No Entry: Improving Public Safety through Cost-Effective Alternatives to Incarceration in Illinois
White paper issued by the Center for Health and Justice at TASC (May 2007). The paper presents the problems associated with climbing incarceration rates and the roles played by illicit drug use and harsh drug policies. It presents a public policy strategy -- "No Entry" -- designed to reverse the flow of drug-involved individuals going into and through the criminal justice system. No Entry involves structured, clinical interventions at every phase of justice involvement to address offender drug use and related criminal behavior, promoting public safety and ensuring fiscal responsibility. Authors present six principles of the No Entry strategy, along with six policy recommendations.
The paper is authored by Lisa Braude, Melody M. Heaps, Pamela F. Rodriguez, and Tim Whitney at CHJ.
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