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State of Indiana Justice Reinvestment Advisory Council ANNUAL REPORT October 1, 2015-September 30, 2016

 

Legislation establishing the Justice Reinvestment Advisory Council (JRAC) went into effect on July 1, 2015. The 9-member Advisory Council consists of leadership from both the executive and judicial branches of state and local government. Between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016, JRAC reviewed and made funding recommendations for Department of Correction grant applications for FY16 and FY17, reviewed the Division of Mental Health and Addiction’s Recovery Works program, drafted legislative proposals, and executed a memorandum of understanding with the Indiana Evidence Based Decision Making Policy Team. To review the report please click the link below.

 

http://in.gov/justice/files/justice-reinvestment-council-2016-report.pdf

 

 
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NEW REPORT EXPLORES HOW CITIES AND COUNTIES CAN COMBAT OPIOID EPIDEMIC

A new joint report from National Association of Counties (NACo) and the National League of Cities (NLC) examines how cities and counties can strengthen collaboration with each other and state, federal, private-sector and non-profit partners to tackle the opioid crisis. The report, A Prescription for Action: Local Leadership in Ending the Opioid Crisis, produced recommendations aimed at city and county officials. They include action steps on how to:
1. Leading in a crisis
2. Focusing on education and prevention
3. Expanding treatment
4. Reassessing public safety and law enforcement approaches


Several of the recommendations are accompanied by existing local practices from cities and counties. The report also includes recommendations for state and federal officials, who are pivotal partners in local efforts to combat opioid misuse, diversion, overdose and death.
To view the website accompanying the report, visit www.opioidaction.org

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