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Committee on Law and Justice
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Seminar Materials Now Available
Seminar on Mental Health and Co-Occurring Substance Abuse Disorders in the Context of the Criminal Justice System

Monument Washington DCOn May 5, 2016, the Committee on Law and Justice (with support from the National Institute of Justice) held a seminar that addressed research and related issues relevant to addressing the concerns of individuals with mental health and co-occurring substance abuse disorders at risk for involvement or involved in the criminal justice system.

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Webinar Series:
Preventing Bullying Through Science, Policy and Practice

Bullying Prevention coverThe Children's Safety Network hosted a webinar series based on the Academies report. The webinars highlighted three major topic areas covered in the report and featured experts who were co-authors of the report.

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Webinars Now Available
Community Perspectives on Proactive Policing - Black Lives Matter

PoliceShieldLPart 1 with Alicia Garza:
June 22, 2016 | Listen Here 

Part 2 with Brittany N. Packnett:
June 24, 2016 | Listen Here

The Growth of Incarceration in the United States
Video Now Available

Incarceration VideoLThe new video is an overview of the 2014 CLAJ report, which explains how incarceration rates increased in the United States and why the nation now needs a change in course.

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Recent Publications

Modernizing Crime Statistics:
Report 1: Defining and Classifying Crime

Modernizing Crime Statistics1This report is the first of two reports on developing a new set of indicators of crime in the United States. This report proposes a new system for the classification of crime—an initial conceptual framework in modernizing crime statistics—based on historical and international efforts to define crime and on the diverse demands for and uses of crime data by stakeholders.

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Preventing Bullying Through Science, Policy, and Practice

Bullying Prevention coverThis new report from the Board on Children, Youth, and Families, and the Committee on Law and Justice evaluates the state of the science on biological and psychosocial consequences of bullying as well as the context, scope, and impact of the problem. The report also outlines next steps in prevention for policymakers, parents, educators, healthcare providers, and others concerned with the care of children.

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