Systems Change

Bringing to Scale Lasting Improvements for Criminal Justice Systems

We help states and jurisdictions develop integrated and aligned interventions at every phase of justice involvement, from arrest through reentry. Our system change work addresses behavioral health conditions and related criminal behavior, thereby promoting public safety and ensuring fiscal responsibility.

Here is some of our work in this issue area:

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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...
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...
2013 Training Justice Leaders Systems Change Initiative (JLSCI)The Justice Leaders Systems Change Initiative (JLSCI) helps local jurisdictions create and implement practical, collaborative responses to substance abuse and addiction among offenders. From Ohio and Illinois to Georgia and Texas, criminal justice...
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...
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 Technical Assistance on Evidence-Based SentencingAs an outgrowth of the Justice Leaders Systems Change Initiative, CHJ provided technical assistance for ad litem attorneys in Bexar County, TX on evidence-based sentencing for drug-involved offenders, recovery-oriented systems of care (ROSC), and...
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.
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...
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)...
2014 Service Focus or Project No Entry: Stop the Revolving Door of Drugs & CrimeThe Center for Health and Justice at TASC (CHJ) promotes a public policy strategy of No Entry, designed to reverse the flow of drug-involved individuals going into and through the criminal justice system. No Entry involves structured, clinical...
2014 Service Focus or Project ACA Implementation Work: Expertise through PracticeMen and women involved in the justice system have far higher rates of physical health problems, mental illness, and substance use disorders than do adults in the general public. As a result, state and local courts, jails, and prisons spend massive...
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...
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 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 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...
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...

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