ERIC Number: ED427108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Fixing a Failing System. National Policy Recommendations: How the Criminal Justice System Should Work with Communities To Reduce Substance Abuse. Report from a Join Together Policy Panel.
Join Together, Boston, MA.
A policy panel of criminal justice experts proposed recommendations to help criminal justice systems become consistently integrated into a community response to substance abuse. The recommendations are: (1) repeal mandatory sentencing; (2) expand substance abuse treatment throughout the criminal justice system; (3) collaborate within the criminal justice system; (4) work with communities; (5) form partnerships between police and communities; and (6) hold public officials and criminal justice agencies accountable for results. Implementing these recommendations will work toward fixing the failings of the criminal justice system with regard to substance abuse. Resource organizations are listed for each recommendation. (Contains 48 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Accountability, Community Programs, Justice, Law Enforcement, Policy Formation, Prevention, Public Policy, Substance Abuse, Therapy
Join Together, 441 Stuart Street, 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02116; Tel: 617-437-1500; Fax: 617-437-9394; Web site: www.jointogether.org ($5).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ.
Authoring Institution: Join Together, Boston, MA.