Publications


Family Drug Court Guidelines

http://www.cffutures.org/files/publications/FDC-Guidelines.pdf

Structured Evidence Review on Treatment Needs of Justice Involved Veterans and Associated Psychological Interventions

Lessons Learned: Planning and Assessing a Law Enforcement Reentry Strategy

Produced with support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), the report describes how four law enforcement agencies used the principles outlined in Planning and Assessing a Law Enforcement Reentry Strategy to engage in local-level reentry partnerships in order to reduce crime and increase public safety in their jurisdictions.

National Dialogue on Mental Health—Toolkit

In over 50 communities, planning has begun for the community conversations of the National Dialogue on Mental Health. The community conversations page at mentalhealth.gov describes the basic parameters for these events, and the online map at www.creatingcommunitysolutions.org shows the full range of places and organizations involved. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has also released a Toolkit for Community Conversations About Mental Health to support communities interested in holding discussions about mental health using consistent information and approaches. The Toolkit has three parts: an "Information Brief," a "Discussion Guide" and an "Organizing Guide." These components will help communities and individuals start a conversation about mental health and help identify innovative and creative actions to meet the mental health needs of our Nation.

The toolkit is available at http://www.mentalhealth.gov/talk/community-conversation/index.html.

Six Steps to Improve Your Drug Court Outcomes for Adults with Co-Occurring Disorders

http://www.ndci.org/publications/fact-sheets

CSG States Report Reductions in Recidivism 2012 (PDF)

http://www.illinoiscenterofexcellence.org/pdf/Resources_publications/CSG States Report Reductions in Recidivism 2012.pdf

Key Components of Drug Courts

https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/bja/205621.pdf

Key Components of Mental Health Courts

https://www.bja.gov/Publications/MHC_Essential_Elements.pdf

National Reentry Resource Center Newsletter

http://nationalreentryresourcecenter.org/newsletter-archive

NCSC Problem-Solving Justice Toolkit (PDF)

http://www.illinoiscenterofexcellence.org/pdf/Resources_publications/NCSC Problem-Solving Justice Toolkit.pdf

The Potential of Community Corrections to Improve Safety and Reduce Incarceration

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View the Full Report

An overview of the state of community corrections, the transformational practices emerging in the field (including those in need of further research), and recommendations to policymakers on realizing the full value of community supervision to taxpayers and communities.

Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards Volume 1

http://www.nadcp.org/sites/default/files/nadcp/best-practice-standards/index.html

Results from the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)

Presents results of a survey of illicit drug, alcohol, and tobacco use among people 12 years of age and older. Includes national estimates of the rates of use, trends, numbers of users, and other measures, such as youth-related prevention measures. Inventory#: SMA13-4795

http://store.samhsa.gov//product/SMA13-4795

Tips for College Students: After a Disaster or Other Trauma: R U A Survivor of a Disaster or Other Trauma?

Uses text-message shorthand to offer college students tips for coping after a disaster or other traumas. Describes ways students can cope with anxiety, fear, and sadness after a disaster or traumatic event, and includes resources for more information. Inventory#: SMA13-4778

http://store.samhsa.gov//product/SMA13-4778

NDCI and Justice For Vets Offer FREE Visit to a Mentor Adult Drug Court or Veterans Treatment Court

Whether you’re starting a new Adult Drug Court or Veterans Treatment Court or re-tooling an existing program, don’t miss the chance to receive training from some of the best programs in the country. This FREE training opportunity is provided by NDCI and Justice For Vets in collaboration with the Bureau of Justice of Assistance (BJA) and the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT).  If approved, NDCI and Justice For Vets can fund a Mentor Court visit for up to three visitors from an applying jurisdiction.

Adult Drug Court Sites
Women's Rehabilitation Alternative Probation (WRAP) - Chicago, IL
San Diego Superior Court - South County - Chula Vista, CA
Savannah-Chatham County Drug Court - Savannah, GA
Billings Adult Municipal Treatment Court - Billings, MT
St. Charles County Adult Drug Court - St. Charles, MO
39th Judicial District, Stone County Adult Drug Court - Galena, MO
Ramsey County Adult Substance Abuse Court - St. Paul, MN
Fairbault, Martin & Jackson Counties Adult Substance Abuse Court - Fairmont, MN
DeKalb County Drug/DUI Court: CLEAN Program - Sycamore, IL
Nez Perce County Drug Court - Lewiston, ID

To learn more and apply to visit one of these learning sites visit

http://www.ndci.org/training/visit-mentor-court

Veteran Treatment Court Sites
Buffalo Veterans Treatment Court - Buffalo, NY
Rochester Veterans Treatment Court - Rochester, NY
Tulsa Veterans Treatment Court - Tulsa, OK
Orange County Combat Veterans Treatment Court - Orange County, CA

To learn more and apply to visit one of these learning sites visit

http://www.justiceforvets.org/veteran-mentor-courts

SAMHSA Behavioral Health Barometer, National and Illinois 2013

This is the first edition of the Behavioral Health Barometer: Illinois, one of a series of State and national reports that provides a snapshot of behavioral health in the United States. The reports present a set of substance use and mental health indicators as measured through data collection efforts sponsored by SAMHSA, including the National Survey on Drug Use and Health and the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services. This array of indicators provides a unique overview of the Nation’s behavioral health at a point in time as well as a mechanism for tracking change and trends over time. As new data become available, indicators highlighted in these reports will be updated to reflect the current state of the science and incorporate new measures of interest. The Behavioral Health Barometers will provide critical information to a variety of audiences in support of SAMHSA’s mission of reducing the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

http://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/Illinois_BHBarometer.pdf; http://store.samhsa.gov/product/Behavioral-Health-Barometer-2013/SMA13-4796; and http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//SMA13-4796/SMA13-4796IL.pdf

SAMHSA Behavioral Health Barometer, National and Illinois 2014

This is the second edition of the Behavioral Health Barometer: Illinois, one of a series of State and national reports that provides a snapshot of behavioral health in the United States. The reports present a set of substance use and mental health indicators as measured through data collection efforts sponsored by SAMHSA, including the National Survey on Drug Use and Health and the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services. This array of indicators provides a unique overview of the Nation’s behavioral health at a point in time as well as a mechanism for tracking change and trends over time. As new data become available, indicators highlighted in these reports will be updated to reflect the current state of the science and incorporate new measures of interest. The Behavioral Health Barometers will provide critical information to a variety of audiences in support of SAMHSA’s mission of reducing the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

http://store.samhsa.gov/product/Behavioral-Health-Barometer-2014/SMA15-4895; http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//SMA15-4895/BHBarometer-IL.pdf; and http://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/National_BHBarometer_2014/National_BHBarometer_2014.pdf

Casual Marijuana Use Link to Brain Abnormalities

Young adults who used marijuana only recreationally showed significant abnormalities in two key brain regions that are important in emotion and motivation, scientists report. The study was a collaboration between Northwestern Medicine® and Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

This is the first study to show casual use of marijuana is related to major brain changes. It showed the degree of brain abnormalities in these regions is directly related to the number of joints a person smoked per week. The more joints a person smoked, the more abnormal the shape, volume and density of the brain regions. - See more at: http://www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2014/04/casual-marijuana-use-linked-to-brain-abnormalities-in-students.html#sthash.f4ksnOgs.dpuf

http://www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2014/04/casual-marijuana-use-linked-to-brain-abnormalities-in-students.html