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  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. 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...
  3. See Us, Support Us: Toolkit To Support Children of Incarcerated Parents

    The New York Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents, a project of the Osborne Association, will hold its See Us, Support Us national campaign during October to raise awareness about children of incarcerated parents. The campaign includes an online toolkit with resources to help support children of incarcerated parents, including...
  4. 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...
  5. Peer Specialist Training and Certification

    Via Hope operates the only statewide training and certification program for peer specialists in Texas, that is recognized by the Department of State Health Services. The original curriculum was developed by the Appalachian Consulting Group (ACG), the leading provider of peer specialist training in the United States. The curriculum has...
  6. LGBQ/GNCT Girls and Boys in the California Juvenile Justice System: A Practice Guide

    This guide is designed to help California probation officials protect the safety and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning, and/or gender nonconforming and transgender (LGBQ/GNCT) youth in their care and custody. The guide recommends policies and procedures to prohibit discrimination, prevent harm, and promote fair and equitable treatment of LGBQ/GNCT...
  7. Engage, Involve, Empower: Family Engagement in Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts

    This technical assistance brief, which is based on the results of a nationwide survey of juvenile drug treatment courts, juvenile mental health courts, and hybrid juvenile treatment courts, provides recommendations for successful family engagement within a juvenile drug treatment court program. The brief also includes a self-assessment tool to assess...