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Prevention for Criminal Justice-Involved Populations Part 1: Understanding the Unique Needs of Diverse Populations

January 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Criminal justice-involved populations are particularly susceptible to substance use and its consequences. Furthermore, these populations often have unique needs due to their justice system contact. Prevention professionals should consider these needs when designing services. This two-part webinar series will explore how prevention professionals can best serve and reach these populations. It will provide an overview of criminal justice-involved populations and their differing needs. It will also discuss strategies for initiating and expanding collaborations with justice system organizations. Lastly, it will discuss specific prevention, overdose prevention, and suicide prevention strategies for these populations, as well as prevention services for children of incarcerated parents.

Find more information, including the registration link, on Part 2 here


This webinar will provide an introduction on criminal justice-involved populations for prevention professionals. It will overview the various populations within the criminal justice system. It will discuss how prevention professionals should consider risk vs. need level and justice system stages when deploying services. The webinar will also discuss the unique overdose and suicide risks associated with justice system-involvement, particularly at the point of community re-entry for incarcerated populations. Lastly, it will provide information on the unique needs of children of incarcerated parents.


  • Discuss the risk-need responsivity model and how it can be adapted to prevention needs
  • Understand the various intercept points where individuals encounter the justice system and can receive services
  • Summarize the unique risks associated with justice system involvement
  • Review the service needs of children of incarcerated parents




Prevention Technology Transfer Center Network
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