Tuesday, April 30, 2013

CMIT Guides Sheriff on Jail Operations

A sheriff badge in front of jail bars.

Newly elected Sheriffs throughout Texas were given a primer on how to effectively and efficiently operate county jails by the Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT).

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Probation Director Specializes in Solutions

Help written in cocaine on a mirror.

In Nueces County, almost half of the probation officers are assigned to specialized caseloads, including domestic violence, veterans, reentry, mental health, drug diversion, and drunken driving.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Beto Chair Lecture: Dr. Joanne Belknap

Beto Chair Lecture Series

April 12, 2013
9:30 - 11:00 A.M.
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Dr. Joanne Belknap, a Professor of Sociology at the University of Colorado at Boulder, is the author of The Invisible Woman: Gender, Crime, and Justice , will present "The Trauma, Mental Health, and Offending Histories of Women in Jail: Results of a Multi-Site U.S. Study."

Dr. Joanne BelknapDr. Belknap’s research focuses on female offenders and violence against women and girls. Her latest study, a national sample of women in jail, was funded by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance to examine women’s pathways to jail, with a focus on how these women’s trauma, serious mental illness, alcohol, and drug use, and offending intersect. The study found high rates of mental health problems, with a majority of the participants meeting diagnostic criteria for serious mental illness (SMI), lifetime post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and/or substance use disorder (SUD).

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