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State Medical Directors Learn about Standards

At the second session of the Executive Curriculum for State Medical Directors program, top medical officials from several states’ departments of correction… Continue Reading ›

Carolyn Sufrin Researching Pregnant Women Behind Bars

NCCHC board member Carolyn Sufrin, MD, PhD, spoke about the importance of improving data on incarcerated pregnant women at the 2016 annual meeting of the Am… Continue Reading ›

September is Suicide Prevention Month

This September, our colleagues at the Department of Veterans Affairs are raising awareness of Suicide Prevention Month with their new campaign, Be There. NC… Continue Reading ›

Jail Mental Health Webinar Available Online

Three correctional mental health experts shared their knowledge and insights into contemporary issues in jail mental health care in a webinar cosponsored by … Continue Reading ›

Board Members Describe Challenges—and Rewards—of Working With Incarcerated Youth

A new article in AAP News highlights health care for juveniles in detention and confinement facilities. It features interviews with two NCCHC board members … Continue Reading ›

NCCHC and Partners Call on Feds to Address Restraint Use in Pregnancy

The National Commission on Correctional Health Care has joined the American Psychological Association and four other national organizations in calling for st… Continue Reading ›

Webinar on Non-Use of Restraints With Pregnant Inmates

In 2013, the National Task Force on the Use of Restraints with Pregnant Women under Correctional Custody developed a best practices statement to aid in the d… Continue Reading ›

De-escalation Training for Correctional Officers

Our colleagues at NAMI Tennessee have developed a training for correctional officers working with mentally ill inmates. The film features national experts an… Continue Reading ›

NCCHC Teams Up With National Organizations to Improve Mental Health in Corrections

Caring for mentally ill inmates has become a central challenge for correctional institutions. A 2014 study by the National Sheriffs’ Association and the Tr… Continue Reading ›

Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center Program Recognized by White House

A new report from the White House, Economic Costs of Youth Disadvantage and High-Return Opportunities for Change, recognizes a JTDC program that has demonstr… Continue Reading ›