CHJ Training

Connecting Research to Everyday Practice and Results

We offer training with one purpose in mind: to help you quickly perform and deliver better results.

We bring forth the latest knowledge, practical research, and direct experience to create training with lasting impact. We’ll give you information, skills, and tools that you can apply directly to your work.

If you seek value and results from your training investment, CHJ can help. Here are samples of training we’ve delivered both nationally and internationally:

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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...
Criminal Thinking and Addiction ScienceCHJ conducts regional, national, and international trainings and webinars to support rapid dissemination and integration of the latest in addiction and justice research, including a series on criminal thinking.
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...
Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center (GLATTC)TASC was instrumental in the inception of the Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center (GLATTC), and through CHJ, we serve as GLATTC's Center for Excellence in Criminal Justice. The Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center (GLATTC) is one of 14 Addiction Technology Transfer Centers funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
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.
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 or Deflection 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. "Deflection" is a term used to describe police diversion programs that happen pre-booking or pre-arrest. These initiatives deflect individuals out of the system before even entering...
Roll Call Videos for Law EnforcementImproving Community Safety and Community Relations by Understanding and Addressing Drug Addiction When people are addicted to drugs, their decision-making abilities are compromised. With information on how addiction affects the brain, and how to effectively partner with drug treatment organizations, many law enforcement agencies are working to reduce crime and improve community relations by diverting low-risk individuals to treatment rather than arrest them when their offenses are related to...
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 Neuroscience of Addiction and Implications for Judicial Decision MakingAlong with national partners, we we developed and deliver training on the effects of substance abuse on the brain, and how the science of addiction can be useful in sentencing and treatment practices. In 2004, CHJ worked with the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, the Legal Action Center, and National TASC to develop a training curriculum on the science of addiction. The training began as a pilot for judges in the Criminal Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County (IL)....
Training for Madison County, IllinoisIn support of Madison County's Adult Redeploy initiative, CHJ provided training on offender cultures, probation supervision, post-traumatic stress disorder among veterans, and implications of the Affordable Care Act. The Adult Redeploy initiative reflects the principles of justice reinvestment in order to reduce corrections spending while strengthening and investing in communities.
Winners’ Circle Facilitator TrainingWinners' Circles are peer-led support groups for people striving to remain free from past drug use and criminal justice involvement. Winners’ Circles offer safe environments for former offenders to develop healthy lifestyles, learn and practice social skills, address problems that previously led to criminal activity, expand their networks of recovery associates, and offer encouragement and support to others. Members are actively involved in family, recreational, and community projects, serving...