- Addiction and the Justice System: Deciphering the Maze |SAMHSA
Clarifies the link between the substance abuse treatment and criminal justice systems. Examines alcohol and drug addiction treatment services available in the criminal justice system, including screening, drug courts, relapse response, and reentry support.
- TIP 30: Continuity of Offender Treatment for Substance Use Disorders from Institution to Community
Gives treatment providers working in the criminal justice system and community-based programs key guidelines to ensure reentry support and continuity of care for offenders with substance abuse problems. Includes assessment tools and sample transition plan.
- SAMHSA News: Treatment as an Alternative to Jail for People with Mental Illness
Features jail diversion programs, such as drug courts and mental health courts, that provide treatment and reentry support for substance abuse and mental illness. Reports on underage drinking, misuse of prescription drug painkillers, and inhalants as poison.
- SAMHSA News: Helping Young Offenders Return to Communities
Discusses a program to provide substance abuse treatment and reentry support to young offenders in the juvenile justice system, a conference on behavioral health among Arab American and American Muslim youth, and a report on driving under the influence.
- Continuity of Offender Treatment for Substance Use Disorder
Aimed at clinicians serving people in the criminal justice system who have alcohol abuse and drug abuse problems. Lists indicators of treatment success, definitions of terms, commonly used sanctions, and questions for process and outcome evaluation.
- Continuity of Offender Treatment for Substance Use Disorder from Institution to Community
Helps substance abuse treatment clinicians and case workers to assist offenders in the transition from the criminal justice system to life after release. Discusses assessment, transition plans, important services, special populations, and confidentiality.
- Behavioral Health and Justice Involved Populations
Discusses mental illness and substance use in the criminal justice system and SAMHSA's efforts to reduce their impact. Examines prevalence among inmates, adolescents, prevention programs, trauma, opportunities for change, and health care reform.
- Establishing and Maintaining Medicaid Eligibility upon Release from Public Institutions
Describes a model program in Oklahoma designed to ensure that eligible adults leaving correctional facilities and mental health institutions have Medicaid at discharge or soon thereafter. Discusses program findings, barriers, and lessons learned.
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