alternatives to incarceration

Review of Alternatives to Incarceration Efforts Worldwide

Diplomacy Lab Project 2010304, U.S. Department of State, Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships and Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs and John Jay College of Criminal Justice
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Substance use disorders are reoccurring chronic, often relapsing disease that affect the brain and should be treated within the public health arena similar to other diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. This understanding, however, does not easily find its way into public or social policy.

New Video on Alternatives to Incarceration

Created by
Drug Free America Foundation, Inc
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Policies that allow for alternatives to incarceration are a way to link individuals with substance use disorders to supportive treatment and social services. This proven approach increases the number of people in long term recovery and keeps families together, while reducing crime and recidivism. Check out the video and share with policy makers and on social media to raise awareness on alternatives to incarceration.