Federal Guidance & Funding Support

Michigan Courts News Release: More than $24M Available to Fight Spread of COVID-19 in Prisons, Jails (April 16, 2020)

SAMHSA Training and Technical Assistance Related to COVID-19 (April 6, 2020)

Michigan House Fiscal Agency, Fiscal Brief: Federal Stimulus Legislation in Response to COVID-19 (April 3, 2020)

Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program Solicitation FY2020 Formula Grant Solicitation (PDF) – Application deadline May 29th.

Department of Justice Makes $850 Million Available to Help Public Safety Agencies Address COVID-19 Pandemic (April 1, 2020)

National Institutes of Correction – Coronavirus Information

CDC interim Guidance on Management of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Correctional and Detention Facilities (March 23, 2020)

Other Guidance & Best Practices

Solitary Confinement is Never the Answer

Thrive Under 25: Recommendations

ACLU: Government Safeguards for Tech-Assisted Contact Tracing

Vera Issues New Guidance to Protect People Behind Bars from COVID-19 as Prisons and Jails Grow into the US’s Biggest Pandemic Clusters (May 11, 2020)

VERA Institute of Justice – Coronavirus Guidance – Crisis Behind Bars

National Association of Public Defense Steering Committee – Public Defenders: Justice Systems First Responders For People – Open Letter to America (May 7, 2020)

Justice Collaborative COVID-19 Resources

Vera Institute of Justice Coronavirus Guidance for the Criminal and Legal Immigration Systems (March 2020)

Prison Policy Initiative: COVID-19 and the Criminal Justice System

American Probation and Parole Association COVID-19 Community Corrections Resources

COVID-19 Resources for Child Welfare, Justice, & Adult Protection, published by the National Council on Crime & Delinquency (April 1, 2020)

Remote Best Practices for Community Supervision, published by Reconnect (April 6, 2020)

Recidiviz: COVID-19 Incarceration Model Tool (April 16, 2020)

Enacted Orders

Illinois Executive Order on Prisons (April 6, 2020)

Colorado Executive Order on Prisons (March 25, 2020)

Massachusetts Supreme Court – Creating a new rebuttable presumption of release on recognizance and expedited hearings for those held in jail pretrial during the COVID-19 Pandemic (April 3, 2020)

Calls to Action

Black, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucuses Respond to Covid-19: How Government Can Help Communities Recover Safely

Statement from Community Supervision Executives on the Importance of using Best Practices During the COVID-19 Crisis

Youth Correctional Leaders for Justice: Recommendations for Youth Justice Systems During the COVID-19 Emergency

Fair and Just Prosecution Joint Statement from Elected Prosecutors on COVID-19 (March 17, 2020)