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Graham/Miller BBQ Lunch - Orlando, February 26

Join CFACDL for a moving luncheon to hear the stories of individuals released from prison after re-sentencing pursuant to the Graham and Miller decisions on juvenile life without parole. BBQ lunch will be served. CLE credit is pending for this…
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Tyler Hadley Resentencing: Mental Health Experts for Defense Argue Hadley Can Be Rehabilitated

"I’ve never seen anything like this in all my 30 years of practice,” a psychiatrist testified at Tyler Hadley’s resentencing Wednesday, referring to the 17-year-old killer's lack of violent history — until the day he killed his parents…
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Can Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Help Juvenile Offenders? - The Crime Report

When youths are preconditioned to violence and crime, disregard for the law becomes automatic. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) targets this “criminal thinking” to reduce crime and recidivism— and give juveniles the opportunity of a…
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Recreational Therapy is Lifesaver for Kids in Juvenile Detention - Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

Bill Dorsey works as a shift supervisor at the Ada County Juvenile Justice Detention Center in Boise, Idaho. Outside of his daily duties, Dorsey also provides a valuable service to the youths held in detention — he teaches music. By providing…
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Colorado Jail Helps Inmates Who Have Suffered Traumatic Brain Injuries - U.S. News

From 2007 to 2008, Kevin Leeper was a soldier in the U.S. Army, stationed in Iraq. Now, at age 31, he wears a different uniform: a tan jumpsuit and a barcode around his wrist. Leeper has been serving time at Colorado's Boulder County…
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Collier County Tackles Mental Health Issues in Jails - FOX 4

  The father of a suspect who shot a Ft. Myers Police officer says his son suffered from mental illness. 29-year-old Wisner Desmaret had just been released from a Sarasota jail when he shot and critically wounded FMPD Officer…
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Returns on Investments in Recidivism-Reducing Programs - Council of Economic Advisers Report

In its latest report, the President's Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) found that the return for every dollar spent on mental health and substance was $1.47 and 45.27, respectively. Read more.
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FREE Webinar: Second Chance Act Ensuring Public Safety and Improving Outcomes for Youth in Confinement and While Under Community Supervision Grant Solicitation Review Webinar

On April 24, 2018, from 2 to 3 p.m. ET, OJJDP will present OJJDP FY 18 Second Chance Act Ensuring Public Safety and Improving Outcomes for Youth in Confinement and While Under Community Supervision. This webinar will provide an overview of Category…
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How to Mitigate the Stress of Working with Sexual Offenders - Corrections One

This article provides tips for mental health professionals working with clients convicted of sex crimes. Read more.