This report summarizes what is known about the health of people in prison and jail, the health care they receive, and the effects of incarceration on public health and where and how improvements can be made.
September 1, 2011 | Journal Article
Family involvement can inform policy and improve quality of care provided to youth in substance abuse treatment and recovery.
January 20, 2011 | Audio
Investing in Reclaiming Futures: A Promising Model for Cost-Effective Juvenile Justice Reform
January 13, 2011 | Program Results Report
The program focused on assisting juvenile justice systems in 10 communities to work with alcohol and drug treatment providers and community members to help teens not only in trouble with the law but also with drug and alcohol problems.
September 2, 2010 | Program Results Report
At a Capitol Hill briefing in 2006, 19-year-old Tiffiney Hendon of Portland, Ore., described her journey from being a methamphetamine addict to now serving as a mentor to young women with similar struggles.
March 24, 2010 | Program Results Report
North End Outreach Network in Springfield, Mass., expanded outreach to soon-to-be-released inmates and their families and coordinated access to social and medical services once they returned to the community.
January 28, 2010 | Program Results Report
Investigators at the University of Pittsburgh coordinated a longitudinal study of 1,355 serious adolescent offenders in Philadelphia and Phoenix to learn what paths led them to continued engagement with the criminal justice system or away from it.
January 1, 2010 | Book
In this chapter of the Anthology, Sara Solovitch, a California-based freelance writer and former columnist for the San Jose Mercury News, examines the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Reclaiming Futures program.
July 23, 2009 | Story
Marlatt and colleagues conducted a study in a prison in Seattle in which inmates were given the opportunity to participate in a 10-day Vipassana meditation course.
August 28, 2004 | Story
Ray Materson, the first artist ever to receive a grant from Innovators Combating Substance Abuse, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
May 14, 2009 | News Release
New funds expand innovative model that helps turn teen lives around.