The Jails and Justice Support Center (JJSC) Clearinghouse is a public online tool that serves as a one-stop shop for resources on core competency topics for jail executives, administrators, supervisors, corrections officers, policy makers, and community stakeholders.
The Clearinghouse functions as an online catalog of resources pertaining to the eight core topics for users to browse and search a variety of highly curated resources including legal documents, academic resources, guidelines, publications, videos, webinars, trainings, tools and guides, reports and summaries, and policies and practices.
If you have questions or would like to add any DOJ-sponsored resources to the Clearinghouse, please contact insert JJSC email here.
The Screening and Assessment Tools Chart provides a comprehensive guide and links to evidence-based screening and assessment tools you can use with your patients from adolescence to adulthood.
These are only some of the evidence-based changes that jails can adopt to improve safety among inmates. Developing a comprehensive suicide prevention plan and providing adequate health care and conditions of confinement that support the health and well being of inmates can save lives, and should be a standard to which we hold all of our correctional facilities.
2018 NACo Annual Conference and Exposition
This report provides evidence-based practices for screening and assessment of adults in the justice system with mental illness, substance use disorders, or both. It discusses the importance of instrument selection for screening and assessment and provides detailed descriptions of recommended instruments.
The Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale (COWS) is an 11-item scale designed to be administered by a clinician. This tool can be used in both inpatient and outpatient settings to reproducibly rate common signs and symptoms of opiate withdrawal and monitor these symptoms over time.
In 2007, the National Institute of Corrections partnered with the Urban Institute to develop and test the Transition from Jail to Community (TJC) model for effective jail-to-community transition.
The practice of prescribing in jails and prisons is often different from that in the community. Serious mental illness is common among inmates, and so are co-morbidities such as substance use, impulse-control, attention-deficit/hyperactivity, and personality disorders.
This document provides facts about treatment from the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).
The National Practice Guideline is intended to inform and empower clinicians, health system administrators, criminal justice system administrators, and policymakers who are interested in implementing evidence-based practices to improve outcomes for individuals with OUD.
Abstract: Routine screening for substance use and misuse and co-occurring disorders at all intercepts of the criminal justice system is an effective way of making an initial determination about the presence of behavioral disorders and connecting an individual to further assessment and services.
The Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment Alcohol Scale Revised (CIWA-AR) is an instrument used by medical professionals to assess and diagnose the severity of alcohol withdrawal.