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Criminal Justice Drug Abuse Treatment Studies (CJ-DATS)

CJ-DATS (the national Criminal Justice Drug Abuse Treatment Studies) was created in 2002 with the goal of improving both the public health and public safety outcomes for substance abusing offenders leaving prison or jail and returning to the community by integrating substance abuse treatment into the criminal justice system.

Guidance to States: Recommendations for Developing Family Drug Court Guidelines

This publication provides guidance for implementing an FDC, developing FDC partnerships, and describing FDC components.

Behavior Modification 101 for Drug Courts: Making the Most of Incentives and Sanctions

This report explains how to improve outcomes by combining evidence-based substance abuse treatment with strict behavioral accountability.

Six Steps to Improve Your Drug Court Outcomes for Adults with Co-Occurring Disorders

This publication explains how most persons with co-occurring disorders can successfully participate in drug courts by utilizing six critical steps.

Effective Approaches to Drug Crimes in Texas: Strategies to Reduce Crime, Save Money, and Treat Addiction

This report examines the need to replace incarceration of those with non-violent drug possession charges with community-based drug treatment.

Seeking Safety: A Model for Trauma and/or Substance Abuse

This website provides information about Seeking Safety is a therapeutic program for women suffering from trauma, substance abuse, and/or PTSD.

Substance Abuse Treatment: Group Therapy Inservice Training: Based on Treatment Improvement Protocol TIP 41

This training manual presents an overview of the role and efficacy of group therapy in substance abuse treatment.

Drug Courts’ Effects on Criminal Offending for Juveniles and Adults

The objective of this review is to systematically review quasi-experimental and experimental (RCT) evaluations of the effectiveness of drug courts in reducing recidivism, including drug courts for juvenile and DWI offenders.

Adults with Behavioral Health Needs Under Correctional Supervision: A Shared Framework for Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Recovery

This paper presents a shared framework for reducing recidivism and behavioral health problems among individuals under correctional control or supervision.

Addiction, The Brain, and Evidence Based Treatment

Dr. Chandler will discuss why punishment alone is an ineffective response to the problem of drug abuse in the criminal justice system and will also highlight evidence-based principles of addiction treatment based on an integrated public health/public safety strategy.

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