Substance Abuse and Mental Health

Improving Treatment Access, Effectiveness, and Recovery

Addictive disorders and mental health problems have played a fundamental role in the population explosion of the U.S. justice system. CHJ offers solutions that reflect a scientific understanding of the physiological and psychological nature of these disorders, as well as expertise in how to effectively incorporate treatment and recovery support into justice sanctions.

Here is some of our work in this issue area:

Year Typesort descending Title PDF or Related Link
2015 Facts on Justice Issue 3: Substance Use Disorder Associated with Increased Risk of Death Long After Release from Prison
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    FOJ 2015, Issue 3
2015 Facts on Justice Issue 4: Higher Rates of Recidivism Associated with Prison Crowding
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    FOJ 2015, Issue 4
2014 Facts on Youth Issue 3: High Rates of Adverse Childhood Experiences Among Justice-Involved Youth Increase Risk for Health, Social Problems
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    FOY 2014, Issue 3
2011 Facts on Youth Three in Five High School Students Who Consume Alcohol Report Binge Drinking
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    FOY 2011, January
2011 Facts on Youth Prevalence of Substance Use Higher Among Incarcerated Youth
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    FOY 2011, February
2011 Facts on Youth Racial/Ethnic Minority Youth Less Likely to Receive Treatment for Major Depression
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    FOY 2011, March
2011 Facts on Youth High School Students with Extreme Obesity More Likely to Engage in Some High-Risk Behaviors
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    FOY 2011, May
2011 Facts on Youth Excessive Screen Time Linked to Engagement in Risk Behaviors
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    FOY 2011, June
2011 Facts on Youth Teenage Alcohol Use Under Adult Supervision Linked to Harmful Consequences
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    FOY 2011, July
2011 Facts on Youth Youth Cigarette Use Linked to Smoking in Top-Grossing Movies
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    FOY 2011, August
2011 Facts on Youth Parent Military Deployment Associated With Impaired Well-being Among Adolescents
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    FOY 2011, November
2011 Facts on Youth Substance Use Disorders Greatest Among Youth of Native American, Multiple Race/Ethnicity, White, and Hispanic Backgrounds
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    FOY 2011, December
2012 Facts on Youth Youth Perception of Parental Disapproval Linked to Lower Rates of Substance Use Among Youth
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    FOY 2012, January
2012 Facts on Youth One in Five Ninth-Graders at Risk for Mental Health Problems; School-based Services Accessed More than Community Services
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    FOY 2012, April
2012 Facts on Youth At-Risk Youth Participation in Arts Associated with Higher Rates of Volunteerism and College Completion
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    FOY 2012, June
2012 Facts on Youth Family Support Linked to Success in Juvenile Drug Court Program
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    FOY 2012, Fall
2012 Program Evaluation Cook County Mental Health Court Program: Outcomes and Cost Savings
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    CCMHC Outcomes
2012 Program Evaluation Recovery Coach Program Increases Family Reunification
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    RCP Outcomes
2014 Report or Paper No Entry: A National Survey of Criminal Justice Diversion Programs and InitiativesThe Center for Health and Justice at TASC has published a national survey of more than 100 criminal justice diversion programs and initiatives, focusing on their strategies and lessons learned for reducing recidivism, improving health interventions...
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    Executive Summary
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    Full Report
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    Report Appendices
2012 Report or Paper Sustainability for Publicly-Funded Behavioral Health and Justice Grant ProgramsTechnical assistance paper published by SAMHSA's GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation. The paper discusses how pilot projects and demonstration programs can extend their impact from one-time efforts to sustainable... link

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