
GBA Strategies (Washington, DC).
The opinions of the general public regarding the juvenile justice system are determined. Topics covered are: key survey findings; focusing on rehabilitation and getting youth out of adult correctional facilities; beliefs about youth crime and the juvenile justice system; youth facilities vs. adult jails; the establishment of a minimum age to try youth in adult courts with decisions being made by judges; adult vs. juvenile court decided on a case-by-case basis; implementing key reforms to the juv... Read More
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5 pages
2011
Document 026576
Executing the Will of the Voters? A Roadmap to Mend or End the California Legislature's Multi-Billion-Dollar Death Penalty Debacle
By Alarcon, Arthur L.; Mitchell, Paula M..
'This Article uncovers the true costs of administering the death penalty in California by tracing how much taxpayers are spending for death penalty trials versus non'death penalty trials and for costs incurred due to the delay from the initial sentence of death to the execution. In addition, the Article examines how the voter initiative process has misled voters into agreeing to the wasteful expenditure of billions of dollars on a system that has been ineffective in carrying out punishment again... Read More
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184 pages
2011
Document 024923
Jail Diversion & Trauma Recovery--Priority to Veterans
National GAINS Center (Delmar, NY).
This report explains how the “Jail Diversion and Trauma Recovery Initiative has reshaped how communities and states address the behavioral health service needs of justice-involved veterans in numerous ways” (p. 1). Some of these ways include extending traditional criminal justice/behavioral health partnerships, addressing the pervasive effects of trauma, coordinating services between the Veteran Health Administration and community providers, and developing a strong presence of peers on advisory ... Read More
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5 pages
2011
Document 026745
Pierce County Veterans Treatment Court: Mentor Program Handbook
Pierce County Veterans Drug Court (Tacoma, WA).
'With the increase of veterans with serious needs, comes the need for the system to develop new innovative ways of working to address these issues and needs. This is why Pierce County has developed the Pierce County Veterans Mentor Program. This program, with the help of volunteer veteran mentors, link veterans with service providers who can help treat the veteran's needs that have risen from their service. The goal of the mentor program is to provide the veteran with a positive role model who c... Read More
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53 pages
2011
Document 026745
Pierce County Veterans Treatment Court: Mentor Program Handbook
Pierce County Veterans Drug Court (Tacoma, WA).
'With the increase of veterans with serious needs, comes the need for the system to develop new innovative ways of working to address these issues and needs. This is why Pierce County has developed the Pierce County Veterans Mentor Program. This program, with the help of volunteer veteran mentors, link veterans with service providers who can help treat the veteran's needs that have risen from their service. The goal of the mentor program is to provide the veteran with a positive role model who c... Read More
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53 pages
2010
Document 024876
Law Enforcement Leader’s Guide on Combat Veterans: A Transition Guide for Veterans Beginning or Continuing Careers in Law Enforcement
U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). International Association of Chiefs of Police (Alexandria, VA); U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC).
This guide will provide agencies with strategies for successfully integrating veterans into their organizations. Sections of this publication include: introduction; understanding today’s military; veteran officer reintegration guidance—issues common to both returning veteran officers and veteran recruits; employing veteran recruits; action agenda; training curriculum; and resources.... Read More
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36 pages
2010
Document 026744
Implementing Veterans Courts or Programs in the State of Illinois
Governor of Illinois. Governor's Task Force on Veterans and Service Members Courts (Springfield, IL).
Sections of this guide cover: getting prepared'background reading; identifying the stakeholders and players; beginning the process'the framework; drafting a protocol and administrative orders for the program and a handbook for defendants; training--administered prior to the opening of the court or program and should continue on an annual basis; opening the court'educating the community; and the 10 key components of a drug court. Addendums include: Illinois Veterans and Servicemembers Court Treat... Read More
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100 pages
2010
Document 026726
A Guidebook for Incarcerated Veterans in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Multi-Agency Taskforce on Incarcerated Veterans (Madison, WI).
“This booklet is a tool for Incarcerated Veterans and their families who may want access to support services that promote a better and new manner of living … When these programs are used properly, the benefits may help to minimize the outside pressures incarcerated veterans experience when released. This guidebook addresses the process of economics, social acceptance and reestablishment for incarcerated veterans as they return to society” (p. iii). Sections of this document include: using this g... Read More
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43 pages
2010
Document 026730
Developing and Implementing a Veterans' Treatment Court in Michigan
Ingham County Veterans' Treatment Court (East Lansing, MI).
The creation and implementation of a Veterans’ Treatment Court (VTC) is explained and gives an excellent description of how to begin and run a VTC. “As you read through this document, keep in mind that there is no statutory formula … specifying what is required to constitute a Veterans’ Treatment Court. This is only meant to outline some of the procedures followed in developing the Ingham County Veterans’ Treatment Court, which may pertain to the creation of other such courts” (p. 4). Contents o... Read More
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45 pages
2009
Document 023699
From the Battlefront to the Homefront: Welcoming Employees Back to Work
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora,CO).
The government deploys thousands of valuable corrections employees to serve the country each year. Thus, it is in the best interest of correctional agencies to be proactive in establishing programs that ease the process of deployment and the employees’ return to work. This 3-hour program, broadcast on May 13, 2009, addresses strategies to help manage the effect of these deployments on an organization by accessing existing programs and resources. Participants will be able to: raise awareness o... Read More
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