The October 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 Release: Competence to Stand Trial Microsite
  • Announcing the School Responder Model Podcast Series
  • Quarterly Impact: April to June 2020
  • Open Solicitations From SAMHSA’s GAINS Center
  • PRA in the Field

Policy Research is pleased to release a new tool to the field, the Competence to Stand Trial microsite. Policy Research has been at the forefront of systems transformation in competence to stand trial (CST) and competence restoration (CR) services for individuals in contact with the criminal justice system. CST is raised when justice-involved individuals exhibit signs or symptoms of conditions that can impair their ability to competently proceed with their criminal case. The Competence to Stand Trial microsite is a one-stop-shop for CST/CR resources, research, and useful tools. The materials provided in the microsite may help jurisdictions improve outcomes for individuals for whom CST is raised and the jurisdictions that serve them.

The National Center for Youth Opportunity and Justice (NCYOJ) at Policy Research is pleased to release a podcast series designed to support schools and communities with implementation of the School Responder Model Framework. This seven-episode series provides a holistic view of what is needed to implement a successful and robust school responder model. Highlighted are two episodes from the podcast—one on self-care and the other on trauma.

This newsletter contains an impact report that highlights the efforts and outreach of PRA from April to June 2020. This report takes a quantitative look at the trainings, events, projects, and other fee-for-service activities completed by PRA and its projects. Also included are qualitative summarizations of policy and practice influence.

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This resource was first shared in 2020.

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