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In partnership with the National Judicial College and leading national experts in addiction, treatment, and criminogenic risk-needs, CHJ brings to bear its nationally recognized Justice Leaders Systems Change Initiative (JLSCI) to assist local court teams in thinking about, planning, and implementing solutions from a systems perspective to best address people with substance use disorders. This includes a range of possible options, all appropriate for the local context of the court team and reaching to law enforcement, prosecutors, jails, probation, parole, and even prisons as part of the overall systems strategy. 

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Click on the image above to view an introductory video on JLSCI. This collaborative effort is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (SAMHSA/CSAT), the National...
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Training and Technical Assistance Since 2013, CHJ has providedtechnical assistance for grantees (generally state prisons and county jails). We offer on-site and off-site training and TA on...
Report / Issue Brief | 2020
TASC-CHJ As communities across the country face crises of drug addiction and overdose, the need for timely access to quality, evidence-based treatment for people with substance use disorders is clear and pressing. This series of briefs is offered to help...
Program / Media Feature | 2017
Free, online courses offering strategies and solutions to stop cycles of drug use and crime In the face of a national opioid crises, and recognizing that most people entering the justice system have recently used illicit drugs and/or...
Beginning in 2014, the Circuit Court of Cook County piloted court processes to identify how sentencing practices may be influenced when there is ready access to healthcare in the community, including substance use and mental health treatment. Through...
Expert Area | 2013
Sustainability for Courts Working with Veterans and Addicted PopulationsCHJ offers technical assistance and training for grantees under the SAMHSA GAINS Center's Adult Treatment Court Collaborative (ATCC) and Jail Diversion and Trauma Recovery (JDTR) progam for...
Expert Area | 2005
In 2004, CHJ worked with the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, the Legal Action Center, and National TASC to develop a training curriculum on the science of addiction. The training began as a pilot for judge...