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Substance abuse

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.

Cost-Benefit Analysis: A Guide for Drug Courts and Other Criminal Justice Programs

This report explains how to use cost-benefit analysis (CBA) as a key tool to inform decisions about resource allocation.

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Adult Drug Courts

This Issue Review provides a summary of national and Iowa research on the effectiveness of Adult Drug Courts.

Building Bridges: LGBT Populations: A Dialogue on Advancing Opportunities for Recovery from Addictions and Mental Health Problems

This report recaps a meeting about recovery from mental illness, substance use disorder, or both, LGBT population.

Lessons Learned through The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati's Substance Use Disorder and Severe Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System Initiative

The aim of this report is to present the findings of an evaluation of an initiative to improve the outcomes of justice-involved individuals with severe mental illnesses in the Greater Cincinnati area.

NIJ’s Multisite Adult Drug Court Evaluation

This website provides access to materials related to the National Institute of Justice’s Multisite Adult Drug Court Evaluation (MADCE).

A Statewide Evaluation of New York’s Adult Drug Courts: Identifying Which Policies Work Best

This study documented the positive impact of drug courts in New York on re-arrest and re-conviction both.

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. 

Testing the Cost Savings of Judicial Diversion: Final Report

This study documented that the new law increased court-ordered treatment participation; reduced incarceration and recidivism among those treated; and increased savings.

Systems-Level Implementation of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment

This guide describes core elements of screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) programs for people living with or at risk for substance use disorders.

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