All matters pertaining to criminal justice and public safety systems, including criminal justice planning, law enforcement, courts, corrections, homeland security, community crime prevention, juvenile justice and delinquency prevention, emergency management, fire prevention and control, and civil disturbances.
Justice & Public Safety Steering Committee
Policy BriefUrge your members of Congress, especially those serving on the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, to support increased funding for Second Chance Act programs in the annual appropriations process.
Policy BriefUrge your members of Congress to support local efforts to reduce the number of individuals with mental health, substance abuse or co-occurring disorders in county jails by providing full funding for the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) in the annual appropriations process. JMHCP was recently reauthorized for FYs 2017-2021 through the 21st Century Cures Act (P.L. 114-255) at $50 million per year, and should be funded at this level annually to maximize the impact of local efforts to address the prevalence of mental illness in the criminal justice system.
Policy BriefACTION NEEDED: Urge your members of Congress, especially those who serve on the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, to provide sustained funding for U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) programs that support county courts, local law enforcement and other justice-related local functions in the annual appropriations process.
Policy BriefThe Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) is the principal federal law through which the federal government sets standards for the care and custody of juveniles.
Policy BriefACTION NEEDED: As the current authorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) expires on September 30, 2017 please urge your members of Congress support legislation that will keep the program accessible and affordable for all county residents.
Legislative Presentation |
Mar. 14, 2018
In order to educate federal policymakers on issues around Medicaid and justice-involved individuals, NACo recently released a new report titled, "Medicaid Coverage and County Jails: Understanding Challenges and Opportunities for Improving Health Outcomes for Justice-Involved Individuals."
Reports & Toolkits |
Mar. 12, 2018
Through 750 behavioral health authorities and community providers, county governments plan and operate community-based services for persons with mental illnesses and substance use conditions.
Oct. 26, 2017
This session will explore: 1) the pharmaceutical practices under question in these lawsuits, 2) the impact of these practices on local governments, and 3) how litigation against the pharmaceutical industry can help to curb the opioid epidemic.
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Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee
County Mayor Shelby County, Tennessee
Commissioner Wayne County, Michigan
Commissioner Guilford County, North Carolina
Commissioner Miami-Dade County, Florida
Commissioner Durham County, North Carolina
Supervisor Kern County, California
George Dunlap (Juvenile)
Commissioner Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
David Hudson (Courts & Corrections)
County Judge Sebastian County, Arkansas
William Truex (Homeland Security)
Chair Charlotte County, Florida
Glen Webb (Law Enforcement)
Commissioner Pitt County, North Carolina
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