Classroom Course » Behavioral Health Services for Criminal Justice-Involved Populations Webinar Series: Part 1 (DBH, CE PTTC, & CE ATTC)

Dates & Times:
March 07, Tuesday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Hosted By:
DBH Training Institute

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*Registration for this training will close on Friday, March 3, 2023 at 9:00am*

Behavioral Health Services for Criminal Justice-Involved Populations
 (Webinar Series Overview)

Criminal justice-involved populations are particularly susceptible to substance use and its consequences. Furthermore, these populations often have unique needs due to their justice system contact, such as additional stressors, barriers to services, and loss of substance tolerance, among many others. These populations often benefit from additional services from across the behavioral health continuum of care, and service providers should consider expanding services to better serve them. 

This three-part webinar series will explore how behavioral health professionals can best serve and reach these populations. It will provide an overview of criminal justice-involved populations and their differing needs. It will also discuss strategies for initiating and expanding collaborations with justice system organizations. Additionally, it will discuss specific substance use prevention, substance use treatment, overdose prevention, and suicide prevention strategies for these populations. Lastly, the series will discuss the service needs of children of incarcerated parents and potential strategies for meeting them.  

Part 1: Understanding the Unique Needs of Diverse Populations (Session Overview)

This webinar will provide an introduction on criminal justice-involved populations for behavioral health professionals. It will overview the various populations within the criminal justice system and their needs across the behavioral health continuum of care, including lack of access to services while incarcerated and lack of case management during re-entry. It will also discuss how behavioral health professionals should consider risk versus need level and justice system stages when deploying services. Lastly, the webinar will discuss the unique substance use, overdose, and suicide risks associated with justice system-involvement, particularly at the point of community re-entry for incarcerated populations.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
  1. Explain the need for behavioral health services among criminal justice-involved populations.
  2. Define the risk-need responsivity model, its use in determining treatment needs, and how it can be adapted to assessing prevention needs. 
  3. Identify the various intercept points where individuals encounter the justice system and can receive services.
  4. Describe the unique risks associated with justice system involvement.

Intended Audience:

Behavioral health stakeholders, including substance use prevention and treatment providers, interested in serving criminal justice-involved populations.

Session Notes:

This training is in partnership with the Central East Prevention Technology Transfer Center (CE PTTC) and the Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center (CE ATTC). The Central East PTTC and ATTC are managed by The Danya Institute.  

This training will be held as a live webinar on Zoom. Zoom login information will be sent, from the Danya Institute, to all registered participants at least one day in advance of the training.

In order to be eligible for the continuing education hours/certificate of attendance, you must join the live webinar in Zoom. If you are having issues accessing the training at the event's start, please email to receive assistance.


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