From Our Website
Find more at:
Pretrial and Jails 

This critical point in the justice system is ripe for opportunities to take advantage of community-based drug treatment options as a way to promote public safety, reduce jail crowding, eliminate cash bail, ensure people get the help they need to reduce their contact with the justice system, and continue their connection to their family, children, and employment by remaining in community when they can safely do so. 

Working alongside national partners, CHJ can provide resources on safe withdrawal protocols, the use of medication-assisted treatment, and screening/assessment processes to improve the effectiveness of jail-based interventions for individuals with substance use disorders.

Report / Issue Brief | 2017
The Center for Health and Justice has published a survey of prosecutorial diversion in Illinois, describing 54 programs operating in 37 counties, based on information submitted by prosecutors on the programs and options offered in thei...
Report / Issue Brief | 2018
in Jail Settings Preventing Deaths, Reducing Risk to Counties and States As the opioid crisis continues, jails across the country are encountering people with opioid use disorders who are actively using heroin, fentanyl, illicit prescription medications, and other opioids....
Expert Area | 2013
In partnership with Policy Research Associates (PRA), CHJ is conducting trainings on diverting veterans with behavioral health issues away from the criminal justice system and into treatment. We are providing training and technical assistance on sustainability to grantee...
Program / Media Feature | 2013
The Cook County Sheriff’s Department, Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS), and TASC worked with the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) and the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) to develop a jail-specifi...