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Issue Brief: Accessing Substance Use Disorder and Related Treatment Services Training for Law Enforcement

Law enforcement officers are uniquely positioned to offer key interventions to those with substance use disorders. It is estimated 1.5 million individuals arrested each year are at risk of substance dependence. As the opioid crisis continues, the frequency of rank and file officers acting as first r… Continue Reading Issue Brief: Accessing Substance Use Disorder and Related Treatment Services Training for Law Enforcement

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U.S. Opioid Crisis: Causes, Effects, and Steps Being Taken

The United States’ opioid crisis is a national public health emergency of staggering proportions. NDCRC has created U.S. Opioid Crisis: Causes, Effects, and Steps Being Taken, an issue brief that succinctly summarizes the scope of the problem and proposes several interventions for local jurisdiction… Continue Reading U.S. Opioid Crisis: Causes, Effects, and Steps Being Taken
Topics: Opioid

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More Imprisonment Does Not Reduce State Drug Problems

As the U.S. confronts a growing epidemic of opioid misuse, policymakers and public health officials need a clear understanding of whether, how, and to what degree imprisonment for drug offenses affects the nature and extent of the nation’s drug problems. To explore this question, The Pew Charitable… Continue Reading More Imprisonment Does Not Reduce State Drug Problems
Topics: Advocacy

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Essential Components of Trauma Informed Judicial Practice

This issue brief provides information, specific strategies, and resources that many treatment court judges have found beneficial in dealing with people affected by trauma.

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Statewide Technical Assistance Project: Developing Statewide Assessment Standards for Drug Court Participants in Michigan

This Bulletin describes the process conducted to help develop statewide assessment standards in Michigan.
Topics: Assessment

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