|New NACo Fact Sheet: Recommended Pipeline Safety Practices for Local Governments| (read more)2 days ago
Written by Jen Horton, NACo Program Manager.
As communities develop and expand, new businesses and housing developments are affecting the nation’s existing pipeline infrastructure. These changes have implications for the more than 183,000 miles of hazardous liquid pipelines and more than 299,000 miles of natural gas transmission pipelines that move energy throughout the U.S. every day. Since county governments maintain a number of public facilities and make local land use and development decisions, it is important for county leaders be aware of how these responsibilities impact existing pipeline infrastructure.
There are a number of reasons why county leaders should prioritize pipeline safety. First of all, an enormous amount of pipeline infrastructure crosses through a large number of counties. Seco...
|New Funding Opportunities for Juvenile Justice Reform|(read more)7 days ago
Written by Kathy Rowings, NACo Justice Associate.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced today that they are providing $2 million in funding to advance juvenile justice reform in jurisdictions across the country.
Through this partnership, OJJDP and MacArthur will support training and technical assistance for local governments to meet the mental health needs of system-involved youth, reduce racial and ethnic disparities and promote coordination and integration for youth involved in both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. The funding will support projects in the following areas:
|(NACo Podcasts) Counties & National Drug Control Policy|(read more)6 weeks ago
The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) plays a pivotal role in advising the President, coordinating the federal drug control budget, and prioritizing efforts across the federal government through the annual National Drug Control Strategy. Acting Director Michael Botticelli discusses the role of his office, the priorities of the federal drug strategy, and the impact counties have on federal efforts through their role in administering local criminal justice and health systems.
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|New Resources for Local Leaders Interested in Juvenile Justice Reform|
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|NACo Past President Chris Rodgers: Counties Can Improve Juvenile Justice System Outcomes|(read more)3 months ago
Written by Kathy Rowings, NACo Justice Associate
As the primary local provider of health, justice and social services, counties have the responsibility and opportunity to improve their juvenile justice systems. Current detention strategies are increasingly being shown to be ineffective, but counties can implement comprehensive, collaborative, evidence-based programs and policies that bolster public safety and improve human outcomes. This is the message that NACo Immediate Past President Chris Rodgers, Commissioner from Douglas County, Neb., wants county leaders to hear.
Commissioner Rodgers authored an op-edencouraging county leaders to take a look at the juvenile justice systems in their community and noting that many current juvenile justice programs and practices are not only expensive but also ineffect...