CHJ Consulting

Advanced Systems Solutions to Drugs and Crime

Public safety. Lower recidivism. Connected resources. These are results we can help you achieve.

From jails to prisons, probation to parole, treatment to recovery, we know how to build integrated criminal justice, behavioral health, and community systems. We provide advanced solutions that are evidence-based and customized to your specific jurisdiction and situation. We can help you connect and leverage different parts of your system and community to achieve better outcomes.

Here are some of the solutions we’ve developed:

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Justice Leaders Systems Change Initiative (JLSCI)The Justice Leaders Systems Change Initiative (JLSCI) helps local jurisdictions create and implement practical, collaborative responses to substance abuse and addiction among offenders. From Ohio and Illinois to Georgia and Texas, criminal justice leaders are finding out how they can implement evidence-based, systemic solutions to deal with the substance use that often underlies criminal justice involvement. Together with the National Judicial College, CHJ provides comprehensive...
Pre-Arrest Diversion Criminal justice diversion refers to the broad category of justice models that divert people away from further prosecution, jail, or sentencing, and into services in the community. At the very front end of the criminal justice system, the decision of whether to arrest a person is made by law enforcement. Police diversion programs can happen pre-booking or pre-arrest. These initiatives deflect individuals out of the system before even entering it. Depending on local community needs...
TASC-CHJ Medicaid Policy SeriesMedicaid Reforms to Support Criminal Justice Populations Medicaid expansion coupled with the criminal justice reform movement presents an unprecedented opportunity to build a criminal justice system—one that takes on a public health approach rather than a warehousing approach. With so many individuals cycling in and out jail and prison with unmet physical and behavioral health conditions, the justice system is an access point that warrants special attention. This series contains policy...
Service Network Innovation CollaborativeIn February 2015, TASC received funding from the Polk Bros. Foundation to facilitate a collaborative process for providing services to individuals being released from Cook County Jail who have significant mental health treatment needs. The aim is to create a comprehensive system of community-based care within the new contexts of Medicaid expansion and managed care. The collaborative is a consortium of mentalhealth, substance use, primary medical, housing, managed care organizations and other...
ACA Implementation Work: Expertise through PracticeMen and women involved in the justice system have far higher rates of physical health problems, mental illness, and substance use disorders than do adults in the general public. As a result, state and local courts, jails, and prisons spend massive resources on healthcare, and individuals cycle in and out of justice systems with untreated health conditions. Providing access to healthcare for justice-involved populations saves correctional healthcare costs and advances both public health and...
Statewide Training for the Criminal Justice System on the Affordable Care ActIn preparation for the first open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), beginning in October 2013, TASC provided training for all court jurisdictions across Illinois on the basics of the Act, enrolling people under probation or parole supervision in coverage, and linking them to health care services. The trainings were co-sponsored by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) and the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts (AOIC), with participation from...
The Justice & Health CollaborativeMaximizing Healthcare Reform Opportunities for Justice Systems Healthcare reform presents both challenges and opportunities for healthcare provider systems and justice structures across the country. The Justice & Health Collaborative (JHC) is a joint project of the Center for Health and Justice, Advocates for Human Potential (AHP), and Legal Action Center (LAC), and to help address the challenges and maximize the opportunities of healthcare reform. Collaborative members ...
The Justice & Health Initiative (Cook County, Illinois)Through the support of The Chicago Community Trust, TASC is facilitating a health reform strategy and implementation process on behalf of the Presiding Judge of the Cook County Criminal Courts, bringing together leaders from the justice and health systems and state agencies with responsibility for health reform implementation. This planning process creates a platform for partners to identify problems, solutions, and new ideas regarding healthcare reform. Through this process, partners have been...
Technical Assistance on Evidence-Based SentencingAs an outgrowth of the Justice Leaders Systems Change Initiative, CHJ provided technical assistance for ad litem attorneys in Bexar County, TX on evidence-based sentencing for drug-involved offenders, recovery-oriented systems of care (ROSC), and the science of addiction.
Statewide Criminal Justice Framework for Behavioral Health IntegrationFor the State of Ohio, CHJ produced a statewide diversion and reentry plan, integrating behavioral health treatment with criminal justice systems. In phase two, we are consulting with the state on health homes for offenders.
Systems Consulting: Maximizing State Treatment ResourcesFor the State of Ohio, we facilitated a multidisciplinary workgroup process with criminal justice, health, community, and business organizations to maximize treatment resources for the greatest impact.
Technical Assistance Report: A Recruiting and Hiring Manual for Addictions ProfessionalsWe created a hiring manual and recruiting materials designed to help strengthen and diversify the profession of addictions treatment. Funder: SAMHSA. Partner: Abt Associates, Inc.
Jail Diversion for VeteransIn partnership with Policy Research Associates (PRA), CHJ is conducting trainings on diverting veterans with behavioral health issues away from the criminal justice system and into treatment. We are providing training and technical assistance on sustainability to grantees of SAMHSA’s Jail Diversion and Trauma Recovery initiative.
Developing Community-Based Recovery Support SystemsSince 2006, the U.S. State Department, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) has engaged CHJ in international efforts to provide training and technical assistance on addiction recovery as part of their Demand Reduction Program. We have developed training for the South African national substance abuse agency (SANCA), and  have delivered training in Thailand, Brunei, South Africa, and India to help develop locally adaptable and portable recovery language and models...
Systems Consulting: Maximizing County Treatment Resources We are helping Berrien County, MI maximize substance abuse treatment resources through a recovery-oriented system of care (ROSC) model.
Technical Assistance: Sustainability for Courts Working with Veterans and Addicted PopulationsWe offer TA for grantees under the SAMHSA GAINS Center's Adult Treatment Court Collaborative (ATCC) and Jail Diversion and Trauma Recovery (JDTR) progam for veterans
Technical Assistance on Co-Occurring Disorders for Second Chance Act Grantees Since 2010, CHJ has provided TA to Second Chance Act Co-Occurring and Substance Abuse program grantees across the country. Funder: Council of State Governments.
Technical Assistance for Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Grantees (generally state prisons and county jails)We offer on-site and off-site training and TA on evidence-based substance abuse treatment, supervision, and reentry approaches for justice populations. Our training and technical assistance services include consulting, curriculum development, and webinars for prisons, jails, probation, and parole. Funded by: Bureau of Justice Assistance. Partners: Advocates for Human Potential (AHP) and AdCare Criminal Justice Services.