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September 2015 - NIC News & Updates

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    Book Review: The Beginning and End of Rape

    This review published in Indian Country Today Media Network covers Sarah Deer’s upcoming book The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America . Citing the statistic that “American Indian and Alaska Native women are raped at a rate 3 to 10 times greater than the national average” Deer argues that “rape is a direct and serious threat to tribal sovereignty.” Quotes from the review: “Native people suffer from a high rate of social ills—drug...
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    Gender and Justice in America - Blog Series

    Published by the Vera Institute for Justice , Gender & Justice in America - Blog Series , explores “issues facing justice-involved women and girls in the fields of adult corrections, youth justice, immigration, victimization, substance use, and mental health.” The series first appeared on June 19, 2015 and the first blog post focused on the growing population and consequences of incarceration and detention of women and girls. Blog articles include: Alternatives to incarceration for...
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    Free Webinars from the Justice Clearinghouse: Problem Solving Courts

    The Justice Clearinghouse is presenting these upcoming free two-part webinar series on problem solving courts. Webinar Description: As the federal government increases funding to local problem solving courts, they are also increasing their requirem ents. In a ddition to requiring that courts provide performance based measures of success, they are also requiring that problem solving courts offer Medically Assisted Treatment programs to their clients. Part I Date/Time: Thursday, September 10, 2015...
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    New E-Learning Course - Respectful Communication with LGBTQI Youth

    Now available on the NIC Learning Center , the National Institute of Corrections has developed an e-course specific to LGBTQI youth. Respectful Communication with LGBTQI Youth provides strategies for communicating effectively and professionally with all youth, with a specific focus on LGBTQI youth. This e-course was especially designed for juvenile practitioners, but contains useful information and practices for anyone working with youth. Estimated duration for the course is 1 hour. To access the...
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    Recently Released: Handbook for Recovery After a Suicide Attempt

    This handbook from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) "guides people through the first steps toward recovery and a hopeful future after a suicide attempt.” A Journey Toward Health and Hope: Your Handbook for Recovery After a Suicide Attempt contains personal stories from survivors who share their experiences as well as strategies, such as re-establishing connections and finding a counselor to work with. The handbook includes evidence-based information...
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    Gender and Justice in America: Women suffer when drug treatment focuses on men’s needs

    By Chelsea Davis August 19,2015 This article from VERA Institute of Justice discusses the increase in heroin use across all segments of society over the last 10 years including those with high incomes and women. It highlights the impact of the current drug policies on women of color and women with lower socioeconomic status. From the the article: Women are incarcerated more for drug use than for any other offense, and there are more women of color in prison than white women. Most treatment programs...
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