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 Type Title PDF or Related Link
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...
Training 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)...
Technical Assistance, Training 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...
Training 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...
Training 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.
Technical Assistance, Training 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...
Technical Assistance Systems Consulting: Maximizing County Treatment Resources We are helping Berrien County, MI maximize substance abuse treatment resources through a recovery-oriented system of care (ROSC) model.
Technical Assistance Technical Assistance: Sustainability for Courts Working with Veterans and Addicted PopulationsWe offer TA for grantees under the SAMHSA GAINS Center's Adult Treatment Court Collaborative (ATCC) and Jail Diversion and Trauma Recovery (JDTR) progam for veterans
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...

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