Publications

CHJ compiles, consolidates, and communicates findings that help improve policy, practice, and results. Browse the sortable table of CHJ and TASC publications below. CHJ Facts on Justice, CHJ Facts on Youth, and TASC Program Evaluations are listed separately.

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2004 Report or Paper Disproportionate Incarceration of African Americans for Drug Offenses in the U.S.Report published by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) (January 2004). Prompted by the significant racial disproportionality in prison admissions for drug crimes in Illinois, ICJIA commissioned an in-depth analysis of the problem. The products of the analysis consist of four complementary reports examining the disproportionate confinement of minority drug offenders. This report is first in the series. It discusses national trends in arrests and incarcerations for... link
2005 Article, Interview The Cook County Mental Health Court: Development, Implementation, and Initial ImplicationsArticle in Offender Substance Abuse Report. Author: Braude, L.
2005 Article, Interview The Case Management Role in Clinical Reentry ManagementArticle in Offender Substance Abuse Report. Authors: Downey, K. and Braude, L.
2005 Report or Paper The Disproportionate Incarceration of African Americans for Drug Crimes: The Illinois PerspectiveReport published by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) (November 2005). Prompted by the significant racial disproportionality in prison admissions for drug crimes in Illinois, ICJIA commissioned an in-depth analysis of the problem. The products of the analysis consist of four complementary reports examining the disproportionate confinement of minority drug offenders. This report is third in the series. It describes the results of analyses of statewide data designed... link
2005 Report or Paper Disproportionate Sentencing of Minority Drug Offenders in Illinois: Report on Changes in Drug Laws 1985-2002Report published by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) (November 2005). Prompted by the significant racial disproportionality in prison admissions for drug crimes in Illinois, ICJIA commissioned an in-depth analysis of the problem. The products of the analysis consist of four complementary reports examining the disproportionate confinement of minority drug offenders. This report is second in the series. It presents information designed to promote a basic... link
2006 Article, Interview Integrating Prevention, Treatment and Recovery to Support Re-Entry Following IncarcerationArticle published in Prevention Forum (Summer 2006). Noting that the majority of individuals leaving Illinois prisons have alcohol and other drug problems, this article describes how prevention, treatment, and recovery support services can work together to give the formerly incarcerated a greater chance of living drug-free and crime-free. The article was authored by Lisa Braude and Daphne Baille at TASC. link
2007 Report or Paper No Entry: Improving Public Safety through Cost-Effective Alternatives to Incarceration in Illinois White paper issued by the Center for Health and Justice at TASC (May 2007). The paper presents the problems associated with climbing incarceration rates and the roles played by illicit drug use and harsh drug policies. It presents a public policy strategy -- "No Entry" -- designed to reverse the flow of drug-involved individuals going into and through the criminal justice system. No Entry involves structured, clinical interventions at every phase of justice involvement to address offender drug...
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2007 Report or Paper The Cook County Mental Health Court: Development, Implementation, and Initial ImplicationsBook chapter appearing in Treating Addicted Offenders: A Continuum of Effective Practices, Vol, II, edited by Kevin Knight and David Farrabee, and published by Civic Research Institute (2007). Although some jurisdictions across the country have one problem-solving courtroom to meet the needs of people with serious mental illness, Cook County's sheer volume of cases would overwhelm a single specialized courtroom. Instead, Cook County's large, complex system required a much broader and...
2007 Article, Interview A Large Court System Tackles a Huge Problem: Stakeholders in an Illinois County Work Toward Better Outcomes for Mentally Ill OffendersArticle published in Behavioral Healthcare (March 2007). Although some jurisdictions across the country have one problem-solving courtroom to meet the needs of people with serious mental illness, Cook County's sheer volume of cases would overwhelm a single specialized courtroom. Instead, Cook County's large, complex system required a much broader and systemic approach in which a wide array of high-level officials, treatment providers, and client advocates shared equally in the conceptualization... link
2007 Article, Interview No Entry: Safe Alternatives to IncarcerationArticle published in Offender Substance Abuse Report (January/February 2007, Vol, 7, No. 1). The article presents CHJ's "No Entry" strategy, which is designed to reverse the flow of drug-involved individuals going into and through the criminal justice system. No Entry involves structured, clinical interventions at every phase of justice involvement to address offender drug use and related criminal behavior, promoting public safety and ensuring fiscal responsibility. The article was... link
