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Promoting Partnerships between Police and Community Supervision Agencies
Intended for all levels of law enforcement and community supervision personnel, Promoting Partnerships between Police and Community Supervision Agencies describes how these organizations build partnerships to enhance public safety. The first section of this guidebook discusses the various contributions and benefits each agency can bring to a partnership; the second discusses the key elements of partnership; and the third identifies challenges both agencies might encounter. Provided throughout the guidebook, examples of partnerships in the field offer tangible illustrations of how police and community supervision collaboration can be structured.
The Early Release of Prisoners and its Impact on Police Agencies and Communities in California
The Early Release of Prisoners and its Impact on Police Agencies and Communities in California is based on a collaborative effort between the COPS Office and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF). In October 2010, an executive session comprising police and researchers convened in California. This publication is intended to offer the views of many police leaders about how tomorrow's law enforcement agencies may need to assume a new leadership role, working with other criminal justice agencies as well as social service and private organizations, in solving the problem of high recidivism among persons released from prisons.
The Collaboration Toolkit for Law Enforcement: Effective Strategies to Partner with the Community
Law enforcement alone cannot implement and advance community policing. Community leaders, researchers, and police officials recognize the need for a strong, well-articulated role for community members in community policing efforts. They know that the police cannot substantially impact crime by themselves, so they advocate for the community to act as a full partner in preventing and responding to problems. Community involvement and collaboration is an integral part of any long-term, problem-solving strategy. At the most basic level, the community provides law enforcement agencies with invaluable information on both the problems that concern them and the nature of those problems. The Collaboration Toolkit for Law Enforcement: Effective Strategies to Partner with the Community is designed to help law enforcement initiate partnerships within their communities to collaborate on solving crime problems at the neighborhood level.
An article from the June 2012 COPS Office Community Policing Dispatch entitled Montgomery County (PA) Veterans Court Recognizes Unique Needs of Veterans
An article from the COPS Office Community Policing Dispatch entitled Inspiring the Judiciary: Community Courts Adapt Community Policing Principles
This report examines issues concerning police officers' transition back to work after combat zone deployment. Topics include the psychological effects of combat deployment, methods that may lessen the severity of combat stress experienced, and strategies used by police agencies to help officers returning back to work, their families, and communities. The report highlights the responses of four police agencies that have taken measures to assist returning officers, and offers recommendations for further study.
The Internet offers an abundance of information on treatment courts including:
A wealth of knowledge is compiled at the Justice for Veterans website including Veterans Treatment Court resources:
National Drug Court Institute website includes a plethora of resources for Drug Courts including information on Juvenile, DWI, and Tribal Courts:
The National Center for State Courts has a very comprehensive resource section for Mental Health Courts which includes additional problem-solving courts such as Community Courts and Fathering Courts: