The Justice Programs Office, a center in the School of Public Affairs, at American University is pleased to present the Veterans Treatment Courts: 2015 Survey Results. This survey was conducted under the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Adult Drug Court Technical Assistance Project. To learn more about the survey results, and for information on and additional resources for Veterans Treatment Courts, please visit the Veterans Treatment Courts: 2015 Survey Results webpage.
The Justice Programs Office will conduct an interactive webinar to review our recent publication, Veterans Treatment Courts: 2015 Survey Results, on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 from 2:00-3:00pm EST. Kerwin Henderson, JPO Program Associate, will present.
In 2015, the Justice Programs Office, a Center at American University’s School of Public Affairs, conducted a survey to provide a closer look into Veterans Treatment Courts. This survey was developed to provide a snapshot of the range of policies, practices, and services in operating VTC programs.
Webinar Announcement - Selecting and Using Risk Assessment Tools in Problem-Solving Courts
Risk assessment is a key component of evidence-based supervision in the United States and justice system agencies are increasingly required to implement risk assessments instruments to inform decision-making. These instruments differ greatly in their content, approach, and research support. This webinar will provide a brief introduction to the history of risk assessment, followed by a description of the characteristics and content of contemporary risk assessment instruments used in U.S. correctional settings, including their strengths and limitations. The webinar will conclude with guidance regarding the selection and implementation a risk assessment tool in the context of problem-solving courts.
This webinar will be conducted by Dr. Sarah Desmarais, Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Applied Social and Community Psychology Program at North Carolina State University, on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 from 1:00-2:30 pm EST.
Check out the highlight video from our R2C National Consortium Inaugural Meeting below. Learn more about the R2C project.
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The Justice Programs Office (JPO) of the School of Public Affairs (SPA) at American University was established in 1989 to carry out the SPA's mission to apply the tools of scholarship and professionalism to the design, management and evaluation of public programs. Since its establishment, the JPO has been providing technical assistance, research, training, policy development and program evaluation services to government agencies and organizations throughout the U.S. and internationally to promote the application of relevant research findings and professional standards to the operation of justice system and related agencies. Projects address policy, program, resource, and operational issues relating to the administration of justice, coordination of public programs, and the delivery of justice system and associated public health, social and related services. Learn more about JPO »
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Bureau of Justice Drug Court Technical Assistance Project
The BJA-funded Adult Drug Court Technical Assistance Project (DCTAP) offers a wide range of free technical assistance services to drug courts, Veterans Courts, Mental Health Courts, and other problem solving court programs that focus on services to substance abusing offenders to promote improved program effectiveness and long term participant success.
Bureau of Justice Assistance Gideon – Right to Counsel Technical Assistance Project
American University, in partnership with the National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA) and with the support of the Bureau of Justice Assistance, has initiated a project to provide technical assistance to public defense providers to promote their enhanced ability to adhere to the ABA Ten Principles of a Public Defense Delivery System. Learn more about the project »
The Justice Programs conducts a wide range of domestic and international justice system improvement initiatives, including strengthening justice system leadership and management, promoting enhanced coordination of justice system functions, sustaining the rule of law through continuity of operations planning, expanding alternatives to incarceration, enhancing justice system and public health partnerships, and strengthening public defense services. Learn about JPO initiatives »
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