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Drugs & Substance Abuse in Corrections - Policy

Why one Ohio lawmaker wants first responders to ignore opioid overdose calls (2017)

The opioid crisis sweeping the country is putting a growing financial and emotional strain on many communities.

Case Asks If It's Constitutional To Require Someone On Probation To Remain Drug-Free (2017)

Massachusetts' highest court soon takes up a controversial case that raises provocative questions about the criminal justice system and addiction.

End of An Era? The Impact of Drug Law Reform in New York City

This report empirically shows the benefits that can happen if a state reforms its excessively punitive drug control laws.

Healthcare Not Handcuffs: Putting the Affordable Care Act to Work for Criminal Justice and Drug Policy Reform

This paper is intended as a starting framework for criminal justice and drug policy advocates to navigate the ACA, and to take advantage of the conceptual and practical opportunities it offers for shifting the conversation and the landscape.

Principles of an Effective Criminal Justice Response to the Challenges and Needs of Drug-Involved Individuals

This report outlines ten operating guidelines that define highly-successful system-level responses to address the needs of drug involved individuals. 

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