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Document 027644
Principles of an Effective Criminal Justice Response to the Challenges and Needs of Drug-Involved Individuals
U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (Washington, DC). National Judicial College (NJC) (Reno, NV); Justice Management Institute (Westminster, CO); Pretrial Justice Institute (PCI) (Washington, DC); American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) (Lexington, KY).
“The Principles report outlines ten operating guidelines that define highly-successful system-level responses to address the needs of drug involved individuals. And the needs are staggering – with estimates as high as 60 percent of arrestees in jail with positive drug tests and fragmented service networks in the highest need communities, the responsibility to treat and rehabilitate drug-involved defendants and offenders has fallen squarely on criminal justice systems. While some systems have had... Read More
50 pages
Document 025879
Alternative Sentencing Policies for Drug Offenders: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Kansas Senate Bill 123, Executive Summary [and] Final Report
By Stemen, Don; Rengifo, Andres F.. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
The impact of the first five years of “mandatory community-based supervision and substance abuse treatment for [nonviolent] individuals convicted of a first or second offense of simple drug possession” on recidivism rates and prison populations is assessed (p. 2). The following chapters and conclusions and recommendations are contained in the final report: methodology; sentencing practices; supervision and treatment practices; the individual-level impact of SB 123; the system-level impact; crimi... Read More
17 pages + 264 pages
Document 025881
The Drug Data Warehouse: Linking Data on Drug Misusers and Drug-Misusing Offenders
Great Britain. Home Office (London, England).
The Drug Data Warehouse “provides a unique overview of drug misusers’ activity across the Criminal Justice System and drug treatment in a way which has not been done before. The Drug Data Warehouse is a resource to aid understanding of the complexity of drug misusers’ contact with services in turn informing their effective management. The report also presents findings from initial, descriptive analysis on levels of drug use of different groups of individuals within the Drug Data Warehouse as wel... Read More
2 pages + 13 pages
Document 025103
Evidence-Based Sentencing for Drug Offenders: An Analysis of Prognostic Risks and Criminogenic Needs
By Marlowe, Douglas B..
“A model of evidence-based sentencing is presented that attempts to match drug offenders to dispositions that optimally balance impacts on cost, public safety, and the welfare of the offender” (p. 169). This model may give your agency some ideas on what sentencing options work best for your offender population. Sections of this article are: introduction; dispositions for drug offenders—pre-trial diversion of administrative probation, probation without verdict, drug courts, intermediate punishmen... Read More
35 pages
Document 025734
Reentry of Methamphetamine-Using Offenders into the Community: Identifying Key Strategies and Best Practices for Community Corrections
By Lowe, Nathan C.; DeMichele, Matthew. U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (Washington, DC). American Probation and Parole Association (Lexington, KY); Council of State Governments (CSG) (Lexington, KY).
If you or your agency is reintegrating ex-offenders that used methamphetamines (MA) into the community, you own it to yourselves to read this publication. “The purpose of this report is to highlight the need for a coherent strategy for community corrections professionals to use when supervising MA-using populations in the community. This report offers the community corrections field baseline data to understand some of the obstacles and lessons learned regarding supervision of MA-using offenders”... Read More
31 pages
Document 009275
Intervening with Substance-Abusing Offenders: A Framework for Action
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). National Task Force on Correctional Substance Abuse Strategies (N.P.); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Effective, documented strategies for controlling contraband in institutions, monitoring substance abuse behavior, and therapeutic or educational intervention do exist. This document discusses six major goals for substance abuse programming. They include: assessment, programming, linkages, human resources, environment, and accountability. Strategy briefs are provided for various programs that have been implemented to deal with substance abuse among criminal offenders. These programs include: Co... Read More
159 p.
Document 009274
Intervening with Substance-Abusing Offenders: A Framework for Action: Executive Summary
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). National Task Force on Correctional Substance Abuse Strategies (N.P.); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
A brief discussion is provided of the six major goals suggested by the National Task Force on Correctional Substance Abuse Strategies for substance abuse programming.... Read More
30 p.
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