Journal for Advancing Justice Volume IV:
"Achieving Evidence-Based Practices in Community Corrections to Promote Recovery"
More than three decades of research have demonstrated that treatment courts and other community corrections models work to reduce crime and substance use, lead people into recovery, and reunite families. However, as with any program, continued research is necessary to ensure ongoing adherence to evidence-based best practices in this ever-evolving space.
Funded by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and guest edited by Dr. John R. Gallagher of Morgan State University, this volume provides an in-depth look at the impact of several strategies to improve outcomes for individuals involved in the justice system, including opioid intervention courts, peer recovery specialists, post-incarceration housing, jail sanctions, and HIV education.
In addition to furthering research on these and other strategies, the journal calls for broadening our understanding of substance use and mental health disorder recovery. The community corrections model has evolved significantly, and justice reform is ever-changing based on new science and policy advocacy efforts. As treatment courts and other community corrections models continue at the forefront of justice reform, our understanding of recovery should also continue to evolve.
This project was supported by Grant No. G2099ONDCP02B awarded by the Office of National Drug Control Policy of the Executive Office of the President. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Executive Office of the President.