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Substance abuse

Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders (2018)

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.

Who Gets Time for Federal Drug Offenses? Data Trends and Opportunities for Reform

This brief examines federally sentenced prisoners with drug offenses to learn about their criminal histories and the nature of their offenses.

Research Update on DWI Courts

This review demonstrates the effectiveness of DWI Courts on DWI recidivism and general recidivism while they provide significant cost savings to taxpayers.

Women, Trauma & Incarceration: What They Say, How We Work

This presentation is a good introduction for the impact of trauma on female offenders, and the need for justice-informed practices in corrections.

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.

Co-occurring Disorders Among Youth in Juvenile Justice

A collection of infographics present the activity of the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) over Fiscal Year 2013.

TIP 59: Improving Cultural Competence

This guide helps professional care providers and administrators understand the role of culture in the delivery of mental health and substance use services. It describes cultural competence and discusses racial, ethnic, and cultural considerations.

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.

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