Healthcare Policy

Improving Public Health

The implementation of healthcare policy solutions should include opportunities to ensure that justice populations receive substance abuse treatment, mental health treatment, and related services that reduce recidivism.

Here is some of our recent work in this issue area:

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2014 Fact Sheet, Slides, Support Resource A Culture of Coverage for Justice-Involved Adults in Illinois: A Resource Guide for Implementing the Affordable Care Act for Criminal Justice Personnel in IllinoisDeveloped through this collaboration on behalf of the Illinois Governor's Healthcare Reform Implementation Council: Work Group on Justice Populations (WJP), A Culture of Coverage for Justice-Involved Adults in Illinois serves as a guide for...
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    A Culture of Coverage for Justice-Involved Adults in Illinois
2014 Technical Assistance BHbusiness Course on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Justice PopulationsIn collaboration with Advocates for Human Potential (AHP) and the Legal Action Center (LAC), the Center for Health and Justice at TASC has created an online course to prepare those working with justice-involved populations to leverage the...
2013 Fact Sheet, Slides, Support Resource CMS Ten Ways SeriesThe Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a series of fact sheets that provide guidance tailored to various justice system stakeholders on how to connect individuals detained in jails, incarcerated in prisons, and on parole in...
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    Corrections
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    Jails
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    Probation & Parole
2013 Service Focus or Project Planning in Winnebago County, Illinois In 2013, with support from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois and the Rockford Health Council, the Chief Judge of the 17th Circuit (north central Illinois) convened a planning process to anticipate the benefits of the ACA for the...
2013 Service Focus or Project Medicaid Application Assistance in a Jail SettingThe Cook County jail is the largest single-site jail in the United States, holding some 9,000 individuals at any given time. The vast majority—90 percent—are pretrial detainees, and 50 percent are released within two weeks. Serious mental health and...
2013 Service Focus or Project Illinois Governor’s Healthcare Reform Implementation Council: Work Group on Justice PopulationsIn 2011, the Illinois Governor’s Office convened the Workgroup on Justice Populations (WJP). Comprised of high-level representatives from state behavioral health, corrections and Medicaid agencies, the WJP has been actively developing strategies to...
2013 Technical Assistance, Training 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...
2013 Fact Sheet, Slides, Support Resource Leveraging National Health Reform to Reduce Recidivism and Build RecoveryPresented to the National TASC Conference, May 2013 This presentation narrates the benefit the criminal justice system can gain from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and motivates stakeholders in the criminal justice arena to take advantage of these...
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2013 Fact Sheet, Slides, Support Resource Aligning Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Expansion with the Courts and Justice AgenciesPresented to the Justice & Health Initiative (JHI) Provider Working Group, June 4, 2013   People under justice supervision are very likely to have substance use disorders, serious mental illness and/or chronic medical conditions...
2013 Service Focus or Project 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)...
2013 Article, Interview Anticipating the Impact of Health Care Reform on the Criminal Justice SystemPublished by the National Association for Court Management (NACM) in Court Manager (Spring 2013, Vol. 27, Issue 4), the article focuses on the implications and opportunities of health care reform for criminal justice systems, particularly with... link
2012 Service Focus or Project 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...
2012 Training 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...
2012 Technical Assistance 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.
2011 Report or Paper Realizing the Potential of National Health Care Reform to Reduce Criminal Justice Expenditures and Recidivism Among Jail Populations (COCHS Paper)Paper presented at a conference of Community Oriented Correctional Health Services (COCHS) in 2011. The goal of the conference was to bring attention to potential opportunities that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) may create for communities to better... link

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