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Webinar: Collaborative, Comprehensive Case Planning 

The National Reentry Resource Center is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, June 13 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, to discuss How Community Supervision Agencies Can Develop and Implement Collaborative Comprehensive Case Plans. The webinar will focus on a community supervision agency as the lead case planner and feature the reentry program of San Joaquin County Probation Department in Stockton, California.

This webinar will provide an overview of the San Joaquin County program and discuss the program’s processes in three key areas: (1) interagency collaboration and information sharing; (2) staff training; and (3) screening and assessment as part of their collaborative comprehensive case plan process. For additional information and to register for the webinar, please click here.

New Grant Opportunity from Cal OES

Cal OES recently announced the Violence Against Women Vertical Prosecution Program (VV) grant opportunity. The VV Program is designed to improve the criminal justice system’s response to violent crimes against women through a coordinated multidisciplinary response. This will be achieved through the creation or enhancement of a specialized unit, which focuses on the vertical prosecution of the defendant and services for the victim(s). The specialized unit shall consist of a highly qualified prosecutor and victim advocate. The grant submission deadline is Thursday, June 21 and the award period is July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019. The RFP can be found on the Cal OES website

Expanding Opioid Treatment in County Criminal Justice Systems

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has announced a new funding opportunity for treating opioid addiction through county jails and drug courts. Teams from California counties will receive up to $25,000 and participate in a Learning Collaborative that will provide best practices, facilitated discussion, technical assistance, problem-solving support, and the latest research on the use of addiction medications in county criminal justice systems.

Key points include: up to 20 teams from California counties will be funded to expand the use of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in jails and/or drug courts; additional funds will be available to purchase and distribute naloxone to treat overdoses; the project will occur August 2018 – March 2019, and may be extended if there is additional federal funding; applications are due July 13; and the first Learning Collaborative will be held in Sacramento on August 14. Program materials, the application, and FAQs can be downloaded here. ​

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