2007 Report or Paper A Primer on Drug Addiction, Crime, and Treatment Report published by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) (November 2007). Prompted by the significant racial disproportionality in prison admissions for drug crimes in Illinois, ICJIA commissioned an in-depth analysis of the problem. The products of the analysis consist of four complementary reports examining the disproportionate confinement of minority drug offenders. This report is the fourth and final in the series. It discusses the intersection of drug addiction,... link
2008 Article, Interview A Process Evaluation of Treatment Readiness Groups: Lessons Learned in the Implementation of a Treatment Readiness Intervention Model for Felony Probationers with Substance Use ProblemsArticle published in Offender Substance Abuse Report (March/April 2008, Vol. 8, No. 2). The article presents a process evaluation of Cook County's treatment readiness intervention program, "Reducing Risk: Outreach & Pretreatment for Probationers (RROPP)," during its first 24 months of operation, from October 1, 2003, to September 30, 2005. Cook County adult probationers accepted as TASC clients and awaiting admission into treatment were provided education and treatment readiness...
2008 Article, Interview Evidence-Based Practices in the Integration of Criminal Justice and Recovery-Oriented Systems of CareArticle published in Perspectives (Fall 2008, Vol. 32, No. 4). This article presents the argument that the criminal justice system can become an effective apparatus for the delivery of large-scale behavioral healthcare services. Based on public health and recovery models of addiction and grounded in evidence-based practices, criminal justice agencies at the pre- and post-adjudication levels can forge productive and lasting relationships with drug treatment agencies to provide a continuum of...
2009 Report or Paper A Recruiting and Hiring Manual for Addictions ProfessionalsA hiring manual and recruiting materials designed to help strengthen and diversify the profession of addictions treatment. This paper provides information designed to help understand the current challenges and future directions of the addictions field and how they apply to workforce development. It presents what focus group participants have said about what they look for in employment opportunities, and what they believe about the field of addictions treatment and recovery. And, applying simple... link
2009 Article, Interview Recovery-Oriented Care for Drug-Abusing OffendersArticle published in Addiction Science and Clinical Practice (April 2009, Vol. 5, No. 1). The article affirms that a recovery-oriented system of care for drug-abusing criminal offenders is one that provides for continuity of treatment, using evidence-based interventions at every stage as clients progress through the justice system. Authors describe how TASC, Inc. has partnered with criminal justice and treatment programs to establish a basic recovery-oriented system, with programs that... link
2009 Article, Interview An Outcome Evaluation of a Treatment Readiness Group Program for Probationers with Substance Use ProblemsArticle published in the Journal of Offender Rehabilitation (November/December 2009, Vol. 48, Issue 8). From 2003 to 2008, TASC implemented the Reducing Risk: Outreach and Pretreatment for Probationers program (RROPP) in Cook County (Chicago), Illinois. The goal of RROPP was to reduce probationers' further penetration into the criminal justice system by increasing participation in substance abuse treatment. To achieve this goal, TASC incorporated evidence-based practices for enhancing the... link
2010 Report or Paper Final Report: Illinois Disproportionate Justice Impact Study (DJIS) CommissionCHJ served as staff to the Illinois Disproportionate Justice Impact Study (DJIS) Commission, created in the State of Illinois under Public Act 97-0433. As staff to the Commission, CHJ analyzed data from the Cook County Clerk and the llinois State Police, revealing disproportionate criminal justice system contact for racial/ethnic minorities, especially African Americans. Executive Summary Full Report Appendices (This includes supporting legislation, public hearing transcripts and...
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2010 Article, Interview Reforming Our Expectations About Juvenile JusticeArticle published in Reclaiming Children and Youth (Summer 2010, Vol. 19, No. 2). Typing the term "juvenile justice reform" into an Internet search will result in 60 pages of entries. But what is meant by juvenile justice reform? What does it look like? How will one know when it is achieved? The article defines juvenile justice reform, discusses the principles of effective reform, and describes the practice of juvenile justice reform in Illinois. Stepping stones to juvenile justice reform... link
2010 Article, Interview The Unmet Need for Mental Health Services Among Probationers’ ChildrenArticle in the Journal of Offender Rehabilitation (February 2010, Vol. 49, No. 2). This study explores the unmet need for mental health services among children with parents on probation. A group of 77 probationers provided information on 170 children. Information about children's need for mental health services was based on the Child Behavior Checklist and information about children's receipt of mental health services was based on the Child and Adolescent Service Assessment. Approximately... link
2011 Article, Interview Article: Realizing the Potential of National Health Care Reform to Reduce Criminal Justice Expenditures and Recidivism Among Jail PopulationsArticle in Correctional Law Reporter. Authors: McDonnell, M., Brookes, L., Lurigio, A., Baille, D.

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