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Reentry Essentials: Prioritizing Treatment for Substance Addictions

December 12, 2018

A large proportion of people in the criminal justice system have substance addictions. While there is an overwhelming need to provide effective treatment, challenges exist in quantifying the extent of that need, providing appropriate treatment programming, and taking a strategic approach across systems.

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.”

NRRC Projects

Second Chance Act Improving Reentry for Adults with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Program

Second Chance Act Improving Reentry for Adults with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Program

This grant program provides funding for state and local government agencies and federally recognized tribal communities to implement or expand treatment programs for adults who have co-occurring substance use and mental disorders and are returning to their communities after incarceration. The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) administers the awards.

Key Resources

Opioid Addiction and the Criminal Justice System

Opioid Addiction and the Criminal Justice System

The resources on this webpage are designed to assist correctional agencies, community-based treatment providers, probation and parole agencies, and other service providers in better responding to people who have opioid addictions who are in the criminal justice system.

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Collaborative Comprehensive Case Plans

Collaborative Comprehensive Case Plans

This site provides tools and resources to assist in developing and implementing collaborative case plans, including the "Developing Collaborative Comprehensive Case Plans" webinar, which offers tips on how to get the most out of this site.

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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

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.

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