People with co-occurring mental illnesses and substance use disorders—also known simply as co-occurring disorders—have complex needs that require integrated responses across jails and behavioral health systems.
Improving Responses to People Who Have Co-occurring Mental Illnesses and Substance Use Disorders in Jails (2020)
Are you and your agency knowledgeable of commonly abused and/or misused prescription medications in correctional settings? Have you considered prescription drugs which can be used as weapons?
Many juvenile justice systems across the country are overwhelmed by the number of young people suffering from behavioral health problems—meaning mental health disorders, substance use problems, or both.
National Institute of Corrections Drug-Free Prison Zone Project: Evaluation Component for Each of Eight State Sites: Final Report
Results from projects implementing new strategies for drug interdiction within an institutional setting are presented. This compilation includes findings from final evaluation reports provided by Maryland, California, Kansas, New York, and Florida.
This brief examines federally sentenced prisoners with drug offenses to learn about their criminal histories and the nature of their offenses.
The Effect of Montana's 24/7 Sobriety Program on DUI Re-arrest Insights from a Natural Experiment with Limited Administrative Data
This paper evaluates the effectiveness of the 24/7 Sobriety program in Montana.
This review demonstrates the effectiveness of DWI Courts on DWI recidivism and general recidivism while they provide significant cost savings to taxpayers.
This presentation is a good introduction for the impact of trauma on female offenders, and the need for justice-informed practices in corrections.
This report empirically shows the benefits that can happen if a state reforms its excessively punitive drug control laws.
Issues in Defining and Applying Evidence-Based Practices Criteria for Treatment of Criminal-Justice Involved Clients
This article provides a general overview of EBP, particularly as it applies to drug treatment and other interventions for offenders.