RJC Digest

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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

INSIDE THE 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

INSIDE THE 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

INSIDE THE 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

INSIDE THE 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