The November 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:

  • July to September Impact Report
  • Competence to Stand Trial: Opportunities for Diversion at Intercept 3
  • PRA Receives Silver-Level Recognition in American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index
  • Open Solicitations from the GAINS Center
  • PRA in the News
  • Recent Stories from the PRA Blog

PRA is pleased to release its Impact Report for Quarter 3 of 2019. Each quarter, PRA releases an impact report that highlights its work across the country via our technical assistance centers, projects, and fee-for-service activities for the period of July to September.

The Competence to Stand Trial (CST) Flowchart identifies decision points in the CST process where justice and behavioral health professionals can create diversion opportunities. CST is typically raised in Intercepts 2 (Initial Detention and Initial Court Hearings) and 3 (Jails and Courts) of the Sequential Intercept Model, after arraignment and before case adjudication and sentencing. These two intercepts include options to divert individuals for whom CST is raised, who have been adjudicated incompetent to stand trial with the potential for restoration, or even for those adjudicated not restorable.

For the fourth year in a row, PRA has been recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) in its annual Workplace Health Achievement Index. By continuing to innovate in its approach to supporting health and wellness in the office, PRA has achieved its second consecutive silver-level recognition.

The GAINS Center announced that it would be accepting applications from communities for its Sequential Intercept Model Mapping Workshops and the How Being Trauma-Informed Improves Criminal Justice System Responses train-the-trainer. These deadlines have since passed, but those interested in future solicitations should sign up for the GAINS eNewsletter.

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This resource was first shared in 2019.

New PRA Impact Report: July to September 2019; Competence to Stand Trial: Opportunities for Diversion; PRA Receives Silver-Level Recognition in AHA’s 2019 Workplace Health Achievement Index; Open Solicitations From SAMHSA’s GAINS Center; PRA in the News