Substance Use Treatment
From Jailhouse to Coffeehouse, SCA-Funded Program Supports People in Omaha During and After Incarceration
“I’ve been in and out of jail for the last 20 years, and this [group] taught me it was time to grow up and stop doing the things I was doing,” Rich said. “Having people who care about how you’re doing and who can lift your spirits is important.”
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration recently awarded $53 million in funding to 44 states, four tribes, and Washington, DC, to address the opioid epidemic, including $11 million for 11 states to expand Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), an evidence-based treatment option used in combination with counseling and social support. MAT has been shown to ease withdrawal symptoms and decrease the risk of relapse and overdose.
New Beginnings, a 2011 and 2014 Second Chance Act-funded program of the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections, received the 2017 Innovation in Corrections Award at the American Correctional Association Conference in San Antonio, Texas last month.
At Leading Into New Communities’ (LINC) residential reentry center in Wilmington, North Carolina, every part of resident Kim Hogan’s day plays a role in her transition from prison to a life in the community.
Critical Connections: Getting People Leaving Prison and Jail the Mental Health Care and Substance Use Treatment They Need—What Policymakers Need to Know about Health Care Coverage
This discussion paper identifies key questions state and local leaders should ask as part of their efforts to help people leaving prison and jail with mental health needs get community-based treatment.Read More
Adults with Behavioral Health Needs under Correctional Supervision: A Shared Framework for Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Recovery
This report is for policymakers, administrators, and service providers committed to improving outcomes for the large number of adults with mental health and substance use disorders that cycle through the criminal justice system. It introduces an evidence-based framework for prioritizing scarce resources based on assessments of individuals’ risk of committing a future crime and their treatment and support needs.Read More
Process Measures at the Interface Between Justice and Behavioral Health Systems: Advancing Practice and Outcomes
Between 2011 and 2013, the CSG Justice Center worked with NIATx—a learning collaborative that is part of the Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies (CHESS) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison—to bring its process improvement model to the correctional system. Based on lessons learned from that experience, it became clear that there was a gap when it came to tracking progress in substance use disorder treatment across the criminal justice and behavioral health systems. In response, the CSG Justice Center developed guiding principles and process measures that can help guide cross-systems delivery of service.Read More