Supporting Successful Community Reentry

Even when people receive drug treatment or mental health services in jail or prison, their post-release success often relies on what’s done in the community, including appropriate services, support, and supervision. We offer solutions for accountable reentry.

Here is some of our work in this issue area:

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Service Focus or Project 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....
Service Focus or Project 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...
Service Focus or Project 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...
Service Focus or Project 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...
Technical Assistance 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 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...
2011 Technical Assistance 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.
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.
2013 Training 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...
2014 Technical Assistance Webinar: The Winners' Circle ModelThis recorded presentation was done in collaboration with Advocates for Human Potential (AHP) for the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) and Technical Assistance program. It highlights the history, structure, and training on starting a...
2016 Service Focus or Project 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...
2005 Article, Interview The Case Management Role in Clinical Reentry ManagementArticle in Offender Substance Abuse Report. Authors: Downey, K. and Braude, L.
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... link
2011 Article, Interview Reforming the Criminal Justice System in the United States: Issues and RecommendationsJournal article published in special issue of the Prison Journal (September 2011, Vol. 91), which which presented a series articles in which several of the nation's preeminent criminal justice researchers discuss strategic solutions that can... link
2011 Article, Interview Parents in Prison: Justice Literacy and Public PolicyArticle published in Reclaiming Children and Youth (Fall 2011, Vol. 20, No. 3). The article describes Illinois' role as a leader in mobilizing communities to transform justice policies that damage the futures of children and families,... link
2011 Facts on Justice National and Illinois Recidivism Rates Not Budging
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    FOJ 2011, June
2011 Facts on Justice Over 2 Million Formerly Incarcerated Denied the Right to Vote
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    FOJ 2011, October
2012 Facts on Justice Private Prison Population Grows 80% in Past Decade
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    FOJ 2012, July
2012 Facts on Justice More Education Linked to Less Recidivism, More Post-Prison Employment
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    FOJ 2012, Fall
2012 Facts on Justice Prison Drug Treatment Remains Sparse; Females Likelier to Access It
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    FOJ 2012, Winter