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INSIDE: Survey on impacts of housing instability for criminal justice agencies; new crisis stabilization and community reentry grantees announced; and more.

October 6, 2023 | Edited by Kevin Dugan


Survey on Impacts of Housing Instability for Criminal Justice Agencies   

The Center for Justice Innovation and the Housing Solutions Lab at the NYU Furman Center are conducting research to better understand the connections between housing and criminal justice systems at the local level. They are seeking insights from state and local government officials who are working in strategic roles in housing, criminal justice, or both. This brief survey will be used to find practical solutions that bridge the housing and criminal justice sectors and will inform an upcoming policy brief. 


New Crisis Stabilization and Community Reentry Grantees Announced 

CSG Justice Center Director Megan Quattlebaum recently joined Assistant Attorney General Amy L. Solomon at the Second Chance Act Crisis Stabilization and Community Reentry Program Grantee Symposium to celebrate grantees who received awards through the Improving Adult and Youth Crisis Stabalization and Community Reentry Program and the subject matter experts who assisted with the program’s implementation. The second cohort of grantees for 2023 were also announced. These awards will help meet substance use and mental health needs among individuals involved in the justice system nationwide. 


What to Expect When Your Loved One Gets Out of Prison, from Someone Who Lived It 

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La Tanya Jenifor-Sublett was released from prison in 2013 after spending 21 years under incarceration. In this WBEZ op-ed, she shares her experiences from her reentry process and provides lessons learned for others returning to the communities and for their loved ones looking to best support them through this process. 


October 17, 2023: Stepping Up to Elevate the Voices of Lived Experience 

This webinar will highlight the voices of people with lived experience in the behavioral health and criminal justice systems. Join the CSG Justice Center, C4 Innovations, and the Lived Experience Advisory Panel to learn how they are reshaping policies and practices related to people with behavioral health needs to reduce their over-incarceration, promote meaningful engagement with services and supports, and execute the goals of Stepping Up using lived expertise.  

November 8, 2023: Building State and Local Partnerships to Support Familiar Faces

This webinar will address how New Mexico and Georgia draw on the strengths of multidisciplinary state and local practitioners and leaders to (1) create sustainable collaboration, (2) drive meaningful system change, (3) measure the impact of their efforts to inform future decisions, and (4) build support for people with complex behavioral health needs who have frequent contact with criminal justice, crisis response, housing, and other social service systems.


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