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2012
Document 026605
Adults with Behavioral Health Needs Under Correctional Supervision: A Shared Framework for Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Recovery
By Osher, Fred; D'Amora, David A.; Plotkin, Martha; Jarrett, Nicole; Eggleston, Alexa. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Council of State Governments. Justice Center (New York, NY); Criminal Justice/Mental Health Consensus Project (New York, NY); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
“This white paper presents a shared framework for reducing recidivism and behavioral health problems among individuals under correctional control or supervision—that is, for individuals in correctional facilities or who are on probation or parole. The paper is written for policymakers, administrators, and practitioners committed to making the most effective use of scarce resources to improve outcomes for individuals with behavioral health problems who are involved in the corrections system. It i... Read More
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82 pages
2012
Document 026782
Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Manual [and] Participant Workbook [Lesson Plan and Participant's Manual]|Revised [edition]
By Reilly, Patrick M.; Shopshire, Michael S.. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (Rockville, MD).
'Despite the connection of anger and violence to substance abuse, few treatments have been developed to address anger and violence problems among people who abuse substances. Clinicians have found the dearth of treatment approaches for this important issue disheartening. To provide clinicians with tools to help deal with this important issue, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is pleased to present 'Anger Management for Subst... Read More
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2 volumes (volume 1 - 68 pages, volume 2 - 49 pages)
2012
Document 026474
Psychopathy: An Important Forensic Concept for the 21st Century
By Babiak, Paul; Folino, Jorge; Hancock, Jeffrey; Hare, Robert D.; Logan, Matthew; Mayer, Elizabeth Leon; Meloy, J. Reid; Hakkanen-Nyholm, Helina; O'Toole, Mary Ellen; Pinizzotto, Anthony; Porter, Stephen; Smith, Sharon; Woodworth, Michael.
This article provides a great portrait of who a psychopath is. It covers: psychopathy and personality disorder; traits and characteristics; chameleons and predators; myth busting; presence in society; assessment tool; victims; and concluding remarks. 'Psychopathy has been described as the single most important clinical construct in the criminal justice system. More recently, it is considered 'the most important forensic concept of the early 21st century.' Because of its relevance to law enforcem... Read More
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6 pages
2012
Document 026566
Criminal Justice (CJ) Treatment Forms
Texas Christian University. Institute of Behavioral Research (xxx).
'TCU assessments for treatment in correctional (Criminal Justice) settings are included in this section. They include adaptations of forms originally used in community settings (based on the DATAR project) as well as assessments designed as part of the TCU Criminal Justice projects, beginning in 1994, for assessing needs and progress of offenders. Emphasis has been on offender needs and problem severity at intake to the CJ system, as well as continued psychosocial functioning and therapeutic e... Read More
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2011
Document 027139
Drug Court Treatment Services: Applying Research Findings to Practice
By Cooper, Caroline; Manley, Stephen V.; Peters, Roger H.. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC); National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC). American University. School of Public Affairs. National Center for State Courts (Washington, DC).
Presentation slides from a Webinar about the effectiveness of drug courts can be accessed at this website. This is a great primer to issues related to the success of drug courts to address participants’ drug abuse. Topics covered include: hierarchy of scientific evidence; drug court and treatment outcomes; components of effective drug court treatment; evidence-based practices—their impact on treatment; and what is known and not known about drug court treatment—next steps for research.... Read More
PDF
51 pages
2011
Document 024856
Treatment4Addiction.com: Online Recovery Resource Directory
Treatment4 Addiction.com (N.P.).
“Treatment4Addiction.com (T4A) is a comprehensive information resource regarding addiction treatment and mental health.” Points of access to this website are: Sober Search—“an in-depth directory of addiction treatment centers, detox centers, and interventionists” by state; drug guide; articles and video; Doctors Opinion; blog; rehab; treatment; addiction; disorders; and recovery.... Read More
WEB
2 pages
2011
Document 025321
NPC Research Materials
NPC Research (Portland, OR).
“NPC Research provides quality social services evaluation, policy analysis, research, and training.” This website provides information, reports, and evaluations pertaining to a wide range of project areas. Specialty Areas include child abuse and its prevention, community health, criminal justice, drug treatment courts and other problem-solving courts, early childhood and family well-being, juvenile justice, literacy, substance abuse prevention and treatment, and youth development and strengths. ... Read More
WEB
2011
Document 025372
Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders among Adult Men on Probation or Parole: Some Success against a Persistent Challenge
By Feucht, Thomas E.; Gfroerer, Joseph. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (Rockville, MD).
