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Webinar: Effective Interviewing of Adults Displaying Antisocial Personality Traits - June 17 at 2:00 PM

This webinar is the second part of the series "Effective Interviewing of Adults Displaying Antisocial Personality Traits". It builds on the first webinar which focused on the theories of adult antisocial behavior and how these diagnostic features…
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FREE Webinar: More Than Half: Brain Injury Among Justice-Involved Youth - June 12 at 2:30 PM

OJJDP’s National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) proposes to support OJJDP in the development of a webinar to discuss the issue of brain injury and its impact on justice-involved youth. The webinar would provide an overview…
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The Cost of Caring for Mentally Ill Inmates

State spending on mental health care for prison inmates has nearly quadrupled in the past two decades. Expenditures on the Colorado Department of Corrections’ “mental health subprogram” increased from about $4.4 million in fiscal…
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Florida Prisons Targeted Over Solitary Confinement

Florida’s prison system is “widely overusing” the practice of solitary confinement to manage inmates, sometimes locking them up in cells that are no bigger than a parking spaces over often-minor infractions, according to Shalini Goel Agarwal,…

Deadly Force Mindset as Justifiable Defense Questioned

The science of neurobiology and neuropsychology used to defend officers in shooting incidents has been described as arbitrary at best. Many experts contend there simply is not enough peer-reviewed material to substantiate it as an exculpatory…
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Search for Mental Health Care Ends Tragically at Florida Jail

County jails are ill equipped to care for people with mental health issues. That fact was not known to Vicki Futch, 80, when she called Florida’s Putnam County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) for help because her son, Gregory Allan Futch, 54,…
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Can Fentanyl Be Used for an Involuntary Intoxication Defense?

A strange occurrence at a Massachusetts hospital Articles by Forensic Magazine and New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Between 2012 to 2016, fourteen patients showed up at a Massachusetts hospital with a strange problem.  All 14 patients…
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Creating a Resilient Community: From Trauma to Healing

The Peace and Justice Institute of Valencia College, Early Learning Coalition of Orange County, Orange County Health Department, along with partners and sponsors, invite you to a conference, Creating a Resilient Community: From Trauma to Healing…
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ACEs, the Brain, and Learning Workshop - April 5

As a part of the Inclusive Excellence Speaker Series come together to explore community wellness through the integration of the science behind adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), trauma-informed practices, and healing Read more.
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Registration Open: Clarence Darrow/David Baldus Death Penalty College

The Clarence Darrow/David Baldus Death Penalty College is an annual training program for capital defense attorneys, mitigation specialists, and capital investigators held in downtown Iowa City at the University of Iowa College of Law, located…
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FREE Webinar: Child Interviewing 2019: Update on Research and Practice

Dr. Lyon will discuss the major research advances in 2018/2019 that help interviewers to do a better job when they question children, and whenever possible, provide videotaped examples of the novel procedures. Read more and register.

Reaching Out: A Community Resource Fair

Monday, March 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT Orange County Library System (FL) 101 East Central Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32801 Celebrate National Social Work Month at the library! Meet the library social worker and other representatives…
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When Going to Jail Means Giving Up The Meds That Saved Your Life

Before Geoffrey Pesce got on methadone, his addiction to heroin and oxycodone nearly destroyed him: He lost his home, his job, custody of his son—and his driver’s license. So even after he began to rebuild his life, Pesce relied on his parents…
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Florida DOC Agrees to Reform Prisoner Mental Health Care

Disability Rights Florida, the state’s Protection and Advocacy organization for people with disabilities, has reached a settlement agreement with the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) that includes widespread changes to mental health…
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Webinar: Effective Interviewing of Adults Displaying Antisocial Personality Traits

Public defenders and defense investigators often interact with clients, witnesses, victims, and/or suspects displaying so-called antisocial behavior.  These antisocial traits can limit interview results and can significantly reduce the exchange…