April 1: Deadline for Exclusive Rates to the CSG West Annual Meeting
Be sure to register early for discounted rates to the 76th CSG West Annual Meeting in Universal City, California! As a quick reminder, the exclusive rate is available through April 1. For more information, visit the Annual Meeting registration page.

Want to bring your friends or family? We offer a guest and children’s registration that includes access to all meals, social functions, and programming, along with the Universal Experience that will be held in Universal Studios Hollywood on Friday, August 4. 
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2023 Annual Meeting Brochure
CSG Resources
Mental Health Among Top Policy Priorities for the States
Nine out of 10 adults in the U.S. believe the country is experiencing a mental health crisis. With that consideration, which resulted from a poll conducted by CNN and the Kaiser Family Foundation, and the topic of mental health gaining more attention, as reported the World Health Organization, in the conversations surrounding health care and wellness, many states are directing efforts at some of the most pressing concerns.
State Visits
On the Road with CSG West: Colorado
CSG West would like to give a big shout-out to Colorado for the warm welcome received by our team this month as we visited with leaders, members, and staff at the Capitol. A special thank you to Representative Cathy Kipp and Senator Cleave Simpson for providing floor introductions and hosting us as we connected with new and tenured members to spread the word about how CSG supports them.

Shared training opportunities for Colorado’s newer members

With 31 new legislators in Colorado this year, we were excited to share the opportunity to apply for the 2023 Western Legislative Academy (WLA), which will take place in Colorado Springs, Dec. 13-15. The WLA is
Members of the Colorado legislature enjoying the CSG West evening reception! Included in this photo, from left to right:

Front Row - Rep. Cathy Kipp, Rep. Junie Jospeh, Rep. Elizabeth Velasco, CSG West Director Edgar Ruiz, Rep. Matt Soper, Rep. Don Wilson. Back Row - Rep. William Lindstedt, Rep. Richard Holtorf, Rep. Anthony Hartsook, Rep. Ty Winter, Rep. Gabe Evans 
Left to right: Jackie Tinetti, Speaker of the House Cathy Tilton, and Edgar Ruiz
Left to right: Jackie Tinetti, Alaska Governor
Mike Dunleavy, and Edgar Ruiz 
On the Road with CSG West: Alaska
CSG West staff - Edgar Ruiz and Jackie Tinetti - were in Juneau February 14-15, where they engaged with policymakers about CSG West programs, events, and services. They received a warm welcome from members and legislative staff.

The capitol was busy with committee hearings and floor sessions, and in between CSG West staff met with Senate and House leadership, many of the newest members, the staff of the Legislative Services Agency, and a brief hallway chat with Governor Mike Dunleavy. A key objective of the visit was learning about members’ legislative priorities, their desire to work effectively individually and as a body on behalf of Alaskans, and how CSG West can provide support.
Left to right: Edgar Ruiz, Senate President 
Gary Stevens, and Jackie Tinetti
From the CSG Justice Center
New Guides to Help Agencies Configure and Share Criminal Justice Data
Justice Counts, an initiative led by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the CSG Justice Center, recently came closer to meeting its mission of making criminal justice data as accurate, accessible, and actionable as possible. Released last month, the “Justice Counts Technical Implementation Guides” equip criminal justice agencies with resources to publish data that is comparable to other agencies nationwide and customized to their own unique operations.
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