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SAMHSA's GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation
Promotes effective mental health and substance abuse services for people with co-occurring disorders in contact with the justice system

The National Reentry Resource Center
Provides education, training, and technical assistance to states, tribes, territories, local governments, service providers, non-profit organizations, and corrections institutions working on prisoner reentry

Criminal Justice Mental Health Consensus Project
Collection of publications, tools, and resources to help increase collaboration between the criminal justice and mental health systems and improve the responses to individuals in contact with both

Center for Court Innovation: Mental Health
Resources and information about mental health courts

Behavioral Health Problems, Ex-Offender Reentry Policies, and the "Second Chance Act"
Education and information resource

Urban Institute: Health and Prisoner Reentry
How Physical, Mental, and Substance Abuse Conditions Shape the Process of Reintegration

Resource Center: Reentry and Mental Health
This video focuses on the many challenges facing mentally ill ex-offenders upon reentry, and highlights model programs that offer treatment services

National Center on Substance Abuse & Child Welfare
Dedicated to improving systems and practice for families with substance abuse disorders who are involved in child welfare and family judicial systems by assisting local, state and tribal agencies

Federal Funding & Services for Prisoner Reentry

Juvenile Justice

Mental Health Services for Justice-Involved Youth: A Process and Outcome Evaluation of QUEST Futures
provides a process and outcome evaluation of QUEST Futures, a program designed to reduce repeat offending by young people with mental illnesses in the juvenile justice system by providing mental health assessments, treatment planning, service coordination and family support

Center for Court Innovation: Juvenile Justice
The goal of the Center's juvenile justice projects is to provide troubled young people with the structure and support they need to avoid future delinquent behavior

Tribal Juvenile Detention and Reentry Resource and Technical Assistance Center
Supports tribal efforts to provide comprehensive and quality programs for tribal youth who reside within or are being released from a tribal juvenile detention center

Military & Veterans Justice

SAMHSA: Co-Occurring Disorders and Military Justice
Effective services for justice-involved veterans with co-occurring disorders requires an integrated, coordinated approach

US Department of Veteran Affairs: Veteran Justice Outreach Initiative
Purpose of the Veteran Justice Outreach (VJO) Initiative is to avoid the unnecessary criminalization of mental illness and extended incarceration among Veterans by ensuring that eligible justice-involved Veterans have timely access to VHA mental health and substance use services when clinically indicated, and other VA services and benefits as appropriate


U.S. Department of Labor: Employment Information Handbook for Ex-Offenders

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