Most people in the justice system are substance-involved. In 2010, 85% of the prison or jail population were substance-involved and 1.5 million met the DSM-IV medical criteria for substance abuse or addiction (CASA, 2010).

Evidence-based practices to substance use intervention and treatment can improve offender outcomes related to substance use and recidivism.

Comprehensive quality improvement processes and plans can improve outcomes related to substance use and recidivism.

  • IRETA¬†provides consulting services to justice systems to improve quality and outcomes. Learn more in our Find Solutions section.

 

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