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    Correctional Facility

  1. Racial Inequities in Drug Arrests: Treatment in Lieu of and After Incarceration

    Drug arrests and incarcerations have deep and lasting consequences for the health and well-being of people involved in the criminal justice system as well as their families and communities. Two issues are at stake: law enforcement practices and opportunities for treatment. The increased racial inequity in felony arrest rates also...
  2. Value of Peers

    Peer support  encompasses a  range of activities and interactions between people who share similar experiences of being diagnosed with mental health conditions, substance use disorders, or both. This mutuality called “peerness”—between a  peer support   worker and person in or seeking recovery promotes connection and inspires hope. Peer support  offers...
  3. Black and African American LGBTQ+ Youth Report

    In 2017, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation partnered with researchers at the University of Connecticut to conduct a groundbreaking survey of over 12,000 LGBTQ youth and capture their experiences in their families, schools, social circles and communities. More than 1,600 Black and African American LGBTQ youth responded to the...
  4. PHAT Life: Effective HIV Intervention for Youth in the Criminal Justice System

    Annually, over 1 million youth are involved in the American juvenile justice system. They experience more mental illness, substance abuse, and sexually transmitted infections than their non-adjudicated peers. However, few evidence-based interventions exist to address these problems. Led by Geri Donenberg, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC), a randomized trial called PHAT...
  5. Collaboration of Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health: Advancing New and Proven Models

    While important strides have been made to prevent people with behavioral health disorders from entering the criminal justice system, the number continues to be excessive and, too often, unnecessary. The State of Maryland is among many jurisdictions struggling to find and implement alternatives to incarceration. The State struggles to reduce...
  6. Positive Youth Development in Juvenile Facilities Toolkit

    The Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) has developed a Positive Youth Development Toolkit. This resource is designed to help agencies, organizations, and stakeholders improve services, programs, and outcomes for youth involved in the juvenile justice system. The toolkit is based on recommendations shared at the 2015 CJCA Leadership Institute...