PRA eNews: June 2019

The June 2019 edition of Policy Research Associates, Inc.’s monthly newsletter included announcements, publications, and the latest posts from the PRA blog.

This newsletter contains the following headlines:

  • Guidelines for the Successful Transition of People with Behavioral Health Disorders from Jail and Prison—2019 Update
  • Tips for Providers Fact Sheets
  • Train the Trainer: Milwaukee’s Experience
  • ARDRAW Announces Third Research Cohort
  • Recent Stories from the PRA Blog

PRA’s criminal justice area has released a revised publication to the field, Guidelines for the Successful Transition of People with Behavioral Health Disorders from Jail and Prison. This publication offers 10 guidelines to promote the necessary partnerships between behavioral health and criminal justice professionals to ensure an individual’s successful transition from jail or prison to the community. Recommendations from the guidelines include universal screening, individualized treatment plans, continuity of care, and data sharing across agencies.

PRA Well-Being has released four new Tips for Providers fact sheets. The fact sheets highlight how providers can support individuals with mental health conditions to enhance their well-being in each of the eight dimensions of wellness. The fact sheets focus on four dimensions of wellness: intellectual, occupational, physical, and social.

As part of its work with the John D. and Catherine T. McArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, worked with Policy Research, Inc. to hold a How Being Trauma-informed Improves Criminal Justice System Responses train-the-trainer event. Tom Reed, Regional Attorney Manager, Public Defender’s Office in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, reflects on the impact of this training in Milwaukee in improving responses to individuals with behavioral health conditions who have had exposure to traumatic events.

The third and largest cohort of student researchers in the Social Security Administration’s Analyzing the Relationship between Disability, Rehabilitation, and Work (ARDRAW) Small Grant Program has been selected. Fourteen students have been selected to conduct supervised independent research designed to foster new analysis of work, rehabilitation, and disability issues, which may develop innovative and fresh perspectives on disability. Seven of the awardees are current ARDRAW recipients who will continue their research that began this year in Cohort 2.

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Guidelines for the Successful Transition of People With Behavioral Health Disorders From Jail and Prison, New Release: Four Tips for Providers Fact Sheets, Trauma-informed Response Train-the-Trainer: Milwaukee’s Experience, ARDRAW Announces Third Research Cohort, PRA at an Event Near You

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