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Adult Drug Court Research to Practice Initiative
The National Center for State Courts has teamed with American University for an Adult Drug Court Research to Practice (R2P) Initiative to promote the timely dissemination of information emerging from research on addiction science, substance abuse treatment, and adult drug court programs. With funding from BJA and the National Institute of Justice, the R2P Initiative will produce a series of webinars, webcasts, and other work products that disseminate important research to practitioners and policymakers.

Please visit the new R2P web site for more information on current and future information resources, including:

  • Videos on Performance Measurement and Program Evaluation for Drug Courts
  • A webinar on Appropriate Target Population
  • A webcast on The Role of Medication
  • A webinar on Effective Substance Abuse Treatment
  • A webinar on Seven Program Design Features: Adult Drug Court Principles, Research and Practice

Success Story Shows Impact of JAG Funds on NOW Program in Portland, OR

Read a recent Success Story to see how the New Options for Women (NOW) program is using Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funds to support women leaving the sex industry in Portland, Oregon.



Critical Connections: Getting People Leaving Prison and Jail the Mental Health Care and Substance Use Treatment They Need

This BJA-sponsored discussion paper outlines important issues to consider when developing plans for connecting those leaving prison or jail with behavioral health care needs to access public health care, benefits, and covered treatment. Access the Executive Summary or the Full Report.



Surgeon General Issues Landmark Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health

“How we respond to this crisis is a test for America”

A new report, Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, finds alcohol and drug misuse and severe substance use disorders, commonly called addiction, to be one of America’s most pressing public health concerns. Nearly 21 million Americans – more than the number of people who have all cancers combined – suffer from substance use disorders.

“Alcohol and drug addiction take an enormous toll on individuals, families, and communities,” said U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy. “Most Americans know someone who has been touched by an alcohol or a drug use disorder. Yet 90 percent of people with a substance use disorder are not getting treatment. That has to change.”

This report marks the first time a U.S. Surgeon General has dedicated a report to substance misuse and related disorders.

Watch Facing Addiction in America: A National Summit to learn more about the release of the report.



JAG Technical Report Available

The Bureau of Justice Statistics has released Justice Assistance Grant Program, 2016, a technical report that describes the steps used in the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) formula calculation process and presents summary results of the fiscal year 2016 calculations.



New! Revised JAG Performance Measures Released!

Learn about the new JAG Performance Measures, which apply to FY 2015 grantees and beyond. They are more user friendly, easier to complete, and encourage success through evidence-based practices that benefit the full spectrum of criminal justice agencies and organizations. 



Over $10 Million in RSAT Funds Awarded

Funding totaling more than $10.8 million was awarded to assist 162 state, tribal, and local government agencies to improve evidence-based substance abuse treatment programs for incarcerated inmates, as well as to prepare justice-involved individuals for reintegration into local communities. The grants are funded under BJA's Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) for State Prisoners Program. See the press release to learn more.



Tribal-Researcher Capacity Building Grants (Webinar)
Dates: 2/22/2018 - 2/22/2018
Location: 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET,

Pittcon Annual Conference
Dates: 2/26/2018 - 3/1/2018
Location: Orlando, FL

National Association of Counties Legislative Conference
Dates: 3/3/2018 - 3/7/2018
Location: Washington, DC

American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) Conference
Dates: 3/10/2018 - 3/14/2018
Location: New York, NY

What Cops Need to Know about Drug Users to Stay Safe: An Overview (Webinar)
Dates: 3/15/2018 - 3/15/2018
Location: 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET,

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Front-End Diversion Initiative
A preadjudication diversion program designed to divert juveniles with mental health needs away from the juvenile justice system through specialized supervision and case management.

Milwaukee (Wis.) Homicide Review Commission (MHRC)
A program that provides a unique forum for addressing violence in Milwaukee, Wis., by engaging law enforcement and other stakeholders in the community to assess and evaluate the cause of homicides in efforts to prevent future incidents.

InnerChange Freedom Initiative (Minnesota)
A voluntary, faith-based prisoner reentry program that attempts to prepare inmates for reintegration into the community, employment, family, and other significant relationships through educational, values-based programming.

Too Good for Drugs—Middle School
A school-based drug prevention program designed to reduce students’ intention to use alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs, while promoting prosocial attitudes, skills, and behaviors.

Teenage Health Teaching Modules
A comprehensive school health curriculum for grades 6 to 12. By addressing various health issues, the curriculum aims to positively affect student health knowledge, attitudes, practices, and behaviors.

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Solutions for Safer Communities: BJA FY 2013 Annual Report to Congress, Bureau of Justice Assistance, March 2015. This Annual Report describes the funding, technical assistance, and diverse resources BJA provided in FY 2013 to support jurisdictions in reducing and preventing crime and promoting fairness in the criminal justice system.
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Solutions for Safer Communities: BJA FY 2012 Annual Report to Congress, Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2014. This Annual Report describes the funding, technical assistance, and diverse resources BJA provided to support jurisdictions in reducing and preventing crime and promoting fairness in the criminal justice system.
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Program Performance Report: Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Program, January-June 2013, BJA-Sponsored, September 2014. This report provides information about RSAT grantee activities during the January through June 2013 period.
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Program Performance Report: Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, April 2011-March 2012, This report highlights activities funded by the JAG program for the April 2011–March 2012 reporting period.
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Quarterly Performance Update: Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, January-December 2011, This report highlights activities funded by the JAG program for the January-December 2011 reporting period.
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Program Performance Report: Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, July 2010-June 2011, This report highlights activities funded by the JAG program for the January-June 2011 reporting period.
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Program Performance Report: Recovery (ARRA) Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, April 2011-March 2012, This report highlights activities funded by the ARRA JAG program for the April 2011-March 2012 reporting period.
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Quarterly Performance Update: Recovery (ARRA) Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, January-December 2011, This report highlights activities funded by the ARRA JAG program for the January-December 2011 reporting period.
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Performance Update: Recovery (ARRA) Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, July 2010-June 2011, This report highlights activities funded by the ARRA JAG program for the July 2010-June 2011 reporting period.
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Program Performance Report: Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Program, April-September 2012, BJA-Sponsored, 2012. This resource includes grant activity performance information reported by recipients of BJA RSAT funds.
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