1. Hispanics and Family-Strengthening Programs: Cultural Strategies to Enhance Program Participation

    This brief, using qualitative data collected during the Hispanic Healthy Marriage Initiative Grantee Implementation Evaluation, describes the adaptations and refinements undertaken by study sites to make their services more culturally responsive to address the backgrounds and life circumstances of people of different cultural, racial, ethnic, or socio-economic backgrounds. The adaptations...
  2. Using Social Media in Child Welfare

    Using social media techniques and innovations in child welfare practice is a relatively new approach for the field. While using social media as a practice tool offers opportunities to enhance, improve, and make work with children and families more effective, it also presents new challenges for the field. These pages...
  3. Veterans Empowering Teens Through Support

    Description: Veterans Empowering Teens Through Support (VETTS) connects gang involved youth or youth who are at-risk for gang involvement to an individual they can trust and work with to change the trajectory of their life. The goal is to reduce recidivism to Juvenile Detention among youth that are gang involved or are at risk...
  4. Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT): Engaging Unmotivated Drug Users in Treatment

    Although motivation for drug abuse treatment is a substantial problem, unilateral intervention through concerned significant others (CSOs) represents a promising method for engaging unmotivated individuals. The Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) program, based on principles of reinforcement, was developed for this specific purpose. In Phase I, CSOs received the CRAFT intervention, whereby they were...
  5. No Entry: A National Survey of Criminal Justice Diversion Programs and Initiatives

    The Center for Health and Justice (CHJ) at Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC) 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 interventions at every phase of justice involvement to address...