Treatment and the Justice System: Preventing Problems and Ensuring Recovery
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
According to a study by the Bureau of Justice, 32 percent of inmates at the State level and 26 percent of those at the Federal level reported they were using alcohol or drugs at the time of their offense. Reducing substance abuse not only helps to break the cycle of recidivism but can help prevent individuals from entering the justice system in the first place. This program will showcase how treatment and recovery services both within and outside the justice system transform lives and families, create safer communities, and serve as an effective crime prevention tool.
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Ivette Torres, Associate Director for Consumer Affairs, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).