PRA eNews: March 2019

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

This newsletter features the following headlines:

  • October to December 2018 Impact Report
  • MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge 2019 Behavioral Health Meeting
  • New Publication: Principles of Community-based Behavioral Health Services for Justice-involved Individuals
  • Recent Stories from the PRA Blog

To highlight PRA’s impact in the field, we quantify and share a summary of our reach across all projects each quarter. This impact report highlights accomplishments from October to December 2018 and contains both quantitative and qualitative measures on the outcomes of our efforts.

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundations’ Safety and Justice Challenge (SJC) 2019 Behavioral Health Meeting took place on March 5-6, 2019. Policy Research, Inc. coordinates this annual in-person meeting to bring together SJC sites that have strategies focused on reducing over-incarceration of individuals with behavioral health disorders. This year’s meeting was hosted by Harris County (Houston), Texas, and involved 20 SJC sites from around the country.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has released a new publication, Principles of Community-based Behavioral Health Services for Justice-involved Individuals: A Research-based Guide, to promote a quality, community-based behavioral health treatment system that is responsive to all individuals with mental and substance use disorders. Community-based behavioral health providers have an essential role in serving individuals with mental and substance use disorders who are currently or formerly involved with the criminal justice system. Through quality, community-based treatment and services, justice-involved individuals can improve their behavioral and physical health, enhance their social well-being, and reduce or prevent the likelihood of future contact with the criminal justice system.

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This resource was first shared in 2019.

PRA’s Impact in the Field: October to December 2018, MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge 2019 Behavioral Health Meeting, New Publication: Principles of Community-based Behavioral Health Services for Justice-involved Individuals, PRA at an Event Near You, Upcoming Webinars

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