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SEPTEMBER 2022 EDITION
LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY

> Reaching Rural

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

> Collaborative Responses to Domestic Violence in Rural Communities

RESOURCES

> Urban-Rural Differences in Drug Overdose Death Rates
> Deflection and Pre-Arrest Diversion: Supporting Rural Communities
> Restoring Access to Maternity Care in Rural America

PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES

> National Association of Counties' Opioid Solutions Center
> Grant Helps State Launch Rural Mental Health Pilot Program
> Midwest Initiative Seeks to Reduce Opioid Use in Rural and Tribal Communities

ARTICLE

> Defining Rural America: The Consequences of How We Count

PODCAST

> The Impact of Adverse and Positive Childhood Experiences on Rural Children, with Elizabeth Crouch

JULY 2022 EDITION
TRAINING & CONFERENCES

> Collaborative Responses to Domestic Violence in Rural Communities
> Sexual Assault Response Teams
> Mental Health First Aid for Rural Communities

RESOURCES

> Mental Health Training: Strategies for Small and Rural Law Enforcement Agencies
> Tailoring Crisis Response and Pre-Arrest Diversion Models for Rural Communities
> Evidence-Based Crime Reduction Strategies for Small, Rural, and Tribal Agencies

PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES

> Rural Veterans and Local Nonprofits Receive Critical Housing Support Funded by the Home Depot
> Nevada Department of Corrections Opens Statewide Reentry and Training Hub
> Reducing Suicide One Message at a Time

ARTICLE

> Tennessee Supreme Court Launches Justice Bus

PODCAST

> Legal Deserts with Professor Pruitt

REPORT

> Improving Behavioral Health Services for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness in Rural Communities

JUNE 2022 EDITION
CHALLENGE OPPORTUNITY

> Behavioral Health Recovery Innovation Challenge

RESOURCES

> Strategies for Small and Rural Law Enforcement Agencies
> State Medicaid Managed Care and Access to Behavioral Health Services

TRAINING

> Mental Health First Aid for Rural Communities

WEBINARS & VIDEOS

> Addressing the Nation's Behavioral Health Crisis with Recovery Funds
> Lessons Learned from a Rural Opioid Addiction Treatment Program

CONFERENCE

> Rural Michigan Opioid and Substance Use Disorder Summit

PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES

> Rural Minds
> Reentry Advanced Manufacturing Program (RAMP)
> Indigenous Women Work to Break the Cycle of Poverty and Prison
> Health Clinic to Open in Webutuck, NY

MAY 2022 EDITION
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

> Comprehensive Opioid Stimulant and Substance Abuse Site-based Program

RESOURCES

> Federal Grant Programs that Support Rural Jurisdiction
> Primer on Spending Funds from the Opioid Litigation
> Sustainable Rural EMS: Navigating Change

CAMPAIGNS & CALLS TO ACTION

> Stand Against Stigma 21-Day Challenge
> Seeking Rural Jurisdictions to Inform Pretrial Advancement

WEBINARS & CONFERENCES

> Community-based Violence Intervention
> Collaborative Responses to Domestic Violence in Rural Communities
> National Rural Summit on Mental Health and Criminal Justice 2022

ARTICLE

Nurse Creates Virtual Mental Health Service with Focus on Rural Schools

RESEARCH & REPORTS

> Restorative Justice: A Best Practice Guide for Prosecutors in Smaller Jurisdictions
> A Case Study of Rural Reentry in Arkansas

APRIL 2022 EDITION
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

> Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program
> Second Chance Act Community-Based Reentry Program
> Veterans Treatment Court Discretionary Grant Program

PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES

> Fellowship Trains Rural Attorneys on Juvenile Cases
> Rural Attorney Recruitment Program
> Eyes Up Appalachia

ARTICLES

> Improved Opioid Treatment Programs Would Expand Access to Quality Care
> Lifesaving Addiction Treatment Out of Reach for Many Americans
> How Supported Do Rural Officers Feel?

