Core Topics Library

Core Topics Library

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 us at jjsc@cna.org.

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Reentry
From Corrections to Community: Navigating the New Medicaid Section 1115 Demonstration Opportunity, Part 1

This webinar introduces correctional leaders and allied stakeholders to the opportunities available under the new Medicaid Reentry Section 1115 demonstration opportunity to support transition-related strategies, pre-release services, and community reentry

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Behavioral Health
From Corrections to Community: Navigating the New Medicaid Section 1115 Demonstration Opportunity, Part 1

This webinar introduces correctional leaders and allied stakeholders to the opportunities available under the new Medicaid Reentry Section 1115 demonstration opportunity to support transition-related strategies, pre-release services, and community reentry.

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Reentry
Medicaid Section 1115 Waivers and Other Mechanisms to Support Service Expansion for Individuals With Substance Use Disorder and/or Justice System Involvement

This report highlights efforts in 11 states to expand access to healthcare services and other supports for Medicaid beneficiaries with substance use disorder and/or involvement with the justice system.

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Behavioral Health
Medicaid Section 1115 Waivers and Other Mechanisms to Support Service Expansion for Individuals With Substance Use Disorder and/or Justice System Involvement

This report highlights efforts in 11 states to expand access to healthcare services and other supports for Medicaid beneficiaries with substance use disorder and/or involvement with the justice system.

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Behavioral Health, Medical and Behavioral Health
Methadone and Buprenorphine treatment in United States jails and prisons: lessons from early adopters

To identify implementation barriers and facilitators to the adoption and implementation of programs that provide opioid agonist treatments (OAT) with methadone and buprenorphine to treat opioid use disorder in jails and prisons in the United States.

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Programming
A Monumental Shift: Restoring Access to Pell Grants for Incarcerated Students

In December 2020, Congress lifted a 26-year ban on Pell Grants for incarcerated students. The ban, enacted amid a slew of “tough-on-crime” policies in the 1990s, stripped people in prison of access to this federal financial aid. Incarcerated people earn pennies per hour for the work they do in prison, making it next to impossible for them to afford postsecondary education without financial support.

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Programming
Barracks Behind Bars

This paper is the second in the National Institute of Corrections justice-involved veteran compendium project.

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Operations
Indian Country Jails

Jails are a complex ecosystem with a variety of challenges. Staffing, health care, budgeting, adequate funding and resources, recruitment, hiring, and retention, aging facilities, jail planning, managing special populations, appropriate staff training, and a host of other items are all relevant issues for Indian Country jails.

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Screening and Assessment
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): Screening and Assessment Tools Chart

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.

Behavioral Health, Medical and Behavioral Health
Comprehensive Opioid Stimulant and Substance Use Program (COSSUP)

America’s substance misuse crisis is a public safety and public health emergency that threatens the well-being of individuals who misuse drugs as well as their families, communities, and, ultimately, the nation.

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Behavioral Health
Suicide Prevention Resource Guide National Response Plan for Suicide Prevention in Corrections

Through the Suicide Prevention Resource Guide, the National Commission on Correctional Health Care and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention have joined forces to work toward reducing the incidence of suicide in jails and prisons.

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Behavioral Health, Medical and Behavioral Health
Promising Practices & Guidelines for Residential Substance Abuse Treatment

The Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) for State Prisoners Program (42 U.S.C. § 10421 et. seq.) assists states and local governments in the development and implementation of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment programs in state, local, and tribal correctional and detention facilities.