Category: community-based services

Dec 05

Apply Now: SAMHSA’s Offender Reentry Program

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is accepting applications for FY 2018 Offender Reentry Program grants. The purpose of this program is to expand substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and related recovery and reentry services to people who have a SUD and/or co-occurring substance use and mental …

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Jul 27

Troubleshooting Training: How Three Programs Prepare Volunteers to Mentor People Leaving Prison and Jail

By Katy Albis, CSG Justice Center Staff at the CSG Justice Center talked to three reentry programs with promising training practices about their experiences developing and delivering training to volunteer mentors. Photo credit: Shutterstock/Rawpixel.com Training mentors to support the reentry population is not an exact science. For many reentry programs that offer mentoring services, the …

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Jun 22

North Dakota Judge Supports Shift in Treatment for the State’s Criminal Justice Population

By CSG Justice Center Staff North Dakota Presiding District Court Judge Frank Racek is calling for state leaders to work together to transform the current system for delivering community-based services to people in the criminal justice system to one that follows risk, needs, and responsivity principles. Judge Racek argues that the system for delivering rehabilitative treatment must: Focus on …

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Jun 14

North Dakota’s Justice Reinvestment Approach: Investing in Community-Based Behavioral Health Services Instead of Prisons

In North Dakota, a justice reinvestment approach resulted in sweeping changes to improve community-based treatment for people in the criminal justice system and to increase the number of treatment providers to serve this population. The state will also prioritize prison bed space for people convicted of the most serious offenses by utilizing probation and limiting …

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