Homeland Security & Public Safety Division Meeting Materials
The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, in partnership with the National Criminal Justice Association and support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, hosted a two-day meeting for state criminal justice policy advisors and public safety executives.
The NGA Center, with support from the Tow and Annie E. Casey Foundations, convened cross-branch teams of high-level state policymakers from Arkansas, Indiana, Michigan, and Tennessee to learn about the success Connecticut has had over the last decade reforming its juvenile justice system.
The NGA Center, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hosted a two-day meeting for senior-level policymakers from states participating in the Policy Academy on Reducing Prescription Drug Abuse.
The NGA Center, with support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, hosted a two-day institute in Washington, D.C. for governors’ senior criminal justice policy advisors to explore critical state public safety issues, identify emerging statewide trends, learn about current research and best practices in criminal justice policy, and network with their peers from other states.
The NGA Center, in cooperation with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice, hosted a webcast on policies and strategies states can adopt to provide inmate health care in more cost-effective ways.
The NGA Center hosted the Preparing for Public Safety Broadband national forum on June 28-29 in Leesburg, VA. The forum was designed to assist state teams of senior-level policy advisors and other state policymakers prepare for the building and operating of the nationwide public safety broadband network.
The NGA Center, in cooperation with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, hosted a webinar on ways state homeland security and public health agencies can collaborate to improve their information sharing efforts.
The National Governors Association, in partnership with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials hosted a Public Health Preparedness Information Sharing Learning Lab. The Learning Lab brought together state health officials and state homeland security advisors to share their policies and practices for public health information sharing.
With support from the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the NGA Center, is working with five states – Alabama, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and West Virginia – to develop a standardized justice information sharing system that will allow state agencies to share information.
NGA Center, with support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, hosted its annual Institute for Governors Criminal Justice Policy Advisors in Annapolis, Maryland.