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HBO & Vice Media Special Report: Fixing The Criminal Justice System (Video)

President Barack Obama sits down with Vice and prison inmates at the El Reno correctional facility to discuss a growing human rights crisis in the Vice on HBO Special Report: Fixing the System. (Published on Sep 28, 2015)

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Sesame Street Presents: Echoes Of Incarceration

From the folks at Sesame Street, an eye-opening look at the lives of 5 young filmmakers whose parents are incarcerated. Learn more at EchosOfIncarceration.org.

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Community Forum: Resolving Racial Disparity in Johnson County’s Youth-Serving Systems

(Source: “Resolving racial disparities in Johnson County Youth Systems community forum to be held May 29,” WeCreateHere.net, 9 May 2014, by Kiran Sood) Event Video Below is a video recording of the event. Event Commentary The following is a commentary about the event by Greg Johnson, an event attendee: This was an excellent workshop that […]

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The Relationship between Public Health and Violence Prevention

In this podcast, Howard Spivak discusses the relationship between public health and violence prevention. (Transcript) Excerpt: …I’m going to start with what the benefit of the approach is and then tie it into how it can help law enforcement promote more meaningful and effective prevention. First of all, public health is engaged in this issue of violence […]

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Successful Public Health Approaches

In this podcast, Jonathan Shepard discusses successful public health approaches. (Transcript) Excerpt: “Can you explain how the Cardiff Model is a partnership between medical practitioners and law enforcement and how this works in practice? And also, can you describe what practical benefits it brings compared to the old days when medical and police personal operated […]

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Health and Safety Collaborations

In this podcast, Chief Rocha discusses whether improvements in community health can increase community safety in the city’s most dangerous neighborhoods. (Transcript) Excerpt: “One of the things we realized early on was that we had to present something that was atypical, something that they had not heard of before. That meant forming collaborative, other than […]

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Cross-Sector Collaborations between Public Health and Public Safety

In this podcast, Barbara Raymond discusses promising innovations and cross-sector collaborations between public health and public safety with the goal to improve the overall health and safety of our communities. (Transcript) Excerpt: At the California Endowment we do have a mission that is focused on improving the health of all Californians. About three years ago, […]

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Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)

We’d like to welcome Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) to our growing list of justice resources. About “Founded on March 16, 2002, LEAP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization made up of current and former members of the law enforcement and criminal justice communities who are speaking out about the failures of our existing drug policies. Those […]

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Unanimous Support for Courthouse Annex from County Candidates

In the video below, both candidates for County Attorney and all four candidates running for County Supervisor speak out in favor of the need for a Courthouse Annex. The video above is an excerpt from the Johnson County Attorney & Supervisor Candidate Forum on Monday May 12, 2014.

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Johnson County Advances in Ranking Among Lowest Incarceration Rates

In October 2013, an assessment of the Johnson County jail average daily incarceration rate showed a steady decline over the past four years from an average of 162 down to a daily average of 139. On 12 May 2014, it was reported that the average daily incarceration rate for Johnson County has continued to drop and […]

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County Attorney Candidate Forum Video – 12 May 2014

This is a video excerpt from the Johnson County Attorney Candidates Forum sponsored by the Johnson County Task Force on Aging. The event was hosted at the Coralville Public Library on 12 May 2014 at 2PM.

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Meet the Candidates Videos – Johnson County Attorney Race

Below are videos of Janet Lyness and John Zimmerman, candidates for Johnson County Attorney. These videos are from Iowa City Channel 4. Janet Lyness * * * John Zimmerman

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National Police Week is 11-17 May 2014

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. This year, National Police Week 2014 will be Sunday, May 11th through Saturday, May 17th. Learn more at PoliceWeek.org. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National […]

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Public to weigh in on courthouse annex design

(Source: “Public to weigh in on courthouse annex design,” Iowa City Press-Citizen, 1:26 p.m. CDT May 7, 2014, Mitchell Schmidt) Johnson County officials have decided to give the public a conceptual look at a proposed courthouse annex before November ballots are cast. Johnson County elected officials and architects with Iowa City’s Neumann Monson Architects and […]

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This mentoring program results in a 44% drop in violent crimes

“[We need to make sure that] our criminal justice system doesn’t just function as a pipeline from underfunded schools to overcrowded jails.” ~ Barack Obama Learn more here http://www.whitehouse.gov/my-brothers-keeper

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Juvenile Record Sealing Day

Johnson County, Iowa – On Friday, April 25, the Johnson County Youth Development Policy Board will host the First Annual Juvenile Records Sealing Day at the Johnson County Courthouse from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Members of the community may be eligible to have their juvenile delinquency records sealed if they are 18 years of […]

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Emergency Procedures Guide – Developed by the University of Iowa Police

The University of Iowa Police have announced a newly updated Emergency Procedures Guide. It is a generic strategy guide meant to provoke thought and discussion about your response to emergencies. There are actually two versions of the guide: one is meant to be viewed electronically and saved to any device, the other is meant to be […]

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Webcast: Principles of an Effective Criminal Justice Response to the Challenges and Needs of Drug-Involved Individuals

Monday, December 9, 2013 at 1:30-3:00 p.m. (eastern time) FREE Registration: http://tinyurl.com/kswsqbj Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 12:00-1:30 p.m. (eastern time)  FREE Registration: http://tinyurl.com/lc3nfga Faculty: William Dressel, President, The National Judicial College Elaine Nugent-Borakove, President, The Justice Management Institute Tim Murray, Executive Director, Pretrial Justice Institute Carl Wicklund, Executive Director, American Probation and Parole Association Audience: Judges, attorneys, […]

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