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October 27, 2016

BSCC Holds Two Upcoming Executive Steering Committee Meetings

The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) is holding Proposition 47 Executive Steering Committee (ESC) meeting on October 31 at the BSCC’s main office from 9:00 am – 11:00 am. The purpose of this meeting is to continue a discussion on developing the framework for Proposition 47 Request for Proposals. In addition, the BSCC is holding a California Gang Reduction, Intervention & Prevention (CalGRIP) ESC meeting on November 3, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and November 4, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm at the BSCC’s main office. Topics of the agenda include an overview of the CalGRIP grant program, current CalGRIP grantees presentations, and a continuing discussion on the framework development of CalGRIP Request for Proposals. For additional details please visit: http://www.bscc.ca.gov/s_mtgcalgrip110416.php.

Upcoming Webinar on Human Trafficking and Victimization

The National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women (NRCJIW) will be partnering with the Center for Court Innovation to conduct a webinar on November 1 from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm entitled The Intersection between Prostitution, Human Trafficking, and Victimization Among Justice Involved Women. The focal point of this webinar is to explore the nexus between prostitution, human trafficking, and victimization among justice involved women. Additionally there will be a discussion of strategies that justice system stakeholders can take to identify women who may be victims of exploitation and human trafficking, address their needs, and improve their response to these women.

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance agency and the National Institute of Corrections established the NRCJIW to address the unique and complex needs of justice-involved adult women. Their mission is to provide guidance and support to public safety professionals – and to promote evidence-based, gender-responsive policies and practices – in order to reduce the number and improve the outcomes of women involved in the criminal justice system.

For additional webinar and registration details please click here.

Bureau of Justice Assistance Launches Police-Mental Health Collaboration Toolkit

The United States Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) agency recently launched an online toolkit that supports law enforcement agencies in planning and implementing effective calls for service involving people with mental disorders. The Police-Mental Health Collaboration (PMHC) Toolkit was developed in partnership with The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center and gathers best practices and resources to help law enforcement agencies partner with mental health providers when responding to calls for service involving people with mental disorders.

California Budget and Policy Center Release Report On State and County Spending on Incarceration and Crime Response

The California Budget and Policy Center recently released a report California State and County Governments Spend More Than $20 Billion Annually on Incarceration and Responding to Crime. The report finds that state and counties spend over $20 billion in the areas of incarceration and responding to crimes. Nearly three-quarters of this amount goes towards incarceration alone while the other goes towards responding to crime. In addition, the report recommends that state and local officials continue to utilize public safety reforms and alternative strategies to reduce both incarceration rates and the ways in which they respond to crime to reduce the high cost in both areas. To view the report in its entirety please click here.

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