PRA eNews: September 2020

The September 2020 edition of the Policy Research Associates’ monthly newsletter included announcements, publications, and the latest posts from the PRA blog.

This newsletter contains the following headlines:

  • New Resource for Education Professionals: School Responder Model Virtual Toolbox
  • Publication Re-release: Quick Fixes for Effectively Dealing With Persons Found Incompetent to Stand Trial
  • PRA in the Field
  • PRA in the News

Policy Research, Inc. and the National Center for Youth Opportunity and Justice have launched a new, web-based tool, the School Responder Model Virtual Toolbox. This virtual toolbox is designed to help schools and communities access helpful resources related to implementing a school responder model. A school responder model is a framework designed to identify students with behavioral health conditions, connect them with relevant clinical services, and keep them in school and out of the juvenile justice system.

PRA is pleased to re-release Quick Fixes for Effectively Dealing With Persons Found Incompetent to Stand Trial to the field. Although originally published in November 2007, this publication explores steps that jurisdictions can take to expedite their competence examination, competence restoration, and return to court processes, which are still very relevant today. The fact sheet highlights low-barrier actions that jurisdictions across the country have taken to streamline their services and ensure that individuals for whom competence is raised are provided with timely, appropriate services that fit their needs.

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