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Legality of Denying Access to Medication Assisted Treatment in the Criminal Justice System (2011) A report that explains why criminal justice agencies violate Federal anti- discrimination laws and the United States Constitution when they deny access to medications, such as methadone and burprenorphine, to treat opiate addiction. The report was written at the request of the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD), who, along with the Center, has a longstanding interest in expanding the use of these medications in criminal justice settings.

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Confidentiality and Communication: A Guide to the Federal Confidentiality Law and HIPAA (2012 ed.)
The 2012 edition of our highly acclaimed "Confidentiality and Communication: A Guide to the Federal Alcohol and Drug Confidentiality Law and HIPAA" can help your agency understand and follow complex confidentiality regulations specific to alcohol and drug programs for far less than it would cost to hire a lawyer on these issues for even an hour!
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Blueprint for Criminal Justice Reform (2007) The “Blueprint for Criminal Justice Reform in New York – Bringing Justice to Scale,” is a comprehensive plan for improving New York’s criminal justice system with a particular focus on community corrections, sentencing reform and reentry. The Coalition for Criminal Justice Reform developed the Blueprint after thorough consultation with a wide range of stakeholders around the State and after a broad review of relevant research, articles and books. The Blueprint is based on the fundamental principles that reform must be bipartisan; a coherent vision and comprehensive plan will increase public safety, reduce criminal justice costs and strengthen affected communities; and sentences must be rational, proportionate and fair. The Blueprint focuses on sentencing reform and expansion of community corrections and community- and family-focused reentry, because these are three policy reforms New York can implement that research has shown will further reduce crime, cut costs, help people, and build communities.

The Problem of RAP Sheet Errors (2013) (7 pp.) A detailed examination of error rates and types of errors in nearly 3500 RAP sheets, obtained between 2008 and 2011. The report determined that at least 30% of the records obtained by LAC's clients contained at least one error, with some containing as many as ten or more. An additional 7% of the records also appeared to have errors, but this could not be verified because of difficulties in obtaining the necessary information from police, courts, parole, probation and other authorities, especially in regards to older cases – some of the incomplete records date back to the 1950s and 60’s