The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and National Institute of Corrections recently launched the Jails and Justice Support Center (JJSC), the first of its kind online resource to bring together innovative policies, strategies, promising practices and resources to help in the management of the more than 3,000 jails nationwide.
The JJSC will cover the core topics and key areas of policy, practice and culture that support a constitutionally sound foundation for administering a jail, with the ultimate goal of improving outcomes for all who live, work in and visit our nation’s jails.
Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta spoke of the importance of the JJSC, “Jail administrators and the Justice Department share a common goal: safe jails that honor the dignity, humanity and constitutional rights of everyone — incarcerated people, staff and visitors alike. We are excited to make this new resource available to jail administrators and staff across the country as they work to create safe and humane conditions in their facilities.”
MSA Executive Director Carrie Hill and Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian were in Washington D.C. for the launch of the center.