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Upcoming NACo Public Safety Webinars

February 28, 2019

The National Association of Counties (NACo) and The Pew Charitable Trusts will host a webinar, Rigorous Evidence 101 & Research Clearinghouses, on March 27 from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Staff from the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative (Results First) will provide a brief overview of different types of evidence, explain what constitutes rigorous evidence and discuss how to find it by accessing research clearinghouses.

Results First will also give a live demo of its Clearinghouse Database—an online resource that brings together information on the effectiveness of social policy programs from nine national clearinghouses—that will highlight its key features and provide tips for searching for programs. A county official will also discuss how she has used the Clearinghouse Database to enhance her work. For additional information and to register for the webinar, please click here.

Additionally, over the next couple of months, NACo is hosting a three-part webinar series on Substance Abuse Interventions for Justice-Involved Individuals, which will focus on strategies county leaders can use during interactions with law enforcement, in the jail and upon reentry to improve outcomes for this population and the community and protect public safety.

The first webinar, Substance Abuse Interventions for Justice-Involved Individuals: Law Enforcement Strategies, will be held on March 28 from 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. The webinar will highlight strategies county law enforcement agencies can use to address the needs of justice-involved individuals with substance use disorders, including alternatives to arrest, co-responder models and harm reduction strategies such as distribution of naloxone. The next two webinars in this series will be held April 18and April 25. To register for the webinars and additional information on each, please click here.

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