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INSIDE: Suicide Prevention Week; Community Responder Learning Communities; Gender-Responsive Approaches; and more.

September 13, 2023 | Edited by Kevin Dugan


Spotlight on 988 during Suicide Prevention Week

Join us in recognizing Suicide Prevention Week by learning more about the 988 National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. This vital dialing code provides accessible support for people in need. Together, let's raise awareness, reduce stigma, and create compassionate communities.  


Free Support Available to Build Community Responder Programs 

Communities looking to build or expand their community responder programs have new opportunities to join the CSG Justice Center and the Center for Policing Equity for either a series of learning communities intended to promote mutual learning or free, direct technical assistance. Upon completion, participants will be equipped with an action plan to help implement and fund their program. The deadline to apply is September 27, 2023. The following options are available. 


Unlocking Equity: A Guide to Gender-Responsive Programs in the Justice System 

Discover our Adopting a Gender-Responsive Approach for Women in the Justice System guide, intended to help providers in behavioral health and criminal justice settings build programs for women that both address their specific needs and promote recovery. 


A Stray Bullet Struck Her Sister. Now, Her Violence Prevention Work Includes the Man Who Fired the Gun. 

This article from The Trace spotlights Shneaqua Purvis, who began her work as a community violence interrupter to help channel her grief due to her sister’s murder. Now, she’s a leader in her Brooklyn, NY, community working to reduce violence, support victims, and give at-risk residents an opportunity to further their educations and develop workforce skills.


From Corrections to Community: Navigating the New Medicaid Section 1115 Demonstration Opportunity, Part 2 

Date: Thursday, September 14, 2023

Time: 1:30–3:00 p.m. ET

This second webinar in the series (a recording of part 1 can be found here) will focus on equipping corrections leaders to partner with their state’s Medicaid representatives, as well as other key local and state entities, to develop, plan, and implement a Section 1115 demonstration proposal and effective strategies for reentry. State representatives, including corrections leaders, will share their experience working with their state Medicaid departments to develop 1115 waiver proposals focused on improving pre-release services and care transitions for the reentry population. Panelists will discuss key components of reentry services that are included in their state's demonstration application and will outline concrete strategies they recommend for partnering with state Medicaid agencies on setting up the demonstration and the systems involved for success.  


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Photo Credit: Joel Arbaje for The Trace

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