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Prevention for Criminal Justice-Involved Populations Part 2: Evidence-Based Strategies and Recommendations for Providing Services

January 19 @ 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.


This webinar will build on Part 1 of the series by exploring the evidence base around effective prevention interventions for criminal justice-involved populations. It will discuss substance use, overdose, and suicide prevention services for both the juvenile and adult justice systems. The webinar will also provide strategies for improving collaborative efforts between substance use prevention and criminal justice system organizations. Finally, it will discuss prevention strategies and resources for children and families impacted by parental criminal justice-system involvement.


  • Discuss how prevention strategies can be applied to criminal justice-involved populations
  • Review the evidence base of effective overdose and suicide prevention interventions for these populations
  • Explore strategies for expanding the reach of prevention services through collaboration with criminal justice organizations
  • Summarize the evidence-based strategies and resources that can support children and families impacted by parental criminal justice-system involvement




Prevention Technology Transfer Center Network
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