“This report presents data on mental and substance use disorders among adult males on correctional supervised release–parole or probation–from local, state and federal prisons and jails. It examines issues that have grown increasingly salient with the rising costs associated with managing the growing community- and facility-based criminal justice population” (p. 1). Results are given for: trends in the number of probationers and parolees; substance use, dependence and abuse and unmet treatment ... Read More
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16 pages
2011
Document 025432
Institute of Behavioral Research at TCU
Texas Christian University. Institute of Behavioral Research (IBR-TCU) (Fort Worth, TX).
The Institute of Behavioral Research is a “National Research Center for addiction treatment studies in community and correctional settings.” If you are looking for training programs covering various substance abuse treatment issues you want to check this out first. Points of entry to this website that has over 700 free treatment resource files include: manuals; forms; evidence; publications and abstracts; newsletters; downloads; about IBR-TCU; staff; projects; what’s new; other links; download t... Read More
WEB
2011
Document 025508
White Paper on Offender Reentry and Substance Abuse in Missouri Prepared by the St. Louis Alliance for Reentry (STAR) 2011
By Deason, Chris; Hygrade, Cynthia; Adams, Madeline; Jones, Karen. St. Louis Alliance for Reentry (STAR) (St. Louis, MO).
This document provides brief descriptions of various types of substance abuse treatment programs in Missouri. It also discusses: substance abuse affects the majority of U.S. offenders; offenders with substance abuse issues have the highest recidivism rates; they also have very high death rates and mental health challenges; promising practices and access to service; and prison-based treatment centers.... Read More
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4 pages
2011
Document 025839
TIP 53: Addressing Viral Hepatitis in People With Substance Use Disorders
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) (Rockville, MD). CDM Group, Inc. (Bethesda, MD); JBS International, Inc. (Rockville, MD).
This Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) covers viral hepatitis in individuals who have substance abuse problems. “Each TIP involves the development of topic-specific best-practice guidelines for the prevention and treatment of substance use and mental disorders” (p. vii). Chapters contained in this TIP are: overview of viral hepatitis; screening for viral hepatitis; evaluation of chronic hepatitis; helping clients make medical decisions about hepatitis treatment; hepatitis treatment; counselin... Read More
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146 pages
2010
Document 025373
Turning Knowledge into Practice: A Manual for Human Service Administrators and Practitioners about Understanding and Implementing Evidence-Based Practices: 2nd Edition
By Morris, John A., editor; Day, Stephen, editor; Schoenwald, Sonja K., editor. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (Chicago, IL). Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc. (Boston, MA).
The goal of this manual is “to enhance independence, self sufficiency, and community living for people with disabilities through the implementation and approaches of best practice series and segments” (p. 1). While this guide may be written for behavioral healthcare services, the information it provides about evidence-based practice (EBP) can be applied in most any setting. Chapters of this publication following an executive summary are: introduction—purpose and uses of this manual; an introduct... Read More
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148 pages
2010
Document 024349
Cost-Benefit Analysis of Reclaiming Futures
By Roman, John K.; Sundquist, Aaron; Butts, Jeffrey A.; Chalfin, Aaron. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Princeton, NJ). Portland State University. Reclaiming Futures National Program Office (Portland, OR); Urban Institute (Washington, DC).
Individuals interested in developing a comprehensive substance abuse program for juvenile offenders should take the time to look at this evaluation. Sections following an executive summary include: introduction; the Reclaiming Futures Initiative; costs; benefits; changes in offending; economic impact; and conclusion. “The preponderance of the evidence suggests that the Reclaiming Futures initiative was most likely cost-effective” (p.35).... Read More
PDF
38 p.
2010
Document 024443
Behind Bars II: Substance Abuse and America’s Prison Population
National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC). Columbia University. National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (New York, NY).
This report “constitutes the most exhaustive analysis ever undertaken to identify the extent to which alcohol and other drugs are implicated in the crimes and incarceration of America’s prison population” (p.i). Any individual interested in this issue or working with inmates who abused substances prior to incarceration should read this document. Chapters contained in this report are: introduction and executive summary; substance-involved inmates on the rise; arrests, convictions, sentencing, and... Read More
PDF
144 p.