PODCASTS

Human Trafficking is on the Rise

RESEARCH & REPORTS

> Intimate Partner Violence
> Small & Rural Agency Crisis Response
> Strategies for Rural Communities

MARCH 2022 EDITION
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

> First Responders-Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Support Services Grant
> Rural Communities’ Opioid Response Program

PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES

> Colorado’s Jail Based Behavioral Health Services
> Peer-to-Peer Initiative to Prevent Teen Dating Violence
> In a tiny NM courtroom, a push to delay evictions

RESEARCH & REPORTS

> Emergency Rental Assistance Among Indigenous Tribes

PODCASTS

> The Center Collaborative Podcast
> Expanding Access to Justice in Rural Communities

VIDEOS

> Highlighting Tennessee’s Recovery Courts

RESOURCE

> Rural Health Network Development Program 2020-2023 Grantee Directory

FEBRUARY 2022 EDITION
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

> Addressing Substance Use Disorder Recovery-to-Work Efforts

PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES

> Rural Summer Legal Corps
> Legal Assistance Pilot Program Helps Rural Victims of Domestic Violence and Abuse in Utah
> Colorado Agriculture Addiction and Mental Health Program

ARTICLES

> Evidence-Based Crime Reduction Strategies for Small, Rural, and Tribal Agencies
> Surry County Uses Transportation Program to Fight Opioid Crisis
> Rural School District Takes on Rural Shortage of Mental Health Care Professionals
> North Carolina Couple Creates Support Group for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

RESEARCH & REPORTS

> Offering Buprenorphine Medication to People with Opioid Use Disorder in Jail May Reduce Rearrest and Reconviction
> The Role of Monetary Sanctions Across Communities
> 2020 U.S. Rural Health Report Card

PODCAST

> Expanding Access to Justice

JANUARY 2022 EDITION
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

> Rural Emergency Medical Services Training Grant
> Rigorous Evaluation of Strategies to Prevent Overdose Through Linking People with Illicit Substance Disorders to Recovery Support Services
> Rural Public Health Workforce Training Network Program
> Challenges in Risk Assessment with Rural Domestic Violence Victims

ANNOUNCEMENT

> The Convening County, Court & Justice Leaders: A Framework for Cross-System Collaboration

PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES

> LSC Launches Rural Justice Task Force
> New Motlow (TN) Program Fights Domestic Violence

REPORTS

> New National Poll Shows Encouraging Signs of Reduced Stigma Around Farmer Mental Health
> Justice by Geography: The Role of Monetary Sanctions
> Vera Institute of Justice Unveils Updated Incarceration Trends Website
> Improving Health in Rural Communities

RESOURCES

> The International Society for the Study of Rural Crime
> Rural Appalachian Parks Departments 'Train Trauma to Support Youth
> Farm State of Mind

NOVEMBER 2021 EDITION

RURAL JUSTICE INNOVATION SITES SELECTED

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

> Rural Communities Opioid Response Program

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

> Addressing Domestic Violence in Rural Communities

SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS

> Mobile RV Clinic Successfully Treats Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Areas

CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

> Joint Resource Guide to Strengthen and Expand Childcare Facilities in Rural Communities

INNOVATIVE RURAL REENTRY

> Planting a Life – and a Future – After Prison at Benevolence Farm

ARTICLES & VIDEOS
SPECIAL PROJECTS

OCTOBER 2021 EDITION

INNOVATION SITES

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

> Foundation for Rural Service: Community Grant Program

WEBINARS & PODCASTS

> Improving Mental Health Service Access for Farming and Rural Communities
> Creative Access to Justice Approaches in Rural America

ARTICLES & INITIATIVES

> Trafficking in Rural America
> Institute for Innovation in Prosecution: Prosecution Beyond Big Cities

RESEARCH & REPORTS

> How Small Law Enforcement Agencies Respond to Calls Involving Persons in Crisis
> Why Prevailing Access to Justice Initiatives Fail Rural Americans
> Challenges in Risk Assessment with Rural Domestic Violence Victims

JULY 2021 EDITION

INNOVATION SITES

CONFERENCE

> Institute for Coordinated Community Response: Inaugural Rural Virtual Conference

RESOURCE

> USDA Resource Guide for Rural Workforce Development

ARTICLE

> How Can Child Welfare Systems Support Families in Rural Communities?

ISSUE BRIEF

> Rural Child Welfare Practice

TRAINING

> Sexual Assault Training for Rural Law Enforcement
> Restoring Safety, Self-Determination, and Tribal Sovereignty
> Overcoming Rural Transport Challenges

JUNE 2021 EDITION

INNOVATION SITES

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

> National Center for State Courts: Family Centered Justice
> FY 2021 Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative for Law Enforcement Agencies

PODCAST

> Talk Justice: Challenges to Delivering Legal Services to Rural Tribal Areas

WEBINAR

> Innovations in Rural Prosecution

ARTICLE

> America’s Rural-Jail-Death Problem