CHJ Research

Partnering for Solutions that Produce Better Results

CHJ works with top researchers and universities to continually improve solutions for criminal justice, child welfare, and behavioral health. We compile, consolidate, and communicate findings that help improve policy, practice, and results.

Together with our research partners, we leverage and apply knowledge for broader impact.

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CJDATS II Research on Clinical Assessment and Use of Information in Criminal Justice SitesWe are researching the role of clinical assessments in reducing drug use and drug-related recidivism among individuals in the criminal justice system, in partnership with TCU's Institute of Behavioral Research and through the Criminal Justice Drug Abuse Treatment Studies II (CJDATS II) initiative. Partner: Texas Christian University (TCU), Institute of Behavioral Research. Funder: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
CJDATS II Research on Universal HIV Testing, Prevention and Education, and Continuity of Care at Illinois’ Decatur Women’s Correctional Center We are examining HIV testing, prevention, and education at a women's correctional facility, in partnership with TCU's Institute of Behavioral Research and through the Criminal Justice Drug Abuse Treatment Studies II (CJDATS II) initiative. Partner: Texas Christian University (TCU), Institute of Behavioral Research. Funder: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
CJDATS II Research on Use of Medication-Assisted Treatment in Correctional SettingsWe are examining the use of medication-assisted treatment in correctional settings, in partnership with TCU's Institute of Behavioral Research and through the Criminal Justice Drug Abuse Treatment Studies II (CJDATS II) initiative. Partner: Texas Christian University (TCU), Institute of Behavioral Research. Funder: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Development of Risk-Needs-Responsivity (RNR) Simulation Tool In partnership with George Mason University’s Center for Advancing Criminal Excellence, we are developing and validating a Risk-Needs-Responsivity (RNR) SimulationTool to assist federal, state, and/or local agencies in accurately assessing treatment needs of correctional populations. Funder: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Illinois Disproportionate Justice Impact Study (DJIS) CommissionThe Illinois Disproportionate Justice Impact Study (DJIS) Commission was formed in 2009 as a nonpartisan, multi-disciplinary group of policymakers, agency leaders, and justice professionals charged by Illinois state law (Public Act 095-0995) with examining the impact of state drug laws on racial and ethnic groups. Under the co-chairmanship of State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) and State Representative Arthur L. Turner (D-Chicago), and with members named specifically by the law or...
Illinois Racial and Ethnic Impact (REI) Research Task ForceThe Illinois Racial and Ethnic Impact (REI) Research Task Force was formed in 2011 as a non-partisan, multi-disciplinary group of policymakers, agency leaders, justice system professionals and practitioners, researchers, and advocates charged by Illinois State law (Public Act 97-0433) with determining a practical method for the standardized collection and analysis of data on the racial and ethnic identity of arrestees by State and local law enforcement agencies. Under the co-chairpersonship...