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Alternative Sentencing Policies for Drug Offenders

June 2009

The panel presentations from the 2009 NIJ Conference are based on an NIJ-sponsored evaluation of the effectiveness of Kansas Senate Bill 123, which mandates community-based drug abuse treatment for drug possession by nonviolent offenders in lieu of prison. 

What Works in Probation and Parole

June 2009

How can we prevent reoffending and reduce costs? Research points to a number of solutions. At the Tuesday plenary, Judge Steven Alm from Hawaii will describe his successes with hard-core drug offenders. “Swift and sure” is his motto. West Virginia Cabinet Secretary James W. Spears will discuss the issues from his state's perspective, and Adam Gelb, Director of the Pew Charitable Trust's Public Safety Performance Project, will lend a national overview.

NIJ FY 13 Study of the Use of Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Program Funds on Aftercare Services

Closing Date
NIJ seeks proposals for a study of the use of funds on aftercare services by the Department of Justice under the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Program. The RSAT for State Prisoners Program funds formula grants to all 56 States and U.S. territories for support of residential, jail-based, and aftercare treatment services delivered to offenders with substance abuse problems by State and local providers.