Published: August 2019
This action brief provides criminal justice stakeholders, correctional facility leadership, & correctional staff with helpful strategies & techniques to reduce diversion of MAT medications. The information for this brief was developed by a panel of correctional leaders & experts throughout the US.
Published: September 2018
This guide helps local systems use data to implement Crisis Intervention Team programs that can improve the safety and effectiveness of law enforcement response to people experiencing behavioral health crises. It provides information about building necessary partnerships, documenting program activities, identifying key metrics, establishing data collection processes, analyzing and reporting data, using data to improve programs, and expanding capacity to collect and use data. The guide is a companion to Practice Guidelines: Core Elements in Responding to Mental Health Crises.
Published: May 2017
This report highlights existing programs that address behavioral health disparities among Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander boys and young men. It also outlines effective tools and best practices in working with this population.
Published: January 2016
Provides behavioral health, correctional, and community stakeholders with examples of the implementation of successful strategies for transitioning people with mental or substance use disorders from institutional correctional settings into the community. Highlights prevalence of mental and substance use disorders in correctional settings.
Published: March 2016
This brief highlights the relationship between substance use and suicide and gives an overview of the issue. It describes for state and tribal prevention professionals evidence-based programs that focus on substance use and suicide prevention.
This brief highlights issues specific to Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander males. It provides clinicians with data on the prevalence of depression, suicide, and substance use disorders within these populations.
Published: November 2015
This report examines the opportunities and challenges associated with municipal court diversion for people living with mental illness and substance use disorder conditions. It outlines elements for effective diversion, recovery-based engagement strategies, and proportional response.
Published: September 2014
This guide highlights the use of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder in drug courts. It reviews effective medications, including methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone. The guide also provides strategies to increase the use of MAT in drug court programs.
Published: May 2014
This guide addresses specific treatment needs of adult men living with substance use disorders. It reviews gender-specific research and best practices, such as common patterns of substance use among men and specific treatment issues and strategies.
Published: July 2013
This report highlights programs that promote recovery and build resilience among older adolescents and young adults living with serious mental illness. It describes initiatives that address employment, housing, education, social connectedness, and emotional well-being.
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