NACo's Criminal Justice Programs provide technical assistance to counties through educational programming on a range of issues addressing local corrections systems from pre-trial services to local re-entry initiatives. Through these grant-supported projects, NACo helps counties find solutions to safely and effectively divert individuals with mental illness from county jails, enhance local re-entry initiatives and create alternatives to unnecessary juvenile detention. These programs are dedicated to assisting counties with exploring opportunities for efficient and effective use of public dollars. To carry out these program activities, NACo is supported by grants from the Corporation for Supportive Housing, the Justice Management Institute and the Pretrial Justice Institute, the NetWork for Better Futures, and the Public Welfare Foundation.
Pretrial Justice Resource Page
NACo's recently launched pretrial justice resource page contains information and resources for county officials interested in learning more and/or starting a pretrial services program. To access the webpage, click here
NACo Announces Partnership with Better Futures Enterprises
The National Association of Counties (NACo) and Better Futures
Enterprises, formerly known as The NetWork for Better Futures, have launched a strategic partnership to advance cost-saving, smart justice practices. To learn more about this partnership, please click here.
2013 Smart Justice Symposium
To view all materials from the 2013 Smart Justice Symposium held in Los Angeles County, CA, please click here