2010
Document 024820
Substance Use and Delinquent Behavior Among Serious Adolescent Offenders
By Mulvey, Edward P.; Schubert, Carol A.; Chassin, Laurie. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
Key findings regarding the relationship between substance use and serious adolescent offending are presented. Sections of this bulletin include: highlights; introduction; what we know—substance use problems are linked to serious delinquency; evidence from the Pathways to Desistance study—levels of substance use and abuse are high in serious offenders, substance use and offending appear to have a consistent relationship, and offenders with identified substance use problems are receiving treatment... Read More
PDF
16 pages
2010
Document 024830
STREETDRUGS.ORG
streetdrugs.org (Long Lake, MN).
This website provides a wide range of information about the various kinds of street drugs available. Most of the street drug descriptions include color photos to help in identification.... Read More
WEB
4 pages
2001
Document 017384
Critical Knowledge About 12-Step Programs for Criminal Justice Professionals
  • [Videoconference held August 29, 2001]
  • By Gornik, Mark. National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    This 3-hour program discusses the strengths and weaknesses of 12-step programs and how they integrate with "what works" in the correctional field. The following topics are addressed:
    • Enhancing communication and cooperation and supporting the appropriate use of 12-step programs;
    • Recognizing the benefits of 12-step programs throughout the criminal justice system;
    • Understanding how the mission of 12-step programs complements the goal of corrections;
    • Special issues with 12-step progr... Read More

    1 DVD (180 min.)
    1996
    Document 014000
    Community Corrections in America: New Directions and Sounder Investments for Persons with Mental Illness and Codisorders
    By Lurigio, Arthur J., ed.. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (Rockville, MD); National Institute of Corrections . National Coalition for Mental and Substance Abuse Health Care in the Justice System (Seattle, WA).
    Fifteen contributors provide ten chapters in this document, titled as follows: 1. The Challenge of Responding to Persons with Mental Illness on Community Corrections Supervision; 2. Persons with Mental Illness on Probation and Parole: The Importance of Information; 3. Offenders with Mental Illness on Probation Supervision; 4. Women in Probation and Parole; 5. Working with Seriously Mentally Ill Substance Abusers; 6. People of Color; 7. Juveniles: The First Frontier; ... Read More
    PDF
    184 p.
    1995
    Document 012207
    Safety Awareness Workbook: Anticipating, Identifying, and Resolving the Potential Victimization of Probation and Parole Officers
    By Kipp, Richard A.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Lehigh County Adult Probation and Parole (Allentown, PA).
    This workbook discusses worker safety issues in probation and parole. Officers' mental attitudes and use of force are addressed. General indications of drug use by clients, signs of aggression, possible resistance or attack, discussion of mental health issues, and general warning signs related to sex offenders are discussed. Finally, safety tactics, such as light conditions, building design, and vehicle considerations are discussed as they relate to officer safety.... Read More
    PDF
    88 p.
    1994
    Document 012934
    Proceedings of a National Forum on Creating Jail Mental Health Services for Tomorrow's Health Care Systems
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Mental Health Services (Washington, DC).
    This report on the proceedings of the first national forum on mental health services in jails contains copies of the remarks made by the speakers and summaries of each session of the meeting. The forum resulted from a strong concern about the numbers of mentally ill persons in correctional facilities. Areas of focus included mental health services in San Francisco Sheriff's Department facilities, and special mental health and substance abuse issues for women.... Read More
    PDF
    75 p.
    1993
    Document 002267
    Competency Profile of Administrator of Substance Abuse Services
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
    The administrator of substance abuse services develops, implements, and directs a continuum of substance abuse services in a correctional system. Using a DACUM format, duties and tasks are listed as well as traits & attitudes, knowledge & skills, resources & equipment, and education/licenses requirements of an administrator of substance abuse services.... Read More
    PDF
    4 p.
    1992
    Document 010481
    Community Sanctions Evaluation Project: Final Report
    By Phelan, Lynn; Brown, Lynn; Friel, Charles. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Sam Houston State University. Criminal Justice Center (Huntsville, TX).
    Developed to measure the cost/benefit of applying community sanctions to a specific group of parolees in danger of having their parole revoked, this project required the accomplishment of two goals: 1) Design, test, and document the utility of using spreadsheet technology to evaluate the cost/benefit of alternative community sanctions. 2) Evaluate the cost/benefit of enhanced alternatives proposed by the U.S. Parole Commission in supervising parolees with special drug and alcohol restric... Read More
    PDF
    61 p.
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